Monday, July 16, 2007

We just finished a very busy weekend! Saturday night we had a company picnic at the ballpark. We ate all-you-can-eat barbeque, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, drinks and any snack you could want, and watched a Rockhounds game. It was a great game with free Rockhounds hats and even a grand slam! We ate ice cream out of mini helmets, and laughed and joked with the other guys and their families. It was good to see everyone, and watch the rockhounds beat the San Antonio Missions 16 to 8. A late night for us all, but the kids we thrilled to come home full of sugar, wearing their hats, signed by Rocky Rockhound- the team's mascot and personal favorite of Anna.

The next day we made a trip to Hobbs- our old stomping grounds. We went to church and saw people we haven't seen in years. Then we drove by our old house. It was a bittersweet sight; we had so many great memories there, but we are so happy here. The house has changed a lot, which I think made leaving it a little easier. We had a great visit with the Newey's, and the kids played for hours. Emma and Claire were like peas and carrots! We are looking forward to seeing our old friends again when they come to our house later in August. We were so grateful to pull back into Midland, and our lives here. We are so blessed!

Monday, July 2, 2007

The bathroom is finished!

Those of you who have been to our house in the last 18 months know that we were remodelling our bathroom. After finding mold, holes and other shameful things under the wallpaper, we stripped the whole thing down to the studs, and now, with a lot of imagination Tod (and a little Rebecca) has rebuilt it. He is turning out to be an amazing DIY man and boy am I grateful. Prepare yourselves- the next project is the dining room!