Saturday, February 7, 2009

Today was a....

Today was a very productive day. Especially when you have a teenager who can watch the younger boys. Even though we came home to a house in a much different state than when we left. Shame on them. The house was still standing though so I can be thankful. :) And the boys were still alive. Christopher wasn't home so I am sure that had a great deal to do with it. He spent the day with a friend and had a blast.
Back to the day at hand...
Russell and I took off and went to Hillsboro and braved the myriads of crazy carted shoppers at WinCo. Got what we needed and had a quiet lunch at Burger King. We saw a van on Craig's List we were interested in seeing and reached the owners. It was still for sale so we went to check it out. It drives very nice, low miles, captain's chairs all around (yes!), leather interior, 2 side doors. We are hoping it will still be around next week when our tax money returns. Because we will be going back to hand over a nice check for a new van! Keep your fingers crossed! We are hoping....hoping....hoping....

Then....we took a detour on the way home to Home Depot. We priced shelving for the boys' closet and since Russell was in a very animated discussion with his brother on the cell phone....I picked out some paint, primer, paint tray and painting stuff to do the boys' bathroom this week. I can't wait to see how it will turn out!

3 comments:

Chris and Deb said...

Good luck with the van--it sounds perfect for a bunch of boys! (And their chauffer, I mean mom)

Carrie said...

YAY! I'll add my prayers in for your hopefully new van!

Sharon said...

Awesome job with finding the van AND buying paint for the boy's room. How exciting!! I love painting. :) And getting new cars, lol. Hugs,

I just love this picture! The beach...it's the place to be!

I just love this picture!  The beach...it's the place to be!
I think this was in 2004. It was Nephi's first trip to the beach. The boys were all so little! My have they grown.

Meet the Parents...Russell and Candace

Meet the Parents...Russell and Candace
It all started for us when Russell left for Cape Town South Africa on a mission. Candace felt inspired to write him - so she did! We wrote for 3 1/2 years. Candace came home from her mission to the Texas Houston East Mission and we dated for 5 months. We married in July 1994 and have been happy ever after!

Son 1...Donovan

Son 1...Donovan
Our 14 year old boy scouter, 50 miler bike rider, cartoon drawer, computer gamer, book reader, clarinet player, babysitter, 8th grader boy!

Son 2...Christopher

Son 2...Christopher
Our 13 year old, boy scouter, harry potter computer gamer, lego creator, imaginator, book reader, 6th grader boy!

Son 3...Michael

Son 3...Michael
Our 9 1/2 year old drama king, perfectionist (I wonder if he gets that from mom? lol), drawer of many things, 3rd grader boy!

Son 4...Nephi

Son 4...Nephi
Our8 year old keeper of surprises, leg breaker, book listener, lego creator, music enjoyer, 1st grader boy!