Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Professional "Jeri-rigger"

My $150 kitchen face lift. 
If you include the new dishwasher make it $400. 
I am an extreme tight-wad ! I would say very overboard. This girl does NOT like spending money. 
So when it came to my kitchen needing a little something I was not ready to totally tear everything out and install new cabinets.  Surfing the internet for "cheap kitchen cabinet makeovers" I ran across the idea of using "bead board wallpaper" on the doors. 
That idea was great except then I would have to be careful because of the lines.  So instead I found washable textured wallpaper.....perfect! Then I trimmed them out with wood and stained them ! 
Here are a few before photos...


     Here are a few after photos ! Notice, I painted over the yellow walls with a burgundy color.

             

 The picture below is from the dining room looking into the kitchen....

 This picture is from the living room looking into the kitchen...... I am happy with how it turned out ! It should last for several years till we want to really upgrade everything! For now, it is a nice CHEAP change !!!  Better yet....it only took three days!!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Someday I will.......

                                                                                   

For several years I have said things like...Someday I will have a 4-wheeler or someday I will have this or that or do this or that.  When in all reality I have been doing and having my someday for the past 25 years!! Being a wife and mom! And taking care of all my daycare kids.  It's all I ever wanted! 

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Fathers Day !

I am so thankful for my Dad and to Honor him on Fathers Day! He was and is a awesome Dad!  he always worked very hard to provide for his family! still working to this day! He had 3 boys and then I came along...I wonder if he ever wished I was a girly-girl??? since I was his only daughter. But nope he got a tom-boy girl and loved me just how I was.  The smell of "skin bracer" reminds me of him and growing up he smoked and so every now and then when I am outside and get a smell of cigarette smoke it is actually a comfort smell! ( I know...weird) but it is! It just means I have good childhood memories and to me it is a good smell. Now I will add that I am thankful he quit smoking! :-)

He always took us camping! I remember when he would go somewhere and I would ask where...He would say " to see a man about a horse" being little enough I really thought he might come home with one!! But nope he didn't. Then in highschool he DID ! He came home with 2 horses! I LOVED it ! I know he got them for him but I just felt they were for me!!  LOL  He taught me what hard work was and how to be a good parent!!!  He has also been a super great Grandpa to all his grandchildren! I am so grateful to have such a good DAD and for his great example!

My Father-in-law Dave! We miss him for he has been gone about 20 years already. He was a big hugger...I smell "Old Spice" and it reminds me of him. He was my Pastor and he told his son Dan to check out that "horse lady" (me) that lived up on that mountain. So Dan did, and here we are!  He was a great Grandpa to Isaac and Luke but never got to meet Jerid. But we know in heaven we will see him again one day!! I am thankful for his wonderful example!

Happy Fathers Day!

Friday, June 15, 2012

The Beard

Dan always wonders why I never like when he shaves his beard off...I tell him at least keep some facial hair like a goatee or a mustache or just a beard...just some facial hair at least! His beard caught my eye 27 years ago and to this day I prefer him to have it! My excuse!????

When I was little and I mean little I liked Grizzly Adams!



Edwards  ( not so cute but it's the beard!) lol

And Johnathon! 
I guess you would say God made me that way!
So Dan,  please keep your beard!
I like it !
 


Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Passenger pick-up

Went to pick Luke and Allison up from the airport last night! Called before and flight had been delayed so I knew to go later! Wow! I am smart to call first right!? got there at 10pm drove around the passenger pick-up and back to the terminal several times.  No, Luke and Allison....decided to park and go in.  Went in and looked around the baggage claim and pick-up area...by this time there wasn't even any baggage left ! Weird.....asked around and no-one could help, not even the information people...no one could check anything for me! Well...Jerid came with me and I am super glad because parking garages are very scary at night! So I decided to go back to the car and check the flight info again....I had everything right but............. the day!!! So, tonight I get to go again! hahahaha hopefully come home with some kids this time! 
I know. I am an air-head.  Just push me out on an iceberg now! I am losing it!!!


And by the way this horse is very creepy! Piercing red eyes! Doesn't say "Welcome to Denver" very well if you ask me!
Also if you are coming out this way I would be glad to pickyou up, I know exactly what I am doing and exactly where to go! After last night I have plenty of experience!!  Really I do.





Photo: Leaving on a plane to Mexico tomorrow to celebrate 1 year of marriage to my best friend and most incredible teammate, Luke Burgett!! What a gift he is, and what an adventure this last year has been! :)
Oh! and Happy 1st Anniversay!! Hope you had a wonderful trip and can't wait to hear all about it!!!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mothers Day !

Mothers Day....A Day that is happy for some and sad for others. For that reason I sometimes don't like Holidays because they make hurting people, hurt more, and lonely people, more lonely, ect. So on this Mothers day if it makes the day hard for you for whatever reason my heart goes out to you and I think about you on days like this. So on this mothers day I want to say I am thankful for my mom, she was a great mom and still is a great mom, friend and Grandma. I am thankful for her for she taught me to be a good mom, she has set a wonderful example. The older I get the more I see myself in her. I take that as a compliment. Thanks for being a great mom! in many ways!

And I am thankful for my mother in law Connie,who gave me Dan, without her I would not have him! We miss her a ton as she has been gone for almost 6 years already.  All the times she would come over and literally make us laugh so hard we would be on the floor. She would take her teeth out and lip sinc to country songs and tell stupid jokes. I only wish we had it on video!! She was a wonderful 2nd mom to me and a great Grandma!!
I am thankful that I am a mom! All I ever wanted to do was be a mom! I have loved every minute of being a mom! ( Well, almost every minute! )  My kids can testify that I NEVER blew a gasket! hahaha! But seriously each one of them have brought so much joy to my life words cannot even express! And I am honored to be their mom! and God made my dream come true 3 times and I am thankful for all of them!!
Jerid...the son who was the funniest little kid ever...he would walk in a room and say " The fun has arrived! Thank you very much!"  or blow a big fart and say " smell the difference!" lol  He was the one who did not like authority as a little kid. In other words we had to stay on top of this one! But we knew he had that personality for a reason and would just sit on his bedroom floor and pray for wisdom on raising him and that God would guide him and use that ornery-ness for good to fulfil His plan in Jerids life!  And we continue to pray for that special girl somewhere out there that may someday become his wife!
Luke...the son who wouldn't warn you when he was upset as a baby...he would just instantly scream! He even scared the ladies in the nursery!! hahaha! The one who had the moves and could dance really good at 2! The one who loved to draw all the time, and then as he got older and picked up the guitar and would play constantly, this one was never bored because he was either drawing or playing music or writing songs. I would also sit on his bedroom floor and pray for God to use him and grow to be the awesome young man he is! I am thankful for we have prayed for Allison since Luke was tiny! So today I am thankful for Allison's mom, Glenna for raising such a wonderful daughter for Luke...our 2nd daughter! she is an answer to a prayer that was prayed for many years!!

                                                                                   
Isaac....our first son...the one we looked at and couldn't believe he was ours. The one who was the chubbiest baby ever! The nursery ladies nick named him Two Ton Tony because he was so fat! The doctor told me to quit feeding him so much! I told him, NO. He is perfect. He was an easy baby. He was the natural handy man kind of kid. He wanted to help with everything. He was the little league football player, then grew out of that and picked up the guitar and played and would sing all the time. We had music in our house all the time. I would also sit on his floor and pray for him, to use his gifts and talent too and grow into a great young man that he is today!! I am thankful for Cassie and her mom, Mary for raising up a beautiful daughter like her to be the one for Isaac our 1st daughter! She was an answer to a prayer that had been prayed since Isaac was a baby!

When I say their bedroom floor ...it actually was the same room for they shared till Isaac was 9th grade! I don't think they minded...It made for lots of laughs for Dan and I to sit and listen to them horse around and talk and sing when they were supposed to be sleeping!


Today I am just plain humbled and THANKFUL !
Happy Mothers Day!


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