Thursday, September 27, 2012

Nerd Day

Spirit Week continues with "Nerd Day"
The shirt says "Resistance is Futile if < 1 ohm"
Geeky on so many levels!

We sure hope no one suspects random wires taped to a colander are anything more than decoration.

The elephant had to get into the action with his own head gear of course.
Happy Nerd Day to you all!


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Dr. Who?

This is Spirit Week at McNary High School and Tuesday was Super Hero day.
David decided to be Dr. Who so I whipped up a bow tie and he borrowed Adriel's suit coat.  Even David's trusty elephant got into the act with his own little bow tie.

Don't forget your sonic screw driver!


Monday, September 17, 2012

Keeping it Real

We have lived here for 5 years now.  When we first saw the house I realized that it needed cleaning but Mama raised me right and I can scrub a tub, so I thought nothing of it really.......

I really dislike the kind of enclosed fiber glass shower we have and I, unfortunately, did not understand how difficult it can be to combat hard water and soap scum in combination.  I have tried so many products on this shower.  No amount of scrubbing (and there was a lot!) or scraping could really get this shower clean.

I'm just keep'n  it real people, this is the before picture.

Then I found a recommendation online for my new BFF

Bar Keepers Friend I got at Lowe's for about $3.  It comes in a powder, a thick liquid for cleaning stove tops and this thinner liquid.  Next time I think I will get the thicker liquid because I think it will stay up on the walls better........ but check out the after!

 I let it set on the walls and floor of the shower for over an hour and I won't down play how much scrubbing was involved - it was a lot of hard work, but this time it made a difference!  All that hard work was worth it to have a clean tub.  The best part is knowing that it will never get that much build up again because I finally found something to break up the lime and soap scum.  There was no hard chemical smell either.  This stuff is a permeant part of my cleaning caddy now :)

~ Christina 

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Almost done

Adriel has been working on this painting project for weeks now.  Here is a couple of pictures from last weekend.  He has done such an amazing job!  The final touches are going on and then we will post the final pictures of our beautiful new house.

~ Christina 

Friday, September 14, 2012

30 years ago.....

 I straightened Miriam's hair yesterday and realized that all she needs to look remarkably like my big sis at that age, is some bangs that start in the middle of her head!

 She loved her little side braid and wanted me to take pictures.  This one is all about the hair and clothes.  That's how she expresses herself.

~ Christina 

First day of school

I'm a little late in posting..... But here are the girls on their first day last week.

Saturday, September 08, 2012

Kids and Responsibility....

A fresh, shiny new school year has begun!  You think that it's a great idea to have your teen/tween kids be responsible for getting themselves up on school days.  After-all, that's what good parents do - teach responsibility.......  Until 6 am on Saturday when you realize that your son, who is gone for the weekend, still has that alarm set.  

If you think hitting snooze and pulling the thing out of the wall solved your problems..... you would be wrong.  It's not long before you realize that your over-achieving first born put back-up batteries in the thing!  

Just about the time you think you might be able to get back to sleep it's time for the tween's buzzer of responsibility.  That, my friends, is how I find myself blogging prior to 7 am on this beautiful day......  This whole "responsibility" thing might be over rated.

~ Christina