Thursday, May 27, 2010

Grandpa Honey

My Grandpa passed away a couple of weeks ago, and I've been thinking a lot about him. The things that stick out most in my mind are these:

His love and talent for music. Both of my grandparents (come to think of it, on both sides) are very musically talented. They passed this on to their children, and my dad's love for music (as well as my mother's) was passed to me. It's always been very much a part of our family's life, and this is due in large part to my Grandpa Honey. (I didn't get the talent so much, just the love:))

His love for Geneology. He was quite on top of things and very internet savvy. I was always impressed by his no-fear attitude about technology that is somewhat atypical of his generation.

His sense of humor. Grandpa could always make me laugh. Even if it was at his cheesiness. Guess he passed that to my dad too! (Love you, dad!)

He helped my grandma raise 8 wonderful kids! Sheesh that's a lot of kids. All of their children are such great people, my grandparents taught them well.

I love and will miss Grandpa a lot. I am sure he is somewhere beautiful now.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Phase 1: Remove wallpaper

We've been busy at work trying to get our house ready for us to move in. We have successfully removed all of the wall paper in the entire house. So we thought. I just saw a couple days ago that there is still one more border in the bathroom. Nooo!! It just keeps coming!!

It actually wasn't too bad. We had a little help from Ross' brother and family. But the kitchen was the worst. It came off in one inch little pieces. Ross did that one solo. He is such a hard worker!

Ross has now returned from over a week long trip to CA for some training. My mom came to stay with me for a couple of days while he was gone and we got a lot of painting done. My lovely sister-in-law watched the kids for a day while we went to town on those walls. Man, choosing paint colors is not easy. I thought it was, and I'm not a perfectionist, but now that it's MY house and I have to live with it for quite a while, it's important that I REALLY like it. And I do. I don't have pictures of the rooms painted yet.

Master bedroom: lovely purple with floral wallpaper

2nd bedroom: blue and green plaid with duck border

Hallway: vinyl stripey. (that one came of really easily)

Kitchen: removing old phone

Those names say Jennifer, 7-10-75, and Ashley 10-30-87