Sunday, April 19, 2009

More Easter and House

The other day when it was nice and beautiful I went outside of our apartment and the house across the street had about 6 big beautiful trees with pink blossoms. I thought to myself that I really wanted one of those trees at my house one day. Later that same day we had to go over to the new house for some reason and this is what I discovered we had in our front yard. I was so happy. Unfortunately a few days later we got a nasty snow storm and broke a few of the branches off but it's still bright and beautiful. This was taken after the storm so as you can see, everything will be okay. It still just needs a little shaping and pruning.
Pictures of the front of the house like I promised.

We were going to celebrate Easter last Saturday with my family but the weather was horrible and it was freezing. We postponed it until yesterday. The weather was perfect and Jules did so well. Brett walked around with her but she would get the eggs and place them in her bag.

My dad took Jules on a four wheeler ride on Saturday and she loved it. He got it out again yesterday for a minute and took her out again with my nephew but he went a lot faster and she was terrified. Good old uncle Sterling took her around again a lot slower so she wouldn't be so scared for the future.
We also did the traditional money toss for Easter. My dad stands on a ladder and throws crisp one dollar bills in the air and we all fight for the money. It's not as easy as it sounds. It works perfectly if there is a slight breeze and there was yesterday. It does get pretty violent but I still participated being 7 1/2 months pregnant. I did it when I was pregnant with Jules and she turned out okay so I figured "why not". We were too busy catching money to take any pictures of it, but just know that we had fun.
Yesterday was also my birthday and for my birthday we get to move into our house this week...yay! Ok, it's not for my birthday, it just happens to fall close to it so I am a very happy birthday girl. I did have a great day, thanks to Brett for changing all the diapers yesterday and having a wonderful meal with all my family and a yummy dessert and best of all it was perfect weather. Having a spring birthday and living in Utah you never know how the weather is going to turn out. Brett and I did get to go out to a nice dinner on Friday also so that was fun. Thanks for all the birthday wishes everyone. I'm still trying to decide how to spend my birthday money.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Easter and House

Jules looking through her Easter basket.
We didn't do candy this time because Jules has been sick. So she got a princess dress up and LOVED it.
This is just a classic blackmail picture for her teenage years. Thanks for the idea Lou. I think she walks better in high heels than I do.
Jules eating a cupcake like a dog.
This is the house we are in the process of getting. It was raining really bad today and I totally forgot to get a picture of the outside so stay tuned. This is the kitchen.
Living room/Front room
Master bath. It's tiny but at least we have one.
Huge family room downstairs
Like I said, more pictures to come.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

What? A House?

So some of you may have noticed a comment or two on facebook regarding us having a house and have been all questions since. We actually don't have the house for sure yet. We did submit our offer today but it was a price that they told us they would accept and it's people we know. I don't have any pictures and can't send you to a link because they never even put it on the market. It's in one of our old wards in Orem which is really nice because we know almost all of people. It will be especially nice knowing the people because 3-4 weeks after we move in, this little baby will be coming and the ward is super supportive and great. Jules was born in this ward and we always loved it. Out of the 3 years we have been married, we have lived in 5 different places. We lived in this ward for the longest amount of time which was 1 year and 4 months. The house is a rambler with 5 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms. It is a little older, built in 1980 but is freshly remodeled. I actually worked in the nursery with the lady that lived there. She was just renting the place and moved, so now the owners who are also in the ward hired another guy from the ward to update everything and the house looks great. It's not perfect but good enough and it will give us a few projects to work on which is always kind of fun. It has everything we have been looking for in a house so we can't complain. So there you have it. I will post pictures as soon as I get some.
Speaking of pictures, I have been so bad about taking them lately. Here are a few we took a couple of weeks ago when my sister was in town. We went to Jump-On-It here in Lindon. It is a place with a bunch of trampolines lined up close together and you just jump your little heart out. I decided not to participate being prego and all. I actually jumped on a trampoline a few days before Jules was born trying to get her to come out. It didn't work so I wasn't super scared this time but since there were others to entertain Jules I decided to sit back and take some pictures. She had a blast most of the time.

Here she is with Aunt Cheryl. She loves Cheryl and would ask for her every day that she was here...even after she left she kept asking for her and all her kids my name. She has finally stopped asking about them but had a great time with them while it lasted.

Here she is with Sydney. (top and bottom pictures)

This picture is Jules with some of the arcades. I showed her this car one and she kept going to it. If we couldn't find her, she was there driving the car.
The funniest part was that Jules was terrified of the big blow up trampolines and slides. We tried to force her because we knew she would like it if she just tried it; but she is a determined little girl and wouldn't let go of us. That's okay though, maybe next time.