Saturday, June 6, 2009
On June 5th, 2009 my little Mikayla graduated from the 6th grade. In Utah, kids go to Elementary school K-6 and then Jr. High School for 7th, 8th, and 9th grades. So, leaving elementary life is a pretty big deal! The following pictures are from her 6th grade graduation.
More projects! This was a wall between the formal living area and the dining room. We decided it was a little too much obstruction so we removed it. The finish carpentry is not done yet but this gives you a pretty good idea of what it will look like.
Here is an overall picture of the new kitchen. The far left (can't see in this picture) is going to be more counter space and a desk area with some cabinets. There is still a lot of work to be done but we've come a long way baby! It's been 6 months of non-stop work. Fortunatly John was able to do all of it himself (with some little helpers). We only had to hire out for the counter-tops (which are REALLY cool recycled glass), and we will have to order custom cabinets.
Can you see the blue chair on the left? The empty one...that was supposed to be J.D.'s chair. His teacher actually gave him 3 parts in the program (more than all the other kids), because he did so well in the practices. Anyhow, he had stage fright and would not go up with his class for the entire program!
Monday, May 4, 2009
While we were waiting for the very late bounce house, kids were starting to arrive and were piling up all over the house! Here Mikayla is on the left and Annie is the second one in on the left. All the other kids around are anxious party goers! May 2nd, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
The Saturday before Easter we were actually able to get our whole family together (no small task).
From left to right, back row:
My brother-in-law Chris and my sister Mandy, holding their newest edition, Oliver, myself holding J.D., John, my brother Derek and his wife JoAnne holding their daughter, Elizabeth
Left to right, front row:
Annie, my mom holding my sisters daughter Gracie, my dad holding my brothers son Drew and daugher Abby