Thursday, August 14, 2008

Some updates

A few people have asked why I never posted pictures of the new paint job in the house, and the only answer I have is that I totally forgot. But for those of you who care-here are a few pics. It took forever to get it all done, but we are both pretty happy with how it turned out, and the house feels so much cleaner now...



The chocolate brown wall is our vaulted wall so it goes from the front room to the kitchen area.
Jamie-notice my cute "luggage boxes" on the top? Thanks for those!


The rest of the walls are mostly this color, Stoney Creek from Bennets. In some light it looks grey, some light green, and some just a deep earthy tan. We have loved this color!

I haven't had much to blog about lately because not much has been going on-we are still working on getting Sienna potty trained, and I am ready to just give up and try again later. I don't know if it is that she isn't quite ready, or I'm not quite committed...but we will see. She is getting smarter by the day and it is fairly clear that I have 2 little girls on my hands-and she is no longer a baby! She just wants to do whatever Adyson does, and follows her everywhere, (sorry to my neighbors who have to let her play there when Adyson comes over...)

This seems to be the only time the kid holds still! Don't you love her curly locks?Adyson has been doing really great lately too. She is finally not afraid of going to people's houses, and I can't seem to keep her here ever. I'm starting to wonder why I used to be so worried about her and wanting her to play all the time. I miss her! She is totally excited for pre-school to start, and has already started talking about her favorite school outfits, is she my kid or what? What a lovely outfit she has on!Travis is doing pretty good to. Next Wednesday is his last treatment before his next scan-and then he gets a week or two off-thank goodness! It's always amazing the difference in him when he has a little break.

Scan time for us always brings what we are facing a little closer to home. It seems like we get used to our crazy life and push the cancer clear to the back of our minds, and then scan time comes along and we have to face it all again. I'll be honest when I say that I dread that whole week. I get myself all riled up and ready to face the worst, while I am constantly praying and hoping for the best. (I need more faith!) It is terrifying to wait for the results! That being said, Trav has been feeling a bit better lately and we know we have a lot of people praying for us, and we know that helps! Thanks once again, and I will post more about the scan when the time comes in a few weeks.

As for me, I'm ready for school to start and for a schedule to resume. I'm such a schedule person! Though I know I'm gonna miss her the whole time she is at school, it is just so good for her. I can't wait for all things fall-I'm ready for pumpkin cookies, soup, crunchy leaves, cold air, and Halloween!

Oh and this picture is for Heather, we finally got our new car last night, and I am a bit in love with it! I feel spoiled! Pretty huh?



Note:this is not my actual car, but it looks just like this one. I'm feeling too lazy to go out in the blazing heat and take a picture myself!



20 comments:

Jill and Matt said...

I love the paint it looks really good. That's awesome you got a new car, I keep begging Matt he says no until we have a third child so I guess I'll have to wait. :( Good Luck with the scan we will be thinking of you!

Kristen said...

You have painted enough to be on Martha Stewart as the "painting expert" person. Next time I paint...I'll need your advice.
And on a different note...Your family will be in my prayers as this week as you await the results. Hayley...You are so LOVED & ADMIRED by so many people and it's because you are who you are. If you need anything...please let me know.

Hanne and Fam said...

Our prayers are with you and Travis. I hope his scan goes well. Sienna is welcome at our house anytime. She and Adyson were so cute yesterday and we didn't have a single problem. So don't stress over it!

The Drysdale's said...

I love your paint job , and your car you are spoiled right! I feel your pain for the potty training issue also I don't think my youngest will ever be potty trained it feels like. Your girls are adorable I love those curls!

Kristin said...

I love love the curls. My boys always have them the first couple years and then they seem to go away . . . sad! Good choice in paint colors :) I am a fan of the chocolate brown . . .

I hope everything goes ok with the scan. You are incredibly strong and I really look up to you . . .

Trisha said...

I loved the update. Sorry I didn't make it to the lunch. How was it? Your family is amazing and I'm grateful that you are so honest and willing to share your feelings. You are the best!

Trisha said...

I loved the update. Sorry I didn't make it to the lunch. How was it? Your family is amazing and I'm grateful that you are so honest and willing to share your feelings. You are the best!

Haylee Munk Brown said...

Your house looks great!!! I love the Chocolate color! But I do tend to love anything that has the word chocolate associated with it! I also love your car! VERY NICE!!

Letti said...

I love your choice of paint colors and I love that you share the name of the color too. Happy New car. I love the way a new car smells.

Amy Johnson said...

Love Love Love Love the car! I'm so jealous! I miss you!

Dustin and Shelli Chambers said...

Hayley your house looks gorgeous! You have the touch...I'm totally jelous of the new car. I've been feeling the new car itch myself, but it's probably not going to happen. PS - my camera is a Canon Digital Rebel XT. I love it, I got it about a year ago and it has definitely helped me take things to the next level. Good luck with the scan! You are in my prayers!

mandy said...

I love the paint it looks awesome. I hope things go good this week. I am always thinking about ya and hoping for the best.

Troy and Cami said...

love the car, how cute, you are spoiled. also, your paint looks great. i will be ready for your expert help this weekend if your up to it. and lunch should be great on thursday.

Heidi Kjar said...

I love the car! my dream car for sure. I guess I'll have to stick to my 2002 baby blue Saturn for now though;). Ghetto!

Tasha said...

Of course your house would be adorable and decorated so cute inside! Everything looks great! Good luck on the potty training, it can be SO frustrating. Just remember, you never see teenagers walking around with diapers on (even though that would be quite a sight!) She will be in cute little undies before you know it!

The Wolfley Family said...

Your house is so pretty! The picture of your new car almost makes up for slamming my music taste!

Jas & Cam Fam said...

Cute house! I can't wait to be able to paint some walls! I like the colors you picked.
Also, fun new car! What did you have before? I agree that when you get an SUV you feel...spoiled!
I have to argue with your earlier post about Heather being the biggest ABBA fan. I am pretty high up there. Everything from my ring tone to my girls favorite songs all seem to be ABBA. I could give her a run for it! JK If you loved the movie, you need to see the broadway musical!

RMoncrief said...

Hayley! It was good to hear from you! Your house looks great and your girls are super cute!

Guymon Family said...

I have missed some great posts! Sorry I've been MIA, but so glad to catch up. Amazing pics from your trip, you look so darn cute, I really wish I was that photogenic. And Sienna potty training! New cars and decor, how fun! I'm so jealous, I hate our contractor beige I can't believe I haven't painted over it yet. Oh well add it to the list!
And another scan! What a mix of anticipation and dread. We will be praying and fasting for Travis. I have never met more loving, kind, and considerate people and where there is love there are miracles. Keep us updated, and give us a call if you need anything! Please I mean it.

TCT said...

I love the color of your walls! How fun!

Taneill