Friday, October 12, 2007

Cleaning Up The Game Room

Jake and I love to get together with friends and family and play lan games with the computers. Well.... some of our lovely computers have spilled out into the loft "game room". Jake and I have now moved them into the real "computer room" and are now using the game room for something else. Here's the "before" pictures of the loft area with the extra computers.

What a mess of wires and computers

Hmmmm....can we make this look any better

Here's the "after" pictures of the loft/game room. We like this room even more now....especially since it stays cleaner.

Yes, we got a new pool table yesterday and lovin' it

Here's some close-ups

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Happy Birthday Dan!!

We hope you have a wonderful day today Dan.
This is Dan when we were camping. He and Crystal were dating then, maybe engaged, I can't remember.

Here's Dan on his wedding day.

Can he get through this tight squeeze? Phew, made it! Caving or spulunking, as we call it, with friends and family.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

New Looks

Well, Crystal noticed that Jake was sporting a beard in the garden pictures. So....I thought I would give all of you a closer look at his "Grizzly Man" beard. He does this every year around this time when he goes hunting. When he gets back from hunting, he'll shave it into a gotee (not sure how to spell that). It's hard to kiss him without getting poked or scratched to death at first, but once it grows out a little it's softer and easier to kiss. Thank goodness because I like kissing him!!

And's my new look. I actually got it cut around Labor Day, a month ago. It's fun. My dad says that it looks a lot like Vanessa's haircut. I didn't think to post this but Crystal says I need to do things like that so my family can see it. So here it is.


Jake and I cleared up a table so that we could do a puzzle in our free time or while watching TV. My mom gave us one to try. It's 1000 pieces and of the Taj Mahal. Jake mostly did it by himself, but towards the end I did a lot of the blue sky that Jake was having trouble with. It took us just a few days and I finished it up last night. Here's what it looks like:

Now I have to find our other puzzles that are packed away so we can work on another one.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Conference/Cleaning Day

Sorry I haven't posted for awhile. Teaching sure keeps me busy!! YEA!!!!!!! I'm now on October Break!! Ahhhhhh.......sweet relaxation.......NOT!! I have a lot of things to do while I'm off for a week. Craziness I tell you! You should see my "To Do List". Well, today Jake and I actually woke up, without alarm, around 5:30am, ugggg, and that's actually sleeping in a little. We picked weeds, trimmed the tree in the front (where I happened to be standing on a mass of crazy minded ants and by the time I knew I was standing on them, they had already covered my foot and were biting me many times, OUCH!!!!! itchy, itchy) and finally cleaned/vacuumed out the car before the first session of conference started. Then we drove into town after the 1st session to borrow my dad's rotortiller so we could get our winter garden ready. We should have watered the area a few days before tilling it because it was hard and sure dusty...the wind didn't help either. Unfortunately, the rotortiller didn't want to cooperate, so we rested the remainder of the day. Here's some pictures of my hard-working honey. What a hunk!!
This is pretty easy!

Whoa there Bessie!

When Jake was finished for the day, he had dirt plastered to his front teeth. It was pretty funny. I should have gotten a picture, but then I doubt he would have let me. hehe Oh well.