My Alpine Home


We have lived in our new home in Alpine, Utah for four years now. My current goal is to make a larger more open home (which works great with our extended family) have a bit of cottage charm and seem more cozy. I hope you will follow along and give me encouragement as well as advice as I embark upon this challenge.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Tag your it

I'm not too savey as to what all the computer terms mean, but I am learning. My daughter Kylee tagged me last week in regards to 10 things you may or may not know about me. I guess that means that I am to do the same thing on my blog. So here goes, although I think it might be a bit boring. I've decided that I am an open book and tell all. I had a difficult time thinking of anything that you might not know about me.

10 Things you may or may not know about me:

1. I had Rheumatic Fever twice as a child

2. My dad died when I was only 9 months old

3. I could walk on my hands for a long time

4. I hated pizza and blueberry pancakes when I was young, but now love both of them

5. I didn't butter my own toast till I was 13 (so my older sisters say-one of the perks of being
the baby of the family.

6. I have a fear of driving off the road into water and drowning

7. I love kissing

8. I always cry in sad movies (even Lady and the Tramp)

9. I have 5 wonderful children (of which the timing of none of them was really planned), and 6
soon to be 7 darling grandchildren

10. I am now the proud owner of a new home. Looking forward to dejunking. Can you imagine
all that I have accumulated after 22 years in this soon to be missed home?

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The Hunt

Shultz and I are thinking of moving to a home with a master on the main. As bad as I hate to admit it, I don't think I'll be up to this 5 level split when I'm 80 or so. Why not do it now while the prices are great and theres umpteen million homes out there. The hunt should be fun, but it's also a bit exasperating. It seems like the best deals are on homes that are really bigger than what we need, but you can't help but consider them because the price is good. The down side is the good priced homes have no yards so it'll be starting all over again. In some ways I'm excited to have a new home, but I can't help but think of how much I am going to miss this house. We have such fond memories here and have literally lived in our yard during the summer. It makes me a bit sad to know that some of my grand children will not get a chance to play in the play house. Who knows, maybe we can build another one. I just have to keep positive and hunt, hunt, hunt. Shultz and I also feel bad for all those people who have lost their homes. I know that this needed to happen because the housing prices were ridiculous. Just hope that those people are not homeless and have family to take them in.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Diamond in the Rough

Old door cupboard for storing extra dishes


Cupboards and rack for clothes (He tiled the top for me also)

Friday was my hubby of almost 37 years birthday. As a surpirse I planned for all of our family to go to the Drive In movie. Yes, Redwood Drive In is still open, and believe it or not there are 6 screens. I read about it in a Sunset magazine and thought it would be fun because that is what we did for our first date. The weather didn't cooperate so the event has been post poned until July. The grand kids were so excited to go so that was a bit of a bummer. With Fathers Day approaching and his recent B'day I wanted to dedicate this post to him. He definately is a Diamond in the rough! People who don't know him very well are a bit frightened of him and don't quite know how to take him. He has this whacky sense of humor and says just crazy off the wall things. Sometimes I can't believe that they are coming out of his mouth. He has the most gentle and tender heart. As one employee from Horrocks once told me "I was more afraid of him than I was of Jim Horrocks. Once I got to know him, I realized that he was just a big teddy bear." He loves his children and many times went without so that they could have something that they needed or wanted. The grand children are the apple of his eye. He's always doing honey do's for me and is very patient and puts up with my whacky ideas. The pics are just the last two projects he did. It may take him a while, but he always gets the job done. I couldn't have asked for a better hubby!