Monday, August 31, 2009

Trial by Fire

Now that we are settling into our new home and life is slowing down a bit, I decided that my blogging hiatus is over! We closed on our house two weeks ago, and then we learned firsthand that home-ownership is not all fun and games. A bunch of Adam's friends from our ward helped him install a new toilet, laundry and kitchen appliances, and do a few other fix-ups before we moved in. Well, both our over-the range microwave and fridge were too large for the spaces that were alloted them. That was so frustrating!! Kitchen cabinets were removed and cut down so that they would fit. The next day, my friend Kim and I were at the house painting when Kim noticed water dripping from the kitchen light. AHHH!! Apparently, the washing machine hose was not tightened down enough, and there was water leaking from our upstairs laundry through the floor into the kitchen. Talk about stress!! I quickly turned the water off, but damage had already been done to the drywall on the kitchen ceiling. To make a long story short, Adam and I spent all of that week painting, packing, cleaning, moving, and trying to repair the damage at our home. We never went to bed before 2 AM all week long, and Adam was up most nights until about 4 AM. We were cranky and so stressed out!
On Thursday night, Adam and I were both at the house working. Our friend Mel was at our house with our sleeping kids so that we could get work done. At about 11:00 PM, I decided I should head back to our apartment so that Mel could get home. On the way home, my car died. No kidding. I was already at the breaking point and couldn't believe that one more thing could possibly go wrong! Adam came and met me with the other car, and a policeman stopped to help, too. They got the car pushed to a parking lot where it would be out of the way. Then, our friend, Jeff, came with his truck to help us tow the car home. Along the way, the tow rope broke. Seriously??!! Jeff got another one, and they got the car home, but that ended up being another ridiculously late night.
Saturday was moving day. When I got up in the morning, my phone wouldn't work. I tried everything I could think of to do, but it was just busted. I couldn't do anything but laugh. Of course it was broken! Why wouldn't it be?! Other than that, the day went pretty well. We got everything moved over to our house and began the unpacking process.
Now, a week and a half later, things are far more calm! The water damage has been taken care of, most of our big projects are done, most of our things are unpacked, our car is working again, and I have a new phone! It was probably the most stressful week of my entire life, and I have to say that I am glad it's done! Like I said, things are far better now, and we are loving our new house! I will post pictures of how it looks later, as well as pictures from our trip to Utah for Ashleigh's wedding.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

He Wears Many Hats

Those of you who are around Ty Guy much know that the kid loves his hats. He usually won't leave the house without one on, and yes, we have even found him asleep at night with a baseball cap perched on his head. Lately, he has made EVERYTHING into a hat. Baseball gloves, shorts, and nursing pads have all doubled as decorative headwear for my small son! Tonight, he pulled an opened can of pop-out biscuits from the garbage can and put it on like this:
Then he ran around the house laughing and yelling, "Funny hat! Funny hat!" The kid seriously cracks me up!

And here is a little video of him just messing around. This age can be hard, but I really LOVE it!
video

A Week With Zach

This past week, my 16-year-old brother, Zach, came to stay with us. We had a lot of fun with him while he was here! Ty especially loved having his uncle to play with! We did lots of fun activities like mini golfing, swimming at the rec center, going to the Cheesecake Factory, shopping at the outlets, and going to The Hop. Unfortunately, I was a slacker photographer and only got pictures at The Hop, which is a place with tons of inflatables for kids to play on.

Ty playing air hockey

Hey batta, batta!

And, swing!

McKay just chillin' at The Hop

Nice how this post is about Zach and there is only one picture of him, huh? Like I said, I didn't get as many pictures as I would have liked! We sure enjoyed having him here, though!