Friday, December 28, 2012

Christmas 2012

This Christmas was one of the best by far! We actually got to stay home Christmas Eve which meant my girls got to wake up in their own beds and see what presents Santa brought them under their own tree. Priceless! I love seeing family for the holidays but I loved having our own Christmas with my own growing family. Here are the girls in their new jammies.
After Christmas morning we did drive up to Sandy to have Christmas dinner with My family. The girls had fun playing with their cousins and seeing Grandma and Popi.
It was nice spending time with family having good food and good fun.
My favorite gift was the washer and dryer pedestals Greg made for my front loaders. I will have to post pics of that soon as we are redoing the laundry room/bathroom right now. Greg's favorite gift (and the girls too lol) is the ipad. I have to say it is pretty fun. This is an app that shows you the actual size of the baby for each week of pregnancy. So here I am 26 weeks! I guess the ipad has turned out to be family gift. Good thing Greg doesn't mind sharing :)
So Christmas was great this year. I think having little children to share it with makes it that much more enjoyable. I love how magical it is for them and I'm glad we can make such great memories with family each year.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Another one on the way!

This bun will be done March 2013!!!!!! Yes I am due to have Gochnour baby #4 at the end of March. I know I said we were done having babies but I guess there was just one more waiting up there :) We are very excited to have another sweet baby in our home and I have a very strong feeling it's another girl. I wonder where I got that idea? lol I will find out the gender this time so around the end of Oct or first of Nov we will know. So that's the news around here!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Flowers are in bloom!!

Okay so before I show all the flowers growing wild in my yard I first need to show the two small, but newest updates to the house. I finally got around to making my curtains. They're nothing fancy but I love them. I love the colors and pattern. The other update is that my knobs finally came in! It only took 5 months! That's what I get for living in a small town and having to special order things. Oh well, I think they look nice and now I'm not clawing at my cabinets when I need to get into them. Now onto the house. We had large Juniper trees growing around this rock wall and around the whole front yard. Greg finally finished chopping all those trees down. I love how much cleaner the yard looks and now we can see out! You can see what a mean about flower overload! They are all pretty but man do I have a ton! Delicious cherries from my cherry tree. Grape vines! I can't wait for these to ripen. I love the way this looks. This is the rock garden (what geologist doesn't have a rock garden?) on the other side of the carport. The grape vines flow over the fence in such a pretty way. This rose bush is already done with it's first bloom. You can see the roses are dying, but there are new buds coming so I should see more as the summer goes on. This plant is growing all over the lattice. It has small yellow and white flowers that smell so good! Some ground cover in one of the flower beds. There is this tall grass growing in between these pine trees. The other day I noticed big orange flowers blooming in the grass. I didn't get around to taking a new picture of them but they are very pretty. Sunflowers!!! I have so many of these growing everywhere! I'm not the biggest fan of sunflowers in my yard but they started popping up in the areas when Greg cut down the trees. I guess it's something to fill in the dirt for now. So there it is. I have a lot going on in my yard and it's taking a lot of my time to keep up on it all. I want to continue scaling back throughout the summer so that hopefully next year it will still be beautiful but not so demanding.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Welcome to our home

Back in November we bought our first home. The process was very irritating to say the least. We ended up moving to Price Utah a tiny, tiny town where house prices have NOT gone down in value. Hopefully this will work to our advantage come time to sell. But for us being the buyer it was hard because the houses here are so expensive! We ended up finding a home that was nice but needed some major updating. So that is what Greg and I have been doing for the past 5 months or so. We haven't finished all the rooms yet but we are getting close! So here are a million pictures with some before and afters so you can see our progress.
We have a nice front and back yard. Great for the kids.
The carport on the side of the garage. It's nice to have this along with the garage.
Backyard has a covered patio with a hot tub that is NOT working at the moment! We'll get around to that one of these days.
I really like this rock seating. I want to get some pretty outdoor patio cushions for it to dress it up.
We have lots of beautiful trees that are starting to bloom. I love them!
K now to the inside. This is the living room before.....
After. We put in new carpet and painted. I also plan on sewing curtains when I get around to it.
Love this door. It's the front coat closet.
painted this and put it in my entryway.
Eva and Layla's room before...
After. We put in new carpet, took down that wallpaper (such a pain) and painted.
The closet doors before....
After. Spray paint does wonders!
So I haven't done much to my room yet. There was a wallpaper border I took down but that's it. The walls are just white and I haven't put up deco. The bedroom is a good size and we have his and her closets which I love! So here is just a pic of my bed and my favorite wreath. I'll post more pictures of my room once I paint it.
Little Julia's room. I forgot to take a before picture but all we did was paint.
Ok here is where it gets pretty scary. The main reason I didn't want this house at first. The rock wall!!! Greg and I fought about this because I wanted it gone but he likes it. We did so many other things to the house that I decided to let this one go. So he won. But we still changed a few things. This is before....
After. I put up my decor and we got new carpet.
But this is by far the worst! That ugly rock continued onto the wall in the playroom area. Thankfully Greg agreed with me that this had to go! Before.....
After. My wonderful Husband busted out all that rock and replaced it with board and batten. We also got new carpet.
I love the way it turned out and now the girls have such a pretty place to play.
I really liked the kitchen. It's big with lots of cabinets and counter space. Plus a nice big pantry.
I also loved these cabinets with the glass doors. What I didn't like was all the blonde wood.
And the dining area was just plain. So we changed it all. Before....
After. I think the kitchen is my favorite part of the whole house. I redid the cabinets white with a few black accent cabinets. The only problem is I bought new knobs but the store only had a few so I had to order more. They are on back order until May! So I will have dark knobs on all the doors in another month or so.
I love the way this turned out, and these are the knobs I will have on the rest of my doors when they come in.
This door is in my kitchen and leads to the garage. I love it! Love the color and the saying.
Last but not least the dinning area. We painted and put up new decor.
I didn't put any of the bathrooms because I haven't done a thing to them yet. They are just white walls and the same blonde cabinets like the kitchen, so once I do my bedroom and the bathrooms I'll post more. But now you all can see why Greg and I have been so busy! We've done a lot and I'm proud of all we've accomplished. I just can't wait until it's all done!