Thursday, August 28, 2008

Lost and Found

Back in March my wallet went missing. Ryan swore that I must have dropped it, and I thought for sure someone had stolen it out of my car during the night. Earlier that day I went to the zoo, filled up my car, and went home. The next day it was gone. Ryan was certain that I dropped it at the gas station, but when I called no one had turned it in or seen it. I knew it had been taken from my car. Well, we canceled everything. Our credit car was unsed once at Wal-mart on a $30-something purchase, but nothing else. I got a new license, new debit and credit cards, new temple recommend, new Costco card, and new Smith's and Albertson's cards (those were a big loss). I've basically moved on. Well, this morning Ryan woke we up and said that his uncle Brian found something of mine. He was out working in his horse field across the street and came upon my wallet. Ah Ha- it was stolen out of my car! Either that or the person who found it at the gas station, down in Salt Lake, drove up here just to throw it in the field across from my house (yep, I'm sure that's what happened). My poor wallet, it looks so bad. I love this wallet, but I'm afraid our days are over. Since it's been outside in the snow, rain, and mud since March it's thrashed. I can't even close the zipper. So, the person took 1- My driver's license 2-My debit card 3-all my credit cards (all 1 of them) 4-my ATM card (what on earth would you do with that, I've never even used it and I know the pin) 5-My temple recomend (I'm hoping they do temple work under my name and I'll get the blessings) and 6-all the cash, but not the change (lazy theif). The thing I'm most sad about it the pictures in my wallet. There was one from when Ryan and I were dating, I have no idea where the negatives are, so I can't make a new copy. I loved that picture. I was so suprised that it was even found though. That wallet cost more than anything they took ($50). It was a good one! May it rest in peace (as soon as I throw it away, that is).
My poor wallet. It is so dirty and grose.
The contents of my wallet. The pictures are ruined as you can see. They did leave me Isabel's immunization record, which I am stoked about, that was hard work!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Fun for Me and You

Let's see if anyone wants to play.......
1. As a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember--it can be funny, weird, awkward, random, etc.!
2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually pretty funny to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Sore Feet

I forgot to post this the other day with all my house updates. I wasn't planning on helping Ryan so much, so I didn't wear great shoes. Okay, I wore really bad shoes. My feet were so swollen and my big toes were beginning to get blisters. I didn't have any band-aids, so I used the only thing I had - painters tape. It worked pretty good. After about an hour or two though I was hurting. I then realized I had flip flops in my car. I changed into them, and was a new woman, for about 10 minutes (they have no arch support). Over-all I had sore feet.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

House Update Once Again

I am getting to excited! Our house should be done within the next month. It's coming along so nicely. I love it! here are some photos showing the progress:
This is the outside, it's almost done out here. Ryan has to do the final grade and a few more small things. It's looking so good.
This is our mantel. Ryan is going to do something around the fireplace, he just hasn't decided what yet. I really like our mantel. It's the same stain as the cabinets. It's hard to tell, but it's a dark drown, the stain is called Root Beer.
This is the kids bathroom. Here you can tell better what the stain looks like. It's pretty.

This is our banister. The wood was intended to be much darker, but we had a few problems with it. It looks good the way it is, but would have looked better darker.
This is Isabel's room. The entire house was paiting brown except for her room. I had the painters paint it yellow. I then painted really faint stripes around the room. I really like the way it turned out.
This is the master bathroom. It's really nice.
This is the beginning of the kitchen. They obviously are not done. We are having granite countertops, so next week when they are done I will post another picture of the kitchen. I love my cabinets!

Weekend at the Cabin

It was Ryan's Birthday on Friday. We went up to the cabin with all of Ryan's family. It was fun. We went on a hike with Isabel in a backpack. She wasn't so sure about the backpack, but in the end it was fun. We stopped at this river and threw in rocks. It was so cute watching Isabel throw rocks. We had to teach her how to throw, she's never done that before (yep, she's a girl). It was fun. Since it's starting to get cold up in the mountains there won't be many more cabin weekends. I love going up there and getting away from everything.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Family Reunion in Long Beach, WA

Last week we had our family reunion. It was so much fun! Although it was a bit chilly, we had so much fun. Isabel and I got there on Saturday and Ryan joined us on Tuesday. We were there until Saturday the 9th. We stayed in my great uncle Tom Smart's beach house. It used to belong to Monte L. Bean (as in the Bean Museum at BYU). It was a nice home and we were very comfortable there. The kids all had so much fun digging in the dirt and playing in the water. It was a blast. Here are som photos from the trip.

This is me and Isabel playing in the water.... it was so cold, but fun!

This is Isabel and Grace (Emily's daughter) playing together at the house. They are so cute together. They are only 4 months apart. I love watching them play.

This is Ryan and Isabel. For our reunion shirts we did baseball shirts. We opened the reunion by playing Red vs. Black in kickball. No one in the family knew what team they were on. It was so much fun. I was Black and Ryan was Red. This is Isabel's outfit. The shirts were too big for the infants, so they had these outfits. We also put everyone's ranking (number) on the shirt. Isabel is number 32, I am 13, and Ryan is 14. It was cute. we loved the shirts.
This next picture is Ryan up to kick in our kickball game. His team totally killed my team. He is so handsome in his uniform. I married such a stud!

As you can tell from this photo, Isabel is really into the game. She lost interest within the first minute. But doesn't she look cute?

Okay, so while at the reuion we did some crafts. I made this lovely friendship bracelet. I gave it to Isabel. She only wore it one day. but that whole day she loved it.
Ryan on the other had made Boon-Dogels (sp?). But not only did he make them, he became the master of them. These are some of his creations (Actually I made the small one). I think they are really cool. I'll never lose my keys again.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Leaving on a Jet Plane

I have been a real slacker lately, so I thought I would quickly write something. Tomorrow Isabel and I are flying up to Portland, OR. All of next week we are having a DeLong family reunion at a beach house in Long Beach/ Seaview WA. So, tomorrow we are flying up there, my parents are picking us up (they are driving today), and then on Sunday we are driving to the beach house. Ryan will be joining us on Tuesday because he has to work. Anyways, I am really looking forward to the trip. I've been feeling a little tired and stressed lately, so a week away will be nice. Ryan has been working so hard lately, he really needs the brake. He gets up at 5:30am every morning, goes to work until about 3, then heads over to our house and works until 8 or 9pm. He works so hard.
So, our trip should be fun, I'll post pictures when I get back. See you....