Thursday, April 27, 2006

More house pictures

Our fire place. My mom made the mantel and I distressed, painted, and stained it. The mirror is one of my mom's...she made it a long time ago.
A shot of my pictures above the couch. They are on loan from my mom until I aquire my own. They do go great with everything though.
My mom recovered the couch and love seat for us. Many will remember the grean floral print that was on them before. They look like brand new. She also made the coffee table and end table for us. Of couse she left me the wonderful job of staining!! Kara relaxing on the couch cushions while grandma was recovering the couch. This is the material that was on the couch and love seat before.
Another shot of the livingroom. My mom also made the skirting on my other table. And the beautiful flowers came from her very own garden. Such a wonderful mom!

This is a cabinet in my living room. It was painted by my mom and is on loan from her. I like it so much I don't want to give it back.

The new house...

The new house is coming along great. We now have been here a little over 3 months and absolutely love it! So much better living in a house of our own instead of a small apartment. I got the wonderful idea in my head to get all the painting done right away.....well 3 months later and all I have to finish painting is the master bath and some trim work in the master bedroom. Kara's room is decorated for now, but Grandma Vivian is going to paint a mural in it. She has been over here a lot, so she is taking a break and won't start Kara's room for a couple of months. Many of you have see the house, however some haven't so I've included some pictures. Hope you enjoy!

This is a picture of Waynes office. My mom painted the bottom half of the wall to look like leather and the top half to look like parchment paper.

Wayne is a big John Wayne fan!

Wayne's black powder rifle. Also shows a bit of ceiling. I mixed a brown paint with glaze and applied it in a faux finish.

This is a shot of one end in the guest bath. I used a faux finish on the walls and applied tinted plaster in a fern leaf pattern using a regular stencil. The picture on the wall is an original Dean Marsh. He's one of my cousins...talent!

Another shot of the bathroom.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Such a BIG Girl!!!

Look Out!! Kara has finally figured out how to climb onto the kitchen chairs.
Successfully making it to the top!
And then we fell down, that didn't slow her down though.


Happy Birthday Daddy!!!!!!!!!!!!! My daddy, Wayne, turns the big 28 years old today. Can't wait for the yummy ice cream cake!
Mommy was having fun with my hair yesterday!

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Playing dress-up

I was having fun with Kara's hair and decided to dress her up in her swimsuit.

Kara is having fun just hanging around!!!!

Now this is how to ride your push toy!!

A Few Easter Pictures

We had loads of fun coloring Easter eggs with our cousins. Kara went to her Uncle Tim and Aunt Corinna's house, joining Trevor, Chelsea, and Scarlett. Her other cousins, Savannah and Stephi were there too! Kara tried to eat an egg, thankfully it was boiled. Of course mommy did all the coloring, but I'm sure Kara will be a master at it next year.

Thursday, April 20, 2006


Well we survived Easter! Kara had lots of fun hunting for eggs and playing with all her cousins. The Butler house was full of our family members enjoying eachother's company and eating lots of good food. The weather could have been better, rained off and on. Just when we thought it would be safe to hide the eggs outside, it started to sprinkle. We sent the kids out hunting anyways and it turned out to be the fastest egg hunt ever! (started to rain hard!) I will add some pictures when I get them!

Friday, April 14, 2006

Happy Birthday Charlotte and Rachel!!!

Kara wants to wish Charlotte and Rachel a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY! She told me that she has so much fun turning the big 1 and she knows they will too. You both are way too cute. Have a very happy birthday!!

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

A little under the weather

Well the Butler household has been feeling a little under the weather the last couple of days. It all started on Tuesday April 4, 2006. 7:45am, Wayne calls me and says he was just in an accident. Someone ran a red light and clipped the left rear of his truck ripping the wheels off. While preparing to leave, Kara wakes up and seemed to have gotten sick in the middle of the night. She ended up being sick all day and night, is only on pedialyte and will snack on crackers. I did get her to eat some jello this morning but not much. So to make a long story short I have 2 babies to tend too. Wayne is very sore and stiff from the accident and can't lift much weight, and Kara wants to be held and loved on all the time. To tell you the truth, I don't mind her wanting to be loved and held......I enjoy doing it. So hopefully they will be feeling much better in the next few days.