Sunday, December 26, 2010

A Quick Tour

With the move and the holidays, things have been really busy lately, but we thought we'd post some pictures of our new place for your enjoyment and education.

Thanks to Beth's amazing organizational skills, we are completely unpacked and now are just trying out some different arrangements, but these pictures are of our home just before we moved in.


Beth had these color-coded signs on the wall as you entered the house - each box had a colored sticker on it.
Each one of the rooms had a color-coded poster on it. Which is one of the main reasons the move went so smoothly.

Kitchen - The island in the middle is mobile.

Living Room - Complete with couches, a father and a father-in-law.

The Family Room - With the built-in entertainment center.

Play Room - It is MUCH messier now.

Stairs Leading Upstairs - The towels were to keep the new carpet clean during the move.

The Kids Bathroom - This house has three full bathrooms.

Master Bedroom - Free of airplane and helicopter noises.

Master Bathroom - Small, but it's our own. The kids' toys are in the other one.

Kids Bedroom - Kaylee gets the port-a-crib, Logan gets the laundry basket.

Craft Room - STARcraft room, more like it! Boo-yah!

Front of the House - Our door is always open. . .unless it's closed.

Backyard - There's a sandpit, a fish pond, and a playground.

The Fish Pond - It's beautiful, but we may have to drain it with small kids playing in the backyard. It'll be our "rock quarry."

Back of the House - I don't really know what that half-built shed is all about.
So, there you go - that's the beginning of the new chapter in the Hilton story - life OUT of the airport.

Thank you to everyone who made this possible - we really appreciate all of your help!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

A little more info

Sorry about the lack of info. 

The house is in Roy (southwest of Ogden).  I wish I could post more pictures, but the one from the last post is the only one I have.  It was taken by our Realtor on her cell phone.  She sent it to me telling me I had to see it that day.  Glad I listened!

The sellers were always home when we went through it (3 times for me and once for Joel), so it would have been awkward to pull out a camera.  The sellers/owners usually shouldn't be home when a house is being shown, but this was a different situation and it actually worked to our advantage (even though it was a bit awkward).  As a result of meeting us and liking us (I credit the kids for that one) they accepted our offer even though it was quite a bit less than they wanted.

It has 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.  I'll try to get pictures up as soon as I can (though don't expect that to be too soon... we won't have internet for a bit).  We're so excited!     

Monday, December 6, 2010

It's Official

We're homeowners!!!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Let's Try This Again

When Joel looked at the last post this morning he asked why I chose those pictures of our children.  I responded that it was late and I didn't have time to browse very many pictures.  And they make me laugh.  Both are of the kids saying cheese in their own way.

But I've realized that as much as they make me laugh, they're not the most flattering pictures of my sweet kids.  So I've found some time to do a post with some better pictures.

What my kids do at the doctors office.  Kaylee plays in any cubby she can find.
Logan eats.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

It's been awhile...

...and I'm sure it'll be awhile longer before my next post, so here are some pictures of the cuties to tide you over.  They make me laugh :).  They're both such cute little goofballs.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Partners in Crime

At least they like to do things together.


Logan and Uncle Nathan

Monday, September 13, 2010

"Let's build something together"

That's the Lowe's slogan, for anyone wondering why I have a weird title.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

What a mess!

I feel like I'm constantly cleaning up my kids.  Let's explore why (and keep in mind that these are just the times I took pictures) (and most of them are not from mealtime, which is a huge mess 3 times a day):
Baby food
Rice cereal.  Joel might have helped him with his hat.
Yummy cookie.
Sucker from the doctors office.
Berries.  It's hard to see, but there are a bunch of dots on her face around her eye.
Refried beans.  He LOVES them, apparently!
More refried beans
Oreo cookie cake ball.
Chalk.  Unfortunately, he loves it and will eat it anytime he finds some.
From the park.  Forget the slides... Kaylee likes playing in the dirt at the bottom of trees.
She thought she'd practice her artistic skills on her face.
Helping me make frosting.
Koolaid from a wedding reception.
Watermelon and oranges.  Notice her hair.
And the ground.
Logan was in on this one too.
S'more pops.
S'mores and playing outside.
This is the one that makes no sense.  She got this messy from a backyard wedding reception.  Her white dress is just fine, but her face and arms are a mess!