Saturday, January 30, 2010


I am at a loss. This is my Christmas present from Trent this year: my pretty kitchen backsplash which we have avoided putting in for a year and a half now. Done! Gorgeous, huh! Could he be cuter or more handy? I think not. So, here's the problem: It's done, up, and beautiful, now we have to grout. What color? I know, most people think grout only comes in white (this is what we call a contractor special at our house: a choice that all contractors use because they are men and don't know what else to do. Cheapest and easiest). The kind of grout Trent gets come in about thirty different colors. I've narrowed it down....but now I'm stuck. Help!
We have Summer Tan, which matches that one yellowish tile perfectly, but remember, the grout will fill in all the little holes in limestone tiles. Do I want yellowish holes on my pretty tile? I don't know?
This is Chamois. Very neutral.
Darkest of the bunch: Mocha.
So it's down to Mocha, Chamois, Summer Tan, or Biscuit (I would normally consider this off white to be a contractor special, but I am thinking it might make the glass tile look really good?). What's your favorite? Let me know! I'm getting desperate. Trent has a big cabinet order starting soon and if this tile doesn't get grouted this week, it could be another year and a half before it's done!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

5 Year Old Mind

So, we're sitting the car yesterday waiting for Tyson to get out of school, when Cameron leans over and whispers quite seriously, "Mom, how did Heavenly Father get our bloods and our eyes in our bodies?"
How does one respond to that (without laughing!)?

Friday, January 22, 2010

A Very Special Day

Tyson got baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints December 5th, 2009, by his Dad. He was so excited. We ran into the Bishop twice the day before and both times Tyson made sure to remind him, "Hey Bishop. Baptism tomorrow!"
We had lots of family and friends over after for Tyson's favorite foods: swedish meatballs and couscous. It was a wonderful day and a great way to kick off Christmas. And yes, Tyson is trying to put a bakugan in Kaylee's hair. That's how we roll around here.
Thanks for the pics Mom!