Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Our house under construction....

This was, in my opinion, the funnest thing to do in the whole construction process. It is no wonder why kids love to color on walls and have so much fun while doing it.

Kyle loved tearing down things. My favorite was a toss up between using the seldge hammer and just going crazy hitting the wall and throwing the ax at the wall and then doing it again trying to hit the same place twice.

Here is what our kitchen looked like without a sink and cabinets. My favorite is the lights.

Kyle taught me how to use a backhoe, I am a pro now.

Plumbing for the sink.

Happiest Day EVER!! We don't ever have to use a tiny little bathroom sink EVER again to clean dishes!! BEST DAY EVER!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Lets go fly a kite, up to the highest flight.....
Or until it crashes and burns into the river....

And we have to fish it out.
Friday it was a perfect day to go out and have a little fun with flying our dragon kite. It was a little on the cold side, but that is Rexburg for ya. The "wind" suddenly got really bad and flew our kite into the river. Dang wind....

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The other day Kyle and I ran out of clean clothes and we still had another week before we were going to Preston. So we had no other choice but to go to the laundry mat. It was my very first time at a laundry mat. I will admit I was a little lost but we got it under control.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

We live right across the street from the South Fork of the Teton River. It has been frozen for the entire time that we have lived here up until about two weeks ago. We decided that we really needed to go kayaking even though Rexburg is still in the dead of winter. Here is what became of it.
Ten foot snow drifts.
When we finally were at the end, Shane was drenched from head to toe, and I was drenched from my knees up. I bet another 30 minutes of being on the river would have turned us into icicles. Kyle on the other hand hardly got even a drop of water on him.
My helmet and sunglasses were covered in ice.
It was such a great adventure. It was both mine and Shanes first time. There was a part in the river where it turned into a huge opening and it was really windy at that time. That is where we got the wettest. Shane and mines kayak was meant to have wet suits with it and sat real low. Our skirts had holes in them and did not protect us as well as we would have liked. But it was all worth it!
A couple of Sundays ago we went on a drive to the Tetons. It was so beautiful and amazing! Here are some of our pictures from our drive.

Kyle thought that it would be funny to throw me in the snow. The snow was so deep!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Our Very First Home
Here is a peek of our house before we remodeled the kitchen and family room.

Our family room

Cosmo Krammer.

Whenever my Grandpa Egbert comes over he always says that he is going to take this and put it in his bedroom. We are just waiting for the day when we come home and he has taken it from our house to his.

The Unhurried Man.

This finger paint has become very valuble in our family. Scotty painted it and sent it out as Christmas gifts one year. I love it!

Scrapbook Room

Our kitchen now. No sink. No window. No cupboards.
The Upstairs

My walk-in closet.

What the??? What is that???
So, Kyle and I were just taking a little stroll by the river and we kept looking at this "rock" that looked really weird and furry. I guessed it to be a little cub bear that came from the Tetons. Maybe it got stuck in an avalance, ended up in the river, then the river froze over and the little cub got trapped under the ice and ended up over a rock in front of our house?? That is the thought that came into my mind when I saw this. Kyle thought it was a moose. We had to find out. Kyle went back and got his boots and went out to see what it was. What does it look like to you?

Turns out it was just a calf that had got caught in the river a couple of miles upstream. If you look real close you can see Kyle pulling its head up by the tag in the ear.

"Walking on Water"

About a week and a half ago Kyles sister Amy was over at our house and we wanted to go have a little fun. So we grabbed shuvel and headed across our street to the Teton River. We walked on it for a bit and then wanted to see how thick the ice was. We started digging and chopping at the ice. It was pretty thick ice.
We soon got boared with doing that and started walking some more. We walked around the bend, Kyle told us all about the kind of dirt that was on the banks. That was interesting...
We had our little snow fights here and there, made some snow-angles, we would have gone ice fishing if we had poles and attention span long enough to dig a real hole in the ice, but we had tons of fun just "walking on water".