Saturday, November 7, 2009

Garbage Man Came!

This is probably the second time the garbage man had come but this time it was late enough for us to be out of bed. Aubrey and her dad were so excited. They sat there watching the garbage man the whole time. Well, long enough for me to get the camera and take a picture. They were so captivated they didn't even pay attention to the camera... and for Aubrey that is amazing!

Most recent projects:
Ryan's mom gave me a bunch of fabric and so I had this idea for a dress I wanted to make Aubrey... So I made it yesterday morning.

And here it is. Very warm and comfy. I just took one of her other dresses and made a pattern with it. It was really fun, but now I have a mess to clean up in the other room. She will probably only fit in it for a couple more days (made it too small). But I have a bunch more fabric so maybe I will come up with a different kind of dress. We shall see.....

This is the other project. I LOVE THIS! I went to a girls night the other night and they taught us this craft. I made the flower at the girls night and they the birthday shirt a few days later. Thank you Amber and Maren! I love learning new and easy craft projects. And to my friends, don't be surprised if you get something like this for gifts for your kids, haha! When I do this again I will try and remember to post how to make these. So easy and fun!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Our Little Lamb!

Happy Halloween!! Hope everyone had a great one!

Thursday, October 22, 2009


Here it is! Our little humble abode! Yes it does look like a pumpkin with green trim and orange paint but I was willing to look past that at it's inner beauty (with the promise from Ryan that we would paint it in the spring). No really we are very excited about our new little house and making it our own. It is a lot of work, but we are excited for the challenge.

This is our living room. Luckily I have my mom. She cleaned the carpets for me. She is so great!

Here is the dining room right by the kitchen. This has been Aubrey's stake-out-point. She has been so good through all of this!

Hallway, Yes we have a hallway!

This is Ryan's office. Finally when he works from home he will have a little peace and quiet to work in. Hopefully.

This is our retro 60's bathroom. Yes the toilet is even brown. I am sure this was hip back when...
Like I said we are excited for the challenges and making this place our own.

More retro...

Our bedroom

This is Aubrey's bedroom. It came with that awesome shelf on the wall. I think her room is one of the coolest. Can't wait until I get my decorating hands on it!

She has a great mirror for admiring her cute little face in a ballerina outfit.

WORK IN PROGRESS..... Okay this is the kitchen that I have been slaving over, not to mention my mother as well. We have painted the walls and are still working on the cupboards. We are also putting tile up and getting appliances very soon. This will probably be the first one you see as a before and after once we are done.

More kitchen

This is the mudroom for the washer and dryer. More retro flooring, but I love this room!

Place for the washer and dryer. Still in the mudroom.

This is one of the best rooms in the house. The family room in the back. It is big with vaulted ceilings and a fireplace. The kitchen opens up to this room with a bar. This will be where most of the entertaining will be. Fun fun!

And this is what sold us on the house. The backyard is a forest. It is awesome!

Shed #1
Shed #2. Ryan loves that!


Awesome fire pit. Which we will be using for a mutual activity someday, I just know it!

This is the adorable face that looks back at me while I am wigging out trying to get everything done in this house. She is such a trooper. Ryan is working so hard and is loving every minute of it. The other day he was telling me how much he loves to do yard work in his own yard. haha! We are so excited to have a house. WEEKEND PROJECTS FOR LIFE! YEAH!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

We finally have a crawler!

So you might be thinking to yourself, she just started crawling at 10 months. I know I have been thinking it too. I have tried so hard to get his girl to crawl. I have given her plenty of tummy time, tons of trying to get her to come after a toy. But she just wanted to do it on her own time. The time has officially come and I am so excited. I actually find myself lucky. I have had a lot of time with Aubrey not being mobile. Now I know she is going to get into everything, but for 10 months she hasn't. Well bring it on little girl! I am just so excited for all the things she is learning.

Oh yeah and I haven't mentioned this yet on our blog. WE BOUGHT A HOUSE! I will post pictures very soon.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

I Recovered Something!

So I am really excited about this. We got this rocking chair at a garage sale for $15.00 when I was pregnant with Aubrey. When we got it the pads on the chair were blue, which would have worked for a boy, but not for a girl. Joann's was having a really good sale on their Home Decor fabric so I broke down and got some and here is the result. The pictures doesn't do it justice. Since I was taking pictures anyway I decided to do a little photoshoot of Aubs. She is 9 months now! AHHH!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Pierce Family Annual Fishing Trip!

So here we are again. The annual Pierce Family Fishing trip. A lot of you already know about this trip but I will explain anyway. For two weeks in the fall Ryan's Dad come to Rainier, OR to catch the Fall Chinook on the Columbia. We met him on his second week and was there from Thursday to Monday. We camp out on an island and fish for Salmon while the tide is running, and then fish for squa fish when it isn't. So really all we do is Eat, Sleep, and FISH! It is so much fun and very relaxing.

Aubrey did great while we were fishing on the boat. She did cry very much except for if she was hungry. She actually slept a lot. It was great! She feel asleep with her life jacket holding her head up! haha!

We were also able to hang out with Great Grandma & pa Pierce! Grandma made us two dinners after long days of fishing. They were wonderful company!

Aubrey loved being with her Great-Grandma Pierce. She cuddled up to her and played with her. I must say Grandma Pierce loved it too!

This was the relaxing part I was talking about!

Our friend T.J. was able to come and catch a Salmon of his own.

Aubrey with her Grandma and pa!

She liked to drive the boat!

I have been told there is a picture of Ryan with his Dad when he was little holding a fishing Rod. I can't wait to get the picture so I can put them side by side. When I get it I will post it!

Three Generations!

Aubrey was pretty excited to go camping. One night it started raining and storming and Aubs couldn't sleep so I took her out of her pack n'play and snuggled up with her in my sleeping bag. We didn't sleep very well that night. It rained for the next few nights so Aubs and I slept and Ryan's Aunt and Uncles, which was close by.