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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

KiTcHEn MaKEoVER

I couldn't find a better picture.  This was Ashton's 4th birthday party but just look at my ugly cupboards.  They had to go.  It was shortly after this party that I yanked them all down and got to work. 

I had Eric put beadboard into all our cabinet doors to replace the old foofoo look.  It sounds easy but it took him two days or hard labor.  It was SO worth it.  I love the results! I look at it as money we saved since a "new" kitchen wasn't in the budget.

The Process:  I took all the cupboards out to the garage.  Eric routered into the cupboard into a rectangle shape so that he could place the beadboard into the actual door.  I had to lightly sand all the cupboards and put on a coat of Glidden White Gripper primer so that the paint would last on the previous oil base stain.  Then I had to paint the cupboards white.  It took a few coats.  Once they were dry we had to use some white painter's caulk to fix any imperfections around the beadboard.  I painted them with a final coat of white.  I used some Polycrylic over the cupboard doors that we would use the most.  I wasn't up for painting all of the cupboards with the Polycrylic.  I am thrilled with the outcome.  I have been putting off painting our bathroom cupboards but that is next on the list.  It is a very inexpensive project that made me actually like my kitchen.  Later I will have to add a post about how I painted my kitchen counters.  Notice the difference from the first picture to the 3rd picture?  Now onto the next project...

Saturday, August 7, 2010

ATTN: Chicken Coop Update!!!

Our home for Oakley is now in progress.  Poor Eric!  
As for any project I have in mind for him,
it always takes a lot longer then I ever think it will take. 
He is a good sport.  As for Ashton, he is so excited to get
 more chickens and have the chicken coop complete.

Monday, August 2, 2010

My Twins Are 2!!!

Tomorrow Ali and Ava will be 2.  I can't even believe they are already 2 years old!  About two weeks ago I was driving down the street and I saw a girl with two infant seats in her back seat.  I noticed she had twins which got me wishing I could hug the girl and tell her how much fun it is to have twins.  The first few months before and after our twins were born were some of the hardest times we have had to endure.  Our lives have been so blessed with these sweet little precious girls.  They are so fun and sweet!  About three days ago my girls were sitting on the floor looking at a book.  I noticed that the book was the book I made them for their first Christmas that had the story of us finding out we were having twins all the way up to the girls NICU experience.  I was just going to take the book away from them to keep safe on the shelf but I decided to sit down and look at it with them.  I showed the girls the pictures and I found myself crying my eyes out as I was once again reminded of just how blessed we are to have these girls in our lives.  They are little miracle babies and I just love them so much!!!  I cry just thinking about how happy they make me.  I also cryed writing this whole post. 


HAPPY BIRTHDAY
MY SWEET
LITTLE GIRLS!!!



  
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This is their birthday present and they are loving it!

IMC NICU Reunion 2010

Spike it out the get these girls!

Hansen Planitarium at Gateway

I am thankful for...

Since it's that time of year, I wanted to list the things I am grateful for.
-our little miracle babies
-6 hours of sleep at night
-afternoon naps
-52 ounce Diet Dr. Pepper with 4 shots of vanilla from Holiday Oil.
-family
-friends
-my testimony and my eternal family
-food on the table
-a home to live in
-days when Eric has a job
-a loving husband
-and last but not least...$32 dollars to fill my SUV!!! YEAH!!!

More like the terrible three's!!!

Ashton turned 3 on October 5th.  He wanted a dragon, a real fork lift from Home Depot, etc.  We couldn't afford most the items on his birthday wish list so he ended up with a little four wheeler (thanks to some help from both grandparents).  He loves it and Tate can go for rides with him so its even better.  I thought he was a stinker at 2 years old but it seems that 3 is even worse.  He keeps us on our toes! We sure love our little Ashton.

Ali

Ali
4 days old

Can you tell which are our babies legs and which are Eric's fingers?

Can you tell which are our babies legs and which are Eric's fingers?

Our new family car...what do you think?

Eric was coming home on Aug. 7th after a play with his family at Desert Star Play house.  He had just gone to visit the girls and fill up the car with gas before heading home.  He was turning into our neighborhood and he slowed to let 2 cars pass in the opposite direction.  The women behind him was obviously not paying attention and crashed right into the back of him.  He is doing well and just has a little tingling in his arm and a sore back.  We are so glad that he is alright and that our boys and new babies were not in the car!

Ashton's funny comment about daddies car accident

Ashton asked what happened to our car because Eric was trying to explain to him about the car accident.  Eric said, "I got in a accident in the car."  Ashton said, "oh, you peed in the car?"  He thinks an accident is peeing or pooing.

New to blogging

I figured since I am on bedrest and always looking for something to do, I would start our family blog.  I think it's supposed to get easier with time but as for now our site is looking pretty bland.  Don't let that fool you though because we are a very fun family! :)  I think this will be a good way to keep everyone updated on the twins upcoming delivery, the boys and our family.

Ladies, these boys are spoken for!

Ladies, these boys are spoken for!
Days of 47 Rodeo
While I laid in bed, Eric took the boys to the Rodeo all by himself.  That is something that I would never attempt. He did meet Beau, Cavin and Sawyer there.  Ashton got new cowboy boots the night before so all my boys wore their boots.  Eric wore his big "E" belt.  Ashton loved the rodeo and can't stop talking about the clown who showed everyone his bum.  Tate couldn't sit still so he kept poking the people in front of him and spilling cousin Cavin's popcorn.  Maybe next year will be better.

14 days of bedrest and counting

14 days of bedrest and counting
31 weeks
Today is July 26th which means 18 days on bedrest.  Some people might think it would be nice to spend a few days in bed but after day one I was already going nuts.  I can only get up to eat or use the bathroom.  Needless to say, I get up to eat a lot because its one of two reasons to get a break from my bed.  So far, the girls are good.  I will be 32 weeks on the 29th.  My doctor is saying that is a much better place to be then when I went into preterm labor at 29 weeks and spent 4 days in the hospital.  I am dilated to a 2+ and 60% effaced but so far the bedrest and Nifedipine have minimized the contractions.  The average cm growth of a singleton pregnancy is 35 cm and I am measuring 40 cm and still growing.  The babies are extremely wiggly and between the two babies, I am getting kicked and stretched around the clock.  I can't wait to see what they look like but hopefully its not for about 3 or 4 more weeks.  Stay tuned and hopefully I can keep the blog current enough to keep you updated.  

31 Weeks

31 Weeks
40 cm...there are 2 in there!

4th of July

4th of July

Sparklers Anyone?

Sparklers Anyone?

I can see the parade but I can't hear it!

I can see the parade but I can't hear it!
Riverton Days Parade

Day Cousins at the Zoo

Day Cousins at the Zoo

Wilkinson Cousins

Wilkinson Cousins

Always trying to fill our daddies shoes...

Always trying to fill our daddies shoes...