Thursday, January 26, 2012

Valentine's Day Ditty

Owen's teacher sends an empty milk jug home with the kids a week or two before Valentine's Day so they can decorate it, take it back to school, and use it to hold their valentines from other kids. I believe, if I can remember correctly, that last year's "Love Monster" milk jug was one of my very first posts on Owen's blog. Wow, how far we've come in a year. What an ugly love monster that turned out to be. We decided to stick with something a little more boyish this what if the purple tissue paper looks pink?

Owen showing off his Wildcat pride

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Basement Beginnings

Upon the unfortunate news that Gavin's bosses were moving him to night shift (against his will WITH a slight paycut I might add), we were forced into renovating a quiet basement bedroom for him to sleep during the day. We were not planning on finishing our basement for at least the next 10 years, if ever...but come to think of it, when has anything gone the way we plan? Sidenote: Gavin will begin his first shift on the night shift this Monday; say a prayer for him because he can't even stay up past 9pm. :)

The bedroom; it's blue in case you can't tell from the picture

The family room; that concrete block thing on the right will be our stone bar
Gavin has lived in that basement for the past month, sheetrocking, mudding, texturing, staining, varnishing, trimming, painting, putting in a name it, he's done it. He is currently finishing up on the trim and doors and will hopefully soon begin laying the (free from a former job I might add) stone on the bar he built. Hats off to my man, the Jack of all trades!

Great Days

Owen received his very first certificate from one of his teachers. Not gonna lie. I cried.