Monday, May 16, 2011

Mother's Day & Remodelling

BIG news!
Jaiya said her first word 5-14-11.


or more like...


My mom, Kayla & the kiddos, and Jaiya and I went to lunch on Saturday, and I leaned over to JIJ who was squeeling at the leaves while laying on a blanket on the grass, and I said,"Jaiya, say Dada." And, sure enough, she said it...not believing it, I did it again, and like before, she mimicked me! Now she is saying "Dada" all of the time! My goodness, she is growing up so fast!


It was my first "official" Mother's Day. (last year, since I was pregnant, Dust gave me a present and a card so I guess that counts too!) Dust worked, so JIJ and I ran to Wal Mart, ate at Arby's and then went to Mom and Jer's til Dustin got home from work. It was a fun day. Not too much going on, so that's always a nice break from every day stress!

Me and My Madre.

Jaiya and I
I am so lucky that I can be her Mom and enjoy every moment with her. She makes life so much sweeter, and adds so much joy in everything we do. I never knew that such a little person could bring so much life and such a sweet spirit in to our lives.
When Dust got home from work, we went to Mom's Cafe for dinner with Mike and Candi! We are so lucky that we live so close to our wonderful Mom's! They do SO much for us! I admire them so much!

Jaiya and Pappa Mike.

Candi, JIJ, & I

I just had to add some pictures that my cousins, Lana & Ashley, and I took of our little ones. Jaiya and Tara were born the same day, and weighed the exact same! And Jax was born just a month earlier! They are gonna have so much fun growing up together.


to Jer!

He turned 29 on the 9th of May!

Love you Jer! THANK YOU for all you do!

You are such a great person.



While in AZ for Easter, Dust and I were watching DIY t.v at the hotel. A commercial came on for some DIY countertops (countertop transformation kit). We have been wanting to re-do our countertops for SO long because that's all we had left to do. You can only imagine our excitement when we discovered this kit! The day we got home, we were on the internet picking out colors and we bought it a few days later. It covers 50 sq. ft. so we decided to get the bathroom and kitchen done all at once. It is so simple and so pretty! We did the Java Stone, and I added glitter (of course) to give it a little sparkle. It turned out so good! I am VERY happy with it!

Oh, and...I am always difficult (according to Dust) and since I wanted the dark countertops I "needed" to re-do my cupboards. So..I did them white and antiqued them with a black glaze.

Love the outcome!





Tyson and Lana Hansen said...

Your pics are cute, I love how Dustin gives her water and you give her coke! And isn't it sad our babies said dada before mama? And who spends more time with them? Geez!

Eric and Brooke said...

Love your kitchen pictures. And the bathroom! Wanna come do mine when I have a house again!?? :) That includes decorating?

Blake and Brandi Beck said...

Love your blog! Will you help me decorate my house when I get it?

Beth said...

J is def growing too fast! She is a doll!
Love that Jer is 29 again! LOL
Glad your Mom found him, sounds like an amazing man!

LOVE LOVE the kitchen! It's gorgeous!

Luke and Mariah said...

Oh my gosh! Little Jaiya is a DOLL!! And tell her congrats on her first word! That's quite an accomplishment! :) And seriously, you guys are so amazing! The remodel is awesome!! I can't believe it! Hope life is great! I can't believe I haven't seen you in so long! It makes me sad! Tell Dust-bust hi from us!

The Erdei's said...

Such cute pictures! Your little girl is SO dang cute! :) And it's so funny, we are painting our kitchen and living room and we used that EXACT same color of paint! And my kitchen is black and white too! (Just thought it was kinda funny/ironic! ;) And it was nice to see what my finished product will look like! LOVE IT!