Friday, July 23, 2010

Feeling more like home every day...

It's been about a month since we have lived here, and I find myself still oraganizing, and cleaning everyday. It seems to go on forever. Ive had a few complaints about the lack of pictures, so even though there are piles everywhere, here ya go...Funny, I said I always hated face houses and this is my second one... Front sitting/piano room
Look at this huge family room...in desparate need of curtains.




To the left leads to a powder room, laundry room, and garage, and to the right is the stairs, front room, and front door.

Ivy's room that took of a wierd shade in the pic. It looks better in person.
The loft that never stays clean

Kyrie's room. Still in progressMaster BedroomMaster Bath

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Scorpions

We went scorpion hunting at night a little while back. I know sounds pretty tricky, but it wasn't too hard really. There is a variety of scorpion out here that glows in the dark when you shine a black light on them. At first I thought we would have to trek out into the desert and really hunt or dig for them. But turns out they were hiding in the rock walls that we walked along and sat on during the day. It was kinda freaky thinking of how close we were to them in reality without even knowing. The girls loved it, and there were tons to find. Every couple of feet you could shine the flashlight and a couple more would pop right out. They would get mad and flash their pinchers at us, and we would laugh. I didn't think too much about it, I never got too close. I was even getting ready to go do it again, just so I could take a picture to show you. They didn't scare me, until today, when I found one in my house right next to the door handle I was going to open. I was about to freak out. Luckily, I was on the phone to my sister in law (and expert scorpion killer in texas). I probably would have just tried to brush it out the door, to get it out of my house, not thinking. I wasn't even sure if this was one of the poisonous ones or not. Then my sister told me I had to kill it so it wouldn't come back.... I was scared to death that it would come after my kids if I didn't get rid of it. So my sis talked me through all the steps on how to kill it, the easiest being spraying it with bug killer, till it's immobilized then scooping it up with the dust pan, and then flushing it down the toliet. I was hypervenilating the entire time. Eww I hate bugs, the worst part is, I can't relax thinking there might be another in the house somewhere. One things for sure, pest control will be called on Monday. Oh yeah and Kel has been gone over a week on buisness. I hate sleeping alone!
ON the positive side, I finallly got a 50mm lens that I've been wanting forever for my birthday. We went to the zoo today to try it out. Here are a few good pics...


It's one in a million to get this girl to smile at the camera. Her sister is quite the opposite. So I'll take what I can get.















Blowing kisses

the bright sun is difficult to work with out here. It's hardly ever cloudy.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Golden Day!

So much has happened in the last month. Well not anything exciting. Moving organizing a house. It feels like I clean everyday, but nothing gets accomplished. I know I said I would post pics of the house fast, but I'm too embarrassed to show any. Sorry for being such a neat freak. This house will probably never be clean because lily is to the appropriate age where she can make as many messes as she wants, and there's nothing I can do to stop her. Except lock her in a room somewhere, but that's probably not very motherish. Anyways, I promise I will post pics soon. I did want to post though, and say happy happy birthday to my little girl. Sweet Kyrie turns 8 today. It is her golden birthday. We had a blast today, doing whatever she wanted. Playing at pump it up with friends, movies, shopping, eating at the park(warm, but bearable).
She is a sweet girl so full of life. I took this picture today, an thought how happy she would be looking for a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, and then realized she is my own pot of gold, and how lucky I am to have her. Love you Ky!