Friday, September 20, 2013

Yuki & House reno week 4

So we had to put our dog Yuki down last week. Yuki was really my mom's dog. He was by her side through everything. We would put him on her bed and he would stay by her side all day, every day. He was a good dog. Slightly crazy, but we still loved him. After my dad got remarried they decided that Yuki had to go. They were going to Idaho a lot and had a hard time finding someone to watch him so (cue the trumpets) Susan, our friend, stepped in and took him for us. She is such an amazing person and we are so grateful for her and for loving Yuki and taking such great care of him. He loved Susan which was a big deal because Yuki loved only a few people. He was old though and it was time. Susan called me on Sunday and told me that she thought it was time. He had a respiratory infection and couldn't sit up anymore or move very well and was just going downhill. I know that if we hadn't put him down he would have suffered for a few more days and gone anyways. So she made the decision and we went in the next day and said our goodbyes. It was really hard but I know he is with my mom getting lots of love. What a guy. Love you Yuki dog.

After that depressing note...our house is coming along. The floors in the kitchen were just re stained so I couldn't get a good picture of the kitchen which is the best part! This is a terrible and old iPhone picture but you get the gist. White cabinets, subway tile back splash, new sink and faucet.

top left: the fridge will go in the empty space to the right of the window
top right: SiSi's closet
bottom left: painted railing and spindles, new floor color
bottom right: new closet at the end of the hall

All we (and when I say we I mean the contractors) have to do now is paint everything and put all of the doors back on then clean the entire house!!! I have never been more excited to clean a house before in my life!

So funny story, no renovation is without it's few hiccups. We had originally planned on painting the house ourselves to save a lot of money. How hard could it be? We thought. This last week I devoted all of my free time to sanding and cleaning the walls, patching holes, taping and buying all of our supplies. I finally finished and A's mom graciously offered to take SiSi so we could go start painting. Anxious to get the job done we jumped into it with our rollers and brushes. About 10 minutes into painting I hear A complaining through the walls and he doesn't stop. I won't repeat what he was saying but let's just say it was enough to get me to leave my awesome paint job and go in to his room to see how he was faring. He wasn't happy. So we sat down and had a good talk and ultimately decided that if we painted our house ourselves there was a chance that we would not like each other by the end. And we both agree that saving a few bucks is not worth our marriage. So we are having someone else paint for us and it feels quite nice.

After the painters are done, the doors will be reattached, carpets and air ducts cleaned and then we will move in!!! Hopefully in about a week, WHAT?! We are so excited!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Labor Day

We had a fun filled Labor Day doing absolutely no labor. Thanks to those who participated in the Labor movement for giving me a day in which I sit around and eat lots of food and hang out with my family! Yay for you!

We decided to go to the GR and enjoy the sunshine and the cool mountain air. A went riding with his dad and Phil. SiSi, Martsie and I stayed on the property and hung out with Micaela and her kids. It was the perfect weather and we enjoyed every minute of it. SiSi even had her first real 4wheeler ride and she loved it!

Then if that weren't enough, A's parent's threw a big BBQ pool party for the family that night and it was way too much fun. SiSi thinks she is Michael Phelps or something because she tries to swim all over the place. And of course this wouldn't be a Webb party if someone didn't jump off some kind of roof. Thanks John!
Hope you had a labor free and fun filled Labor Day too!

Party over here!

I grew up in a family that loved birthdays. We celebrated every birthday the same: my parents would decorate the house with the same birthday banner and a kind of creepy clown balloon that we had been using for all of our birthdays, most of the time my birthday landed on the first day or school so that was a real winner, dinner seemed to always be at Outback Steakhouse or Teppanyaki, then we would come home to a Jamoca fudge ice cream cake from Baskin Robbins, singing and presents. I love birthdays! For SiSi's first birthday we wanted to do something fun so we decided to do a pool party. Everything was all set up by A's parent's pool and then the storm clouds came rolling in. We tried to sit it out but when the lighting hit we decided to take the party inside. It was pretty much pandemonium for the rest of the night but it was fun and SiSi was so happy! Too bad :( but it's okay, we'll take a rain check! Get it? Ha!

this is how cute it would have been...

I used a Sweet Tooth Fairy recipe for the double chocolate cupcakes here
the cupcakes were a little rich and dense for a children's birthday party but I thought they were good. I probably won't make them again though. The frosting I used will be my go-to frosting from now on though. It was amazing! Now if I can just find the recipe again...(story of my life!)

 SiSi was incredibly spoiled and enjoyed every second! Cousins everywhere, pink sequined everything, a rocking chair (Ikea), balloons and best of all her Granny and Grandma who know her so well got her a cell phone and a car. One going on 16. Heaven help us! The bottom right pictures she is texting and talking while driving. We need to have a chat SiSi.

Overall a huge success! Happy birthday to our little joy. 
Mommy and Daddy love you more than you will ever know!