Sunday, January 31, 2010

This is NOT a post about our bathroom remodel.....

Oh, it was supposed to be. I was planning on this being a thoughtful, well-written post about how in just one little weekend we gave our master bathroom the facelift it has always wanted. DIYers everywhere would flock to this blog and marvel at our style, profienciency and skill. HGTV would call and give us our own show. Alas, none of that was meant to be. Right now, our bathroom looks like this:

Well actually, I got out the paint, so it looks a bit better than this. And Dan worked on leveling the floor some more and before the day is done, we probably will have put down at least one coat of moisture barrier, but we are no where near done. We still have a whole new floor to install, a faucet to replace and a shiny new toilet to put in. Maybe next week I'll have a finished product to show off.

Remember a couple of months ago when we had six trees knocked down? Well this weekend ended up being dedicated to those trees. On Saturday, Dan and his brother Dwayne, along with nephew Grant, went to work dragging the trees out of the brush, limbing them and arranging them so they can be picked up and taken to the mill sometime soon. Dan secured the use of a tractor and secured the use of his brother, so Saturday was the day.

They spent several hours hard-at-work and got the job done. Even when the logs are hauled away, there will still be lots of firewood to cut and several slash piles to burn.

This interrupted weekend just goes to show that our place is going to be a work-in-progress for quite some time.

Oh, and I couldn't post and not include a Lana picture. Here you go Grandparents. I wouldn't want to dissapoint you.
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Sunday, January 17, 2010

How Far Does the Apple Fall?

I think every parent wonders about who thier child resembles most. All of us have features we would rather not pass on to our kids and others we hope they inherit. Several family and friends have shared their opinions, but Dan and I just don't know. So I put together these side-by-side comparisons. What do you think?


Notice the matching yellow pajamas and the similar backdrops? I know what you're thinking.
Obsess Much?
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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Lana Jean the Jumping Bean

Here's our girl, happily bouncing away.

Saturday, January 9, 2010


-Is it possible to get addicted to baby laughs? Seriously, are baby laughs not like heroin? I think I'd do anything for my next hit.

-How exactly does one get a Miley Cyrus song out of their head? Do I need to bring in an old priest and a young priest? Is an excorsism required? Do I need to have some type of surgery? Any and all helpful suggestions are appreciated.

-See this?
How is it my heart has yet to explode from love overload?

-Have you ever had a cattle drive come down your road? We have, at least twice since we've lived here. I caught this one today.

-Can you recall from the baby days what foods your baby liked the best? Lana's not so sure she likes peas. I'm a mean Mommy and make her eat them anyway.

This is more love than my heart can handle.
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Friday, January 1, 2010

Whew....what a week!


We had a great Christmas in Oregon with my parents and a fun time after Christmas in Lynden with the Lenssen's. I took my camera, but did not take near enough pictures. Here are a few high points:
-Lana's first Christmas. Even though she slept through present time, I did save some bows for her little bald head.
-Lana loves her new jumper toy. Thanks Grandma and Grandpa!
-Our girl got sick and we waited for 2+ hours the day after Christmas to see a doctor. Turns out she had a sinus infection. No wonder she was so inconsolable. We got her some medicine and she bounced back great.
-My parents happily put up with me and Dan and our sick baby. Tears, coughing, goopy eyes and all. Thanks so much for your help and your patience!
-New nephew, Grant Alex Fugal, was born on December 28th. Congrats to Scott and Jen.
-Christmas party with Dan's family on December 27th. Once again, Lana slept through present time.
-Lana says thank you to her Grandpa Rick and Grandma Cindy, Grandma Sue and her aunts and uncles and cousins. I think she quadrupled her toy collection.
-Dan and Shelle say thank you as well. We are truly blessed by all of your generosity and thoughtfullness. Our families are awesome and we had a great time seeing everyone.
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