Friday, November 2, 2012


I love rocks!  No really I have bowls of them in my home.  Yet when we bought this house it was xeriscaped.  Really that means we don't want to spend any time or money in the yard.  Well that is not who we are.  So the 2nd thing we did to the house ok maybe the 4th...  I don't know but early on we put some grass back in the yard.
Here is what we started with.  The center is filled with mulch, the outside is
all rocks. 

leveling out after removing
all the rocks

The pile of rocks from the back yard.
Someday these will go to Nikki's.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Home Sweet Home!

Well we finally found a home and bought it!  It fits us well, which is great since it is our intent for it to be home for a long time.
We signed papers on 10 Aug 2012 and Ric moved in on the 12th.  He was painting some of the rooms.   On the  13th we received House Hold Goods.  We have spent the last 2+ weeks unpacking.

See here he took old cabinet from the bathroom and put the work sink into it.  Since the work sink was so wobbly it sure does make it lot nicer to use now.  Great job Babe!
Here is kind of what the bathroom looked like to begin with.  The tiles in front on on the side of the cabinet did NOT match the rest of the tile job.  They had cut it funny to only have to make easy single straight cuts.
Toilet, cabinet and tile removed
ready for tile
Really it is only 40 pieces a breeze Babe! :)
Ric decided it would be wonderful to have a new cabinet and sink on the main floor.  So he bought the sink/cabinet.  Well then starts the morph.  It was one of the rooms to be painted so it had been painted already.  Then he looks at the floor and says ugh the person who put this tile in did a weird job and the sink can't go on top of the half done tile job.  So he pulls out the old tile to lay down about 40 new pieces of tile.   Thank God (and a gracious friend who gifted him with a really NICE saw) for a tile cutting blade that made these cuts go like butter.

Almost ready for grout...

Ready for grout
yikes... well the grout is there now!

And NOW it is all done!  He did a spectacular job!  

Monday, August 27, 2012

A trip to see family

We were in the midst of the move from KS to CO and decided since we had time it would be great to take a couple of weeks to go see family.  So we dumped our junk at my cousin Nikki's and took off stopping first in UT to see Ric's Uncle Dean and Aunt Stella.  We were traveling with Ed and Francine, Ric's dad.  Then we continued on to Nevada.
Me and Dad
Melissa, Mom, Me
Me, Dani, Mom, Gram and Zoie
Missy and Zoie
There we were able to see and visit with my parents, grandmother, sister, niece, great niece, and Ric's brothers family.

Me, Gram and Mom
Zoie and Great Uncle Ric
Zoie and Me

Yalena and Clifton

Ric, Ed, and Grandpa

Ric and Nate

Ric, Nate, and Nadine

Nadine, Clifton, Nate, Ric

Nadine, Clifton, Fran, Ed, Ric, and Nate

Ric, Will and Nate
Clifton, Ric and Nate

Tilly, Uncle Carl, Aunt Jaci and 

Cassie, John and family
Sarah, Sean & Makayla

Me, Jeannie, Nadine

We love you Molly
Molly & Ric

Molly and Me

Grandpa & Grandma Caudill

Naomi, Ric, Grandma, Grandpa and me

Clifton & Jeannie
Aunt Jaci & Uncle Carl
Francine & Ed
Sean & Sarah
Ric and Naomi
Donna and Me
Jeannie & Me
   We were able to see friends from days of old at church.
Ric and Art

In the trailer at Ed's... NV is really comfortable

At Hoover Dam

Me and Rhonda

We went on to Fernley staying in Ed's travel trailer.  Visiting with Nathan and Nadine on their birthday.  And into Reno seeing Ric's grandparents.

We went on to Arizona to see Rhonda and Chris.  Ric was able to see a bit of Hoover Dam.  I had seen it as a child and was glad he could see it.

Spent some time with Rhonda, Tyler, Jordan and Cameron.  We showed them the fun time of Geocaching.

We were able to have lunch with Marc and Ellen while in Phoenix.  Thank you so much for traveling over from Globe so we could see you!
They were our youth pastors when we were teens!  Now pastoring in Globe, AZ!

 Then on to see Christina!  We had fun seeing her home and some  sites nearby.  And of course... more Geocaching.