Friday, December 17, 2010

Santa's Workshop

The elves were at work last night wrapping and packing with help from a friend.

Hunter wrapping from the drums- notice the dust and graffiti!

Thursday, December 16, 2010


Hunter had his Christmas concert last week and was recognized 3 times for his accomplishments in the band program. Each patch or ribbon represents a separate award he's received over the last two years, something he's SUPER proud of! His goal next year is to make region band and "letter" as a freshman!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Everyone Loves A Parade!

Sunday night our youth group was in the annual "Volunteer Fire Fighter" parade- Baby-it was Coooold outside! Hunter in next to the tree in the two-tone jacket and beenie.

Monday, December 6, 2010

O, Christmas Tree O, Christmas Tree

How richly God has decked thee!

O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree!

Thou bidst us true and faithful be,

And trust in God unchangingly.

O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree!

How richly God has decked thee!

I have a new strategy- the minute I started taking pictures the quicker Drew and Hunter got! This is them running away with the tree that took minutes to pick out. By the time Joe was finished paying for it, they had it loaded and ready to go.

Thursday, December 2, 2010


Four weeks to the day, our repairs are FINALLY finished!

Our shower is leak proof,

new pretty flooring installed,

and best of all, Drew and Hunter have a pimped out "man cave".

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

How YOU Doin' ?!

Isn't it so funny how boys don't see a mess! These 4 were so content to sit in the kitchen amongst all the ruble of the house and play the WII or XBOX- I can't remember which.

As long as they have friends and something to do they're fine. You'll never guess which one of them slept on the couch Saturday night!

Even if that "something" means checking facebook through the plastic put up to protect the computer from dust!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Hunk-A, Hunk-A, Stud Muffin

One of Joe's many talents is working around the house. He loves to "putter" and I love to give him projects.

So when the epic water leak of '10 ruined our entire wood floor, because of this much damage, my mind went in to home improvement overload.

Because I knew this was in our future

and this

and our furniture would make it's home in the "cozy kitchen"

and if the floors where being replaced, it would be a perfect time to install bead board in the dining room. Because I want it to look like the picture below and pretend I live here.

With MUCH reservation-he said YES! I think his exact words were: I really have serious doubt about this, but I'll do it because it's a good excuse to get the nail gun I've always wanted.

Merry Christmas to the one I love!

My "stud" looking for studs.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Region Orchestra

While Drew was at the parade, Hunter spent Friday and Saturday at a band clinic. He tried out and made not only region band but also region orchestra. It's a huge honor he's so proud of!

Plus I got a Christmas card picture- this was one for the editing room floor but sweet none the less :)

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Everyone Loves a Parade

When you're a spectator and it's a beautiful day!

Drew post pararde- let's get outta here!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

A Beautiful Mind

This morning I went to get a new roll of paper towels- from the spot which they live and was met with this sign.

I opened the door and found this. The paper towels have been kicked out and the low brass has moved in.

Monday, November 15, 2010

They've Got Talent

Joe channeled his enter Tim "the tool man" Allen, enlisted Hunter as his apprentice and powered up the saw.

(The gameroom hasn't been this clean since the day we moved in!)

To build something super cool.

With all the sheet rock and water leak repair. Along with Sping cleaning, a few months late.

Things are definitely not going back in the same place.

For example, Hunter's drums have a new home on the STAGE!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Makin' a Joyful Noise

Drew and Hunter warming up. Today they played their first, of which I'm sure will be many, service at our new church.

One of my all time favorties- Amazing Grace

Friday, November 12, 2010

When It Rains It Pours!

Now the oven is not heating up. The contractor doing work in the bathroom called it fatigued! If anything, it's under used, feels left out and died of a broken heart.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

My First Boyfriend

and favorite Grandpa would have been 91 today. He was so fun and full of life. An electrician by trade, captain of the sea by choice and in later years king of the road in the RV he and my grandma enjoyed. After Joe asked me to marry him, he asked if I had a trust fund. My Grandpa replied," Well, I trust her and she's fun.."

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Game #9 and Region Band

Saturday was an awesome day to end the football season. The weather was perfect, the band sounded great and the team won! While we were at the football game, Hunter was at his region band audition. Here's his reaction to placing 2nd in the district.

Friday, November 5, 2010


Because of a too small shower pan, a faulty cartridge and alot of water in the game room - we are getting a bathroom remodel that we didn't need or want.

looking from in the inside of the rubble

The work has been quick and efficient. Day 1- destruction

Day 2- rebuilt

Day 3- tile is laid as I cross my fingers that we made the right choices!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Is Anyone Goin' to San Antone'

LCHS is - to the state marching band competition at the Alamodome!

It took 4 buses and 3 box trucks to move everyone and their instruments.

While Drew was rooming with 3 others, Hunter was cozy with us. When we arrived we were treated to a great view of the river walk and the sights/sounds of another band warming up.

room service anyone?

marching on to the field at 11am.

their performance

post show pictures.

Drew's parent anxious to hear the results. They came in 20th out of 36 beating out bands they had been competing against in recent weeks. This officially concludes Drew's first marching season. He had a great experience and now doesn't know what he's going to do with himself now that his afternoons are free!