Thursday, January 31, 2008


Today Everett and I were out in the car and he saw a man walking down the sidewalk. He asked, "Mommy, what he doing?" To which I replied, "Oh, he's exercising." At which point Everett began to raise his arms up and down and count, "1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7!" (He always skips 5 for some reason.) I have no idea where he learned about exercise...definitely not from me! So, just now as we were playing blocks he began to do his exercises and I decided to capture it on video to share with you. Don't mind the mess in our playroom...after all we were playing, right? :)

I think this is some form of a jumping jack.

At the end of the video, you can hear Everett say, "Let's play blocks now, Mommy." And after I turned off the camera he said, "No more cheese, Mommy, Let's play blocks." To Everett, "cheese" means me taking his picture. So, now I'm heading back to play blocks...

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Everett's First Snow!

It actually snowed fairly significantly in Atlanta on Wednesday. Here is a photo Allen took of our house Thursday morning with what snow was leftover:

Here is a cute video of us playing in the snow just after Allen got home from work. I apologize for my commentary. :)

Monday, January 07, 2008

Our kitchen

Per Alayna's request, below is a photo of our newly painted kitchen. I thought it turned out very nice. We don't have a lot of wall space in there so the red isn't too overpowering. We have a lot more work we want to do in the kitchen, like painting the cabinets and redoing the floors, but this was a first step towards those improvements. The rest will be done as our budget allows. After Allen finished painting this room we realized that we have now painted every room in our house and most of the the trim too!

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Christmas 2007

We had a wonderful holiday this year. We got to spend a lot of time in Augusta with Allen's family. My mom came with us too, which was nice.

Then we spent some time at home. My dad and his wife, Karin, came to visit from Missouri. We hung out with them and my brother and his family. We also got to go to the New World of Coke.

Then we had several days just to chill at home, which was much needed. We painted our kitchen and did some more work on Everett's new room. We also spent a lot of time working on our budget for 2008. We are attempting to save money for a bigger car of some sort since we'll soon be adding a baby girl to our family!