Saturday, July 26, 2014

scary house

We are the new owners of a house that has been vacant for 2 years (Dave's childhood home).  We pulled up to the property late at night and snapped some sad sad pictures of the overgrown yard.  As I reviewed them, I realized they would be more accurate put to some apocalyptic music.  

This is what it looked like 2 years ago. It's fun seeing all these pictures again because there have been many people added to this group in 2 years -a handful of marriages and babies born. Good times!!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

remodeling is forever

I just ran into this video -- a song made up by my brother in law.  This was 3 years into home ownership.  At times, I truly felt this way "why don't we just move to another house and start all over?".  But I have since realized that "Remodeling is forever!"  Decades later, it still continues.  (And Madeline . . . notice the mention of "and if you're really lucky, I'll even put in the door"??)

Thursday, July 3, 2014


Since it took me 8 months to finish getting Roxanne's photos posted from her wedding, I thought I'd try to beat my record and get Rachel's reception photos posted in 5 months. But even though I started this post within 5 months of their wedding, I am completing it at the 8 month mark.  Sad.  Anyway, I'm enjoying looking at all the photos again and reliving a very fun event with a beautiful bride and a wonderful new son-in-law.

Rachel and Kyle's reception was held out in Glendale at Saguaro Ranch Park.  It ended up being a great venue.  There was a long path from the parking lot to the building that we lined with candles and strung some lights along the porch posts. I'm just going to post random pictures of the decorations and the events of the evening.