Friday, March 23, 2007

mess, pinewood derby and rain

Sneak peak of my mess of boxes. I've unpacked about 16 of the 41 in my scrapbook room. I got the walls in here finished. It's really hard to see the color in this picture because it's night time. If you look closely through the boxes you can see the little bookcase. I built that all by myself and it had parts I have never seen before. I had a couple little parts left over and I know that's not a good thing, but it seems to be holding together pretty well so I feel good about it. I put 4 baskets in it and I plan to organize my wood mount stamps into those....like holidays, alphabets, words, flowers etc. I just hope they all fit. I'm hoping I will be able to use them more this way since it should be able to find the ones I want to use a little easier. I've got my big bookcases almost completely loaded up. It's looking good so far.
Cole had his pinewood derby Tuesday night at our old ward. We wanted him to participate there since it's his last one. Mark's brother Spencer helped him make it this year since I was out of town and couldn't do it. I so appreciate all his help. Cole won 3rd place out of 18. He was so excited to get a plaque. I know he's not wearing his scout uniform. It's in a box...somewhere.This is the one me and him made last year and won 4th place with. It was a "Go Army bobsled" We still has Spencer's help getting the wheels just right with it. He's just really good at that.
While I was painting my scrapbook room yesterday we got a pretty good rain storm. I love it when it rains...as long as I don't have to drive in it. This is from my porch. Mark calls our neighborhood the "sea of sameness" because everything looks the same here. He is not adjusted to living in a track home neighborhood yet.The houses are really close together too. I'm pretty sure that if I was the kind of girl who spit I could open my window and hit the house next door....good thing I don't do those sorts of things.
Well I better get...have to unpack more of the kitchen. I'm making food for 50ish people on Sunday for our friends son who just got home from his church mission and there are important cooking things I need still in boxes in the garage. Saturday will be spent making food, then going to the old ward on Sunday for his homecoming, then to their house for the luncheon, then back to Maricopa by 3:00 so that we can go to our new ward. I don't think I've ever been in a ward that started that late....feels weird! I sure hope it's a nice one.

16 comments:

Andi said...

Oh Jolene, your home is going to be beautiful...just like your last home. I can see it all coming together now. I'm glad you'll have a scrapbook room.

Sounds like you've really been busy.

Congratulations to Cole on his Derby win! He's such a cute guy! All your boys are good looking! Must be the family genes!!!

I know you'll made lots of new friends and enjoy your new ward. I know they're going to love having you!!!

Maren said...

You busy busy girl. I love all of the pictures that you put up of your visit to see Chad. I'm glad you got to do that.

Good luck with the unpacking and getting settled in.

Briana said...

Emptying the boxes for my scraproom was the thing I looked forward to most when we moved in June! I love to organize.

Hope you're all out of boxes soon and can settle into your new home.

Jeanette said...

Jolene -
I love the color of your scraproom, it's really pretty. Have fun organizing all of it. Congratulations to Cole on the pinewood derby win too, very fun!

Jacquie said...

That is such a pretty colour in your scraproom. You amaze me with your energy! How do you get itall done?

Cassandra said...

Wow you are a superwoman!! I just love the color of your scrap room! Congratulations to Cole!

Cassandra said...

Wow you are a superwoman!! I just love the color of your scrap room! Congratulations to Cole!

Nikki *Ü* said...

Oh, I'm so jealous of your scrapbook room!! I need some of your room skills there!! LOL It looks like it will be wonderful!! Congrats to Cole on 3rd place!! I guess I'll be working on Scout stuff here in about 5 years! Glad it's still 5 years off!! LOL Good luck with the unpacking still. Have a nice, though busy weekend!

Chickenbells said...

Ahh...the sea of sameness, that's funny! A little true, but funny nonetheless...a lot of changes for you and your family...You seem to be having such a good attitude about it, keep it up! The scraproom looks lovely!

Valerie said...

i love a 'sea of sameness.' Mark is one funny fella!

well - 3pm is late, but it's better than being up early! how long does it go for?

Leah said...

Your room looks like it's gonna shape up to be wonderful! Can't wait to see it when you're all unpacked.

And WoW at cooking for that many people. That's amazing!

ellen said...

Our ward meets at 3:30pm -- we call it "midnight mass".

Amy Mowbray said...

Oh c'mon Jolene, we all know you spit! Just kidding. Your room looks like it's coming together nicely. I know you'll be glad when it's complete.

Congrats to Cole. The races are so exciting.

September said...

LOL, Jolene, I bet if you tried you could spit that far. :-D Your scraproom color looks great. Congrats on building the bookcase! and special Congrats to Cody on 3rd place.

Hugs,
Tember

Kassie said...

Jolene, I'm impressed that you have gotten as much done as you have. Must have been that awesome moving book you made. Hope it all comes together well for you and you feel settled in soon.
I was LOL at your comment about your new ward. I remember having the 3-6 time slot in our last ward in Mesa and coming out in the dark. It was just so strange and absolute torture on Fast Sunday. Especially for the little kids. Good luck in your new ward. I'm sure you won't have a problem feeling at home as you are one of those people who just jump in and help out and are willing to do whatever it takes. That is truly the key, I've learned.

Cheryl Wray said...

Your scrapbook space is going to be GREAT!!!!
and I love the little pinewood derby car!! So fun!! (My dh was a Scout,so he still talks fondly of his Pinewood Derby days! lol)