Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Merry Christmas

Hope everyone had a great holiday.  Happy Birthday Jesus!!!  We spent time with family and friends, and had a great week.  We are still relaxing on our break.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Update on Siding Project

The weather has been really nasty for three weeks, of course the three weeks we wanted to get our siding done. We took off some siding and then put up some insulation (blue 8 foot sheets) because our house had so many drafts, and it was very cold inside during the -15 degree days. Hopefully there will be a good week or two of nice weather, so that we can get our new siding put up. The new entry way is 1/4 of the way done.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Here are some great pictures of Kristen.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

A new project

This past weekend we finally decided to go ahead with remodeling the outside of our house. It had been so nice outside, then the day we decide we need to get to work it snows about 2 inches and the next several days to weeks are supposed to be very cold. We will be taking off all of the wood siding, which we have started to do and where the wood is not peeling paint and rotting, the wood is actually very nice cedar, I feel bad taking it all off. Then we are putting up 1 inch foam insulation, that has a 6.2 R value, it will be taped up with tyvec tape, then the aluminum siding that is sprayed with vinyl will be going up, the house will be tan with white trim when we are done. It will never have to be painted again, so I hope we like tan!

Two thirds of the front porch is going to be enclosed, I wanted an entry way with a front hall closet, and a front door to face the north. We are taking out 3 windows in our living room and moving them to the entry way. We are doing this so that we will not have to side the outside again, if we were to wait on this expansion, we would have a greater expense re-siding the outside. Then when we come up with more money (probably 5 years from now), we will finish the front entry way, and take out the original front door and make a nice opening to the entry way.

The center two windows will be removed, the window on the left is the den and that is where the front porch will remain. We will eventually make concrete stairs entering from the north side of the porch.

In the above picture is where the front entry will be.

This is the side of the porch that will be enclosed in. The two windows where the satellite dish are will be gone. That is where our TV is.

This is the back of the house, Jason put in new windows, and a new door, a few weeks ago, to get ready for new siding.

The overhang will be gone above the back door, because there is no way to repair it, it hang sideways. We will have to think of what to do for the back entry later. The dog and cats love to follow anyone around, they were curious at me taking pictures.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Happy Anniversary Jason!

It is Jason and I's 10th Wedding Anniversary. It feels like yesterday. Time flies by so quickly. Our wedding and reception was so much fun, with all our family and friends. We had a great photographer. We then had our honeymoon in Maui, Hawaii. Jason's brother was married in Hawaii while we were there and he and his wife stayed longer in Hawaii - Happy Anniversary Jon and Kelly. Then for our first anniversary we re-newed our vows at our Catholic church, and had a small reception after that. I was pregnant with Will during our first anniversary.

You are the love of my life, Jason, it is have been a busy 10 years, but I wouldn't change anything. I am so glad we are settled in our new, lovely house with our two wonderful children and all our animals. I look forward to our next 50-60 years!! Happy Thanksgiving! Love Lynn

Jason and I on a cruise sometime in 1997.

Our engagement photos were taken at Jason's parent's house.

Honeymoon pictures.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Blog Award

I just received my first ever blog award!! Thanks Kim for giving it to me, and Thanks Kim for doing my banner for me, my husband and I love it!!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Twilight Premiere

A group of 9 people, from my work, went to the Twilight movie premiere last night. It was so much fun. We first met at Chili's, then we went to the theatre about 90 minutes early to get a good seat. And we had the best seats. The movie was great, I LOVED IT, and I will still be obsessed. Kristen is going Saturday with friends and I want to take Will next week, he is excited to see it.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Our friend Cole

Cole is doing much better. Here he is with his mom and grandma. Please keep him and his family in your thoughts and prayers.

More misc. pictures

My football star:

Will and Mamaw

Will and team after a game:

We went to an apple orchard with my sister, her husband and their two boys in Oct.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Catch up photos

Kristen band photos:

Kristen was called forward because she was the clarinet section leader for marching band.

Will Halloween- He is the one in the center, he is The Predator - After going to 1 house he took off his gloves, then by the second house he took off his mask, he was sweaty, and too hot to wear them, so basically he had a black turtleneck on and black sweat pants for trick or treating: