Monday, September 21, 2009

New Family Room Furniture!!!!

Ok, it has been about 8 years since we purchased our sofa/sectional and put in new carpeting.  The sectional was getting pretty thread bare and the recliners didn't work anylonger.  So we decided to look for some new furniture.  I tried all the furniture stores in town... they want at LEAST $700  for a sofa.  Then I remembered that my friends John and Roxanne had gotten a great couch at Big Lots. (sorry if that was supposed to be a secret you two!).  SO, I went to big lots... and guess what??? They have a lot of VERY nice furniture.  AND the sofa's were under $400.  They are made by Simmons.. they are just last years stuff I guess.  Anyway, we are now the proud owners of new furniture! We got a sofa and two big overstuffed chairs and an ottoman. They are SUPER Comfy!  Bekah has already decided they are great reading chairs!

I am thinking that we need a second ottoman... but we LOVE our new room. Now I just need to paint...

Saturday, September 12, 2009

YIKES!!! I am a BAD blogger!

So.. I really am a horrible blogger.. it has been June since my last post... I guess I need to post an abreviated update of July, August and September!!! So, here it goes:

At the end of June we drove up to see Mom and Dad in Payette, Idaho. My Aunt Dee and my cousin Laura and her husband LeRoye were there. We had an open house for my Aunt Dee's 80th birthday. Got to see a whole bunch of people from when I was a kid.
We drove with Mom and Dad and my sister Natalie up to Wallowa Lake for a week.

While at Wallowa we played Mini Golf, the kids went with Tim and my Dad fishing, we went swimming, Skyped with my brother Drex and his family while they were in Paris, and fed the deer that were all around our cabin. We even had to shoo them off our deck.

Then we drove home, thru Nevada as usual... such beautiful scenery...

We stopped in Reno to spend an extra day. We stayed at the Peppermill... who knew this was here? I didn't. Reno is usually just a place we drive thru... anyway, I would recommend the Peppermill's Tuscan Tower suites. VERY nice.

Hannah turned 15 in August... Her BFF turned 15 the day before... here they are with the cake at their birthday party. We had a car rally. Kind of a scavenger hunt on wheels. It was really fun.

The day before school started we went to the water park in Paso Robles. It was only about 96 that day.. so very nice. The kids had a great time. One last fling before school.

First Day of school. Hannah is in 10th grade. Bekah is in 6th grade. Our last year in elementary school... we have been coming to this school every year since Hannah started Kindergarten in 1999!


Over Labor Day weekend, our kids had Tuesday off as well. We went to the beach for a friend's birthday party. It was SO nice. The summer crowds are all gone and our best weather of the year is just starting.... I can see several more beach trips in September and October.

So, that is our summer in a whirlwind tour. For the whole story you will have to check out my scrapbooks!