Sunday, October 21, 2007

wish I were a kid again...

... because you are always innocent of EVERYTHING...atleast when you act like it... don't care about getting cold, wet or dirty or really in trouble for that matter...
...the simplest of things intrigue you and you are always discovering new things...
...and you REALLY are Daddy's little girl. Does anyone ever miss childhood? It was nice and carefree but also hard and complicated at times. I am happy where I am at, but I love watching Alexandra grow and learn and find the smallest things to make her laugh. My friend Kara said she kisses and hugs her kids 1000 times a day, I think I'm right there with her, I can't get enough of Alex sometimes.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Pumpkin Patch

Yesterday we went to pick pumpkins out with my family, it was the first year we've all gotten together for the blessed fall event! We found the perfect pumpkins for the neighborhood kids to smash, atleast that's what Chris thinks - I'm hoping they last until Halloween!
Can you say like father like daughter?
When Alex gets alot of attention, she starts acting silly and hamming it up!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Love Thy Neighbor

So our new neighbors moved in almost two weeks ago and we were thrilled to have them. Chris and I went over on Sunday and met the wife for about 10 minutes and briefly (and I mean briefly) mentioned a fence and how we wanted wood or the dark tan vinyl. Real brief. Well 3 days later the fence guys show up and start putting the posts in, we thought it was awfully fast since they just moved in and never came over to discuss what we wanted to do. So, they finished it up today and it's the almond colored vinyl (our last choice)...I'm a little miffed over it because it doesn't go with our house! About an hour ago the fence guy comes knocking on our door and asks us to pay 1/2 of the adjoining fence. Chris told him that we've never met the neighbor (the husband) nor have we discussed a fence, I guess the neighbor told the fence guy he had worked it out with us. He said the people on the other side of their house said the same thing. We are irritated because now they are dictating what alot of the houses on our block will be doing for fencing. And not only that, but you don't pick whatever the crap you want and then send the fence guy over to the neighbors that you don't even know to collect 1/2 the money! Poor neighbor etiquette! Did i happen to mention that they are running a dog breeding business out of their house and have had 2 big utility trucks parked in front of our houses for the last 2 weeks? We want to call the HOA on them, is that being too vindictive? Tell me if I am overreacting and what you would do? We don't want to have bad blood between us from the get-go.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Parade Home

As mentioned, I designed and decorated a Parade Home this summer. Here is the link to view pictures, also if you are local, they are selling everything in the house this weekend if you are interested in buying anything. Enjoy!