Friday, June 29, 2007

Sing along

Do you like sing alongs? Or singing along with songs? Well, Jared does. Lately, he's into singing along with his "kids music" in the van. We have several CDs in the van's player and Jared loves to ride in the van, singing along. Paul and I just noticed Jared doing this a couple of weeks ago. And Jared knows all of the words to the songs. Then, just the other day, we noticed him reading along with us at storytime. Paul said "When did this happen? Did you know that he does this?!" I said "No, it's new to me." It's very cute! There's a lot going on in our little boy's head :)

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

God Tube

Have you heard of it? I haven't until just the other day. I was reading an article online about Kirk Cameron and it mentioned God Tube, a Christian You Tube. So I checked out the website. There are some funny videos on there. I just checked out a video clip of MercyMe's "So Long Self" video.

Just thought I'd share this website with you.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Pictures of our new patio and deck

Here are pictures of our back patio before...

and after...

Doesn't the new patio look pretty? We call it our "minimalist look." :P As you can see from the after pictures, we also have a new "deck." Jared and Paul built it so that we can get from the house to the pool. There are more pictures of our re-landscaping project at our website, under "House" and "We're Re-Landscaping."

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Demo...not a "democrat" or "a demonstration," but as in "an act or instance of demolishing"

There has been a lot of demo'ing going on at our house. We decided to completed tear out and redo our front and back landscapes. We've spent several days ripping out the plants and trees in our yards, redo'ing the drip irrigation system and shoveling tons of dirt and granite rocks.

We're also tearing out the concrete patio in the back. As of today, we have a dirt patio :) We had someone come out and jackhammer out our concrete patio. It was loud! Jared thoroughly enjoyed watching the three men tear it out. I think he wanted to go out and join them ;) Our plan is to put in the pretty colored concrete paverstones, like these. We already have a pavered walkway and patio in the front. We are going to keep it consistent and have the same pavers for a sidewalk along the south side of our house and an all-pavered back patio. It is going to look so cool! We're also going to replace all of the plants we pulled out with new ones, ones we like, are easier to maintain and will produce lots of pretty flowers.

Off to more demo work. Anyone wanting to help out (remember, it's 110 degrees outside) can feel free to give us a call and come on over to work :P

Friday, June 15, 2007

Trip pictures posted

Whew! I was finally able to go through all 400+ pictures of our trip. No, I didn't post them all at our website. That would be silly :P I only posted a little under 80. You can view them at our website, under "Trips" and "2007 North Dakota trip." Have fun!

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

We're back!

We had a great time in North Dakota! It was so good to see Paul's family again and even more fun to see his brother get married. Jared did a great job as ring bearer! Isn't he too cute and handsome! Everyone thought so too :)

More pictures of our trip to come at our website, under "Trips."

Monday, June 04, 2007

Trip time

We are getting ready for our trip to North Dakota. Woo hoo! Jared is excited to ride on an airplane again and he is telling everyone that "he's gonna get married." Ha ;) ! I'm sure we'll be busy with the wedding and planning but it will be fun to see Paul's family again. Jared will also get to play with his cousin, Kezia. It will be a hoot to see the two of them playing together. The last time we saw Kezia she was 5 weeks old. Now, she is almost 15 months old. Wow! You can expect lots of pictures of the trip when we get back :)
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