Friday, April 3, 2009

Project Time!

Now that the garage sale is over I feel like I have more stuff than ever floating around. Probably because we are bringing up so much from the basement.

Like this snowman. He's so cute on the porch, but I've had him around about 6 years now and he's told me he wants a new home. I painted him you know. My friend Cathy gave me the kit and I was bored at home right after having Graham and went to town. I think he's cute, but it's just not my Christmas "style" any longer.

He's free for you to take home with you if you know my phone number or email me.
Just come and pick him up and get him out of my garage!

These cute boys are not for the taking. Isn't Dan cute with his helper Greg?
We now have the wood to frame the basement and our permit was approved through the city.
I know most people don't do this but it was the way we felt the most comfortable starting construction . Dan is honest to a fault and I love that about him.
Graham loves to help just as much as he loves Oreos. Too bad he can never hide the evidence on his mouth!
More helping this week. All I said was "I think mommy needs to clean the kitchen really well." and there were two cute helpers taking things out, wiping things down. We had a lot of fun and I had to document for when they are 15 and hate helping me. Now I am helping out MY mom! This is her famous recipe binder. I asked her for a recipe and we looked for 45 minutes to not even find it. Her Christmas gift from me was to organize it for her. Wish me luck, results to follow soon, I hope!!


Heidi said...

I'm doing a recipe project, too! My favorites are in too many places! I can't wait to see how the basement comes along! If you need any help after bedtime let me know and I'll send Dave over. He loves that stuff.

kjtroxel said...

Wow! You are such a good daughter. I have a scanner if you decide you don't want to type all the recipes.
What great helpers your cute boys are! Did Graham earn another coin...if not we'd like to get him a new one :)

Jo said...

Love the help you have around your home ~ I remember having my kitchen reorganized in just the same way.

Can't wait to see the basement when it's finished.

Enjoy your weekend,

ilovepink said...

I need to organize my recipes too. Any ideas?

Meredith said...

Your boys are so helpful! Even doing it with a huge smile. Love that!

Too bad I don't live close enough to take the snow man bench.... ;) ha ha

melissa said...

what a great gift idea, Kristen! I made a snowman in 2000 that looked almost identical~I thought it was the cutest thing and I got rid of it as well. I love how tastes evolve...

Lori said...

Oh I love organizing things and that recipe binder looks mighty tempting to me! lol That's great you're getting so much done, it's such a great feeling after! Love the picture of the boys with the lumber, so cute! :)

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

DO you have any fabulous ideas to share on organizing recipes? I need to do the same thing.