But that's a subject for another post, another day.
Moments like this make the crappy parts of being a mom all worthwhile!!!
Extroversion is the tendency to experience positive emotions and seek out stimulating situations. People who score high on extroversion tend to be active, energetic, and enjoy being around other people. In contrast, people who score low on extroversion, known as introverts, tend to be quiet, low-key, and are typically less involved in the social world.
I scored 18 out of 50. This score is higher than 5.6% of people who have taken this test.
Exterior, before we tore out part of the yard to widened the driveway (it really needed it - there is no street parking) and removed the old roof on the carport
After, all cleaned up and ready to go! New roof to the carport is also a redwood deckThis is the kitchen, after we tore out all the old cabinets and fixtures. It's actually prettier this way than before. . .lots of layers of old wallpaper. . .
The Living Room, in the midst of a mess. . . and yes, that is the original red brick, painted black. In this case; not attractive
After, with all the original built-in shelves cleaned up and painted, a new mantle,wood stove, and completely resurfaced surround and hearth. (No the carpet isn't peach or pink. Just weird lighting)
View of stairway off Living Room - The ceiling was sagging, so we installed long runners to boost that baby up!Looking into Dining Room and Sun Room. . .
After. . . I would have loved to have dinner in there -
Sun Room, during construction. We replaced all the windows. They were beautiful, but not at all energy efficient
A large and comfortable main bath with laundry area (on the wall opposite the doorway) Upstairs bath, after we tore out the smelly old vanity, and the concrete shower, and borrowed space from a hallway closet that was not needed after we discovered a hidden walk-in closet. Old houses have cool surprises!
Thought this old house could use a vintage touch. . . very comfy claw-foot tub, but I only got to sit in it without the water Double vanity - we had a lot of fun picking out the perfect mirrors that go so great with the glass tile inlay - click on the pic for details. . . When we were cleaning out the rest of our tools and supplies out of the basement before the new owners took possession, I have to confess that I felt a little bit envious of the new owners getting to live there. It truly was a blessing to be able to restore this old home to it's former beauty.
ALL I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LIFE
I LEARNED FROM THE EASTER BUNNY
Don't put all of your eggs in one basket
Walk softly and carry a big carrot
Everyone needs a friend who is all ears
There's no such thing as too much candy
All work and no play can make you a basket case
A cute little tail attracts a lot of attention
Everyone is entitled to a bad hare day
Let happy thoughts multiply like rabbits
Some body parts should be floppy
Keep your paws off other people's jellybeans
Good things come in small sugarcoated packages
The grass is always greener in someone else's basket
An Easter bonnet can tame even the wildest hare
To show your true colors you have to come out of your shell
The best things in life are still sweet and gooey
Sorry I didn't post last week! I never got to it on Saturday(as usual, I'm such a procrastinator) and Sunday I was cleaning all morning for general conference and watching it then after I HAD to read or I would have died. I can not go very long not reading something and still stay sane.
At General Conference we had a big pot luck lunch as usual, and it was delicious! Monkey brains, cookies, chili, corn bread. I told myself afterwards " I am never going to eat again." Funny, I ate the next day.
Today was Easter so naturally we had a big dinner. I told myself again, "I am never going to eat again." Sure enough, about 1 or 2 hours ( I can't be quite sure because I read for awhile after dinner) later I was eating Easter candy. :) Come on, admit it, You would have to.
Not much excitement has happened around here. hmmm... think blogger... (ha ha, memories)
I must be really desperate for something to write about. Let's see... school, boring. home, nada. I don't really know what to write about. That's sad considering I'm writing about 2 weeks this time. Spring break, I didn't go anywhere, because it snowed all week, so I just read.
(OK this is Noelle's mom. . . Noelle played with the babies, went to the Pinewood Derby, and also the baptisms. She also colored the easter eggs (check out the pictures in my previous post) and she had an awesome Easter lesson in Sharing Time today. Then she also hunted for Easter Eggs. For a smart girl, she sure has selective memories. I should ground her from books! . . . That's all she can think about! JK)
(what the heck's a pop-off valve, anyway? Good thing Mark knows!)
their egg-nificent masterpieces!
this is what happens when I try to get Noelle to pose. . .