"God gives us dreams a size too big so that we can grow into them."

Monday, April 30, 2007

kobe's big hit...one of many

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Sunday, April 29, 2007

Kobe is getting ready for summer!

Batter up!

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Saturday, April 28, 2007

My new favorite thing....

This is one of the most wonderful products ever made. It works so incredibly well I honestly cannot believe it sometimes. I usually use 409 foaming carpet spay, I like it because it foams and I feel like it cleans better some how because of the foam, but anyway, I decided to try this spray (and I really do hate sprays) and I works like a wonder!!!

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Our New House

this is the family room, this is the first project we are going to rip in to! we are going to take all the paneling down and rip out this crazy built in thing that it in there and update everything :) we are so excited!!!

This is the formal living room (which I am SO excited to have) it doesn't need that much work

this is the view from what will be Kobe's room, our yard goes all the way back to the white fence and is pretty wide too.

This is the master (the bedrooms are a little small, but are ok)

This is the main bathroom (the house has a bath and a half, the half is pretty little, the full is decent size)

Here is our crazy basement with a wall entirely covered in tile mirrors :)
We are excited to rip into this large space and use it for something great (once we figure out what)

Here is our fire place

Well, today we had the inspector come thru and take a look at everything. We went with a very highly recomended inspector and he checked EVERYTHING, from top to bottom. He did a great job. After seeing everything we were happy that there are no big issues, just tiny stuff here and there, so we are going ahead with the sale! Here are some pictures I snapped today.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

There is red paint on the dog's head....

Shortly after I got off the phone with Alyssa (thanks for the phone call by the way :) it was good to hear from you, made my afternoon), I got Kobe all set up to do some painting. Anyway, to make a long story short, Kobe decided he needed more red paint and tried to squirt it out himself. Well, it ended up all over the table, on the carpet in three spots, and all over the dog. A BIG glop of it was right on the top of the dog's head.
So, before the dog got it all over, I ran him in the bathroom and gave him a bath, while thinking about those 3 spots sinking farther and farther into my carpet, finished with the dog, then went out and cleaned the carpet (and actual got the stains out of the carpet) while Kobe cleaned his room. I wish I would have had time to snap some pictures of the poor dog, but I was too worried about the mess.
Hope you guys are all having a great day today!

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Our business website

Well, I think our website is finished enough to share. It is still a work in progress, but we want to post it anyway :)

you can check it out at:


Monday, April 23, 2007

Matt & Lindsay (and Elle)

Here are some new pictures Linds posted on myspace for all you non myspacers :)

she looks beautiful doesn't she.

What are you thankful for?

I read a blog today where a mom was thanking God for blessings that He had given her that week. They weren't anything major, just those things that God does to remind you that He cares about you, even about the things that are so small.
I guess I just wanted to let everyone know what I am thankful for today.

1. I am thankful for Kobe.

Today we had a bit of down time so we took extra long in walmart this morning. We went to the toy aisle (because we can't go into walmart and NOT visit the toy aisle :) ) and while he was looking at toys I sat down in the extended childs seat because I planned on letting him take his time. Well, Kobe decided to push me around the toy aisle in the cart and laughed his head off the whole time. He didn't even crash me into anything. And I am thankful God gave me that gift, what a funny memory.

2. I am thankful for being a young mom.

One of my favorite things to do is go to playplaces with Kobe when no one else is there and play with him. This morning we went to Burger King really early upon Kobe's request. Well, no one was there and so I played with him in the play place. I don't when the last time any of you got to play in a play place, but if you are ever with Kobe, he would be more than happy to lead you around the maze of tubes, slides and other things in those things. And he will laugh his head off as you go down the slide filled with static and get shocked the whole way down.

3. I am thankful for sticky toys that leave marks on the wall.

Now, you probably don't believe that, especially if you saw the look on my face today when I saw 8 of them on Kobe's wall and there was no doubt in my mind that there would be marks all over the wall, but the idea of no marks on the wall or no messes to clean up would mean no Kobe, and that is not for me. I love my lived in house. I love every mark on the wall and every toy laid out on the floor. Some days I know that I will never see anything more beautiful and I will never miss anything more.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

We Bought a House!

Well, our offer was accepted and we are going to buy a house! :) Everything happened in about 1 week, so it has been interesting. God blessed us with exactly what I wanted! What more could I ask for! He worked out everything and even had them accept our offer with no counter offer! We were so pumped! Here is a picture of our new house, it is very different, but we LOVE it :)

*this is not an actual photo of the home we are buying, I just thought this was funny :) we will post some pictures soon :)

Friday, April 20, 2007

Is it a good thing or a bad thing...

...when your little one puts themselves down for a nap? :) I had a "rush order" on a video today so poor Kobe was left to entertain himself. He played with the dog and watched a video and ate 3 popsicles. When I went to check on him (because he had been quite for a little too long) I turned around and right behind my office chair Kobe had pulled out his sleeping bag, stuff dog & pillow and fallen asleep. He cracks me up.

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I'm so sad :( I took the cutest video of Kobe where he was saying hi to everyone, I didn't have to prompt him at all except ask "who else do you want to say hi to" and he had messages to kendra, brooklyn, chris, alyssa. lindsay, matt & gma corey. (his message to lindsay was histerical!) but it woudn't import into my program because it was too long. Now I have to use this one...

Thursday, April 19, 2007


Well, hopefully this won't embarrass anyone, but Vicki just posted on facebook that Ryan asked Dave for permission to marry Lindsay! I hope Lindsay and Ryan don't see this post because I don't want to embarrass them, but I thought you guys down in SC would like to know :)

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Wedding Videos...

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Here is the first 2 minutes of a wedding Ben and I shot on the 24th. Trinaty & Brian were the SWEETEST people, the weather was amazing for being in March, no snow and around 60 degrees! Trinaty's dad was the sweetest guy, he loves his two daughters so much, you could see it in his eyes all day!

Tuesday, April 17, 2007


Well, Ben is doing better. He went into work for a couple hours today which was kinda rough, but he stuck it out as long as was "ok" to do and then came home and iced his knees. He is healing, it is just slow. Thank you to everyone who has been checking up on how he is doing, it means a lot. Keep praying that God will heal him completely!

Well, the time to book our rooms for the family reunion has come, I am going to call Snyder's Inn tommorrow and see what they have available for the weekend. I guess there is a boat race that weekend and the motel's may be filling up quick. We are so excited to get away for a day or 2. It will be exciting the next time the WHOLE family is able to come.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

She's getting Bigger!

Well, Bobbie's little boy is getting bigger and bigger. It is so cute to feel him kick.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Where does the time go?

Their first Easter egg hunt

Their seceond Easter egg hunt

This year...

Blast from the past with Kobe

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The Happy Birthday Girl

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Thursday, April 12, 2007

The Big Brooklyn Post