Monday, December 15, 2008

Proyecto De La Casa - It's movin' along!

VIEW OUR NEW HOUSE ON GOOGLE STREET VIEW (one with the van in the driveway)

Connie: What a crazy week it has been!! In the last 10 days, since we've gotten the keys, we have been over to the house every weeknight after work trying to clean and prep as quickly as we could so that the painting could commence on Friday! Now we're trying to get the painting all done so that we can have the carpets installed this week. Here are some pics of what the past week has looked like :)

The cleaners:

Tyler: Wow...I have to say that we took this picture for my mom, so that there would be proof that my dad was cleaning the floor! As you can see, I'm also in the background scrubbing down the walls. This was quite the project!

Tyler: Here are the real cleaners. They have been working tirelessly on cleaning all the little nooks and cranny's...(who would have thunk that we own crannys) anyway...they've been cleaning everywhere!

Oh...did I mention there is a pool!!?

BrownCactus GreenPurple

Connie: The paint sampling on the walls (which tyler and i shared with each other lastnight that we weren't quite sure we were going to like the colors, but for some reason niether one of us said anything about it! i thought that was too funny):

Tyler: Here is the newly updated dining area. Talk about bold! Connie is a lover of purple, so we needed to include this in our color scheme. Here is the finished wall. You really should see it in person cause it looks great! (I mean gotta come and see us...we'll have you over!)

Tyler: In our bedroom we did the same thing. We painted the back wall to highlight our bold purple color choice. Then on the opposing wall, which is actually in the bathroom of the master bedroom, we painted it purple too!\

Oh...did I mention there is a pool!!?

The living room is done as well. Sorry for the variant in color, the cameras are different, and the lighting wasn't that good. But one of those is the best match for the brown color. Again, you should just come and see it with your own eyes. :) We would love to have you.

Oh...did I mention there is a pool!!?

The cactus green looks really good too! Overall, we really like the colors we chose. (As you can tell!)

Oh...did I mention there is a pool!!?

Ha...sorry...We are just really excited about this place. All-in-All is pretty much our dream home. We actually could live here quite comfortably for the rest of our lives. :)

Well, thank you for taking the tour. Right now the carpets are going in and it looks awesome! We will get more pictures up once that is all finished! As for now, we are packing and getting things ready to go over. :) Talk to you all soon!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Got 'em!

We got our keys on Friday! YAY! Since we worked out of town on Saturday - today was our first day to start working on it. Stay tuned for pictures of it coming along!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Poll Time

OK, the day is rapidly approaching - for us to get our keys (YAY!). We have selected our paint colors, and now we're trying to nail down our carpet. What do we think:

Photo 1 - carpet against paint colors

Photo 2 - carpet against our couches

Photo 3 - a rug that I think would tie in all the colors very well ;) ... but it's not a 'need' so, chances are we wouldn't be making that a high priority purchase :)

So, what's the opinion? I know we won't have the couches for ever, but they should hold up for a pretty long time - and since it's our first time doing something like selecting carpet we thought we'd get some opinions on the color - so hopefully you're able to see it well. - are we over thinking?! :) probably; we both tend to do that.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

25 Anniversario

Anoche celebramos la fiesta de mi Tio Vidal y Tia Lupe. Cumplieron 25 anos de casados. (sorry Nelly, back to english :) ). Here are some pics from the anniversary party.

Los Novios - during their grand entrance with the mariachi.
Lita and Alex - Alex was just talking about how he never has pictures with anyone,
so I made him pose:)
A fam pic of our immediate family (those of us that made it) with my tio and tia.
Tyler (or Tee-ler as tio vidal calls him) and my mom
My tio and lita singing
...and again - they enjoy singing so they went out twice to join the mariachi
Lita - the first on the dance floor - as we watched her dancing, we realized where I get my dancing itch from;)
the happy couple again

Tia Mari, Tia Amparo, my mom and Lita

...and us :) we haven't been getting many pics together when we're out and about, so we're trying to take more ;)
one of the co-hosts, Ms Caty with her man :) What a great job you and Erica did! I bet your parents are proud - thanks for letting us be a part of it.

What a fun night! And a great milestone. They had a romantic moment when they first came in, tio vidal sang a song to my tia that talks about still loving her so much after all the years, and the kids growing up - I think that's one of the most romantic things a man can do! Sing to their woman :) Congrats on 25 years - we'll be looking forward to the celebration of your 50th in 25 more ;)

Friday, November 28, 2008

Thanksgiving Day

We started off our morning by visiting my dad for a bit, then driving around to every newsstand to try to find the Black Friday ads :)

We had a Thanksgiving lunch with the Aguirre/Alvarez clan over at my sister Diane's house.
My niece Paige that I haven't seen in a very long time!!

And my lovely grandma :)

The kids table :)
My mom and Paige

Then we headed over to Unlce Mike & Aunt Kim's for a dinner gathering with the Boyd/Burton families

Aunts Kim & Kaye - looks like they're secretly chatting or commenting on something...hhhhmmm....

Grandma Boyd sitting back

Grandma Burton enjoying the luxurious massage chair -that thing is amazing!

Jared & Jessica looking through some of their pics

After a long day of eating and hanging out, we ended the night playing a little farkle :)
What a nice Thanksgiving it was - so nice to see some family that we hadn't seen in a while. Hope you all had a great thanksgiving as well!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Home Sweet Home

We have some great news to share - we are soon to be home owners!!

This all just kind of happened - we were out seeing what we would be able to purchase in our 'price range' we were wanting to stay within. My friend Ginger is in Real Estate and hooked us up with a Realtor. On Monday we went out and looked at homes and FOUND ONE. It had all of our 'wish list' items; just short of being our castle;)...It is just perfect for us. While we weren't out expecting to find something, we felt that we couldn't let this one go, so we prayed about it, and placed an offer on Tuesday. Last night Ginger called to give us the news! So, now we get to do all the fun finalizing stuffs and we should close by 12/6!

It was a crazy week. We had been in prayer and asked for some help with that prayer (thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!). We wanted to be in the neighborhood and home that the Lord has selected for us, and we didn't want our excitement of how 'perfect' we felt this home was for us to get in the way of what He was telling us :) Guess this is it! YEAH :)

Thought we would share the news and a few photos!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Fun Friday

So...our boss' favorite 'holiday' is Halloween, so the office was a little less serious today. And my husband also decided he wanted to decorate our office a bit, so we ran by walmart on the way to work today to pick up some webs and a few decorations.
This desire came after I asked Tyler if we could dress up together as a couple and he said NO WAY :) So, I was a little shocked, but went along with it.

He decorated our office very nicely, and it's too bad we didn't get more pictures...but here are a few.

The hallway from his office to mine...
And a few decorations we got from our ware house :) We always send out an office email to our staffers (and I did include some non staffers, so you may have received as well) so we took time out to take an office photo today. Before the whole crew got there, Heather decided to take some posed photos, pretending to be getting married to our headless friend...and I was apparently officiating the ceremony :)
And our office group photo (those of us at work today)

What a day...hey we got a minimum day out of it!
...Well, off we go to have a little family dinner :) Not sure that this is the normal tradition on Halloween, but since we are sans kiddos, and my sister's cookin' that's what we're doing :) Hope everyone has a fun and safe night!