Thursday, April 23, 2009

Before and After

So, I learned a lesson when doing a project that you want to document. Take your own pictures for crying in a biscuit. For some reason, I didn't take pictures with my camera when I had the great declutter-a-thon over spring break. I was thinking it would be fine because my friend was taking pictures for her project and she'd send me plenty. Well....that didn't happen. Apparently she didn't get the kind of pictures I was expecting so she only sent me the pictures below. You'll have to use your imagination a little because the before and after aren't of the same part of the closet. I think you'll get the idea though of the shame that was my closet



Hello, my name is Tonya and I am a packrat. Admitting is the first step right?

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Being a slacker

Right this very minute, I should be heading to drop my son off at grandmas house so I can go to a Stake Women's activity at church but as you can tell, that's not happening. Even though I know that it would be spiritually uplifting for me to go, I just can't seem to get up out of the chair. It's been a long week at our house. Blake and Tim have been sick all week. Blake had a high fever from Sunday evening to Thursday morning. Turns out that he has a sinus infection. Tim has had a bad cold that has had him coughing his head off for over a week. Needless to say, not much sleeping has been going on around here. So basically what I'm trying to say is that I'm pooped out..LOL

I have a house that needs some serious attention, a lesson for primary that I need to prepare and little boy that I want to spend time with. I may even try to throw in a nap just for grins. I know that I'm missing out on a great time with a bunch of wonderful women but sometimes I just don't have it in me to do all that I need or want to do.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Coloring Eggs

We colored eggs tonight. It's just not Easter without that smell of vinegar lingering in the air. I think my favorite thing in the world is just hanging out with my boys and doing anything at all. I'm a lucky mom and wife. Here are some pics of our handiwork.

Blake's Egg
Family Eggs (can't see the names all that great but they are there)
Learning to get them out

Cheesy fake smile

Getting the hang of it

Cheesy smile part 2
Blake and I love to color together so while we waited for the eggs to get beautified, we created these little masterpieces.

**Sidenote, everything is going pretty good around here. We all have a bit of cold right now (thank you Tim). But we're going to just pretend like we don't because it's Easter and we have things to do. Take that virus.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Facelift for the house

Also on spring break, we were finally able to get the trim and the door of the house painted. It's been needing it done for a long time. I think it turned out great and it's nice to have something new to look at when you drive up.

The before...

and the after
You can't really tell because of the lighting but the door is a deep shade of red and I really love it. I always wanted a red door.

P.S. Don't worry Kate, I'm still waiting for the other before and after pics but I promise to post as soon as I get them.