Tuesday, September 29, 2009

My Goal

Hannah has been sleeping in a bassinet that she's rapidly outgrowing. We have avoided anything permanent (setting up a crib, decorating, etc..) because we thought we might be moving. Now that we're going to be here for a while it's time to set up the nursery. My goal is to have her room done by her 4 month mark, in three weeks. Here's what the plan is:

* Week 1 = move everything in the room that's not supposed to be there and find a new home for it.
* Week 2 = thoroughly clean the room, pull off wallpaper, and prime the walls.
* Week 3 = paint, move Hannah's stuff in, and put up decorations
Here's hoping it happens!!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Girls Weekend

My three sisters flew in for a girls weekend to do some redecorating in my mom's house. Since I am lacking in the decorating expertise and had Hannah attached to me most of the time I was mostly just there for moral support. My sisters, however did a great job. The re-did above the kitchen counters, the dinning area, re-finished some bedroom furniture, and helped jazz up a plain bathroom. I didn't take any before photos so you can't compare, but here is some of the finished work.

Here's the new red wall. It's not as boring as before. I really like the quote on the wall.

Here they redecorated everything above the cabinets. Ignore the clutter down below. This was taken before everything was cleaned and put away.

I don't have pictures of the bedroom and bathroom that were done. My battery died in the camera, but you get the idea. It was fun to get together with all the girls. I hope we can do it again.

Friday, September 11, 2009

3 Month Photo

So, I've gotten like 5 different coupons in the mail for JCPenny's portrait studio and finally decided that it's time to do a professional photo for Hannah. I never take pictures so it needed to be done. Of course it ended up being expensive when it was supposed to be cheap, so we're done with them for a while. However, I think they turned out pretty cute. Here she is at 3 months.

Isn't she cute? We don't know where she got it from, but we'll take it.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

It's Official

As of today James is officially employed with a "real" job. After lots of thought and more thought and some debating we decided to turn down an offer for teaching at a University in Korea. It was a tough decision, but it's made and now time to move on. James will be working here in Cache Valley for a energy efficiency company, Synergy. That means we'll probably be around here for a while. We're just glad that we've finally made a decision. :D Does this mean we've entered into real life?

Monday, September 7, 2009


This past week James had a day off of work so we decided to go on a hike. We went up Logan Canyon and hiked the Crimson Trail. This was the view from the top. It's pretty isn't it? We love the outdoors but it seems like we don't take time to enjoy what we have very often. It was a short hike, but it was really nice to get out and do it. Here's a picture of Hannah enjoying the ride. Don't you like the over sized hat?