February 28, 2007
I had a pretty good day today. I didn't get to work until 8am...late. I tried not to let that bother me. "Senior" designer was doing a proposal last minute. It was kind of a crazy morning. I'm glad I stopped to get a cappuccino this morning. I didn't eat breakfast till 11:30. I started on more revisions to MustardStone Club. I will post this job later today. I think I will also take a picture of the revision plan I am working on with all the red ink.
I picked Lil'D up. His cough is just really horrible. When I got home I got together his food and toys. We took him to Auntie E's at 6:05. J & I had dinner at Rubio's. We got to small group at about 7:05. We watched a video about forgiveness & holding grudges. It was a really good discussion.
We picked up Lil'D at about 9:20, fed him and put him to bed. His poor little cough. My heart just breaks when he coughs it's so bad.
J & I prepared everything tonight for tomorrow morning. J starts his new job, and has to be there at 7am. I have to get up at 5:30am.
Gotta go to bed...
Here is a before photo:
Here is the after photo of that view:
Here is another before of another view of the kitchen:
Here is the after photo:
Here is the before of the entertainment center in the kitchen:
Here is the after photo of the new entertainment center:The veneer used in this job is Hawaiian Koa. It is very exotic and rare. We also used a high gloss polyester finish on all the doors. This finish is the best there is! It's like a finish on a car!
Here are the drawings for this job:
February 27, 2007
5 o'clock finally came and when I got home Lil'D turned around and couldn't get to me fast enough. My baby boy loves me, what a wonderful feeling!
I fed him Oatmeal & Bananas. J grilled steaks. They were so yummy...the steaks that is!
We played beach balls with Lil'D. Actually J and I played with the beach balls and Lil'D watched with amusement.
Lil'D went to the doctor today because a week ago today we noticed a rash on the back of his arm. It didn't go away so we got him to the doctor. I thought it was ringworm. I was wrong, it is eczema. So, J had a list of items that the doctor told him to buy.
We have to bath him with an oil bar soap.
Once he is clean and still damp, he has to be lathered down aquaphor. (It's kind of like Vaseline)
Then on the actual rash we put Hydrocortisone.
The doctor also gave us some eye drops because the cold is making his eyes cake up really bad. That was a challenge to get those in without him rubbing his eyes afterward.
We played on the floor for a while. I got him to sit up for about 30 minutes. I usually stack toys for him and he knocks them down. J made sno-cones. He went to Wal-Mart today and they finally had the sno-cone flavors that we like...cotton candy!! Anyway, I gave Lil'D some shaved ice. He made the funniest face. I put some in my hand and he kept touching it and putting his hands behind his back. It was funny. We finally put him to bed.
J and I were watching American Idol, but it was just really boring. We watched King of Cars. It's almost time for bed!
Here is the before photo of the kitchen. This house was such a dump!!
Here are the plans for the kitchen:
And here is the after picture:
This kitchen isn't as fancy as some. It is a maple wood door, painted "Jasmine" yellow. The countertops are Celedon Green granite. The floor is Babinga Cherry. Behind the armoire are two Subzero refrigerators. To the left of the armoire is a cappuccino machine, like in am/pm & 7-eleven stores. The client is able to dispense cappuccino, chai tea or hot chocolate. This was a fun appliance to find, purchase and put into the design. On the island you will see a tray of food. Under that tray is a plasma tv that raises up and down and it also swivels so that you can see the tv wherever you are in the kitchen. The client picked the mural painted under the hood. The clock on top of the hood is the clients as well.
We did this client's whole house.
More to come of the Craigar Residence...
February 26, 2007
I stopped for coffee this morning. I got a lot of odds and ends done early when I got to work.
"Senior" designer finally came in at about 1pm. He had lots for us to do. He got back into town last night at midnight. He was ready to go.
The floorplan he gave me has so much red ink on it, it looks like he had bled all over it. I had to make revisions to the plans. This was for MustardStone Club in Montana. Last week was my first time working on this project, 3 other assistants had already worked on it. It was just a mess. PJ, my officemate, had been working on it, so it was a little better off that when the other 2 were working on it. It is just always best to let one person do the entire project because everyone has their own drafting style in AutoCAD. Some people just don't care and are not very detailed.
So I spent a good 3 hours on it and I probably only got about 25% done...maybe.
I picked up Lil'D and got home at about 5:45. I fed Lil'D rice cereal and some peas. He eats anything. I have to fed him rice cereal because he needs the iron.
We went to Target to get some baby food and some Pepto Bismol for me. My tummy was a little upset from my lunch today.
Lil'D still has a cold. He went right to sleep tonight.
What a sweet, sweet boy.
February 25, 2007
We went to my niece's honor band concert at Symphony Hall downtown. It started at 3pm and ended at about 5pm. Lil'D was really into the first band, he slept through the second band and was awake for my niece's band. He was such a good boy. Not a single peep. His cough medicine ran out at the very end and he started coughing a little.
We ran by the grocery store and then home and Lil'D ate and went to bed.
He was really tired with the cold and all.
I didn't feel so good tonight. Hopefully tomorrow will be better!
February 24, 2007
We went to church at 5:15. My headache just wouldn't go away. After church I got to see my friend, Sunrise! She and her family moved to Japan a year ago. Her husband is in the Navy. It was so wonderful to see her!! She got to see Lil'D for the first time.
A bunch of us went to dinner together. We went to El Torito's. It was a very nice visit.
Lil'D was an angel! It was his first time to sit in a high chair at a resturaunt. He just took everything in. The floor, the ceiling, the ceiling fans and all the colors. He is such a good and patient boy.
Poor thing had been coughing all day long. By the time we got home his nose was running pretty bad. He had gotten a cold. It was inevitable. Little Bree has a cold in daycare. It was just a matter of time.
Lil'D fell asleep on the way home and we just put him to bed as soon as we got home. After a while J checked on him and Lil'D was having a hard time breathing. So he woke him up and did the snot sucker on him. He was upset after that and we couldn't get him to go back to sleep. Turns out he was hungry. As soon as we gave him the bottle he was out.
Time for us to be out.
February 23, 2007
I got tons of work done in 3 1/2 hours! I put together a to do list that I am going to print out at the end of every day. It really made me stay on task!
I left work at 11:15. I worked on the bedroom when I got home. I put on our new bedding that my Mom & Dad bought us at the swap meet. It is really nice! I love the way a freshly made bed looks! I didn't quite finish everything I wanted. I still have tons of pictures to hang. J worked on the office/guest bedroom. It was just exclusively and office, but now since he has a new job he won't be spending so much time in there.
We picked up Lil'D together. He was so happy to see us both!
J had a soccer game so Lil'D and I played really hard!
I put him to bed at about 7pm. He was exhausted.
I worked on my blog. There are always changes I'm making. It is like a canvas and I am the artist. It's just never quite right. I love my blog(s).
What a wonderful, wonderful blessing he is!!!!!
February 22, 2007
Time for bed.
J and I met on October 30, 1995. This was my first day of work at my former company. I had to go through some computer training before starting at the company. J had to go to that training as well. He had transferred from the California store to the Texas store. He was Department Head of Installs and a Project Manager. I was going to be a Kitchen Designer. After about an hour or two of class my computer crashed. The only available computer was next to him. He was a crack up and made me laugh the whole time. We really got to know each other and became good friends. Everyone from work would go to a dart bar after work and play darts. It was really a fun time. For Christmas J game me my first set of darts. We went on our first date around December 21st or so. We went to the movies and saw Father of the Bride II. We yapped and yapped and yapped the whole night. I instantly fell for him. He was so much fun and I just felt so comfortable with him. We were attached at the hip after that, and were always together. We went everywhere together and the whole company knew about us. I knew at the beginning that this was the man I was going to marry! We moved to California in August 1996. J was born and raised here and wanted me to live there. It was a really beautiful place. We both transferred with the company. I had the time of my life! There was so much to do and see! On December 6th, 1997, J proposed to me! We got married in Texas on June 6, 1998. We went to DisneyWorld for our honeymoon! It has been a non-stop adventure with him. There is always something going on in our life and we have so much fun together. We can laugh together and just be ourselves and I have such wonderful memories of all of our times together. There are many more to come and I look forward to all of them.
He is the love of my life. He is the most wonderful husband I could ever have asked for. He is my soulmate and my life companion. I wouldn't want to spend my time with anyone else. He is so very special to me and treats me like a princess! He is a Godly man and I am so very blessed to have him!
A few things that I know about J that I'd like to share:
- His favorite color: Clear
- His favorite food: House special chicken at Pick Up Stix
- His favorite snack: Milk & Cookies
- My favorite quote by J: "This car is wide."
This is the best blessing of all. And the most important!
A few verses that get me through the day:
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight" -Proverbs 3:5-6
"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest" -Matthew 11:28
"Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me."
Notice in the picture that there is not a door handle on the door. That is because Jesus cannot open the door for you. YOU have to open the door for him and invite him into your heart of your own free will!
I am blessed to have a personal relationship with my Lord & Savior Jesus Christ. I am so glad I have him in my life EVERYDAY!
February 21, 2007
Then I do the space planning, appliance specs, and all cabinet details.
These drawing plus even more details of each cabinet including interior details, radius' and special requirements needed were sent to the manufacturer. I remember staying till 9 and 10pm putting all the detail into each and every one of these cabinets. At the time I was assisting one of the other designers here at the firm. I really wanted to work under "Senior" designer because of his creativity and positive attitude. I finally finished all the drawings and it was being manufactured. It was delivered to Tempe, Arizona. There was not a single mistake on the entire order. I am so proud of this job. Here is the before photo...
Here is the after photo:
Here is another photo that shows some of the detail that went into this job that you can't see unless you are in the room and can open every single cabinet door. The tall armoires are refrigerators and the area that the arrow is pointing to is a dishwasher...
I am so very proud of this job. It was a lot of fun to figure out and it was a really great challenge. "Senior" designer told me that if I could do the drawings for this kitchen, I could do the drawings for any kitchen. I have been his design assistant ever since. I wouldn't have it any other way! I don't need to be out front selling and being in charge of the job. I like being in the background and doing all the technical work!! I can sleep at night!!
Just thought I would share!
February 20, 2007
J went and got Lil'D. He was all smiles when he got home. He was just a box of giggles. What a sweet boy! I fed him Applesauce Oatmeal. He is also practicing eating finger foods. I give him a Strawberry Apple Puff and he picks it up and puts it in his mouth. It's the cutest thing. Sometimes is sticks to his chin and I have to help him get it back in his mouth.
He was really tired tonight. We gave him a bath and put him to bed at 7:30. We noticed a rash on his arm during his bath. I'm not sure if you get food reactions in the form of a rash on the arm. He had Banana Apple Strawberries yesterday, and that is the only thing I can think that it is.
J & I are watching American Idol.
February 19, 2007
February 18, 2007
February 17, 2007
Lil'D rode in his new carseat today. The weather was incredible. It was 85 degrees.
Lil'D got to see the giraffes. J & I are going to try to go to the zoo every Saturday morning to get a good walk in on the weekend!
After the zoo, we got home and picked up the house a bit. J took a nap and I watched a couple of tv shows that I had DVR'd. ER & CSI. Lil'D took a couple of really good naps today.
Tonight J & I went to Target & BabiesRus. We used the "buggy bag" for the first time. It works really great. It lines the seat in the carts at the store. It's cushioned and it buckles Lil'D in. He was getting tired though. We got dinner and went home. We fed Lil'D and put him to bed. At BabiesRus we got a breathable mesh bumper for Lil'Ds crib. He loves to snuggle his face up against the fabric bumper. That is one of the causes of SIDS. Babies breathe in the breath that they breathe out. The new bumper is really thin, but it keeps his legs out from in between the slats.
J & I watched Invincible. It was a really good movie!
I can barely keep my eyes open. I'm ready to go to bed!
February 16, 2007
I went home and took a nap.
We picked up Lil'D and got dinner.
Lil'D went to sleep on the way home.
Lil'D and I played hard tonight.
I was exhausted!
He went to bed at 7:15.
J had a soccer game.
I took a nap on the couch.
I STILL HAVE A HEADACHE!
February 15, 2007
February 14, 2007
J had candles burning when I got home and gave me the cutest cat. It's the one from Hallmark. It is adorable! He also gave me a beautiful ring. It has a pink heart stone in it. It is beautiful.
Lil'D was kind of a crab tonight. Pam said that he woke up really early from his afternoon nap. He was super tired tonight. With all the scootin' around he does during the day he is just wiped out at night.
J & I played with him, gave him a bath and put him to bed.
J & I had Baja fresh for our Valentine's dinner. It was yummy.
We watched the Apprentice from Sunday and American Idol.
February 13, 2007
J took me to Wal-Mart. I wanted to find a pattern for the dress I am going to make for the company costume party in March!
February 12, 2007
Afterwards we went home and we were all tired. Time for bed!
February 11, 2007
I took Mom & Dad to the grocery store, then we all went to dinner and sat down to watch the grammys. Mom helped me hem my jeans. It is late...time for bed. I'm the only one that has to get up and go to work tomorrow!!
February 10, 2007
After the swap meet we went to Applebee's for lunch. I had the parmesan shrimp combo. It was wonderful!! YUM-MY.
We went home and unloaded the car and let Lil'D play for a while. He is such a good shopping buddy. We went to Wal-Mart, Mom & Dad had some things they needed for the trip home.
We got home at 8:30. I gave Lil'D a bath and fed him and put him to bed.
We are watching tv now.
I'll post a photo soon!
February 9, 2007
Mom, Lil'D and I went to Ross. We combed the whole store. My Dad was finally minutes away after driving all day. He started the drive down at about 2:00pm. He arrived at 8:45pm. It took him about 7 hours to drive down. He said it was farther that he thought when he got here. Lil'D tryed to stay awake but was out at 8:30. Dad parked the truck in front of the house. I gave him the tour of the house. He really liked our new place better that the old place.
J had to leave at 9. He had a soccer game at 10 tonight. I cleaned up the kitchen and we sat and talked for a while. They decided to go to bed at about 10:30. I brought the laptop into the bedroom and here I am. Jeremy just got home and I'm ready to go to sleep now. I am beat from the past two days with Mom.
February 8, 2007
J cleaned out the office. He broke down the old desk that he has been using and shoved everything else in the corner. We went and got the mattress and box spring from storage, picked Lil'D up from daycare and I set up the bed in the office.
We went to the mall to check out prices on new car seats for Lil'D. We also had dinner at the food court. We got back home, played with Lil'D, fed him and put him to bed. We watched Survivor. We are off to bed now.
February 7, 2007
February 6, 2007
J & I went for a walk with Lil'D. J made dinner, I fed Lil'D: Carrots & Bananas were on the menu tonight. J & I had steak! Lil'D and I played for a while. I stacked his cups and he knocked them down. I put them far away and he pulled himself to them. Then we played flip Lil'D upside down. He laughed and laughed! I think I wore him out. We gave him a bath, then fed him his bottle. To bed he went at 7:45. He goes to bed so good! I cleaned up the place and sat down for some brainless tv. We watched American Idol and House. Time for bed now.
February 5, 2007
At work I have turned in the orders for the Kitchen, the bar, the butler's pantry, the office, the powder rooms and the guest baths. I am almost done. I really need to sit with "Senior" designer and get him approval on the rest of the designs. If I don't do it now, the changes will have to be done later.
I was supposed to get a haircut but traffic was just too bad to get there. I wasn't in the mood to face it. I rescheduled for next Monday.
J & I went for a walk. It felt really good and J and I got to discuss things that we haven't had time to talk about. After our walk, we fed Lil'D. He seems so exhausted lately! It must be all that army crawling he is doing.
February 4, 2007
1. Woke up at 7am, fed Lil'D
2. Took shower and fixed hair
3. Church at 8:15. We actually sat in service, Lil'D slept the entire time.
4. J & I went to the grocery store
5. I semi-organized the desk, the dining room, the living room & Lil'D's room.
6. We watched the super bowl with friends
7. I cleaned everything up!!
I also finished something new...101 in 1001. I have added a link in the sidebar to 101 in 1001. I have made a list of 101 items and I have 1001 days to complete them. I have posted the list and am ready to get started!! I love to do lists!
Time for bed!
February 3, 2007
February 2, 2007
Pray every morning
Pray every night before bed with J
Memorize the books of the bible
Read the entire bible in 120 days
Read the entire bible again but in 90 days
Read online devotion every morning at work
Memorize 1 scripture per month
Attend 5 church functions in one year
Marriage & Family
Renew wedding vows on 10 yr aniversary June 6, 2008
Watch a sunset with J
Go to a coffe shop and drink the entire cup there with J
Stay a night in a hotel with J
Go on a date with J 2x in 1 month (just me & him)
Make a living trust with J
Start a family tradition
Celebrate Lil'D's 1st b-day with a party at our house
Start a savings for Lil'D
Get Shadow spayed
Health & Fitness
Drink 8 glasses of H2O/day for 1 week
Loose 10 lbs
Loose 20 lbs
Loose 30 lbs
Loose 40 lbs (goal)
Choose and take vitamins
Exercise at least 3x per week
Go to bed at 9:30pm at least 2x for one week
Ride bikes with J on the weekend
Floss twice a day for 1 month straight
Brush my teeth after lunch for 2 weeks straight
Start and complete Slim in 6
Start advanced Slim in 6 Video collection after Slim in 6 is complete
Send out Christmas cards on Dec 9, 2007
Send out Christmas cards on Dec 9, 2008
Put together a reading list and read all the books that I own
Don't bite nails for 2 weeks straight
Get up a 5am for 5 workdays in a row
Get up at 5am for 2 weeks in a row (excluding weekends)
Get manicure once nails have grown out every month
Get back into pre-pregnancy clothes
Go a whole day without being on the computer
Charge, load and use my Ipod
Complete a jigsaw puzzle (not online)
Have lunch with 3 friends
Trim my personal tv consumption to 2 hours a day or less
Complete a daily regiman list
Type out all of my childhood memories before I forget them.
Post to my blog for 1 month straight
Iron & hem clothes that need it
Moisturize my legs for 3 weeks straight
Create new 101 list once this one is completed
House & Home
Make & follow weekly menu for one week
Make & follow weekly menu for two weeks
Make & follow weekely menu for three weeks
Finish up cleaning schedule and follow it for 1 month
Put another coat of paint on Lil'Ds mural in his room
Sew curtains for Lil'D's room and install
Go through all of Lil'D's clothes and purge things that don't fit
Choose color & paint backsplash in kitchen
Choose fabric, sew curtains and install for kitchen
Organize entire kitchen, including pantry
Organize my entire desk area, including files
Choose placement and install hooks for my bags
Decide what to put above dining room shelves
Baby proof the living room & Lil'D's room
Print out 8x10s for living room, frame & hang
Organize coat closet
Take rocking chair to my in-laws
Paint and install chair rail in the guest bath
Organize guest bath
Hang pictures in master bedroom
Paint headboard mural in master bedroom
Choose fabric, sew & install new curtains in master bedroom
Paint & organize master Bathroom, caulk shower also
Organize master closet
Get rid of old dishwasher in backyard
Clean back patio & yard
Clean out refer/freezer 1x every 2mos
Make 3 meals in one week
Organize laundry area
Help J get the office completely organized.
Catalog all our DVDs & CDs
Organize all our backup disks of photos
Complete Chica's wedding album on Shutterfly
Finish crocheting Lil'D's blanket with a hood
Crochet an afghan
Make my own dress for the Viva Rock Vegas party at work
Take photos of a day in my life
Create my own piece of art
Complete Lil'D's scrapbook of his 1st year
Finish my vacation collages to include carribean cruise, OR trip, AZ trip, & New York
Make bedding for our room, including 2 decorative pillows & bolsters
Paint 2 chairs Mary Engelbreit style
Design & make a purse
Organize budget & bill paying
Travel & Entertainment
Take a vacation the last week of June 2007
Go to Disneyland
Go to Magic Mountain
Go to museums in Balboa park
Go to the flower fields
Go to New York
February 1, 2007
J & I went to Wal-Mart when I got home. I bought fabric for the curtains in Lil'D's room. We watched a little tv and it was already time for bed. Today was a pretty uneventful day.
Except at daycare, Lil'D army crawled a little. J said he saw him. I just have to be ok with missing those moments.
Time for bed...Goodnight
Health & Beauty
Sports & Activities
Creativity & Entertainment
Career & Experiences
- Celebrate Lil'D's 1st b-day with a party at our house
- Send out Christmas cards on Dec 9, 2007
- Send out Christmas cards on Dec 9, 2008
- Make a living trust with J
- Put together a reading list and read all the books that I own
- Drink 8 glasses of H2O/day for 1 week
- Don't bite nails for 2 weeks straight
- Get up a 5am for 5 workdays in a row
- Get up at 5am for 2 weeks in a row (excluding weekends)
- Make & follow weekly menu for one week
- Make & follow weekly menu for two weeks
- Make & follow weekely menu for three weeks
- Loose 10 lbs
- Loose 20 lbs
- Loose 30 lbs
- Loose 40 lbs (goal)
- Choose and take vitamins
- Get manicure once nails have grown out every month
- Exercise at least 3x per week
- Finish up cleaning schedule and follow it for 1 month
- Take a vacation the last week of June 2007
- Go to bed at 9:30pm at least 2x for one week
- Put another coat of paint on Lil'Ds mural in his room
- Sew curtains for Lil'D's room and install
- Go through all of Lil'D's clothes and purge things that don't fit
- Choose color & paint backsplash in kitchen
- Choose fabric, sew curtains and install for kitchen
- Organize entire kitchen, including pantry
- Organize my entire desk area, including files
- Choose placement and install hooks for my bags
- Decide what to put above dining room shelves
- Baby proof the living room & Lil'D's room
- Print out 8x10s for living room, frame & hang
- Organize coat closet
- Take rocking chair to my in-laws
- Paint and install chair rail in the guest bath
- Organize guest bath
- Hang pictures in master bedroom
- Paint headboard mural in master bedroom
- Choose fabric, sew & install new curtains in master bedroom
- Paint & organize master Bathroom, caulk shower also
- Organize master closet
- Get rid of old dishwasher in backyard
- Clean back patio & yard
- Clean out refer/freezer 1x every 2mos
- Make 3 meals in one week
- Organize budget & bill paying
- Pray every morning
- Organize laundry area
- Pray every night before bed with J
- Memorize the books of the bible
- Read the entire bible in 120 days
- Read the entire bible again but in 90 days
- Read online devotion every morning at work
- Renew wedding vows on 10 yr aniversary June 6, 2008
- Get back into pre-preganany clothes
- Help J get the office completely organized.
- Complete Chica's wedding album on Shutterfly
- Finish crocheting Lil'D's blanket with a hood
- Crochet an afghan
- Make my own dress for the Viva Rock Vegas party at work
- Watch a sunset with J
- Ride bikes with J on the weekend
- Go a whole day without being on the computer
- Charge, load and use my Ipod
- Complete a jigsaw puzzle (not online)
- Go to a coffe shop and drink the entire cup there with J
- Go camping
- Stay a night in a hotel with J
- Have lunch with 3 friends
- Take photos of a day in my life
- Go to Disneyland
- Go to Magic Mountain
- Create my own piece of art
- Catalog all our DVDs & CDs
- Organize all our backup disks of photos
- Complete Lil'D's scrapbook of his 1st year
- Trim my personal tv consumption to 2 hours a day or less
- Complete a daily regiman list
- Memorize 1 scripture per month
- Type out all of my childhood memories before I forget them.
- Post to my blog for 1 month straight
- Floss twice a day for 1 month straight
- Brush my teeth after lunch for 2 weeks straight
- Start a savings for Lil'D
- Go on a date with J 2x in 1 month (just me & him)
- Finish my vacation collages to include carribean cruise, OR trip, AZ trip, & New York
- Make bedding for our room, including 2 decorative pillows & bolsters
- Start and complete Slim in 6
- Start advanced Slim in 6 Video collection after Slim in 6 is complete
- Paint 2 chairs Mary Engelbreit style
- Attend 5 church functions in one year
- Get all of the Barn job ordered at work
- Organize & Purge files at work
- Organize office & J's closet
- Go to museums in Balboa park
- Start a family tradition
- Iron & hem clothes that need it
- Go to the flower fields
- Design & make a purse
- Go to New York