So we decided to paint our bedroom. It was somewhat of a tough week and I thought the busy work would kick up the endorphins and keep us busy with something fun. Here are before and after pictures. We bought paint and supplies at Lowes. When we got the first coat on we realized it was too flat and we wanted more of a gloss finish so back to Lowes we go. We got a Satin finish this time and we think it came out great!
Brit and I did another Bountiful basket purchase yesterday. You get on their website on Monday, make your purchase, pick the location nearest to you and pick it up Saturday morning. It's a great deal and look at all these fruits and veggies we got for $15!
Cauliflower Bananas Asparagus Tomatoes Pineapple Apples Green Beans Lettuce Strawberries Black Berries Cantaloupe Oh and a Garlic clove.
A couple weeks ago my sister Melanie and her family came into town. It was a blast having them here. It had been fourteen months since we had seen them. That is way too long to go with out seeing them! On President's Day Melanie and Jake took Rachel skiing for her first time. She loved it. While they were gone I helped watch Tommy and baby Kate. I am so glad I finally got to meet her. She is adorable. We helped Tommy build this and it brought back lots of memories playing with it.
He loved getting up on the chair and making the marble go. He is such a fun kid and his personality cracks me up!
Tommy wanted to go skiing too :)
Baby Kate and Sophie finally meeting each other. They are about a week apart.
They are so adorable.
My niece Rachel. I can't believe how fast she is growing. She is a great reader and is super smart. I love her little personality. I have great nieces and nephews.
That night we went to Texas Roadhouse for dinner. We got to sit with this silly kid. He would give us some dirty looks then just start laughing. He was our entertainment for the night.
Trying to do a fish face.
He had lots of silly faces to pull.
They left for a few days up to Driggs to be with Jake's family. They got back on Friday and we had our traditional New Years Eve Dinner (a little later in the year). We brought our waffle cone maker and made some for the family. Melanie and Sophie watching.
Tommy and Jake enjoying their ice cream.
Jack Jack enjoying his. Love this kid!
Rachel was too busy to look up at the camera. Do you think she loves sprinkles?
On Saturday Rachel and Tommy were sick. So we just hung out and watched the BYU basketball game. Then that night we went to Cafe Rio for dinner then to Dan and Amy's to hang out. We played Wits and Wagers it was a fun game. Then we played Just Dance. That was a lot of fun and hilarious. It was fun to watch my brother compete against my sister. I went up against Jake and had a blast. He has got some good dance skills. It was a fun night to be able to all hang out. Then Sunday we had a dinner and the best part of dinner was Jake's AMAZING mashed potatoes! :) Monday was "Fun" Day according to Rachel. We went to Provo to see my Grandma Pett. She was excited to see the Herway clan. The kids loved playing up in her play room. Then we headed to Brick Oven. I love that place. Their pizza is the best. Everything about that place is great! I love my nephews and it was so fun to see them play with each other!
After lunch we headed to see Carl Bloch's museum. It was great. He was an amazing artist. I wish I could paint like that. Then we headed to the BYU creamery. We had to stop there of course. You can't go down there and not get their ice cream. Then we went to a place that use to be called incredible pizza, but is no longer called that and I can't remember what it was changed to. The kids played some miniature bowling, mini golf, and rode on the go-karts. They had a blast and it was fun to watch them.
It definitely was a "fun" day!
Tuesday before I had to go to work I went up to my parent's to hang out with them. It was a beautiful day so we decided to build a snowman. Tommy ended up just wanting to drive Lightning McQueen. He is great!
Here is the making of our snowman.
Rachel showing me the snowman's pepper nose.
The end result.
It has been a long time since I have built a snowman. It was fun to do it again. I think it turned out great, but he didn't last very long being it a nice day and all. He already lost a blueberry eye by the time we got a group photo with him.
That night we just sat around and chatted. Mel and I watched Jake and our mom play Jenga the wrong way. It was pretty funny. Then we played some Blokus. I love my family and wish my sister and her family could live closer, but it sure is fun when they come and visit. They are great and a lot of fun to be around.
This one is for Melanie. Love you sister!
We had a great time with them in town and I sure do miss them tons. Love you all!