Sunday, May 27, 2007

Linday and Lauren's birthday at Grandparents Thomas'

Sent: Sunday, May 27, 2007 4:22 PM
Subject: Linday and Lauren's birthday at Grandparents Thomas'

The girls did cake and ice cream at Grandma and Grandpa's. They of course love having all that attention and people singing and making a bid deal about them. Who doesn't right?

I hope this video clip comes out okay and not too gigantic, I am still trying to figure out what works good and what not.

Pirate Birthday Cakes

Sent: Sunday, May 27, 2007 1:35 PM
Subject: Pirate Birthday Cakes

Here are the pirate cakes we had yesterday, while some of you buccaneer's where out watching Pirates we were being pirates, and eating pirates cake.

The girls had a really good time, and Emily was a really big help. You can tell by her picture that she was a little excited about it too.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Fixing the house

Sent: Tuesday, May 15, 2007 1:12 PM
Subject: House Stuff
I have a few extra minutes here, Amber is swinging and the girls are eating. I washed up from all the white "goop" as I call it. Goop being the drywall compound for the sheetrock in the basement we are replacing, or have replaced.

All the sheetrock is up, which is great, all the walls have been taped and mudded, along with the ceiling. We put in a new closet, so those wall are secure and fixed. The ceiling is textured to the best of my ability with a wooden stool as my mud stamper and a long puty knife to smooth out. I have almost finished all the texturing of the walls. The walls before where just flat, no texture but I thought we might need texture to hide all the imperfectness of the walls, both what we did and whomever did the basement before us. We even fixed a few problem areas too with mud and what not. My grand wall texturing is with one of those bath sponges you use in the shower with liquid body soap. It makes a nice smooth but nice design on the walls. My forearms ache from doing it and my shoulders are tired from the ceiling work. All that said and done, I am about ready to paint.

My biggest concern (and still is) has been what color to paint. I want a grey or brown color for the front room with my nice pretty couches and then from there, I don't have a clue. Everything I come up with (teal, peach, yellow, green, blue, mauve, red/orange...) Robert is like, that is an ugly color. I will ask him, which do you like better (with paint chips in hand), the peach or the yellow? Or maybe we should do green? His response is I don't care, they are all ugly. Kind of makes it hard to decide with all those colors and then to make sure they are going to match and look good with one another. I think I have it narrowed down to 3 colors, but then this morning as I was texturing, I was thinking maybe I would go with yellow instead of the peach.... and if I do yellow, I want blue instead of the green.... but I like blue better than the green, so if I do blue, I need to go with the peach, or maybe I should go back to the light lavender color.... I need to just buy the paint and be done deciding.

I have been quite a beauty queen lately, and imagine I am not done yet in my gorgeous state. I typically have a head of grey hair and if not grey, then with white highlights, or white arms, a white spotted face along with my styling clothes with big chunks of goop on them. My nails have a nice coat of white polish, along with my toes (not sure how that happens, well I do, I drop a lot of goop from time to time). I have more then once got a mouthful of the nasty stuff, and even got it in my eye once. Safety goggles I guess, SAFETY FIRST right!! The girls want to help, but that lasts for about 2.5 minutes and then they say, "I am done." What they really want to do (or the twins anyway) is put there hands in the goop and just play. They are not interested in putting it on the walls or anything of that nature.

On any given night, Robert says, "I hope you are taking a shower before you get in my bed." I don't see what the fuss is about.... crumbs in the bed are a delight. Especially really hard pokey ones. And, if you roll over them enough times, they will just turn to dust. Picky, picky, picky!

I think if I texture the last section of wall tonight or today, then I will be ready for the primer tomorrow, which I already have purchased and in the garage. Then for the COLOR I guess. Robert informed me that he thinks we should have the whole house carpeted at the same time. We talked about it before and thought it would be easiest to do it in two parts, downstairs and then upstairs. We have to empty the basement bedroom (basement is pretty much empty) and then our bedroom, the hall and the front room with the computer in it as well as the furniture. After he told me this, he said, we better get busy. Which really means, I better get busy. I am not sure where all our stuff is going, but we will find some place for it all. I would like to paint each room too without carpet, easier and all, but I guess people paint with carpet all the time. We will see how time goes I guess.

Well with that said, I suppose I have much to do, not to mention my house has been ignored recently and really needs a cleaning.

Hope all is well with you there, maybe someday I will send pictures of our new updates here...

Love to all!

Karla and family

Monday, May 14, 2007

Amber picture off my new toy!

Sent: Monday, May 14, 2007 1:44 PM
Subject: Amber picture off my new toy!

Just checking this out seeing what works and what doesn't. But isn't she cute? You can see her little top tooth in, and the one next to it will be through in about a day... really close to being through her little gums.

I am playing for a little while.... I am out of mud for downstairs and Amber is sleeping, so I am trying this out again!

See ya!!