Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Our House Is Beautiful When It's Actually Clean!

So the house is still for sale.  We've had people come look, but no offers yet.  We took new pictures for the listing to take advantage of the roses and the fact that we've cleared things out even more.  I'm posting these mostly for my benefit, so someday I can look at them and think, "Oh, that was our house!"

The front door used to be a dirty white color.  I'm not entirely sure that it was ever painted.  It might have still been in it's primed and ready to paint state.  I wish I would have thought to paint it way sooner, because its current color makes me happy.

This is one of my favorite walls in our house.  The suitcases belonged to Brian's Grandma Orton, the plant stand was my Grandma Yeats's, and just behind the flowers is a window that has doilies made by my Grandma Harris, and a few of our great aunts.  I don't remember if one of them was done by Brian's Grandpa Orton or not.  I'll have to check on that.  Anyway, I love that this wall is a hodge podge of our grandparents and ancestors.

Catch Up Posts - Piano Recital

 Our piano recital was on June 1st.  The kids all did awesome.  I started taking lessons in February, and I did not do quite as awesome.  I'm glad I did it, though, and I'm going to keep learning.  Sometimes Sheri and I talk more than we play during lessons, but she is being so nice to teach me, and it's fun to finally get my fingers learning how to work piano keys.  Here's our songs we played for the recital:

  • Me: Alouette and For the Beauty of the Earth
  • Alyssa: Fairies Harp and Waltzing Matilda
  • Ethan: Auld Lyng Syne and Oh How Lovely Was the Morning
  • Marcus: Little Green Frog and Do What is Right
I should get a picture of Becca at the piano.  When I ask who's going to be first to practice, she usually yells, "I will!" then sits at the piano for about ten minutes, dinking around and singing.

I forgot to get a real picture of the kids together where you can actually see their faces.  Oh well.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Catch Up Posts - Becca in a Tub

She loves "reading"!

Catch Up Posts - Alyssa's Spring Band Concert

This is the best picture I got of Alyssa at the concert.  She's the one with the green binder peeking out from under her arm.  I didn't get any with her friends afterward, because Becca took off outside and we spent that time searching for her.

We did get a picture with her penpal friend after Dairy Queen.  He was visiting his cousins (our friends) and they were all nice enough to come sit through the whole concert to see Alyssa.

Catch Up Posts - Apparently, the Floor is Lava