In my family growing up we have always decorated gingerbread houses. Scott and I are trying to continue that tradition and had Brian and Krista over to join us. I couldn't find my gingerbread house mold this year for some reason, still can't and am hoping I'll find it eventually, so we decided to use graham crackers. It was still a lot of fun. Here's pictures of us during the decorating and also the finished products:
Last week, Midland received a lot of rain that we have needed desperately. Unfortunately, because the rain came down so quickly, a lot of our streets did this:
The drainage capacity here in Midland has never been very good so the streets flood really easily. But the streets aren't the only thing that gets flooded. Sometimes our parks do as well. On Friday it was raining really hard and Scott was able to get off of work early. He took his little brother out for a drive to check out the flooding and to enjoy some "guy" time. They drove by a park and noticed some teenagers were kayaking in the park since it filled up with water. They were watching them for a little while and taking pictures when one of the young men came up and asked if they would like to join them on their kayak. Scott of course jumped at the chance and enjoyed playing in the rain.
Scott and I had the opportunity to go to the Big & Rich Concert on Saturday night. It was a lot of fun!! We had some friends that had extra VIP tickets and invited us to go along with them. So we were able to be right in front. It was awesome!
We have been doing a lot of different renovations on our house lately. Below are pictures of one of our many projects. We are in the process of tearing up all of our flooring in our house. The previous owners didn't really know how to tile, and that is an understatement, so we are redoing all the flooring. We have completed the dining room and kitchen with our new tile. Our next step is the entryways.
Here is Scott and his dad working on the tile in the kitchen and dining room.
Here is Scott cleaning up the grout we just put down
*Sorry for the glare
Here's the finished dining room with my table back in
Here's my kitchen all put back together.
And yes I do know that my kitchen is small and looks like a closet ;-)
A special thank you to everyone who helped us with this project. We really appreciate it!
P.S. I'll try to find before pictures so you can see the difference.
My sister had her baby girl on Friday. She was 6 lbs 5 oz and 19 inches long. She is as precious as can be and I can't wait to meet her. Leading up to her arrival I made her a blanket. Below is a picture of what I made.
Here is Taryn in the blanket I made.
Just got this picture this morning. ;)
Here is baby Taryn wide awake the day after her arrival. Doesn't she look so perfect!!
Congratulations Lacey and Tyler on your new little one!
It's been a long time since I've been on here so I'm going to try to catch up. I'm going to start by going back to August of last year. Scott and I headed up to Amarillo for the weekend to get out of Midland and to also pick up his siblings for his parents. While we were there, we took the kids to the Cadillac Ranch and spray painted a few cars. Here are some pictures of the fun:
Sydney painting the roof of the car
Emery taking her turn with Christine in the background
We were married June 2008 in the Lubbock, TX LDS Temple. Currently, Scott is working towards a degree in Geology and ManDee is working full-time. Our schedules continue to keep us busy, but we try to take advantage of whatever free time we may have. We love to make memories as often as we can and hope to share some of them with you.