Thursday, August 20, 2009


Ok, this is a friend's little boy, and it is the MOST amazing thing I have ever seen!!! He is CRAZY talented!! I didn't even know he could dance!!! I'm DYING!!! JAKE MATOS!! Well done buddy!!!! When you listen to it make sure you mute the BLOG music player by scrolling down and clicking the pause button. It's on the right hand side of the screen at the bottom.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Carter Family Reunion pics...

Just a few pics from the Carter Family Reunion. PROPS to Chris Nascimento for taking pics and getting GOOD ones of the whole family! NOT a small feat!!! :)

My little family. Cue the ooohs and ahhhs...

We just call Harris "Blue Steel" he has that smoldering thing down pat...

This little man is so stinkin cute.

And again with the blue steel look from Harris. Oh well. It's better than the awkward smile phase I guess...

The enitre clan minus Steven & Rachel and Brandon & Katie (2 oldest nephews & their wives). The nephews SORELY missed you at the Uncles vs. Nephews basketball game guys...

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Ry's LAMP!!

So those of you who know me know I am much more a "forget it, let's buy a new one" person than a "let's fix the old one" gal. Well, meet Riley. My loving daughter who has inherited the pack-rat gene from Great Gram. She just can't throw anything away, including these lamp shades. The lamps themselves are ADORABLE. A dusty pink, shabby Chic thing going... BUT. The shades were another story. They are a cute light watermelon/mint green, but against the new sage color of her bedroom, NIGHTMARE. So I made the comment of getting rid of the shades and it was like World War III in our house. Ok. New plan... Mom's gonna get crafty.

BEFORE- The mint green shade...

AFTER! The new ADORABLE pink & white MINKY shade.

HOLY cats! It is so cute! OK, Mom learned something from Child today... Isn't Re-use what my husband does for a living? Maybe I should take a pointer or two from him! Anyway, enjoy the new lamps Ry!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

A few pics...

So here's the downstairs... I don't have any of upstairs yet, it's still a bit crazy up there. I will try and get a few of the kid's rooms soon. :)

Here's the entryway, the kid's pictures line the stairs... it's so CUTE!

Here's the kitchen and the back door out to the giant yard! As you can see, David is taking advantage of the cooler weather out there... :)

And here's the family room...

And the other side of the family room...

The guest Bathroom with SUCH a cool vanity!! This bathroom is my homage to Portland. Sigh. I sure miss it!!

Aren't these prints cool?

And the backyard play structure. It's AWESOME!

More to come at some point... The bonus room is CRAZY stuffed with boxes, so it will be a while I have a feeling... ugh.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009


Here we are!! :) Phew! It's been a LONGGG week! I forgot how much I hate unpacking! I am almost there! Just the random boxes are left, the ones that make you wonder what could be in them, since you are living fine without them!
Anyway, I will post pics ASAP! But I had to post a FUNNY pic that we found at Fred Meyer (think super-Smith's or Target). We were walking down the "Pest Control" aisle due to the AMAZING amount of flies that we have here and David stumbled across this item.

It's deer and squirrel repellent... Ok. I can see the need for it, especially where we lived in Utah, the deer were EVERYWHERE. BUT. Have you ever seen a deer with that FREAKY looking face?? What on EARTH is wrong with it???? LOL! I SWEAR, I didn't manipulate it at all. You have to see it in person...

I will post pics SOON! I promise! :)