Last week we went to the farm to do their fall activities. Once again we found a great deal online. We only paid $3.50 a person to do the tractor ride, hay maze, corn maze, and to pick our own pumpkins. The kids had so much fun running around the mazes. It was a very fun activity.
The kids in the hay maze.
Logan and Layne taking a break from running around.
Logan looking around for his pumpkin. He had a hard time choosing which one he wanted.
About a month ago on Groupon they had a deal for the Haunted Boat ride on the Provo River. My whole family got tickets and we went last Wednesday. The drive down was a nightmare but the actual even was pretty fun. Kind of cheesy, but worth it for the deal we got.
Our little family waiting for our ride on the boat.
The whole group except Hilary, who was taking the picture.
Logan with his life jacket on. He like wearing his jacket because of Diego and Dora.
For the last 4 months we have been working on getting into our first home. We finally closed today! My wonderful uncle Michael and aunt Kate gave us an amazing opportunity to be able to get into our first home. When we first looked at the house we werent sure we could handle all of the work, but after lots of fasting and prayer we decided this opportunity was too amazing to pass up. The house was a foreclosure and the previous owner was a self proclaimed "handyman". The whole house was one big unfinished project. After lots of painting, drywalling, new carpet, new cabinets, new siding, new windows, all new appliances, and a lot more we are finally able to call it ours. Here are some before and after pictures.
The front of our house. We got new siding, new windows, a new door, and new drip edge. We will still be taking out that rosebush and probably the other two bushes and will be putting on shutters. Here is the back of the house. Again we did new siding, new windows, and a new balcony off Logan's room. Plus a lot of weeding was done.
The backyard was ridiculous! The grass was probably 3 feet high and the weeds were crazy. It is finally looking like a yard now, but we have so much more to do.
My mom heard about a contest on Good Things Utah where you send a picture of your old shed and you could possible win a new one. Well we won! How could we not with that shed!
The kitchen had ok cabinets but they werent done. We got all new cabinets, a new window, and all new appliances. We also painted pretty much every room in the entire house.
This is Logan's room. It had pink walls and pink carpet. We painted the walls and got new carpet. We also put in new curtains and will be making the closet a lot better too.
In our room we just painted and got new blinds.
In the family room we painted and got new carpet. We will finish the fireplace and put in crown molding eventually. For now this is Logan's toy room.
This room was so creepy. The wood panelling had to go. We ripped it off and drywalled that entire room and put in new carpet. It turned out great!
We still have a lot to do on the house, but we are so happy to finally be moved in and homeowners. We are so grateful to all of our family who helped so much! And so grateful to Mike and Kate who are so generous. Thank you so much!
On Saturday Hilary and I are doing another boutique. Its at 6322 S. 3000 E. at the Old Mill office complex. We will be on the 3rd floor booth 14 and 15. The boutique is from 10 am til 3 pm. We have lots of new fall onesies and clippies so come check it out! And remember if you are a follower of http://bitsandpieces10.blogspot.com and come to the boutique you get a free ribbon flower clip!
I have been married to my wonderful husband for six years and am loving every minute of it. We have one little boy who is four and a one year old baby girl. I am so lucky to get to be a stay at home mom and wouldn't want it any other way.
12-20-2010 Logan: I want to sleep at your house tonight. My sister Hilary: You can sleep over when mommy is in the hospital. Logan: Yeah cause my mom and dad will be taking care of the darn baby.
2-2-2011 While walking around at Tai Pan a lady just happened to be walking the same direction as us. Logan loudly said, "Mommy that lady is FOLLOWING is!"
2-3-2011 When getting ready to play Mario with his dad... "Dad I will be Mario and you can be Princess Peach."
2-21-11 While patting my dads back... Logan: "Don't worry grandpa you don't have to burp, I am just patting you cause I love you."
3-23-11 While eating breakfast Logan said, "Mom I just spilled milk on my poker face."
7-16-11 After seeing a bat outside of the car. Logan: "Mom roll the window up so a bat doesn't fly in." Me: "A bat won't fly in the car." Logan: "Why? Cause there's womans in here?"
9-6-11 While riding in the car... Hilary: "Logan I don't want to keep getting bigger." Logan: "I have to get bigger so I can start driving myself around."
9-7-11 Talking about a boy at school... "I was telling Cade a joke and he was laughing HISterically and then I started laughing MYsterically!"
1-14-2012 Logan: "Mom where will I meet my honey?" Me: "Well me and your dad met in high school and grandma and grandpa met at college. You could meet your honey anywhere." Logan: "Oh. I think I will meet my honey at Chuck E. Cheese."