Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Lydia Walks

Yup, the title is true! Enjoy! The end is precious :)

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Tagged, yet again :)

1. post rules
2. answer questions
3. tag 5 people

1. What were you doing 10 years ago?
    I just started work at Arvada Vision Clinic, was driving an awesome little blue Ford ranger, and was teasing one of my friends that they had a crush on that dorky band guy named Dave Mauger.  We were also getting ready to go on the church trek.

2. 5 things on your to do list today
      Go to gymnastics for Alex
      Visit Grandma
       tape and mud the bathroom (we're tiling)
       Sign Alex up for preschool
       Clean clean clean

3.  Snacks I enjoy
      pretzels & apples

4.  What would I do if I were suddenly a billionaire
     We would buy a villa in Italy and live there every summer, inviting friends and family to stay with us when they were able.  And we'd also travel the world.

5.  3 bad habits
     playing with my hair
     picking at sweets until they're completely gone
     taking on too much

6.  5 places I've lived
      this is hard, I'm pretty limited (don't laugh!)
   14825 W. 49th Ave Golden, Colorado
   5179 Arbutus st., ARvada, Colorado
    Helman halls, provo, utah
    Campus plaza, provo, utah
    Villa Rose, provo, utah

7.  5 jobs I've had
     Construction clean-upper (that's the technical name)
     File Clerk
     Opthalmologist technician
      Medical Coder

8.  5 things people don't know about me
     I don't own any white socks
     I sleep in flannel pajamas year round (lucky Dave eh?)
     I don't wear makeup, except mascara
     I completely idolize my brother and sister
     I'm not afraid to try anything, ever.

I tag...Erica Wilkinson, Catherine Hatch, Michelle Talley, Ellen Alleman, and Ann Marie Nebecker

Friday, April 11, 2008

new old couch

  I went a little crazy this week and decided to reupholster one of our old couches (actually Gary and Jaynie's old couch)  I don't know how old they are, but they're still in great shape underneath the old fabric.  And I even found a couple of Michelle's old toys in there.  It was pink, so I'm hoping that's not Dave or Steves'

So, at the top is the old couch, then below is what the internet guides call the pull out your hair and scream stage :), also known as the "what have I done"  or, "what have YOU done " in Dave's case
And here's the final product!  Yea, the wall is different, when I started putting on the new fabric I had to switch the whole room's very Zen now  :)
If anyone else wants to try this, it is SOOOOO easy! Just takes time.  You just take off the fabric slowly and keep it in it's original form and it's your pattern for later.  I barely needed a sewing machine, just a staple gun!

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Kite festival

  We had a kite festival here in Arvada again this year.  This is by far my favorite festival because it's always beautiful weather and it's totally free!  (Dave is still rooting for the Italian festival).  We got to go with all the grandparents this year, which made it even more relaxing than sitting on the grass looking at kites in the air already is!
We kind of messed up and didn't actually bring a kite, so we went to the food booths to see if any smart minded business man had set up a kite such luck.  (I know, next year it's mine!) But they did have a booth where little kids could make their own kite.  Alex's is a paper ladybug with bamboo skewers and a spool of thread.  It worked out alright, and Al thought it was amazing :)  Dave's trying to get it higher than himself in the picture above.

  And this is what sweet Lydia did the whole time :) Or, almost the whole time...was just look in the sky at the 30 or so kites.