Sunday, June 21, 2009

Our House is a Very Very Very Fine House

Here is our house! We closed last week and move in this Saturday. We LOVE the location. It's still close to downtown, but it's technically outside of town limits. Behind our backyard are orchards, and across the street are more orchards. It's also a dead end rd, so there's very little traffic.

This is the living room.

And the dining room.

The kitchen. Wish it came complete with mom and dad!

Here's the baby's room. The play room is off to the left. The master bedroom is to the right; it looks pretty much the same as the baby room.
A little birdie told us this was Paonia's first Post Office. I'm going to call the historical society to confirm. If it's true, we'll try to restore it and make it cute.

Here's our yard on the side of the house. We have about 1/2 an acre total. Ryan's favorite part is that shed you see on the right. It's completely his domain, and I'm excited for all the things he's going to build for me in it!
We have lots and lots and lots to do, but we're going to take it slowly. Ryan will be working hard while I'm at Girls Camp this week. We hadn't owned the place a full 5 hours before he ripped out a wall. It will take years to do everything we want, but we're excited to do it!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Check This Out

Ryan and I gave my grandpa a picture of the Raleigh temple to paint for us, and it's AMAZING!!! Aren't all you North Carolinians jealous?

Monday, June 15, 2009

An Amazing Weekend

Mom and dad are here! We're very excited to have our first visitors to Paonia. They're also the only ones that will see the house we're in now, since we're moving within a month. Here's some of what we've done so far:
Saturday morning we went to Butch's Cafe, in honor of my dad. Mom has the picture of the huge pancake the size of a pizza -- I'll have to upload that later.

Here mom and I are getting ready to ride the train into the gold mine in Silverton, CO.

And here we are in the gold mine! Hi Ho, Hi Ho...

Cliff Palace in Mesa Verde. They took us right down into it, and we all stood around the kivas and poked our heads into windows. It was amazing!

Like this!

Aren't they cute?

We also went to Balcony House. You don't get to see the grand scope like you do with Cliff Palace, but you get to tour more parts of it. You have to climb a lot of ladders and go through tunnels to get to it. It was so fun!

Ryan in the tunnel.

This is what we had to climb to get out of Balcony House. It looks worse than it is.

Mesa Verde was amazing! It's almost 5 hours away from where we live, but that's totally doable. Don't you want to visit so you can go see it??

Monday, June 8, 2009

Baby kicks

I was lying in bed this morning when I should have gotten up and started working, and the baby kept kicking me. I'm pretty sure she was trying to kick my butt out of bed and start doing stuff. Darn, did my baby inherit Ryan's work ethic? I'm gonna have to teach her a few things...

Sunday, June 7, 2009