Monday, April 27, 2015

A New Grand Baby is Grand!

Yep, it's hard to fathom but another week has zoomed by. 
Our oldest grand daughter Kim went to prom last week, doesn't she kook pretty?
Eszie had her sweet baby boy on Monday, his name is Leo, how sweet is that face!!

This is Eszie and Leo's dad when they were still together.  Eszie seems happy, and seems to be enjoying being a Mom. 
I worked in Monday, catching up on the days I took off to go to Texas!  Someone bought this reinvented necklace for $150. I was stunned. 
After work Dad and I went to the care center as he was in charge of family home evening there. The Holmes came and talked about their mission to Scotland. It got Dad and me so exited about our up coming missions. 
On Tuesday I got to know my belt sander better .... It was so fun!!
I also worked on other projects to get ready for the ROCC Spring Fling this coming Saturday. 
That evening Brittney and I drove up to American Fork for Nell's baby shower.  

I loved this shot of Hannah telling us how Ben proposed!!  
I think it was Wednesday that I stole this cute picture of Charly off of Facebook!! 
Also on Wednesday, it was earth day, and since I've been collecting globes To sell at the arOCC show, I thought they look good wishing everyone a happy earth day!'   

That afternoon we got word that Nell was heading to the hospital to have Penny. 
Dad and I went to Trevor and Nell's to spend the night.   When we got there we took over from Davin and Bri!!  Here's Addy right from the bath. 

The girls are torturing Uncle Dave!! 
We woke up the next morning to news that Penny had arrived over night. 

Then after the kids went to school Eleanor and I  did some housekeeping before I took her to her grandma Hanson's  house in Salem, on my way to work.  Aunt Bri came to do some more housekeeping so Nell would be able to rest when she came home later!

I made these book page roses at work on Thursday, among other tasks. After work I had book club,  which I always enjoy. 
On Friday I met up with a customer who needed advise on doing an estate sale for her mother's estate.  She had this signed photo of Colin Firth, which, as it turned out was only worth about $25.   But I was so sure it was valuable. Alas. 

Then I headed to PG where I got to meet Penny!!   So sweet and pretty!!! 
Then it was off to sign papers on the sale of the Orem house!!  With our favorite realtor!!  
Then it was to the Orem house to pull the sign!! 
And take down the bed we'd used for staging.  Kind of sad to say goodbye , I always loved that house. 
That evening we met up with Trevor's family sans Nell and Penny, as well asSpencer  and Brittney and Nell's sister Alexis to attend the open house at the ....
Payson Temple. 
A good time was had by all. 

After the open house, Dad and Spencer managed to man handle the fridge back into the kitchen!   We moved it into the family ro a few days before we went to are Texas, then when we got back I needed to paint the alcove it sits in, thus  it sat in the family room for a month!   Crazy!!  

It was fun to see this picture of Bekie at a festival wearing the floral head wreath I got for her when I was in Texas!!

  I worked at the mall again on Saturday, my fourth day this week. 
But afterwards we got together with friends to eat Korean food and to see Jupitor Ascending!  Great to hang out with our besties. 
Today I got to teach Relief Society, the lesson was based on a talk President Benson gave soon after becoming President of the church. It was on immersing yourselves in the scriptures.  The talk was given in 1986, and was quoted in this past conference.  It was an amazing talk! 
Then it was home for afternoon reading, visiting with Spencer and Brittney and then getting ready for family dinner!  Brittney even helped peel potatoes. 

This is Addy sing and dancing "it's all about that face, bout that face ... No treble ..." Pretty dang cute.  We had a great time, to conclude our amazingly historical week. 

Sunday, April 19, 2015

A Slow Week Back in Town!

 On Monday, still in Texas, Dad and I ran out and did some junking.  This is my favorite of the several stores we checked out.  There were a lot of other stores on this street, that looked fun, but were all closed on Mondays ... maybe next time.

 When we got back to Emily's Dad put up the little IKEA spice racks she'd had a friend pick up for her after seeing the idea on Pinterest.  (I painted them, no surprise there.) and now her kids have this cute reading corner.  Loved the idea, and got a blog post for my Pollyanna blog out of it.

We packed and headed for bed, because we left at 3:00 AM the next morning to have Sam (thanks so much) drive us back to the airport in Austin.
 We flew out at 6:00 AM and got to see the sun rise, how fun is that?
 But then we were back to the world where we only get to see the Texas grands long distance, but thank goodness for the technology.

I dropped Dad off at work, and then spent the day junking.  I picked him up at 5:00 and we headed south, stopping at Trevor and Nell's to pick up the printer he had ordered for us on line. A neighbor was having problems with their water heater, so Dad and Trevor went over and helped them fix it.  Dad said he learned how by watching on of the plumbers from our ward work on one before. 

 While there they invited us to dinner, which was perfect, because then all we had to do was head home and collapse when we got there.  
 On Wednesday, I was back to work ... and had a gentleman bring in this early 50's TV to be put on consignment.  

One of our most regular customers dropped in to show us the amazing red trike he had gotten at DI that day ... he did pay a 100 bucks, but its from the early thirties, and it is perfect.  Kind of sad to think of why this would be so, but still an incredible and rare find.

After work that night, Dad got started on the rest of the repairs at Payson Cottage, including putting the stove and fridge back in the kitchen.

I worked again Thursday, and got some of the things I junked on Tuesday cleaned up and priced. 

On Friday, we started early, and Dad fixed up a little fifties shelf that I had planned to use at a booth I was redoing at the mall.  Then he was off to work, while I stayed home and worked on painting the shelf for the mall.  I also painted a shelf for our kitchen, while I was at it.

Then I painted the interior of the nook where the stove and fridge in our house sit, so we can get out kitchen put back together, (Remember we removed them when we refinished our floor in the kitchen before heading to Texas.)

Next, when the paint on the shelf was dry I took the shelf into Treasures North, and redid my big booth at there, I was trying for a 50's, bright colors kind of look, and the old TV was a perfect anchor.  The white shelf I painted is the one with the rounded shelves to the left. 
 I had painted this shelf the week before we headed to Texas to use in this booth, and loved how it turned out.  After working on  redoing the booth for 4 and a half hours, I headed home to help out with some final cleaning on the Payson Cottage.
 The renters hadn't really cleaned, which we should have figured as they didn't ask for their deposit back ... guess the $200 deposit we offered because the parents of the girl had been in the ward when we lived there .... was alas ....  too little to be motivating.  We took this picture and when we got home got it listed on KSL expecting Saturday calls.

On Saturday, first thing, just to make me feel better, Dad put up the shelf I had painted .... just so I could feel like we are making some progress on our hugely interrupted kitchen remodel.  

 Then we were back at the Payson Cottage ... more cleaning, and showing the house to 5 different parties, all of whom asked for applications.  (Screening those tomorrow)

We spent Saturday evening watching these two cuties, while Becca and Brady headed to Salt Lake for a steak dinner to celebrate their anniversary ... Yes, Becca's been craving steak!! The kids were fun to watch.

Today was kind of low key.  I attended our ward for Sacrament meeting and Sunday School, where we have the best teachers ever!!  Then I met up with Dad for the second of the two nursing home Sacrament meetings he conducted. 

After church we came home and did some journaling and blogging, respectively, and that was our 'back to real life' week!!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Abigail Makes Her Debut.

This week is notable as the week that Emily got unpregnant. 
On Monday we had all hoped that she'd have the baby in time for us to fly home on our original tickets on Wednesday.   We walked a couple of miles along this nature trail to bring it on... 
Note the Blue Bonnets along the trail.  
When looking closely, we noted that each blossom looks like a tiny pioneer bonnet, thus the name.  
On Tuesday morning we realized we needed new plane tickets, and bought them 6 days out.  

Sam was off work, so he and dad did some projects together. They replaced the ignition tumbler on their mini van, then Dad added a water line to their ice maker ...

As you can see above Emily and the kids and I went to the sunken gardens ... More walking.  

And a train ride too!! 
On Wednesday Dad and Em took the kids grocery shopping. When they got back we just had a quiet evening.  
On Thursday I painted the chairs I'd found at Goodwill the previous week. 

Emily made sushie. 
I painted Bekie's fingernails and toenails.  

Then it was off to the hospital for Emily's appointment to get started that evening. 

I stayed with her until labor got hard, then Sam came to take over.  

Abigail Paula Talley was born around 9:00AM.   

When I saw this picture of Emily I realized why I so automatically  liked Jami, the leader of my ROCC group. 
Dad and I watched the kids Friday and then on Saturday ... 
We got to take the kids to see their new sister.  
Thought I'd throw in my FB posts for sibling day!!
While we were extending our stay here in Texas Spencer and Britt continued at home helping out Cheryl.    

Then on Friday and Saturday they did Questival.   It's a sponsored list of quest ideas, with points assigned to each and tallied. They came in in the top 20%.  

On Sumday we talked to them about some of the fun and funny stuff they did.  If you want to see more, Brittney posted a long list on her face book page.  
You should go check it out. 
And here's our winking and smiling 2 day old doll. 

She and her sister also have tongue skills.