Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Redecorating!

So I've been doing a little redecorating...

Figure A shows my much used and a little abused crock pot circa 1991. Notice the peach motif and crusted rusty bottom. It was becoming to embarrassing to bring anywhere anymore...




I realized after using a friends new fangled crock pot that actually has a ceramic bowl that you can remove to clean (which is why the bottom is rusted on my old one) I knew what I wanted for Mother's Day.

Jeff and I priced them and wasn't too excited about the $30, $40 or $50 price tag. So when I found this one at Target for $18.00 I bought it myself. Happy early Mother's Day to me!



So last week we also took some time out to go to the BYU Idaho Jazz band and choir concert to give the kids some culture. I enjoyed it and the kids liked it for awhile then Jacob started saying "How much longer?"..."Can we go home yet"..."Is it almost done". Don't feel too sorry for them though we treated them to ice-cream at the end for their patient endurance.



Here is Taylor blowing out his candles. He turned 13 on Monday. Gulp.
I officially have a teenager!



Figure B show my next redecorating project that has been in the works for over 5 years. When we first moved in we had this large area in our family room outlined by molding. The plan has always been to paint a mural. Of course it's never happened until now. So far I've filled half the space or so with my pencil outlines. I have learned that something that looks good on paper can not look so good when you blow it up big...so this part is taking longer than I hoped but I'd rather get it right rather than stare at a sloppy painting forever...I'm crossing my fingers and taking it slow...



Here is Jacob at his last pinewood derby ever. I'm sad and glad at the same time. He had a lot of fun and they did a great job setting up a fun night for the boys.


The overall winner of the pinewood derby was Bradon Bagley. Guess who tallied the points...Mary Ann Bagley. Hmmmm....

Just kidding ;) I know that made her feel awkward...hee hee.



So on Saturday Taylor and I went to the Stake service day and helped paint graffiti in inaccessible and abandoned places that nobody sees unless you are on a remote bike trial. Then picked up trash in the same surrounding area. Even though we didn't feel like we what we did made to much of a visible difference for Riverside the community leaders were very happy with our service and over all there were over 200 people who turned out to help which I thought was good. I was proud of Taylor not complaining and being a good sport no matter what he was asked to do.



It helped being able to enjoy the fun times with cousins...



While we were gone doing service my wonderful husband decided to do some redecorating of his own. He found some garage sale finds that would be a welcome addition to any decor...

5 comments:

Maggiehovey said...

That concert counts for Faith in God. You go girl! :)

Costa Rica Baby! said...

Love the red crock pot!!!

Mary ann said...

WHAT!!!!! are you kidding me, I had nothing to do with the points in til the last 3 races and 3 people were watching me. They take this thing sooo serious. The dads that is.

Christine said...

Ha ha! The only reason I mentioned it was because you seemed so uncomfortable announcing the winner. I thought it was funny and I thought it was great that Braydon won because he was so excited about it.

Christine said...

I just had to say what a lucky husband I am(Jeff speaking). My wife is so talanted and beautiful and never complains when I make her keep a 15 year old crck pot. She is a saint to have to put up with me. I love you Christine!!! Jeff B