Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Easter 2008

Easter this year was nice. We were able to bring John with us to church (he was auditing our ward). It was fun to talk with him on our 30 min drive to/from church. Then I spent most of sacrament meeting and Sunday school out in the hall with Josh. Then I went to YW for the last section of meetings. Yep I am now the YW secretary. I didn't last long without a calling. After church I got ready for dinner. For Easter this year, I decided to have both Jason & my family over for dinner in our new home. We made it a potluck. I provided the ham, deviled eggs, the house, and the homemade ice cream ingredients. John & Liz brought the potatoes. Gangi & Papa brought corn. Erin (our friend from Lawrence) brought green beans. On a side note I actually can stomach a little bit of these green beans...yes Quentin I ate green beans. Mom & Dad brought fruit & Dad helped make the ice cream. Finally the Drapers & Chris (their friend from Cincinnati who now lives in UT who is stationed at ?Ft Riley? for training before he is shipped out) provided homemade bread & some cake. It was a very yummy occasion, but not one I will do again in the near future....12 adults + 2 kids is a lot of work to prepare for, set up, and clean up afterwards. Thanks to mom who helped. It was nice to spend Easter with family though. This was Joshua's first Easter. We didn't do any egg hunts, but we each got a gift in our basket. Jason got a HD/digital satellite bunny ears. Picture is great! I don't even miss cable. I got a new diaper bag. Josh got a sing a long CD. Josh also got spoiled by the grandparents. GM G got him a book about Easter. Josh thinks it tastes delicious. GM D got him a big bunny and some of his favorite snacks. He is such a Cheetos monster. Gangi got him a Tonka truck.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Sleeping in

So sad Josh is still asleep....9am, but because of the construction in our neighborhood. I'm wide awake. Yea! Well I got caught up on all my blog reading. I guess I should go prepare for the Andrew invation this afternoon. (I'm watching him today & tommorrow). I don't think my house is ready. So my house is coming together little by little. I will start taking pictures of my completed rooms...that would be the laundry room at the moment. Jason has just been so busy and hasn't been able to help me. We did get grass the other day which was exciting and we have a little bit of landscaping. I'm still waiting on NFM to get our couches. Never buying furniture from them again. It's been over a month now.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Loving a Wash Room

You may not think there is a big difference between a wash closet and a wash room but let me tell you. Having a wash room is sooooo nice. If I decide I want to do something else and I'm tired of the laundry then I can shut the door and it all stays there. I can have mounds of clean laundry waiting to be folded and I can leave it there. How awesome is that. On the reverse side the mounds of laundry could be sitting on the bed or on the floor somewhere but nope because I have a wash room, its out of site out of mind. The funny thing is I have been folding most of the laundry as it comes out, but it is so cool to have a place where I can fold it. I could also be loving my wash room because of having new appliances and it's my first time using them. I will let you know if laundry is this exciting in a couple of weeks.

I'm basically unpacked. I have the junk that is left that I have to decide what to do with. Now I'm waiting on Jason to finish putting the electronics where the go in the office and living room. He also has to help me hang pictures and he has to hang the blinds that we bought 2 nights ago. Too bad he has to work.

Things I'm waiting on....My new couches from Nebraska Furniture Mart, the phone company to update our phone number so when we call Olathe it won't be long distance, and Jason to help me figure out what is wrong with our dishwasher.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Movin is So Much Fun!

So we are moved but not unpacked. I hate living out of boxes but I have just been so tired. We had a lot of people helping us move. Elders Quorums are great. It has been nice that Josh spent the weekend at Grandma Drapers (nice not to have to worry about him) and that my mom has helped out a lot with packing and cleaning the new house. I think we have a lot of junk and we will not be moving for awhile.

I've also had to work this weekend which has added extra stress especialy since what I'm trying to do for work is not working out the numbers don't match aaaa! An accountants nightmare. Anyway I guess I will finish it on Monday when I can talk to people and ask why those aren't matching. I just want to get it out of the way so I can just focus on my house and all the boxes laying around.

Today was nerve racking. It was our first Sunday in a new ward. I'm not one that likes to get out of my comfort zone. I didn't even have Josh to hide behind. Babies are such good conversation starters. Meeting new people is scary for me and new names never seem to stick with me. I haven't changed wards in 8 years. Friends have come and gone but I've always had a big group of people that I feel comfortable around some being closer than others. I guess I just feel awkward being in social settings where I don't know people because I clam up.

Anyway it is way past bed time so I will end this post with 2 words that I'm thankful for today.....Jacuzzi Tub