Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Out for Dinner

We had a great time out tonight with the "Four His Glory" gang.  Thanks for meeting us a little more than half way.  :)
You can see the rest of the pictures on my(Stephanie's) facebook account.  
Good Times.

Sunday, November 23, 2008


Sunday afternoon was spent priming the walls.  We did not get completely done, but a good chunk of it anyway.  TJ did the ceilings and I did the walls.  I got the bedrooms and the closets done.  So now I just need to do the *outerior walls.  *this is my new word.  I was trying to think of a good way to explain that part of the wall...  it's not exterior because it is still indoors, but it's not "interior" because it is not really part of any room, (yet).  So I came up with Outerior.  I quite like it. It's where the wall will be eventually part of the living room.  Whenever that might be!  Long long time from now.....  That just reminded me of that really annoying song from Higher Power.... "Long, long time ago, very long time ago, long, long time ago...... "  I hope you have it in your head the rest of the day.... if you even know it! :)  I know Bob does atleast, he has the CD.
Anyway... I used a roller and got the main chunk of the walls done however I still have to go back and get all the corners/trim work.  Yes you even have to trim when priming.  What a pain!  But you don't have to worry about hitting the ceiling, because as of right now it's all the same color.  That however will change when we actually paint!  There will for sure be color, if I have anything to say about it.   Ideally I would like to wait until things are a little more permanent with knowing a timeline for the kids, also so I can know enough about them to figure out who will have what room, and paint it to their liking.  I mean I don't want to paint a girls room blue, or put princesses in a girls room if that girl is 9 instead of 4.... so you see my dilemma. 

Friday, November 21, 2008


So the walls are muded and taped, and the ceiling is textured.  We didn't know if he was going to come back this week to texture the walls or not, and so far he has not come, so we are guessing he's done.  And that is just fine.  Walls don't really need to be textured.  Plus if I'm going to paint a fun design on them, it is actually easier if they are not textured.  We are going to go to Lowe's tonight to see what kind of primer there is.  Hopefully they have just what we need! :0)
I'm just going to paint everything white for now.... until we know more about the kids and what kinds of things, and colors they like.  Or atleast that's what I say for now!  I might change my mind later.  I'll keep you posted.  I know you'll just be waiting on the edge of your seats for that one! :)
Well, there's my 2 cents for the day.  I'll try to help TJ keep up on this blog!  He used to be so good and write every day.... for a little while there he had a note pad with different stories he was going to put on the blog so he didn't forget, and because he only wanted to post one story a day..... not now, though.  Maybe we can turn that around so you all have some entertainment for the day! ;) wink wink

Thursday, November 20, 2008


TJ is the worst blogger ever.  Make a comment if you think this is true.
Hee hee........
TJ is mad that I put this! :)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

We're addicted....

....to "Lost". The tv show. Thank you Will and Melissa for getting us hooked and taking away 4 hours a week of our lives. The new season-season 5- starts in January, so we are busy trying to catch up. Right now we're watching season 2 so we have a little ways to go. It's on for 4 hours straight every Monday evening on the SciFi channel. We record it and watch them throughout the week. That's all I wanted to say. It's a good show. You can watch it online at ABC.com.


Monday, November 10, 2008


It's on! I just turned the heat on. But not cause we were cold. The guy that is mudding and taping needed some heat to help the mud dry downstairs so I turned it on. Jamie and Adam turned theirs on yesterday. Although, it was cold this morning. It was 19 degrees on my way to work. Brrrr. And we might be getting some snow tomorrow.


Sunday, November 9, 2008

adoption training

On Saturday Stephanie and I went to an adoption training here it town. It was an all day meeting. 10-6. It was at the Super 8. Fancy. It was actually a really good training session. It dealt primarily with adopting waiting children. Long...but good. And this was only part one. There's one more we have to go to on Dec. 13th. Another all day training. There were 4 of us there. Stephanie and I and another couple....2 guys. :( Yuck. We just feel terrible for the kids that will be placed with them. As you can tell, this was a State thing. We got home and I turned on the TV and noticed there was a football game on. I turned to it and noticed it was Iowa VS. Penn St. And then I noticed there was only 6 seconds left in the 4th quarter and Iowa was behind by one. And that it was Iowa's ball and they were getting ready to kick a field goal. And then I saw the best part of the game! Awesome. 

And some other news really quick.... A guy from our church came to mud and tape on Saturday while we were at the meeting. He's doing it free of charge! You can't beat that. And he has his own drywall business so he's good. 


Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Christmas Tree

On Saturday we put up our most awesome 9' Christmas Tree. It's tall. And it's pre-lit so we didn't have to put lights on it. Here's some pics of it:


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