Monday, April 30, 2012

Basement Project

Well my hubby has been working is tail off in the basement! My dad showed him how to frame and he took it from there and has done the ENTIRE thing!! I'm SOOOOO proud of him and all the work he has done down there.  From building bulk heads, framing around the window, putting in all the can lights, putting in the shower vent, and even electrical work.  We had our friend Zach come over and and actually wire the power to the lights and put them in a breaker and give my studio its own breakers but other than that Jon's done it all! I'm pretty impressed for a "city boy" to have done all this without having any knowledge whatsoever on how to do it all.  I guess you learn the best when you are self taught and by trail and error! My dad came over yesterday to check things over and today the drywall people are coming! In 3-4 days they will hang all the drywall, mud and tape and spray texture and have the walls/ceilings all ready for me to paint this weekend! 
 Standing at the bottom of the stairs looking back toward the back of the basement. See that big pile of drywall...Jon and I made 30 trips each trip we carried 110lbs. of drywall down!! 
 Our basement is in the shape of a "U" and this is the bottom of the"U" where our extra fridge and stand up deep freezer will be.  This also looks into the bathroom. There is a pocket door that leads to the bathroom
 This is standing at the back of the bathroom. That blue tubing is the back of the shower, you can see the white shower base on the floor. The toilet and vanity will be up at the front where Sophie's blue liter box is sitting.
 This is standing at the front of my studio looking toward the back. I'm soooo ready to get my studio back down to the basement and out of our dining room!! 
 Standing at the back of the basement looking up toward the stairs. 
 Standing at the top of the stairs looking down.  Jon put in these stair lights..that was a project!  He also took out the light at the bottom of the step and put in a can light.  
I just can't say it enough how impressed and proud I am of Jon and all his work he's done in the basement!! He sure can be proud of his work when its all done!! 

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Diesel 10

These boys sure love their Diesel 10 train!! So much so that they said, "Mommy, you take pictures of me with my D10."  So we did just that! 

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Baby Legs

My friend and fellow mom of two sets of twins MJ, who is from Minnesota, makes these beautiful leggings and while I was pregnant with the girls I had her make a few sets for me in the hopes that ONE day they would have some big chunky legs to hold them up! And now they do and I wanted to share a couple pictures of the girls in them!

Check out MJ and her blog, PariSquared Designs she has not only these cute leggings but bibs too! Check her out! 

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Ice lovers

These baby girls LOVE their ice especially with all the teeth they are cutting!! When they aren't holding directly onto the cube they eat them out of their little mesh fruit/ice holders. 

Monday, April 23, 2012

11 months

Last Monday, April 16th the girls were 11 months old!! I took them in for a weight check and at 11 months Julianne you weigh 20lbs. & Jocelyn you weigh 18lbs. 10oz.  
You both LOVE to walk behind anything and everything and we're just wait for the day you decide to walk all by yourselves!  You both still wake at least once to nurse in the night and you nurse right before bed.  Other than that you're eating and loving anything and everything. You especially LOVE fruit, black beans and mixed vegetables.  Julianne, you have discovered how to climb up the stairs and do so whenever you wish! You don't seem to mind that we NEVER had to use gates with your brothers or your sister doesn't seem to break the's ok, 1 out of 4 isn't bad! Jocelyn, you are the happiest baby and ALWAYS smiley.  Those 6 teeth you have make you look like such a big girl! 

Friday, April 20, 2012

Tractor Rides

The boys have a blast when Papa get's out the big tractors.  They were helping him pick up logs and stack them on the loader and then move them to the log pile.  Then we all had to have rides in the bucket.  

Thursday, April 19, 2012


The boys push these little dump trucks around and say they are haulin' heavy loads! Oh the imaginations that these boys have! 

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

King of the Mountain!

The boys love to play king of the mountain.  They race up Papa's pile of rock and jump up and down and when Papa runs up they try and push him off.  It's a fun game and it wears them out! 


 {Joel & Jackson}

Monday, April 16, 2012

Go cart riding

The boys spent the weekend with Grandma and Grandpa in Marshalltown and Jon, the girls and I hung out at home and Jon got almost all of the insulation hung in the basement, the vent in for our shower and the girls and I went to a friend's baby shower Saturday and a cousin's bridal shower on Sunday. It was a nice weekend!

Although we wish it would've been this nice out so we all could've been outside it wasn't but we have these pictures to hope its this nice out again this weekend.  This is from a nice weekend at the farm.  The boys always enjoy riding the go cart!

 Whichever boy was riding with Nana the other would run as fast as he could chasing after them! 

 Jackson waiting patiently

 Joel waiting for his turn

 Jackson and Joel with Mama