Thursday, April 29, 2010

Holy Shit we bought a house!!!!!!!

Monday, April 26, 2010

easter baby

well, i have been trying to upload the video of marley eating her first birthday cake, but blogger does not seem to like that one, so here are some photos from easter...we close on the new house this thursday!!!!! we are too excited for words...and crazy busy packing of course...marley fell and skinned her knee was very traumatic, but she's ok now...she has a great big boo boo and we had to use two superman band aids for it. she was back to her sunny self after some cuddle time.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Wildflower Photo Contest - Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Wildflower Photo Contest - Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

thanks to my uncle eric marley mae and i have entered this photo contest. feel free to check it out and vote for us as often as you would like...if you go soon you will see marley's photo on the front page...otherwise you will have to click on the people and wildflowers heading.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


we had a great easter here in brenham. marley loved hunting easter eggs. she got the hang of it right away. i have lots of cute video which ben will hopefully put onto the computer soon. i think i might be jinxed. i touch a computer and it stops working. anyways. mom (aka granny) made a delicious big meal for us. marley loves broccoli rice casserole. ben got to go away with eric, my uncle, for a boys weekend. they went fishing somewhere in the middle of texas and caught a ton of fish. ben caught mostly catfish, though they were fishing for white bass. i'm going to add a couple of photos that eric took and passed on to us. we have set the closing date for our new house for may 12th. so that gives us a month to clean out and pack up. you would think that after moving four times in the past year i would have this streamlined and all excess crap would be gone. you would be wrong. but i am getting better each time, so this time should be pretty darn close to perfection. we are getting very excited though. we will have a big welcome to the new house party once we are settled. here's a video of marley thoroughly enjoying her uncle kirby...

Thursday, April 8, 2010

our house

my little angel in the wildflowers
the back patio
the back yard
my future sewing nook
family room
family room
living room
dining room
and the front

here are a couple of photos of our new house. they aren't good ones and the house is full of other people's stuff, but it will give you a good idea of what it looks like...

Friday, April 2, 2010

a red letter day

well ben, marley, and i are having quite the year. but an especially good week. we found a house. (yes, we've been looking) and we put in an offer and they accepted it. now we just need to finalize a closing date. the couple we would be buying from are waiting on a couple to move out of their new yea! we are buying a house! it's perfect for us now and gives us some room to grow as a family. when we have a closing date i will let everyone know, especially since that means we will be moving AGAIN and this time we will accept any and all help. =) one nice bonus about buying is that we won't be moving again for the forseeable future. also ben found out today that he is being promoted! he starts as the gm of his store on monday. woo hoo! very exciting! marley is playing peek a boo with me right now; she is just too stinking cute. i know i'm biased, but i'm also right. so, in honour of all or our celebratory news, here is marley doing the turkey trot. (this video is from around christmas time)