Friday, September 30, 2011

Friday Favorite...Vacation Edition

Hey there. Long time no see! Yes, it's been a while. We've been doing a little bit of this and that and just enjoying the end of summer. I haven't been doing any projects around the house lately but I'm itching to do something soon...just need to round up some creativity first!

In other news, we just got back from a last minute trip to Vegas. Some of our family from Hawaii was in town and great grandma HAD to see her baby girl so we made a quick trip to Sin City. Anayah got to meet a bunch of family and we all got to hang out and spend some time together sightseeing, shopping, and eating! Buffets, buffets, buffets. Brian was in heaven. 

getting ready for the day...someone tame that mane!

taking a stroll to grandma's hotel

stopping to talk to the birds

checking out the Fremont St. experience

taking a break from shopping...

to smile for the camera

with great grandma in the Forum Shops

attempting another family picture...

just "hanging out" with daddy

mesmerized by the fish in the aquarium

learning to drive at the arcade

settling in for the drive home

a few of the hotels on the way out...

see you next time!

the long drive home...

After a fun trip we're home for a few days, getting ready for Brian's next baseball tournament in Arizona. Perhaps the house projects will continue after October...just in time for the holidays! 

Friday, September 16, 2011

Friday Favorite

Making her onstage debut...

 (peeking through the curtains to make sure her audience is ready)

Happy Friday!

Friday, September 09, 2011

Friday Favorite

These mashed potatoes are delicious!

Happy Friday!

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

A Dedication & A Leak

Random title, I know. 
Let's jump ahead in our story to Sunday morning. We had Anayah dedicated at church...finally! It was something we've been meaning to do for a while now and I'm glad we finally did. She will behave like an angel from now on. Ha!

(uh, we're praying Anayah, not laughing at the congregation!)

(presents from Grandma & Grandpa)

Ok, now rewind back to Saturday morning...

Well our weekend started out like many other weekends. A and I were hanging out at home while B was at work on Saturday. We went to check the mail... a very SLOW trip mind you, as Miss A has to check out everything on our walk there! On our way back I noticed water coming from the plants on the side of the garage. Upon closer inspection, there was actually quite a bit of water, some flooding actually, and I had NO idea where it was coming from. In my expert opinion, I declared a leak (I know, genius!) but I didn't know how bad it was. I spotted our neighbor's landscaper and asked him to come over and check out our situation. He determined it was either one of the sprinklers or we had a leak in our main water line and that we should contact the builder. Great. One: it's a Saturday, Two: it's a holiday weekend, Three: our warranty expired last year. Oh, man, the last thing we need right now is a large repair bill (no job, tight budget. remember?!). 

So I called the builder. Word was they couldn't come out until Tuesday since it wasn't considered an emergency (no total loss of power or water. No, but the water bill I'll get because of it WILL be an emergency!). So now what? Should we try to dig and find the problem? Hire a plumber to repair it? We did what every responsible home owner would do. We shut off the water and got out of town (yes, ignoring the problem will make it go away). We headed to San Diego to my parent's house where we were taken care of quite nicely for a couple of days. 

(things are just more fun with a headband on)

So now it's Tuesday and darn it, the leak it still there! Yes, I'm still waiting for the builder to contact me to come check out our situation. And yes, I'm still hoping they'll repair it for free.

Friday, September 02, 2011

Friday Favorite

Waking up sweaty but happy from her nap! 

Happy Friday
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