Have I mentioned how happy I am that our kitchen is functioning again?
Sunday, July 24, 2011
We tried to take a few day trips while we were living in Salt Lake because we had a long list of things we'd been meaning to see and do and never seemed to get around to. First on our list was spending a day playing on Ogden. We started out at the Treehouse Museum. My sister-in-law Janelle met us there with our nephew William and our one and only adorable niece, Lucy. Creed had fun pretending to be president in the replica of the oval office.
Odgen Eccles Dinosaur Park, which we loved even more than the Treehouse Museum.
Union Station and next time we're up there, we're hoping to visit the Hill Aerospace Museum just outside of Ogden. Good thing we have cousins up there to visit!
Friday, July 22, 2011
Each time we move, I like to take pictures of our little family on the doorstep so we can look back and show the boys how little they were when we moved in.
I wish I could show you the versions with the whole house in the background, but, you know, stranger danger and all . . .
These boys are so very, very adorable.
They have my heart!
And so does this guy!
Posted by Stephanie Ford at 9:59 AM
Thursday, July 21, 2011
So the kitchen of this house was remodeled two years ago. The finishes weren't exactly what I would choose, but they were nice and we probably would have kept them, but they just didn't take advantage of the space.Since there were no upper cabinets and only a narrow cabinet next to the fridge, there was very little storage space. In fact, from our tours of the house, it looked like the previous owners kept all of their food in the basement pantry. My friend Kersten commented that the family had seven kids so they could just run one of them down there when they needed something, but that wasn't going to work for me.
Sunday, July 10, 2011
When we bought this house, the laundry room was off of the kitchen on the main floor of the house. As much as I loved the orange laminate counter top (I should have taken a close-up of it, it's sort of hidden in the photo) and the linoleum backsplash, we decided to make some changes.
Because upstairs in a bedroom closet was a second kitchen. You heard me right, a second kitchen, in a bedroom closet. And I didn't really want my toddlers to have access to a stove in their bedroom in the middle of the night.
And since we were tearing out the kitchen, and it already had plumbing, it seemed like a good place to move the laundry room.
We are happy to leave the last year of using the laundromat behind us.
Friday, July 08, 2011
I can't believe I've been Mrs. Ford for ten years! Larry and I celebrated our tenth anniversary on Wednesday. We weren't making grand plans because we sort of bought a house for our tenth anniversary (Actually, what could be grander than that?)
Of course, Mr. Ford had to step things up a bit an surprise me with these postcards with handwritten love notes on the back of each and every one. They were stashed all over the house for me to discover throughout the day. When I took this photo, I didn't know I still had a few more to find.
In honor of our anniversary, here are a few more interesting tidbits about Mr. Ford:
- He downloaded mmmbob
- He's very anti piracy. He would never download anything without paying for it.
- He will never wear corduroy due to a traumatic elementary school experience
- Creed thinks he's really magic because he can take his finger off
- He always volunteers to change Ollie's stinky diapers
- He's adopted his dad's motto of, "If it doesn't bleed, I can't fix it."
- He took Latin in high school
- He loves to watch the cartoon Phineas and Ferb. He's even DVRed episodes and watched them by himself.
- He is the one who fell in love with our house and had to have it. All the houses we saw before this he was like, "It's fine. It'll work. Whatever, let's just buy it." and I kept telling him I wanted a house we LOVED because I'm sick of moving. I know he's happy that I made him wait.
- His favorite artist is Mark Rothko.
- He loves to travel. Since we've been married, we've been to the Mexican Riviera, Vancouver, Toronto, New York, Boston, Knoxville, Louisville, Washington DC, Chicago, Las Vegas, Nauvoo, Yellowstone, and many trips to So CA. We can't wait for the boys to get bigger so we can travel a little further abroad.
- He gets more excited about trips to Disneyland than the boys do.
- I think I've finally convinced him that Jimmy Fallon is funny, but it's taken him years to come around
- He never minds making dinner, but he says if a recipe calls for more than three ingredients, it's too complicated.
- He has a heterosexual man-crush on Zack Braff
- He can make the boys laugh so much harder than I can.
- We don't see eye to eye on how to furnish the house. I tend to head for modern with clean lines and he tends to look for crazy modern or keeping it vintage 70's
- He takes longer to get ready than I do.
- He was recently asked to teach a group of rowdy 11-year-olds at church. He's only had one Sunday with them so far, but I think they are going to love him.
- In his teenage years, he loved heavy metal and wore mostly black. There may have even been a time or two that he wore black lipstick and painted his nails black.
- He told me to stop buying him books because he never has time to read them. Any spare reading time he has is spent reading medical journals to stay up-to-date.
- When we got Ipods, we agreed to only download one song a month because he was in medical school and even that was stretching the budget, but he still sticks to that agreement, which makes I-tunes gift certificates his favorite gift. (which also makes #1 funnier)
- He'll eat anything that I make for dinner and pretend to like it, even if it was an experiment gone terribly wrong.
- He always tries to keep my car filled with gas. I rarely have to stop at the pump.
- He takes care of making sure Ollie gets his medications and keeping them refilled.
He is the love of my life, and I'm so lucky to have him!