Thursday, February 12, 2009

january in february


my friend davinie had this great idea to scrap some pictures from january in february, thus creating a snapshot of each month on one page. since i'm terrible at picture a day kind of things, this was a great challenge for me. and i realized that i did not take a single photo of my daughter in the month of january!

lucky for me, my sweetie did, he's helping annie document her 8th grade project, which is remodeling the kids' bathroom. it's a huge project and we will be very happy when she's done. she bit off a little more than she SHOULD chew, but she's happily learning all the basics behind remodeling, except budgeting... she's primed and painted, pulled the toilet, replaced light fixtures, broken a mirror, taken down old towel rods and cabinets and replaced them, replaced drawer pulls, replaced the shower head, pulled out linoleum, and is in the process of tiling. she still has a little way to go, but she insists on doing everything on her own. we show her, she does. kelly will be very grateful when the bathroom is done. the toilet has been in the bathtub, so we get to share our shower with the kids. it makes you appreciate your own space. :)

back to the layout: kelly's been working on finishing the basement. had to get some pictures of him doing that. when we were first married, he framed houses every summer between school years. he really enjoys being down there with the pine and the nail gun. it's kind of cute. :) the penguin, that's me! i was playing wii fit and decided i needed to take some pictures of my trainer, brad. realizing how silly that was, i went ahead and took a few more. i love the penguin balance game, it makes me giggle every time. ethan turned 11 in january. it's a good thing you can't really see that cake. it was the most delicious cake, but it also took first prize for most pitiful looking, i could not get the frosting to work for anything! it became kind of funny, so i just stuck the candles in it and hoped it wouldn't show up in the photos. it didn't :) and the last photo is from my trip to anaheim for cha. what a fun month!

8 comments:

Houston said...

Oooh, I love you as a penguin! Go Annie and Kelly on the remodeling!

*Paula* said...

ha! I knew what the penguin was. tee hee.

ok you are NOT going to believe this but word verif is booze!!!!

Julie said...

Oooh! I am so excited for you to have your bathroom remodeled. I want to see pictures when it is done, ok?

Heather said...

really cool idea! i think i need to tell wade about annie's project...

Mary Kay said...

Hahaha! I just unlocked the penguin game today-- Baxter thought I made an HILARIOUS penguin.

Davinie said...

I hope you had a great Valentines Day chickadee!

SmilynStef said...

I had to do a double-take on your layout ... you Mii looks just like my Mii ... how fun is that. Love the photo collage.

bcre8uv said...

I just tagged you on my blog! :)

http://bcre8uv.typepad.com/noodle_soup/2009/02/4th-photo.html

And holy cow - remodeling the bathroom as an 8th grade project? School has gotten harder! I remember making a potholder.

~T.