Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Pictures of the house!

This is our humble little house. I am having fun personalizing it and improving it. There is A LOT of work to do on your own house. There is always some project to do (or finish.) I love it!
We are on the corner of a little culda-sacThis is our family room. The whole lower level, family room kitchen and front room are hardwood floors. I painted over an overwhelming amount of green with tans and browns and...
ORANGE! I have always wanted an orange kitchen. It looks darker and deeper in real life. I love the orange. It makes me happy. I'm getting an area rug for our "conservatory" ,as Dave calls it, today. My mom is working furiously to make a couch slip cover, and I'm making drapes. See ALWAYS a project:)
This is our little backyard. It is recovering from the previous owners and their two big dogs. Dave has taken the yard on as his persona l mission. YEAH!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

While the Husband is away the wife will Decorate....

This is Dave.....(Danica's husband and eye candy)....for those who don't know and also for those who don't know I'm in the "state of enchantment" I'm not staring longingly into the dark pools of eternity that is my wife's eyes....I'm in New Mexico. I have the great opportunity to do field work with my job and am currently in New Mexico measuring sections for my internship project. Now for the lay person measuring sections involves more than a measuring tape, I get to hike up steep, bug infested, cactus filled, pointy scrub brush covered slope, (your jealousy is building right?) hauling hammers, a pick, a ten pound pack filled with water and other supplies, (You are turning green now I can tell) to write in field notebooks descriptions of the rocks and how thick they are. I DEMAND YOU ENVY ME! I really am enjoying my time but while I'm in Raton New Mexico Danica is in Denver painting our new house. She will supply pictures shortly but on with the slide show.

This is what we climbed up.

This is The View I saw, luckily no Starr Jones.

This is what I avoided sitting on. On a geology hike I usually fall about 2 times. In Idaho it is the sharp volcanics to watch out for. In New Mexico it is the Cacti and Rattle Snakes.

Now for the Geology:

This is a rock covered with tons of clam burrows and poop.....or so I am told.

This is some of the coals we find in the area that are important to us to map and measure.

This is the 1950's StarGate we use to go from the office to the field and back again in seconds. Only problem is that we broke the flux capacitor.

Lastly a little artsy but hey its nice:

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

We have a house!

We closed on it yesterday. I am so excited I drove over last night after the kids went to sleep and started prepping the house for paint. I can't believe it! I will post pics soon.

Friday, June 06, 2008

Reaping the benefits of Summer
Swimming and Garage Saleing

Jensen LOVES the water. He dumps out his cup of drinking water on his tray and eats

everything done "super soggy." He loves our little backyard plastic pool (where, by the way, my phone took a swim). At the park there is a little water spout area- and he spends all of his time there. He can't get enough of being wet. So we have been swimming a lot. And my little pygmy boy loves it.

We met a good friend of mine Keri Allred (formerly known as McLeish) at the park with her two boys. What cuties! Jensen and her older son Matthew,played with cars and trains in the water. What could be better. Her younger son David and Lily kept trying to scare us by trying to join in the fun. Lily kept trying to crawl in, and David tenuously walked around and around the fountain. He fell in a couple times but recovered nicely:)
My mom and I have also had fun going around and buying up ALL of the toys we can find at garage sales. We have actually found some pretty good stuff. Jensen got some Thomas the train slippers that he wouldn't take off for days. Oh what fun.
We close on our house on MONDAY! I'm really excited. Next week will be filled with cleaning and painting and prep for the elders quorum to show up on Saturday and do the heavy lifting. I just can't believe it is finally here.