Thursday, June 4, 2009

House News

OMGoodness-it has been awhile! Between closing out the school year, moving into a duplex, and chasing an almost 2 year old around, life has been crazy! I don't have a whole lot to blog about, but I wanted to at least post some pictures of our new house. As most of you know, we are in the process of building a home off of 98th and Elkhart. We are super excited because our closing date was set today for July 17th! That means that we will be able to move in prior to school starting-very good news for me!! :)

Here are a few pictures of where our house was and where it is now...

This was taken in mid-April

This is pretty much what it looks like now-front view

and...back view

We (okay I) :) still have some decisions to make on paint colors, but for the most part, we are done with the decision making (I hope!) It has been a fun journey, and I am so thankful for what God has provided us with. I am also thankful that my husband is a very kind and patient man when it comes to me and my decision making skills!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Our Big Girl

Check it out...our baby girl is now able to wear a full big girl ponytail! I know it sounds cliche, but how do they grow so fast?

Car Wreck

Ben and I were getting ready for work when we heard an "Uh-oh", and a suspicious crash from the living room. We ran into the living room to see what the big "uh-oh" was about, and fortunately this is what we found!

Thankfully no one was injured!

Friday, February 6, 2009

10 Honest Things About Me

I was tagged by Tiffany (others know her as T-Hood or T-Dog)

I just did something similar to this on facebook, so a few of these may be repeaters! Sorry to my avid readers on both! :)

1. I love to have pedicured feet, but don't enjoy the actual process. At times it can really hurt especially if I haven't gotten one since the summer before. My feet aren't used to them, and I usually end up squealing and apologizing the entire time!

2.I have an unhealthy addiction to caffeine...Mainly Dr. Peppers from Sonic...I can't drive past a Sonic without stopping-it's really sad-I don't even want to think about how much money I've spent there on my Dr. Peppers and caramel lattes. The worst part is that Avery's babysitter lives right by a calls to me every morning after I've dropped Avery off!

3. I LOVE movie popcorn with butter! I always get it even if I've just had a full meal. I can't help myself...once I've smelled it, I have to have it (with a Dr. Pepper of course!)

4. I love our church family! We are so blessed to be a part of such a wonderful group of people.

5. Over the Christmas holidays, I became addicted to what was supposedly a "teen" novel series...I am now a huge Twilight fan! I can't help it...the books are so addicting! I read all four of them (between 500-700 pages each) in four days. If I lived in a fantasy world (which I sometimes do), I would want to be a good vampire-not a bad vampire. Yes...there is a difference!

6. Before I buy anything I always look it over to make sure it is perfect...sometimes I grab the third or fourth item way back in the back just to be sure! I'm kind of OCD like that!

7. I love to shop when I have the time and the $$$! I never fully appreciated my shopping time until I had Avery! Now I'm lucky if I make it into one store without a melt down!

8. I love my baby girl (even during her melt downs) more than anything in the world! She is my favorite person (besides Ben, of course :))

9. I love the summer time! It is my favorite season for many reasons: Avery's birthday, my birthday, swimming pools, laying out, beaches, sunny days, Ben's out playing golf (he, he, just kidding Benny), vacation list could go on forever!

10. I'm so glad I started blogging when Avery was born! It has been so fun to go back and read entries from the past!

Okay-I'm done! Yea! I didn't repeat myself too much from facebook! Now it's your turn...I tag Monica, Kathy, Lolly, and anyone else who wants to play! Have fun!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Tag...I'm it!

I was tagged by my fabulous cousin Monica and it was so much fun!!

Here is what you do:

1. Go to your 4th folder where you store your photos.
2. Select your 4th picture (no exceptions)!
3. Post the picture with an explanation and link it back to your tagger...I don't know what this means either, Kathy :)
4. Tag 4 people (or as many as you want) to do the same!!

Avery Laine Greene-July 4, 2007

This was taken on Avery's first 4th of July (hence the bib!) She was exactly one week old! Needless to say, we only saw fireworks on the t.v. that year! I love this baby so much!

Now it's your turn to play! I tag...
1. Kathy Wall
2. Rachel Riddle
3. Kristin McNeil
4. Brooke Deacon
and anyone else who wants to play!!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year and a belated Merry Christmas!

Well...I had the best intentions of getting this post up before going back to school, but it just felt too good doing nothing during my break! Even though I was a tad lazy on the blogging, I did take lots of Avery pictures in the midst of her second Christmas season! Here are just a few of my favorites from the holidays...

This is a picture of us trying to get a picture of Avery (by herself) for our Christmas you can see it was a little challenging! We ended up getting a profile pose by the Christmas tree-we were lucky to get that one! :)

All Aboard!!! Nana and Papa bought us tickets to ride the Polar Express. Here we are getting ready for the ride!

We were so proud of Avery-she did really well for the hour train ride! She loved it when we got to the "North Pole and saw the elves dancing!

Santa came aboard and gave Avery her first Christmas bell...

This is one of my favorites (sorry about the goldfish)! We were having Christmas with the Shurtleff clan!

Santa came to Nana and Papa's house on Christmas morning! He brought Avery her first car as well as many other fun things. Mommy had as much fun playing as Avery (if not more!)

We spent the rest of our Christmas in Snyder with the Rossons. Avery got to play with a lot of her cousins! She had tons of fun in Colton's playhouse! Colton's Pops had it all lit up for the kiddos!

We hope you and your family had a blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 6, 2008


Yea! I have finished the Christmas facelift! You should have seen my mom and I trying to get pictures of Avery though-not fun! This is the best shot we could get-the profile pose! I'm so sad...I don't think I've gotten a picture of her full face since her first birthday! She's way too fast for me and my photographing abilities...Help Regina! Can I go ahead and book a session with you for next November?! :)