Saturday, February 26, 2011

Do it Yerself

So last weekend Jessica and I took a trip to the thrift store and I found this fabulous little piece of goodness. It doesn't look like much now, but you just wait...

I took a short trip to Home Depot where I got:
-sand paper 100 grit
-ebony colored stain

Then I taped it off.

After I hung it up, I also painted on just a touch of gold acrylic on the little decorative pieces.

Voila! Now it sits above my sofa and it only cost me $10.

Funny Things

Noah: "Becky, Isla says she's in a baking mood. Can I borrow your basket so that Isla can sit in it while she bakes?"

Sometimes, the best part about babysitting is watching and listening to Noah interact. I'm pretty sure Isla is now "holding the cookbook."

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Bieber Feaver

Because of Jessica I'm obsessed with Justin Bieber. My students will now adore me. Sigh.

...Noah also put the cookie dough from yesterday in convenient bite size pieces for baking. Coincidentally, they also conveniently find their way into my mouth. Dang handiness.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Basement Dwellers

Here are the culprits that made me cry:

That very same weekend we also went snowshoeing, which was awesome! It was so warm and good times were had by all.

Here we all are afterward. Happy Birthday Brandon!
I'm really going to miss these guys...
(except Noah of course. He'll be around for eternity.)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Valentine's Mush

So I know you are all out there posting what you did on Valentine's and I wasn't going to, but well, here I am!

I spent a very hectic Monday trying to do things for the kids, which was of course futile. I send them packing, thinking great, an extra hour of time for me to get things done! No! I helped the kids deliver the Valentine's they didn't have time to give each other.

I get home, finally, late because I spent so much time working and Noah is there making dinner. He gives me a kiss and helps me with my bag and I go in to the bedroom to find a dozen pink roses in zebra print wrapping sitting on my bed. It was so beautiful and nice that I sat down on the bed and cried because the day just wasn't the best. Noah comes in somewhat confused, but all was well. About a half hour later we realize the roast won't be done for a long time. We then decide to go to Burger King with our gift card we won at the stake dance. Weeell, Noah forgot to use it so we still have a Burger King card.

When we got home Noah was in a grumpy mood and we fought. Noah dropped the roast on the floor and we yelled at each other. About 5 minutes later we decided to start our evening over, which is what we always do when we feel like we're stuck in gloomy moods. Often, I like to just start my day over and crawl into bed and pretend to wake-up again.

The rest of the evening we lay in bed doing whatever we felt like. So it wasn't as perfect as Noah had planned, but forgiveness is what love is all about right?

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Blueberries and Exercise

I did a little modern dance in the living's been a long time and I smiled every minute I was dancing. Afterward, I ate these:

P.S. This is my favorite cup. I wash it just so I can eat and/or drink out of it for just about everything.

Why I Love Noe

Here's a little note I found on my computer:

Dear Becky-

I love you very much. I think you are a wonderful wife and a very dedicated teacher. Even though I miss you sometimes, I know that you are putting in lots of hard work for the kids. They may not show it now or even in this lifetime, but these kids will thank you for the help and love you have given them. You are amazing!! I love you!!


He makes my day better. I'm pretty sure I married someone not too far from perfection. I've got a lot of catching up to do.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Comical Life

I thought this might make you guys chuckle. Yes, I made it. Enjoy.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Miscellaneous Happiness

This, was my Christmas present:

Added to this:
A short before:
Annnnnnd, after (I did a lot while Noah was out of town):
As another note, I've lost 13 lbs. and I really liked my outfit today so now, you get a picture of it!