Saturday, April 4, 2009

random derek video

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The hilarity we all experience daily.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Extreme Hutch Makeover









I am SO excited for my hutch transformation! A few months ago my sister in law got a steal of a deal on a black hutch from an overstock furniture store. Of course they were gone by the time I went to check and see if there were any more left. So I decided to create my own. I bought an oak hutch on craigslist that I got down to 150 dollars. I removed the doors, primed it, took out the two center supports and painted it dark kettle black, the same color we painted our built-in entertainment unit. I even kept the original hardware - I primed it and then sprayed it with appliance epoxy spray paint in stainless steel. I LOVE LOVE LOVE how it turned out, and I'm so excited to show you all! It took hours, but it was so worth it!

Carter's Annual Cub Scout Blue and Gold Dinner


Keeping the tissue paper sucked onto the straw relay game


Derek and Tyler joined in as well
This photo says so many things to me. Carter looks sharp as ever, and I am so proud to be his mom. He's growing up, old enough to be in Cub Scouts, understand respect for the flag, etc. I love you Carter and you make us so proud!



Carter and the Cub Scouts all lined up


Nascar Weekend at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA


Our favorite Driver (Brian, Melanie, Carter#99 Carl Edwards!)
Derek still favors Tony Stewart who now races for Office Depot, and Tyler is yet to be determined.


WE LOVE NASCAR!



Racing under the lights




Last weekend was great - it was our annual trip to Auto Club Speedway! On Friday we watched the qualifying, Friday night we stayed at a hotel nearby in Ontario, and Saturday we went to the double header race - the truck series and then the nationwide series. We look forward to this every year, it become an annual tradition for us!


Its Nascar Time, Baby!!


Could those big brown eyes get any bigger? I can always count on Derek for his multi-faceted facial expressions!


Tyler enjoying himself



Melanie studiously watching the race and keeping tabs on #99 - Carl Edwards!




Brian and Tyler enjoying the race

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Bad, Bad KITTY!!!!!!



Yes, some of you who have Facebook know of what happened yesterday, but for those in the blogging world, I'll reshare my story. And yes, I actually said the word pissed.

Here was my status update yesterday: Melanie is pissed.... literally. The cat of all places decided to pee (why??!!) on my white linen upholstered chair from Pottery Barn...... bad bad kitty!!!!!!!!

Yesterday morning I was taking some clothes off of my WHITE linen upholstered chair from POTTERY BARN that is in our master bedroom when all of the sudden I noticed a big yellow spot on the seat of the chair. I leaned down and smelled it, and let me tell you, it wasn't human pee. I had Brian verify my suspicions, and lo and behold, it was CAT PEE.... nasty x 100!!!! Our cat Bart must of done it when we didn't realize he was roaming in the house or one of the kids let him in without us knowing.....

So yes, I'm pissed. The "S" word... SHELTER came into my mind as well as Brian's instantly. But you know what? I actually don't want to take him there! I love him and he is a part of our family... although he is definitely BANISHED to the outside world unless he's sleeping at night in the garage (which has had no accidents since there's a litterbox in there)

Hold the phone.... Melanie is turning compassionate towards her pets???!!!

So now the clothes are on the "sanitize" cycle and the cushion is going to get the washing of all washings.... we'll see how this all turns out. I'll keep you posted. (By the way, I thought this picture that I found on google would be an appropriate photo for this post as it looks just like him)

Now I'm going to take a deep breath and go see how the clothes turned out.....

Yes, we raise Monkeys....




More proof that we have BOYS.................