Tuesday, February 28, 2012


Actually, new windows, but new windows feels like winning.

Juliette really likes them!
Edward is about halfway thru installing them, these are going in the kitchen. I can't wait til they're all replaced, and the trim is all done. Then I can make roman blinds, I found a great tutorial on Pinterest.

I Love they way they look, and the house does seem to be quieter. We'll see if they make a difference in our cooling bill this summer, if they do, they'll pay for themselves in less than two years.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


I know it's February.
February in Las Vegas means Spring! Two years ago (this week) I was in the hospital having Juliette, I remember noticing all the little buds on the trees on the drive home from the hospital.

Spring also means yard work, building, and planting.
Edward built me a huge planter bed, that also doubles as a child enclosure... at least until it's filled with dirt. He's also been setting the beams for the fence that's going around the front yard. And trimming the Silk Mimosa tree so that it doesn't completely shade my new planter.

There used to be a half wall right along where Edward is standing (above), he spent most of one afternoon knocking it down. Not only was it ugly, but the decorative top layer of block harbored some nasty little creatures, like poisonous spiders. Anyways, I'm glad that it, and it's inhabitants are gone.
Andrew has helped Edward quite a bit in the work outside. He stained the planter and some of the fence posts. Each day that he helps he ends up doing this (below) somewhere.
And here's our almost 2 year old. She's so cute and funny, mostly when she's "helping" in the yard, she just ends up filthy.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

The French Doors

Edward made the awesome discovery that there is no insulation in the wall! Not awesome. Another not awesome discovery was finding out that the bottom 2x4 in the wall is not anchored to the foundation... so the wall is being held in place by the roof.

The new back door makes the whole room look and feel different. We're really happy with them!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Getting Ready

We are getting ready!

The kids love starting seeds, and I like growing things in the dirt. Only a few weeks til we can transplant them out in the yard. I'm giddy, and the kids love seeing each new sprouting plant! I'm planning on a couple of raised beds in the front yard, and a few fruit trees.