Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Elliott's weekend project

We invited some friends over for dinner on Sunday night, and they both have brand new houses, which translates into "clean walls"! Our wall in the kitchen had milk spilled on it one day, and since the builders here use flat paint for everything, the milk soaked into the paint and it was not cleanable. This wall gets lots of abuse anyway, so we decided to repaint with a scrubbable paint (before they came over), and make it an accent wall. I think it turned out quite nice, and now I am ready (for Elliott!) to paint the whole house in exciting colors! It is an olive green color called "Sandalwood".

(Is my kitchen starting to look like Stephanie's or Judy's?)

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Bah Humbug!!

Blogger just forced me to switch to the NEW (but not improved) blogger, and now many people are showing up as anonymous when they leave comments. Can you all please sign your names so I know who you are while this problem persists? Thanks!

Friday, January 26, 2007

We figured out where the hair comes from...

I know I've posted this picture of Sophie before, but I was recently sent the bottom picture, which Elliott and I think bears quite a resemblance... Anyone know who it is?

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

More Indiana wildlife

I hope this hawk takes the rabbit with him so Elliott won't have to go out there after work!

Monday, January 22, 2007

Predictions/Resolutions 2007

When I was growing up, we had a tradition each January that we would spend one evening making predictions and resolutions (usually having to do with mom getting pregnant or our grades!), and reading the previous year's list.

I decided it is a tradition I would like to continue within my family, so tonight we spent family home evening composing our own resolutions and predictions.

Daddy -
1. Emma will learn how to read this year.
2. Sophie will learn how to walk this year.

Mommy -
1. I will post a story at least once a month on my family history blog.
2. I will be back to a size 6 by the time we go to Hawaii in June.
3. I will be released as the primary president.

Andrew -
1. I will have a Pokemon theme birthday party
2. I will participate in golf again this summer.
3. My Lego team will win an award this year.

Ethan -
1. I will lose my first tooth.
2. I will win a race.
3. I will get a (Pokemon) Charizar darkside EX card

Emma -
1. It will snow on Christmas Day, 2007

Sophie -
1. I will be the cutest Colts cheerleader ever... Causing them to finally win the Superbowl!

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Family History

One of my goals for the year is to get at least one family history post written each month.

You can see my January installment here.

Leslie-- look at the previous post my dad wrote about a Parker who is a Riggs ancestor. Can you find that name in your line?

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Giggles before bedtime

Actually, Ethan was doing most of the giggling... Sophie was the adorable entertainment!

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Grammy's Bracelet

20 greatgrandkids... whew!

Thursday, January 11, 2007