Saturday, May 29, 2010

:::Updates Galore:::

Okay, so if you've been wondering where the Mortensons have been this past's been a little crazy. Between the move across the country, moving into our first home, unpacking and getting organized, having family in town, projects, projects and more projects, the stomach flu...I just haven't had time to sit down at my computer for 2 minutes, let alone actually download pictures, edit them and then update the blog.'s done now. There are a plethora of posts going back to April 29th that are all new. So grab some popcorn, an ice cold beverage and enjoy the read 'cuz...WE'RE BACK!!! :-)

Friday, May 28, 2010


While my mom and sister were here, we did manage to fit in a couple fun things in between all our projects! Our community has two pools, so we made it there a couple times and I'm sure we'll live there practically all summer!!
We ate at In-N-Out Burger!! Yummmmmmmm! Payton was having a great time!!
Not sure why we didn't get any pics of the rest of us!!
Payton enjoying playing on Beeta's air mattress one night!
And here's our only proof that Beeta was actually here. We really didn't take any pictures! I told her the night before they were to leave that we needed to actually get ready for lunch the next day so we could be cute for pictures. And then I came down with the flu and that so much didn't no pictures of me with my mom and sister. Next trip, I guess!
We had a great time with them though and hope to see them again soon!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

::Projects - Before & Afters::

My mom and sister, Benita, came to visit this past week! I took FULL advantage of having my mamasita in town to help me with little (okay mostly big) projects I had on my wish list!! Here are a few:
My kitchen table! I LOVE how it turned out!
The garage was just exposed drywall and needed to be painted. Alexa even joined in on the fun!
Our coffee table and end table for the family room. I forgot to take a before picture but they were light like my kitchen table used to be.
The handle on our front door and the kitchen faucet are an oiled bronze finish and so I had bought the same finish for the curtain rod in the kitchen to hang the chocolate brown curtains and decided to run with it...I found some oiled bronze spray paint which has become my new best friend! I absolutely LOVE how the hardware in my kitchen turned out with just a few coats of spray paint!!
And my silver clock didn't really go with my new decor so I took the spray paint can to it too!!
I can't even begin to tell you how much I love my "new" clock!!!
And while we're at it...why don't we paint my corner shelf too???
And as if my mom wasn't kept busy enough while she was here...let's have her help Kevin lay sod too! I would have loved to have been out there helping but it just so happened that me and the girls were down with the stomach flu! Yuck! Kevin wasn't feeling that great either but managed to push through!
Thanks Mom for all your help! We could never have accomplished all the things we did without you here. What a fun, busy week we had! Aren't you looking forward to your next visit when you can actually relax??? :-)