Sunday, March 29, 2009

Summer PJ's

Apparently I'm not the only one wishing for spring here. Carson was so insistent that he should wear his summer pj's that Mike finally had to compromise with the kid to get him to put on warm ones. Here's how he looked once he was all dressed:
At least he'll be warm tonight!
Here are some pics of the kids helping Mommy with her chores.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Cars, Visitors, and BEDROOM!

John and Mel came to visit last weekend with Abbey and Jack, and the kids had a good time playing together. Unfortunately, we didn't think to take any pictures! Then, Grandma L and Dean came to visit during the week, and of course I only thought to take pictures on the last morning, but I'll post a couple.
Natalie and Uncle Dean
Carson and Grandma L
Dean with the kids

Here are the pictures of our room all done! I still have a few more pictures to hang, and Mike is still going to make some bookshelves, but otherwise, we're done. It turned out great, and we love it.
Our new bedroom moulding up close
At a distance

Saturday, we drove 50 miles to a nearby car show, and it was a hit! They did single racing outside, which we watched for a while, and then we went in and saw all the cars. Carson took his own camera (a hand-me-down from Grandpa and Grandma) and had a great time taking pictures of all his favorite cars. And a nice older gentleman let Carson and Natalie sit inside an old roadster, and they loved that. It was a fun and WARM weekend for us.
This is a custom 2007 Expedition. It was pretty cool!
Mike's favorite, a Mustang
Michelle and kids by a Vet, which are always my favorite
Mike by another Mustang, 2009, 427 Cobra
Carson and Natalie inside a hot-rod roadster

Monday, March 9, 2009

The Decision

Well, we decided to add gluten to our diet for one week to see how everyone felt. We started Friday night, and by Sunday evening, Mike was done being sick and tired, so he cut our week short by about five days. Today we're back to the whole gluten-free thing, and this time we don't have plans of quitting any time soon. Part of me is glad. I want my family to be healthy. Part of me is sad, because I'll miss some things, like Craigo's Pizza, girl scout cookies, etc, just to name a couple. I suppose I could still have them, but I don't think that's really fair, and I'd feel bad that nobody else could, so I guess it's goodbye to all those things. I suppose I'll just have to find a few more really good recipes to replace the things I miss!
I haven't really taken pictures lately (we've been busy trying to put up crown moulding in our bedroom), but here are two I took of the kids just for fun. Natalie is showing off her upper lip, where she face-planted it on our front porch. I'll be sure to post pictures of our bedroom later this week, when it is all done! It's going to look awesome!