So I chopped my hair again. I swear I said I would never have short hair but it has been fun to have a change and I love the way the girl that cuts my hair has done it. I pretty much tell her to do whatever she wants and with a whole lot of thinning it ends up looking ok. Katie thought that picture taking looked fun so I just stuck a couple pictures on here.
Today we got together with all of Kays family at his brothers house. We played pool and darts, guitar hero and most of all ate until we were sick. Hunter and Eldon were the champions at pool followed closely by me and Kay. I even made a couple shots to contribute to the 2nd place finish.
My friend Abbie teaches Head Start at Washington elementary School here in Bountiful, They were having a carnival tonight and she invited us to go and play. The kids had so much fun. We got there and they started running in all directions not knowing where to start first. We spent several hours there and Katie crashed as soon as we got home. We even ran into Bradleys friend Daxon and his little sisters. We haven't seen them in a long time.
Grandma Julie took Katie winter clothes shopping today. The first thing she did when she got home was to try them on to see how pretty she looked. I think we should have tried on at the stores because she is at this awkward size in between toddlers and girls. We bought stuff out of both departments. She tried them all on and ended up in the pretty princess nightgown that she just had to have. She is such a girl. Thanks Grandma!!!
I thought everyone knew but for those who don't, Kay started his own company. Last year in February Kay quit his job and started his own company, Absolut Drywall( yes it is missing the e on the end, he thought it would set him apart a little but now he looks at it and thinks everyone thinks he doesn't know how to spell.) Little did we know that a couple months later the economy would crash and building permits would decline by 55%. It hasn't been an easy road, he has had to work tons of hours and spend the little savings we had to survive( and live off a credit card for a while). There has been several times that he has wanted to go back to work for someone else and leave the headache of owning your own business but with the freedom he has to work whatever hours he wants and being able to take off if he needs to I don't think he will ever go back. I guess I should never say never because who knows what the future will bring. He is very good at what he does and gets most of his work now through referrals. If you need any drywall services give him a call!
We haven't been up to much this last week. The cabinets finally all got back on the wall. I can't wait for the red but I think it is going to have to wait until Kay gets back from hunting because he is way to busy with work right now. His company is going great and they have had so much work the last couple weeks that his dad came down to help. He has been staying with us for the last two weeks. Im not so sure I like this self employment thing, It is feast of famine. I think it is finally getting to the point were hopefully we arent worrying whats going to happen next. He is starting to get calls from people on a weekly basis instead of making 100 calls to find the next job. I think there will always be some uncertainty and that is a bit worrysome. I love my job, though it would be nice to be a bit closer to home. I HATE the commute home, we will see if legacy helps. The kids are great. Bradley seems to be adjusting to being back in school except for whining every night when it is time to do homework. Katie is excited because she got to move to the big kids class at daycare and that means she gets to go to preschool from 9-1 everyday and she loves learning. She has me help her write her name every night. Before I know it she will be in Kindergarten.
We are getting soooooo close with the cabinets, There were three doors and one drawer that needed yet one more coat of paint. But I am loving the end result. The kitchen just looks so fresh and clean(even with all the pots in the sink). I bought all new hinges and handles and spent three hours yesterday putting them on. The only thing Kay has helped me with was putting the doors back on the wall. I am afraid I am not talented enough yet to actually hold the door where it needs to be and use the drill at the same time :)
As you can see we have made some progress. The cabinets on the walls are painted and dry so the stuff could at least go back in them. But where are the doors?
Oh yeah, they are still in the basement! It is nice that at least we could do it in the basement and not the garage now that it is cold and wet. Hopefully by Friday when I have the day off again they will be hanging back in place. They take twice as long as the cabinets on the wall because you can only paint them one side at a time. I dont think I will ever attempt this again in my life but we have learned alot about what not to do, and it was a quick change without a lot of money spent. The walls are going to have to wait a couple weeks. I will update when they are done. I have picked out the red, It is called real red and Kay even approved of it.
Kaylan and I just celebrated our 11th wedding anniversary. We also discovered that we have known each other for half of our lives. It seems like just yesterday we were getting married and having our kids. Where has the time gone. We have two wonderful kids, Bradley who is 8 and Katie who is 4. Bradley is amazing at working with his hands and the stuff he can build with legos will blow your socks off. Katie is a typical 4 year old girl who loves to dress up and be Mommys special helper.