Monday, April 27, 2009

Picture post

Well, I am so behind on posting that I decided to just do a huge picture post... and try to catch you up on our lives! We have been enjoying a great spring with lots of visits with family and that has been great! The Lord has blessed us so richly and we are enjoying loving and living and laughing through each day he gives us! In March we headed to my folks for Mom's 50th birthday... and even pulled off a small surprise party!
The boys and I enjoyed 2 trips to zoos in March. First to Wichita with GG and Esther


And the second trip to Omaha with the Ulmers and Grandma Sue

During Grandma Sue's visit we were surprised with a late spring snow... and went sledding!

I am still not sure she believes us when we say it was in the 70*s the week before! :)

Opps this picture will not turn :(

More snow! I think we got over a foot!

Guess how much I love you!

Philip crawls very well not and pulls up on everything. Paul can't wait to help him walk!

We enjoyed a quiet day celebrating our Lord's Resurrection. He's Alive!

An old Ulmer tradition... the breakfast lamb cake, made from banana bread, topped with whipped cream and strawberries.

Special place settings

Two excited boys!

Daddy reads the new books

Trying on their new shirts from Grandma Sue

Got to be goofy!

There is always room on Mama's lap for her boys!

All dressed up and ready for church..

So cute!

Playing fort/camp. The most popular thing right now. Setting up a fort or camp to eat food (blocks) and drink coffee, (where did they get that? Scott and I don't drink coffee!:) And chew cowboy gum. (Paul folds paper to look like gum wrappers and they pretend to eat gum all day. Now I really have to check his pockets in the wash though, they can have 20 "gum" wrappers stuck in each!)

Helping make supper...

Someone likes things spicy! :0

What a funny boy!


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Dinning room update :)

Well... the dinning room is a lot closer to being done and I LOVE IT!!!!!! Scott and I had worked on it on and off for several weeks, and then we kind of hit slump and the poor room was neglected for a while. Esther helped me paint the ceiling and Scott put up the ceiling fan, but it would not have got done without some help.
I have learned so much from this project.
1) Remodeling is a lot more work than I thought and I believe everyone should do it at least once so they appreciate what it takes.
2) It really helps to have a wonderful sister and brother in law come help. The type that know how to do this work and make it look sooooo good! (Thanks a lot you guys!)
3) Starting one room makes you excited to finish the house!
The pictures do not do the room justice. It is so nice! We have some finishing up to do. The base board needs finishing and paint and the windows need the final coat of paint. But mostly done! Yeah!!!!
Above are the two new windows.
Although it looks like royal blue on the left, it is really a nice navy. The crown makes the room look so formal and elegant.

This picture is taken with the carpet ripped up and "quick swept", we did not even clean it yet, and look how nice it is!

The view from the living room.... remember how it used to look?!

Coming in from the kitchen. (the strange dots on the wall of on my camera, not the wall.)