Saturday, May 31, 2008

Seven years!!

Tomorrow is our seven year anniversary! Its hard to believe and not at the same time. That means we have been together eight and a half years. Pretty crazy. This last year has definitely been the best year. Adding Ivy to our family is the best thing to happen to us. Its everything we waited for(for four years). It just makes us wonder how we ever made it without her. Of course thats how I feel about Darin also. He is the the best for me and I'm so happy he is mine! Love ya Darin. Happy Anniversary!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Funner parts of our trip

We went to Washington and Idaho to see our families. Its amusing (well depends on how you look at it I guess) when your vacations are those kind instead of going to Mexico or something like that. Oh well. Thats what we get for living so far away I guess. We got to see all of Darin's family which is always fun. We are the only members of his immediate family that don't live in Tri-Cities Washington, so its exciting to see all of the kids growing up and things like that when we visit. The hard part is not seeing everyone as much as we would like. But people have to work and do other things. Also we get caught up in helping out his parents. Its just that we aren't there to help like we wish we could, so we try to get a year's worth of work done in one week!

Ivy absolutely loved every second of it. She is such a little social butterfly. She was in heaven being with her cousins. Getting carried around by the girls and always having someone to play with. Now that we are home I think she is a little bored to be honest. Anyways. We got some really fun pictures of the fam to update our walls.

From Washington, we rented a car and drove to Boise to meet my family there for the weekend. My dad's whole family ended up being there because of my cousins homecoming. It was really fun to see everyone. Especially since it had been actually years since we had seen some of them. The weather was glorious and the food was good too. I loved spending time with my family and having them get to know Ivy better. I am glad to be home but the whole thing sure made me sad that we don't live close to our families. Its hard seeing them only twice a year.

Home Makeover

So the last week and a half have been super busy. We flew up to Washington for my niece Hailey's baptism. While we were there we did Extreme Home Makeover-Warnick Edition. Darin's parents were desperately in need of some new carpet so while we had the carpet ripped out we decided to paint and everything. It started out as a small project of just doing the living room, but we got such a good deal on the carpet that we were able to also do the family room-which is now the office! We ended up taking down wallpaper, retexturing, painting, adding new carpet and trim. And then of course we couldn't put old furniture in so Wayne and Ellen got a new desk, bookcases and an entertainment armoire. I can't even remember what those rooms used to look like, they are so different. We had fun working with family on the project we just wish we lived closer to enjoy it with them!