Thursday, January 29, 2009


Lucy 29/365


Annie 29/365

Today I am thankful for yummy Mexican food. Silly, I know, but I love Mexican food. We ate at one of our favorites tonight which just happens to be practically right out our back door. It is a one minute walk. I had these awesome quesadillas with chicken, cheese, and spinach in them. Lucy and Annie were so good at dinner, which always makes it extra nice. Thanks for dinner Grandy!

As you can see from the pictures, Lucy got a hair cut this morning. She did so well. No tears or fuss at all. I realize she looks terrified in the picture, but she wasn't. I have always got her hair cut at my place by my girl and she has always hated it. So I broke down this time and took her to a kids' place and she loved it. She got to watch a show and look at some fun things while the lady chopped away. The whole cut took under 5 minutes. I needed to get it shaped up and evened out. She ended up cutting at least 2 inches off. It looks so much better. She has been really pleased with herself all day since we all keep telling her how beautiful her new hair is. Funny girl.

We got so much more done around the house today. Justin and his dad got the garage cleaned out while I worked on all of the marks on the walls, vacuumed the downstairs, and scrubbed the floors. I swear, Magic Erasers really are magic. Lucy was my little helper and Annie napped through it all. I could get almost everything off of the walls. Then Andy replaced two posts on our fence that got torn down and replaced the ceiling fan on our upper balcony. He tacked back a few places where the molding outside had come loose. Andy also unclogged a bathroom sink that has been draining so slowly. I told you, he can do anything and everything around the house. We did have to have a plumber fix a leak, but we were able to do everything else on our own. Justin and his dad are making one last run to Home Depot because one of our smoke detectors is broken and needs replaced. Tomorrow we are doing a few small paint touch ups and then we will be basically done. I will still have some more cleaning to do, but not much. I got our room all cleaned out, dusted, and vacuumed today. It has been a busy day. But I sure do feel productive after a day like this. We accomplished a lot!

We are putting our house on the market to see what happens with it. We have been talking about moving for quite some time, but are ready to make a change now. We love this house, but it is not ideal for a growing family. We want another bedroom for when family comes and more places for the kids to have as their area for toys. Since the housing market is pretty slow right now, we are just going to put the house on the market and wait. We won't worry about finding a house until we know we are getting rid of this one. So, that is our plan for now. We'll see how it goes. I actually really hope our house sells quickly. I like to have a plan in place and this kind of leaves everything in limbo.

Doesn't her hair look precious?
Post Hair Cut

Very focused on something on the floor.




Everybody pet the person or animal next to you.


Has anyone seen Lucy?

Peek a boo.


Cinnamon said...

The peek-a-boo picture made me smile, cute!! Love the new do Lucy.

Heather Field said...

YAY for productive days! I love the feeling I get at the end of the day when I actually got things accomplished! Your house is wo warm & inviting, I won't be surprised if someone falls in love with it quickly! Lucy's new do is just adorable!

Shawna said...

Very jealous about your Mexican yummy! And Lucy Goose's hair looks so cute!

Susan said...

It's amazing what a good trim will do, isn't it? Lucy's hair looks really great! Petunia needs a trim desperately, but I have a feeling she won't be cooperative. Maybe I should try a kid place, too. Thanks for the tip.

Good luck with the house thing. I know you hate having things in limbo, but what will be will be, right?

Oh, please send Grandy to my house when he's finished at yours. Have I got a list of things that need his attention! haha Your FIL sounds wonderful.

life with the wisners said...

dear lucy,

please make sure your mom makes you wear that color green EVERY. DAY. because oh my word, that is SO your color.

and annie,

i SO hope you got whatever you were looking for on the floor. oh, and you are one beautiful little person.

Cori said...

Your girls are so, so precious!! LOVE that second pic at the top!!

KrisJ said...

I love the cut, I just cant believe how long it is! I love the photos too. Good luck on the sale, we are debating doing the same thing since my DREAM home is about to go on the market. Oh economy please pick up!!

Kate said...

We've struggled with the decision to sell our house. Stinks to sell right now, but oh..the market is awesome to buy! Maybe once our little one gets home.

Lu's cut looks growny!

Stacy said...

Hi Kelli,
Good luck with the sale of your house! I love Lucy's haircut. It's adorable. I love visiting your blog everyday. Your photography inspires me so I love stopping on over and seeing pics of the girls. Not to mention, they are just to sweet and adorable. Thanks for a great blog.

Anonymous said...

I don't comment often but I read every day. I just love your pictures - you have two adorable girls and a lot of talent! Speaking of talent, wow is Annie one flexible child! LOL.

Anonymous said...

Marvelous haircut.

Sharon said...

My gosh your girls sure do light up around each other! I don't know what else to say. Lucy and Annie are both stunningly beautiful and how lucky for you to be able to capture that everyday! Good luck with the house. I bet you felt great getting all of that done in a day! It's always great when the children cooperate so we can get stuff done.

Anonymous said...

Love the peek-a-boo shots -so cute! And I love how Annie can just bend in half - so funny!

I also LOVE, love, love Mexican food! YUM!

Anonymous said...

I'm ridiculously in love with that orange chair! The first peekaboo pic with just her fingers is art, imo!!

Good luck with the house selling! You have such a great location, I'm sure it'll sell fast.

Lucy's hair looks AWESOME! Man I love a good haircut!

Jen said...

beautiful--and how did little miss Annie get her foot up there with her hands??

Beth said...

Great pictures! I love the one of Lucy peeking, and the one of Annie studying something on the floor, with her little foot sticking out.

Anonymous said...


I have been stranded without power/cable/internet forever it seems! finally I am home in LR and can catch up. I JUST LOVE ALL THESE PICS I HAVE MISSED!!! The earlier post with Annie is the bath tub really just makes my heart ache. Lucy's hair looks great and it cracks me up that she was loving all the compliments on it! :) too cute.

Also, LOVE the pet the animal/human next to you and the peek-a-boo ones are PRESH!!!! AHH! I sure do wish you guys were here. Miss Warty and Shanksy a lot!!! :)

Love and miss you all. Sounds great having Grandy there to help so much.

P.S. I have been rocking out. Usually alone, did some singing last night with Amy and some of her friends. I even made my own character named "The Seash" who is dressed in a bikini top and cut off shirt with a skull on it, daisy dukes with a skull belt buckle, red high tops, black hair with a purple streak, and the craziest eye makeup i have ever seen. LOVE IT.

MKH said...

wow, you guys did get a ton done!! very cute hair cut and of course I love the pics. great angles!

Anonymous said...

OK--the haircut is awesome! Could we possibly have the two cutest little girls in the world??? I think so! Actually I have 6! Also, Seashy's post almost made me wet my pants and so I will seriously try to get her some help. Her comments always crack me up! Love the pic that you included the vacuum in. ha ha ha
Love and miss you all. LeeLee

Anonymous said...

I can't believe you got all of that done in one day! (Gasp!)