Wednesday, February 29, 2012

8 months

 Today marks the day that I have had my sweet girls for 8 months. Somedays I really can't believe it has been that long and others it feels like we have had them forever. It has been insanely hard, incredibly frustrating, very emotional, but also wonderfully happy and full of love.

These are my babies, my daughters and I can't wait to make it official and someday take them to the temple to be sealed to us forever.

It has been such a hard journey for me personally. I have always wanted to be a mom, but once I became one, I found that I had no idea what I was doing. It made me feel a bit guilty because here I am, and someone hands me 3 beautiful kids that come from a hard unhealthy place an come to me and I felt like I was such a bad mother and all that patience I thought I had- well, I didn't have it and I was really hard on myself.

It got better and I made some changes in my life that made it easier to be a mom and I finally had that patience. I have also grown closer to my heavenly father lately, who helps me be everything those girls need, everyday. I will continue to grow as a person and become a better and better mom because of them. And I hope they will grow into amazing, successful and beautiful women inside and out because of me and my husband.


Thursday, February 16, 2012

My Animoto Video

Just a little video I made of the pictures from our photo shoot a while back.


Friday, February 10, 2012

old dresser, new dresser

I have completed my first furnature project. I have about 5 more I want to do but one at a time. :)     I took the ugliest dresser in the world, that we got on KSL for 10 bucks- and turned it into this for about $30.
This is the before picture... ugly right. whoever had it before me had tried to paint it on top of the lacquered fnish which obviously didnt work.

So I sanded it down- I did the top all the way down to the wood and the rest, I just did is slightly to get the finish off. Then sanded the drawers and the mirror.

I used a primer first because the dresser was pretty dark- I did two coats but I probably only needed one.

Then painted it- It only took one coat

I got the super cute knobs at Hobby Lobby- 50% off! The bottom 4 drawers actually had twon holes for pulls but I wanted knobs- so I filled the holes with caulk and drilled another one so they could match.

I learned a lot- good thing Brett made me do this one first before doing my gorgeous game hutch, cupboard thing in my dining room. :) I did this project completely on my own except brett put the hinges back on .

My car is so dusty, Brett has been parked on the street for a week and he may be for a while because I am starting on the next one as soon as we haul this one back upstairs to Anavy's room.