Monday, December 6, 2010


So its the start of Christmas and I have been trying to keep up with Ali' Edwards December Daily. I am gonna try to keep track of our days here and then put it all together at the end of the month.

December 1:

Wednesday - one of my work at home days. We waited for our new Christmas Tree to arrive, but it never did. It was a low-key day. I did manage some pictures of Noah by the tree and we got our first snow that day.

December 2 :

Our tree arrived. We put it together after Noah went to bed and even had to break out the big ladder to get the top on. It turned out gorgeous - but wow - is it tall!

December 3:

I had two Christmas Parties. We had our work Christmas lunch at Andiamos. nice to get out of work for a few hours and have a blast chatting! I relieved mom for a few hours, Noah and I cleaned and then mom came back and I met Jim for his Holiday Party at the Marriott in Livonia. nice to see people I used to work with and catch up with them.

December 4:

Made it to Walmart to try a picture with Santa and one tired little boy was having NONE of it. We did get one picture and it may be the best we get this year. Picked up some Christmas gift and later in the day hit up Target to finish decorating at home. Came home and started putting up ornaments on all of our trees.

December 5:

Had a 31 Party. Bunch of people. lots of food - makes for a good recipe for fun. Was nice to have everyone over and kick off the Holiday Parties here.

I'll post pictures later of Noah and Santa and our tree!


Thursday, October 28, 2010

Halloween Costume

This is Noah's Halloween Costume - thanks to Lisa who sent me a photo of her son who Noah couldnt stop looking at - well at least its one that he will wear!!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Look what I made

An addition to our Halloween Decorations.....

Made with Tim Holtz stamps, Happy Haunting Cricut Cartridge

Sunday, August 22, 2010


Noah has been jumping more and more - in fact he now understands how to just randomly jump in the air - makes for fun times!
The landscape is complete, not without drama from The Soil Erosion Committee....but complete...and specks of grass are sprouting all over the place.
Above are a few pics of the front of the house, Noah's swingset and the back. He did an awesome job!
Jim, his dad, my nephew, jim's sisters boyfriend, his sister, and my brother have started the basement - long way to go - but definately nice to see progress.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Vegas & Landscape

We went to Vegas last week and had a blast. Noah stayed with the in-laws and we took a much needed break. So nice...a bit hot...but hey - it's dry heat! We stayed at Paris, our first time staying there and I have to say that I don't recommend it - the room was small, our view was a brick wall and well everything seemed a bit old - plus, they were refinishing the gaming floor while we were there so everything was under constant construction. We also got delayed coming back and ended up in Cleveland for an hour due to heavy storms in Detroit.
Our landscaping is coming along. The patio is basically done. They still have all the lighting to do and the front pebbles and more trees plus all the seed work. Still a ways to go - but it looks awesome.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Been Awhile

We've been busy - and its been crazy - oh and we've been up north - and our landscaping has started - and we spent 200 bucks on the cat - and I had my company picnic - and we've been planning for Vegas - and we've played in our splash blow up thing - and watched the fireworks from across the man made lake here -and we've played in the lake - and we have taken Noah to see Toy Story 3 not once - but TWICE! We are headed up north for the fourth of July - nothing like a little Higgins Lake to make you a little happier in life!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Memorial Day Weekend

We headed up to the cabin this weekend for some much needed relaxation, sleep and movie watching. The weather was awesome. Decided Sunday that Noah needed a small pool up there so Sunday morning we went to Kmart to buy him one of the small plastic ones. Filled it when we got home- and then decided while it warmed up we should go to the lake. packed a few things and headed on down. Noah loved the water, he took a long stoll out to the middle of the swim area and back with Daddy and had fun playing in the sand with grandma. Although, he wasn't too fond of the sand in between his toes- but I can't blame him - I'm not either. We came back from the lake, he played in his pool for awhile and then crashed for an hour nap (it probably would have been longer but we had a gust of wind blow a bunch of doors shut that thats what woke him up! Didn't do much else that evening - it was muggy that night so it made for harder sleeping conditions. Yesterday on our way home we stopped at the outlet stores and then came home for laundry time- fun stuff I tell you! Hope you had a great memorial day weekend!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Busy Weekend!

SO - on Saturday Noah decided enough was enough with his crib - so he climbed out of it...many times - we decided that climbing over the top probably wasn't safe- so off we went to buy a Toddler Bed. He is so little in it! And the bed is so little to top it off - but, he loves it - that's all that matters. Over the weekend we finished the rubber mulch around Noah's swingset - it looks awesome - and I think he has become the envy of all the neighborhood kids- since he made a new friend Nick - the neighbor kid across the street who is two years older than him and wanted to come play on the swingset. Noah was in 7th heaven with someone to play with!
This weekend I also made a card for my friend Stephanie's graduation. Nothing too extravagent - but it was nice to play for a change. We also saw some hot air baloons fly right over the house Sunday night - quite the sight!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Required: Two moderately handy people

So- we bought this swingset - awesome - cedar - the best one for the best price. The instructions say that it will require two moderately handy individuals. um - yeah - no problem. So, we had 5 at one point - but hey - whose counting? And, we still don't have a swingset. And, I am amazed after working on it with just my hubby yesterday we are still married - because it should also have a warning - caution - may cause yelling, screaming and walking away. So, by day two all we managed to have is the tower (a completed tower) - but no swings, or other stuff yet - why? Because I told him that the bolt wasnt big enough....but what do I know?? Here are some pics from the weekend fun. Soon it will be done - maybe.....

Monday, May 10, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day!

We had a good one- had brunch at a really nice banquet facility in the area and Noah got me a gift card for Michael's. Also, put all the scrapbook stuff away from the crop at the Mega Meet. Had fun on Friday doing that. I finished a 2-page spread for Noah's birthday layout - which Val told me that I have to post. It's not completely finished - still need journaling- but here it is. Also, I'm posting the fantastic new home card that I got in the mail from Val.


Sunday, May 2, 2010

Nes House, Noah's Two!!'s's's expensive....and it makes you touch every single thing you own and wonder- why do I own that? Somewhere in the midst of packing and moving, Noah turned TWO!!! We celebrated at Chuck E. Cheese where he was VERY overwhelmed by the kids and the big giant rat. But, he got lots of cool stuff - and I am so behind on the thank you's and the moving announcements -
Anyway- a short tour of the bottom level of the house- minus the giant playroom - since it looks a little like Toys R Us threw up in there right now.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Been Super Busy

Last weekend when we went to the house all the carpet was installed. It looked nice- although the carpet in Noah's room was a little more blue than we had anticipated. We also went to an Egg Hunt at the model where we met a couple of new neighbors and Noah got to see the Easter Bunny. Noah loved the Easter Bunny he wanted to take him for a walk- and he really got the egg hunt. This week flew by- we cleaned the garage and the basement and packed some boxes. I had Good Friday Off so we went to Sams to check out a swing set for Noah. We ended up with the swing set and a water play thing. Can't wait to use that. Yesterday we headed over to the inlaws for a BBQ. Noah had an Easter Egg Hunt there too. We also went and saw the Easter Bunny yesterday morning (I'll scan the picture in later). We saw the house yesterday too- the dishwasher, oven and microwave were all installed and look awesome. We are still missing the granite :o( All the cardboard is off the flooring - so we could see the hardwood and the other two shelves are stained. Looking good- but I can't wait to see the granite in!
Today we are off to see my brother for Easter- lots of good picture potential there
Happy Easter!

Monday, March 22, 2010

More house pictures

This weekend we went- everything is looking good. We also ordered all the drapes and bought everything that we needed. I'm exhausted- and in need of a kid break...any takers?? Just two hours??? I think I need Calgon to take me away today. The alarm system was in, and all the appliances was there.....can't wait to see those installed- and did I mention that my Tub finally showed up???

Moving Weekend- for mom!

We moved mom this weekend. On top of that- we took Noah to get his two year pictures at Portrait Innovations. I wasn't impressed with the photographer- but really didnt have a choice since Kiddie Kandids had gone out of business. We also went to the house on Saturday (and Sunday)- the alarm system is in- the speakers are in, the faucets are in- its totally looking like a house- one month from today we close- OH MY GOD!!! Here are some pictures of Noah's photo session!

Have a great Monday!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Busy, Busy, Busy

So- Busy - just so stinking busy.

We moved bits of moms stuff this weekend - big moving weekend is this upcoming weekend. So glad when that will be done. We also went to my cousin's daughter's birthday- lots of family, fun and good food. We headed to the house this weekend, we were temporarily locked out (and somehow I managed to get the door open!!). All the hard wood is laid, the cabinet in the scraproom is up, the island is in, the closets have shelves, the mirrors are up in the bathrooms, all and all- things are coming together.....