Saturday, October 27, 2007

Will's First Birthday

Sunday 21 September 2007 William Alexander Ware turned one. We had his party at Deanna Rose Farmstead out in Kansas. It is this cool petting zoo/fun place for kids. Saturday evening Michelle came over and I made her dinner and she helped me with Will's cake.

This is the cake Saturday night. Michelle put the orange icing on it and I wrote the words and both Michelle and I decorated it. It may not be the prettiest cake, but we sure had a great time making it.

So Sunday Matt, Will, and I get to the farmstead and it is crawling with people. It was totally insane. I didn't know before but it was the last day of the pumpkin patch (which we didn't make it too). When everyone was there we lit his candle and sang and helped him blow out the candle and Matt started to cut the cake. About that time I realized that Donald and Michelle had driven by but not shown up yet. We fixed the cut in the cake, re lit the candle, and waited for them to show up. Then we sang again and cut the cake. The following is a video of Will's first few bites of cake. He was so good.

I opened Will's presents and he played. He really loved this Nemo toy and book that he got. He enjoyed the tissue paper from his gifts and also liked the cards.

He was so good. I was concerned but he had a great time. I love our wonderful son.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Our Second Anniversary

Our two year anniversary was Monday 15 October 2007. Sometimes I can't believe that we have been married for two years and sometimes it seems like we have been together forever. They always say that the first few years are the hardest, and I can understand why they say that. Our first year was less stressful than the second. We had a baby, I started nursing school, and we bought a house. We made it through our first two years. If we can make it through nursing school, we can do anything. Matt bought me flowers and took me to dinner Friday for our anniversary. I made a nice dinner on Monday. Simple celebration but perfect for us. I love my husband and am grateful to have him and to have been married for two years with an eternity to look forward to.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Somtimes Owning a House Sucks

Don't get me wrong, I am a very grateful homeowner. I would much rather have a house, even with all it's problems, than squeeze my family into a tiny apartment (which is the only size we would be able to afford). However, sometimes I wish we didn't have the problems that a house brings. Take, for example, our bathroom. It isn't an example of the best craftmanship ever, but it is fully functional and has a big shower (no tub though). All in all not to bad, except when it rains. Think about where you would prefer to have a leak in the bathroom: maybe over the sink, or in the shower, or even on the floor, where you could put a bucket to catch the leak. Well our leak is none of those places. I is right over the toilet. Yes, you think that would be ok because it just drips into the toilet - no need for a bucket or anything. However, when you have to go to the bathroom, you get dripped on. It REALLY, REALLY sucks (and since the water comes through the roof and the boards under the roof and the ceiling, it is kind of nasty by the time it drips on you). And it doesn't just drip on your head, it drips on your back. YUCK!

So, we had the brilliant idea to fix the problem ourselves. Our friend Donald, my father -in-law Dale, and I got some roofing tar and put that on the roof. Last night at 3am it began raining and it has been raining ever since (it is now 11am). It still leaks over the toilet, and it is leaking worse than it has been. Matt seems to think that if we tar around the toilet vent (who knew that toilets need vents in the roof?) that our problem will be fixed. I sure hope so because a new roof would cost over a thousand dollars and who can afford that? Not us. I'm not working and in school full time and we have a baby. We can barely afford to feed the baby (ok, it's not that bad). We surely can't afford a new roof. Hopefully the new patch will work!