January 30, 2010

another sneak peak...

These original 1988 faucets were ready to go...

and these ones wanted to move in....

January 18, 2010

down pour

It is pouring rain today.
And it is LOUD rain.

The last time I was in a down pour I was in Vatican City!
We walked out of St. Peters greeted by unexpected rain!
But, got the rare opportunity to be the only ones in the plaza.
Pretty amazing!
Look at the lights that reflect on the cobblestone streets. Beautiful.

So when I was making hot chocolate this afternoon I opened my blinds hoping to see reflections in the backyard....
just mud.

January 16, 2010

another year...another project...


Out with the stand only shower pan
and in with the bathtub...
and tile...

Rom stayed up all night last night putting in the floor....

to be short two tiles.

January 5, 2010

she's infertile too....

Meet my sister Alison.

Meet her darling little family whom I adore!

Anyone who really knows me- KNOWS I am a big fan of my sister.

People who know us, think we are a lot alike. They think we look alike, talk alike, and laugh alike.

All growing up I always wanted to be just like her.

....little did I know I'd get the opportunity...

Alison is infertile.

She has endometriosis!

The problem lies in her fallopian tubes.

I remember being in the hospital recovering from my colonless beginning thinking-

Heavenly Father sure knows what we can handle cause I couldn't handle going through what Alison is going through.

oops. lesson learned.

Alison has done invitro 5 times. Yep 5 times.

Her first three attempts were not successful.

She didn't give up.

She didn't loose hope.

She kept trying.

On her fourth attempt she got one baby. One sweet baby girl.

Her fifth attempt she got twins. Two more sweet little girls.

Yes she had three babies under the age of two....

Alison understands exactly what I am going through.

She understands my frustrations and my tears.

She is the first person I call with good and bad news.

She is the person that says the right thing to make me stop crying.

She is the person that makes me not want to give up.

I look at her family and have hope that one day we will have one too.

Her babies are miracles and there is room for miracles in everyones lives.

Thank you to Romneys brother for that reminder.

I never thought I would be experiencing this.

Didn't I say Heavenly Father knows what we can and cant handle?

Should have kept my mouth shut.

So here I am getting the opportunity to be my sister.

So hopefully our "alikeness" will hold true and

my fourth attempt will be a success too.