Monday, March 24, 2008

Easter 2008

So we celebrated the "worldly" part of Easter on Saturday. Grammi and Pappa Holladay came down. The kids colored hard boiled eggs and loved it. We also had the classic Easter Egg hunt which was a huge success.

Meeting the Edgars

So we met one of Terri's half-brothers and his family for the first time on March 15th. A little history on this topic is that Terri's birth mother contacted her a while back after which Terri discovered she had four half-brothers. Neil Edgar is one of those brothers. Neil, his wife Trisha and there daughter Alona came to Arizona during their spring break. Before heading to Show Low the see Chris and Terri, the Edgars came to Mesa to spend the day with us and Bryan and Jennifer. We all went to the park together and also had dinner together. We all had a wonderful time and we are so happy that we are starting to get to know the family Terri never knew she had.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Bathroom Remodel

We have been living with things undone for quite a while. No handles on our kitchen cabinets, no trim in the kitchen, no knobs on our washer/dryer doors, 11x4 foot hole in our wall, no sink in the downstairs bathroom, and a partially remodeled upstairs bathroom. After 1 1/2 years, we found bathroom vanities at Costco that we liked. So, we have forced ourselves into a remodeling project we weren't expecting. Last Saturday we had torn the upstairs bathroom up, toilet in the shower, holes in the wall, the whole deal. Well, we were also working on the plumbing downstairs as well. We had a bunch of tools and parts in the downstairs bathroom as we worked on it. Kaitlyn had to run over to B and Jenn's house to use the bathroom. Then, that night she went to use it and the flushing handle broke, so they had to open the top to flush it. I fixed it that night while she was asleep. The next day she quietly gets up, goes to the bathroom, then comes running into the living room where we were making breakfast. She exclaimed, "It works, it works!! The toilet really works!" and she ran and gave us both hugs. Cara and I learned to enjoy the simple things in life!

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Happy Anniversary

Today is our 7th Anniversary. Seven! Dang, time flies. Yesterday, to celebrate, we went to Morton's Steakhouse in Phoenix while B and Jenn watched the kids. We had a great time. It was honestly the best steak we have ever eaten. It has been a wonderful seven years, the best seven years. We are incredibly happily married and just love our kids.