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Saturday, July 14, 2012

Michelle’s Exciting Adventure


Michelle will say this isn’t the best picture, but it was the best one I got the night she and Andy got engaged! Their faces say it all.

They were so excited and so were we! Lots of fun to come!

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Michelle & Andy took a little trip to Phoenix for spring break so Andy’s good friend could take some engagement pictures for them. 

This is one of my favorites!


Michelle working on her announcements. They turned out beautifully!


Danielle was so sweet and hosted a family bridal shower for Michelle. This is the Munro side, for some reason I didn’t get a picture of the Kartchner side. Thanks Jayme, Margaret, Kathy and Heather for coming!

Also, my good friends Suzanne Ohsiek and Dianne Tanner hosted a shower for Michelle here in Boise, unfortunately…..no pictures.


After 6 months of waiting, the big day finally arrived!

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We are so excited for them to start their lives together!


A lot happened with Matt in a short amount of time.

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First of all, he graduated from Seminary

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Matt & his buddies

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Then, he graduated from High School!

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It was great having so many there to support him!

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Emma is proud of her Uncle Matt.

I don’t have pictures of the other big events in his life but, he had  his 18th birthday, registered for college (Utah State), and was ordained an Elder.

We are so proud of you Matt you have become such an amazing “adult”! We are looking forward to what the future holds for you!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Philippines 2012

I have been here for 10 days, but did not post anything because I couldn't figure out how to sign on. Things are going well. We are averaging about 3 surgeries per day. On the weekend we went to the beach.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Remodel Completed!!!

It took a little longer than planned, but it was well worth the wait~004

Tape and texture…done


Hardwood added to match


Walls & ceiling painted…cabinets delivered


Cabinet installation started


Floor sanded and refinished…almost a perfect match


The completed room!!! Oh how I love all of the storage and no more computer wires, it is all in the cabinets!

Thanks to “my guy” and his “guys”!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


So we are not happy unless something is torn apart…right?

For quiet awhile I have wanted to change our office. It had a desk built into a closet with some shelves that Kevin had installed. It was okay, but I knew it could be better. If you notice in the picture the walls on each side of the desk…dead space. Almost 5 feet of dead, wasted space!


So I have “a guy” that is pretty amazing. I tell him kind of what I want, and he draws up a plan and its is exactly what I want!

On Monday he came to start “the plan”. First order of business…taking down those useless wall.



YEA!!! No more wasted space!

Tuesday…take down the rest of the sheet rock. “My guy” also knows “a guy”…an electrician…He was my friend on Tuesday. When the sheetrock came down, there was some crazy electrical stuff behind there! He took care of that, moved electrical boxes added more boxes and put in lights in my ceiling!


Crazy wiring!


“My guy” and his “guy”! Oh another thing we found in the wasted space was some funky plumbing (on the right side) any way, “my guys” guy is also pretty good at plumbing. He took care of that for me also!


Wednesday…today. The electrician came again today to finish up all he needed to do until the painting is done and the cabinets are in. One crazy thing (it seems “crazy” is the theme for this project"), when the electrician/plumber was looking for my main water valve to shut off so  he could fix my plumbing he couldn’t find it. It wasn’t for lack of looking, we both looked in every closet, room, storage space even the garage…no luck! In fact I called my friend who has my exact same floor plan to ask where her valve was, she knew exactly where it was, so I looked in the same area…not there! I have to find it. If we ever had an issue and we needed to shut off the water, we would be in sorry shape! Anyway….back to today, “my guy” also has another “guy”…the “tape & texture” guy! After “my guy” hung the sheetrock today, his “other guy” came to tape. The office is starting to look amazing!!!


Friday, January 20, 2012


So I have decided not to to a “major” update! It would take too long. So here are some milestones that have occurred since the last “big” post in Jan 2011.

I guess the first milestone is that we bought a small vacation home in Donnelly, Idaho. That will be its own post since right now “before & after” pictures are on my laptop that has been non-functioning since about March.

The next milestone is the addition of our newest grand daughter, Hannah Kay. She arrived happy and healthy on August 20.


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She is perfect and we are all so happy she is here!

The final milestone is that we are gaining another son-in-law!


Andy & Michelle were engaged on Saturday Jan 14th! They will be getting married this summer! We are so excited for them!!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011



This is how my life feels….



This is how I would like it to be!


Update coming soon!