Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Painting day

I'm finally getting the pictures from the day we painted the house posted. We settled on the house on a Thursday, and all day Friday we painted to be done before the big move-in on Saturday. Literally for a total of about 12 hours. We never would have been able to do it without help, especially because Martin had to be at work and I am pregnant. Our parents helped out so much!

Mom D. putting on some of our blue/grey primer:
Mom H. working on some primer too:

Dad and I worked in the baby's room:

bit of an action shot (I think I said, hey Dad!):

I'm painting behind the fridge:

Dad working in the kitchen:

I'm doing the first coat of red...which looked like strawberry jelly at first:
but turned out looking very nice:
Dad rolled the whole downstairs in a second coat of tan:

Mom finishing up the red:

I will have a complete "after" picture up sometime soon. Right now the couch is way comfier than getting up and taking one :-)

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

surprise for Martin!

So I entered this contest from Disney World in Martin's name...not thinking that we could possibly win...but guess what!?! We Won! The contest was to chose a person that would have all sorts of different things in the park named after them, to make the park an even more magical memory. Check out the video, you can see the work that's been going on at the Magic Kingdom in preparation for Martin. I cant wait to go!!!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Happy Birthday Becca!!!!

My baby sister turns 20 today! (I just got off the phone with her...a conversation in which we discussed politics, finance, and how her semester at college was. we're so adult-like!)

This is one of my favorite pictures of the three of us growing up. I'm not sure which Christmas this picture is from, but my guess is '92 or '93...things sure have changed since then!

Happy Birthday Becca and I cant wait to see you soon!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

35 weeks

My belly is still growing! (imagine that...) Next week when I go to the doctor they will give us an estimate on how much our baby girl weighs, so we will keep everyone posted!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Christmas tree!

So after the big move into our house last month and various Thanksgiving celebrates, we are back with some updates, including lots of pictures of the past few weeks.

Starting with the most recent: our Christmas tree! We ended up going to the same tree farm that we got our tree from last year, and were really happy with what we found. Our friends from church, Billy and Lindsay, went with us so that Billy could help Martin with the tree, seeing as I was a bit unable to haul this year! It was a really cold day, but we found a nice one and cut it down easily (as pictured below).

When we got home I cut the binding off the tree so we could start putting on the lights and decorations. We have a great spot for our tree in the "morning room" of our house. It has windows on the one wall and our sliding glass door on the other, so the lights on the tree are really visible from the outside!

Martin finding the perfect spot to hang an ornament:

Our first Christmas in our new house! God has really blessed us this year, and the house is just one way that we can see how He's worked in our lives. Its going to be really fun this year to have people over and enjoy all the extra space that we have!

there will be more house pictures soon, but for now just this one red wall!