Thursday, January 3, 2008

Family snapshots from vacation

Zoe and Popeye.

This one is kind of funny. Zoe feel asleep holding an empty bottle of "unisom". How ironic.

Uncle Ben with the two little monkeys.

Cindy with Zoe and Popeye.

Merry Christmas

Fun with Hannah Montana.

Grandma with her girls.


Jenn and Popeye.

Great Grandma and Popeye.

Great Grandma, Zoe, and Baby in her new stroller.

Jenn, Erik, and the girls.

Popeye and I.

The Christmas goodies.

It was a most wonderful and very special Christmas. We were spoiled by everyone.

Christmas Eve Traditions, old and new

Part of Christmas card lane.

Look what Santa left Sloan!

Look what Santa left Zoe.

Santa ate all the treats. Are those reindeer hoof prints?

It's the blue avenger! I swear I didn't photo shop this picture.

You'll shoot your eye out! You can't see it well in my picture, but the lamp in the window is just like the one in the movie.

Christmas Eve fun on Christmas Card Lane.

The best seat in the house.

Every Christmas eve day the boy scouts of Rancho Bernardo give all the houses a pile of sand and bags with candles to light in the evening. It looked so beautiful. Everywhere you drove you saw the lovely luminaries.

The traffic at Christmas Card Lane. If you live in this neighborhood you have to decorate your home for Christmas. As you can see it draws quite a crowd. We had to park and walk to see all the festivities.

Ah yes, the old tradition of opening "one", gift on Christmas Eve. This somehow turned into opening several. Ben and Kristin wanted the girls to open the gifts they brought. The girls were totally spoiled.

New Christmas Jammies.

Grandma watching the fun.

Ben letting Sloan climb all over him. She loves her uncle Ben.

The Christmas remodel

The finished product. It looked so beautiful.

No we were not visiting the boy in the bubble. Dean had to re texture the ceiling after putting in the new can lights. In order to keep the texture from spraying all over the place, he tapes off the area. Dean put in a total of 8 can lights.

Hello Vanna! The unveiling of the sink.

The lovely mirror from TJMaxx.

The curtains didn't turn out as well as I wanted them to.

Look at my strong, sexy, hard working man!

Eric was such a help to Dean. He helped to seal and grout the floor. Poor guy, his hands were so torn up. All his hard work and sore hands paid off.

The laundry room. Both the bathroom and laundry room got a new coat of paint. The color was called "hot cocoa".

Mapping out the floor. It was actually harder than you think.

Even though all the construction was going on all around the house, Cindy had her house decorated so lovely for Christmas.

Starting point. This is how it all began.

Well for the most part things went as planned. There were of coarse as always a few setbacks here and there as there are with any remodel. For the most part everything went well. We only had a little drama the day before we left. Young Eric didn't know that Dean hadn't hooked up the washing machine. He needed to reconnect the water hose. So I'm sitting in the kitchen and it sort of sounds like someone left water running in a sink somewhere. I walked into the hall and there was water flooding the laundry room, hallway, and part of the bathroom. I started to yell for Jennifer to grab any towel and together we got it all cleaned up. It was horrible at the time, now I can laugh about it.
Dean worked so hard. He is so talented.