Tuesday, June 23, 2009


We started the cleaning today, and the painting. But the carpets already look 100% better. You can't really tell from the pictures but they needed the steam cleaning baaad. And then the nursery room, one of the upstairs rooms, we primed and will paint later this week.
The best part of today, I got a call from Rachel, a friend in the ward, who is a YW leader and she called to ask about TJ and when I told her we were cleaning she asked if they could come over tonight for mutual (youth group activity) for their service project. There were so many people! They got the bathrooms and windows and kitchen and stairs and just about every surface that could be cleaned! It was amazing!

In Kemper news:
  • He can roll from his tummy to his back, and can almost roll from his back to his tummy. I bet he'll get the hang of it this week
  • He won't take bottles, but he does really well with Aunt Alexa so I can clean!
  • He just discovered G and loves to try and mimic me when I "goo-goo" at him
  • He is teething. I didn't know you could teeth this early. He hasn't popped a tooth, he's just drooling and mouth everything and is fussier.
  • And he is obsessed with blankets, he loves when I lay them over him and he'll hold it and curl it up by his face and fall asleep... I don't have pictures of it on the computer, but they'll be up soon!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Monday, June 8, 2009

New House!

Well... new to us. Its actually a very oooooold house. It is also apart of one of the hotels that the Hermesmans own, but its seperate from the hotel. Which means my own washer and dryer! woo! It is 3 bedrooms (technically 4 but the 4th is used for the hotel office) and 2 baths. Perfect for when my mom gets into town and its where we'll be when TJ gets back. It has tons of potential and I'm excited for the distraction and design challenge. So, I'm posting the before pictures I took and when its all done and purdy I'll post the afters :]

Here's the outside, theres also a lot of yard space, can you say summer cookouts??

And the inside....
The living room:

The kitchen:


Downstairs bedroom:

Upstairs bedroom #1:

Upstairs bedroom #2:

And apparently there might be somebodys living there already... I've been told mice are a normal problem in Durango...

Saturday, June 6, 2009

And so it begins...

2 months
Kemper turned 2 months on Tuesday June 2nd we had his two month check up then too. He weighs 11 lbs 11 oz and is 23.5 inches long, and he had 3 vaccines. Poor little guy has been fussy all week. But he's smiling all the time now and is "talking" a lot too. He also 'eats' his hands every chance he gets and has discovered his tongue, so thats out all the time now too.I love picking him up from his crib in the morning, he always has a big grin and a lot to say :]

Then today, we had our first accident. He pushed him self off of my bed and landed head/face first on the floor. It was the scariest thing to happen so far! He cried so hard and looked so scared when I picked him up. And of course, I lost it! So we made a trip to the ER, driving way faster than anyone should with a baby in the car. The nurse guys loved him and once we were there and Kemp had time to settle down a little he was smiling at everyone and seemed to be doing just fine. So now we're home he's napping and has been laughing and smiling. So now I just have to watch out for exorcism puke...
Overall I think everyone is okay, little man just has a nice goose egg on his forehead and mommy bought some boots online to calm down :]

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And I just know this is the first of many, many ER visits... Thank Heaven for little boys!