Sunday, June 26, 2011

It was a NO GO for launch...

 before
after
Well the crafty week was a no go for launch. Meaning it didnt happen.at.all. But hey there's always next week. And some things did happen around here. As you can see...the roofers have started and we are getting a pretty red roof.!!! and Toby was measured on his week 2 growth chart (yeah we r that pathetic that we have a growth chart for a puppy) and he grew...... 3 inches taller! Chet said he hasnt grown but I could tell he had. The proof is in the puppy chow! Also we finally got Toby to swim by bringing Luke to the cemetary to show him how it is done. I tried to get a picture of that but Toby quit swimming when I got the camera. oh well.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Crafty week challenge

This week I am going to be CRAFTY. There I said it out loud. SSSHHHH dont tell anyone ok? No really I am going to try to be crafty. My GOALS are as follows...
1. Turn the movie room into a kids bedroom.
2. Make my pallet herb garden.
3. Make a fence of doors to hide the pool.
4. Paint my scrapbook desk.
5. Make a wreath for my front door.

Those are my goals. Notice there is one for each day...that shouldnt be too hard right? Yeah Im not convinced either...SO pray for me.  THIS is the week. I can FEEL it.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Or not...

The roof was leaking this morning the dryer broke last night and we cancelled our respite care. I really feel bad about it too/ But we weren't ready...and it was father's day weekend. And we werent ready :(. Oh well heres to hoping they call again!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

WEll we got a phone call....

For a 6 year old girl. Who is afraid of men. For the weekend. Wow she comes tomorrow afternoon and leaves Sunday afternoon.  This should be interesting. I'll let you all know how it goes!!

Introducing .....TOBY!




Yes....that's right...the puppy stayed. We have decided he is the dog for us. (along with the other 3 of course).  meet TOBY he is a shepherd/ mastiff mix and he is 6 months old. He is super cute even when he slobbers which is the only bad part about him. He is going to be an inside dog. And that is something I am VERY happy about. On the adoption front there is no news. We have been waiting to hear about respite care from our social worker. Here are some pages about TOBY...

Friday, June 10, 2011

The Pool is open..and other things

It so hot here we are filling our pool. We thought we weren't going to mess with it this year because of the respite care thing but its so hot we are filling it. We are looking for a fence to go around it. Cause we need to have it fully fenced.  We have also been adding rock borders to our flower gardens. It looks pretty good. We traded labor with dad for some more mulch so when that comes I'll take pictures so all can see. Also there has been this cute puppy hanging around our house...and he gets along with the neighbor cats. We need another puppy like we need a hole in our heads but he's pretty cute....I'm just sayin' :)

Friday, June 3, 2011

I am officially a Nachtmann

And I am none too happy about it. I had too renew my license as it had expired on my birthday and so I gave up the ghost and changed my name. Bah! I loved my name and the lady at the Social security office even mispelled Nachtmann. That is a bad omen to a life of spelling my last name out. Holmes was so easy. So simple. Nachtmann is not. I wanted to become AmandaJo Holmes Nachtmann but I had to change it on my birth certificate and since I had already been to that office (in Liberty) and I was in Lees Summit when I found this out I just got a new last name. yeah! NOT. THRILLED. at. ALL!