Tuesday, April 5, 2011

To my mom...

I believe that as a parent you truly start to appreciate your own parents!  This post goes out to my mom who keeps me sane when life gets a little crazy and sets me straight when I need it.  Listens, empathizes, encourages, shares, loves.  When I look back at all she has done for me I sometimes wonder how she did it all.  Thanks mom for all the sacrifices and the continuing love and support.

Nana's visit in Oct 2009 (before her makeover with my hairstylist)
Just a day or two later after she met with Kathy my awesome hairstylist.

 Returning home to NS today looking great!

These few I added of my brother Aaron (better know to mom and I as AJ) from his visit here.

He managed to make Alex these great bubble wands from coat hangers so they could make BIG bubbles.  It was a huge hit!

 Nathan hanging out with Uncle Aaron.  They were so cute together and Aaron was a big hit with Nathan becuase he would play cars with him.  Still his favorite passtime. LOL

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Card Giveaway

Check out my girlfriends blog and card giveaway....

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Alex's First Kub Kar Rally

Such a handsome and happy boy!
His cub car - it was a little too heavy so we had to remove some pennies.
Some of the cars and trucks all lined up
After the races were all over.
The amazing track.  The kids really loved it as it had an electronic timer and everything.

Toothless Grin

Kristin has finally lost the second tooth on the top and so she is sporting her toothless grin.  Her dad tried to get her to say all kinds of "S" words which was quite hilarious.

Me and my toothless princess.
Another shot.

Kristin & Goldie

Kristin has only recently gotten used to handling her hamster.  It's fun to watch them as they get to know each other.

She tries to make a cage with her legs.
Trying to escape.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Handmade Card Giveaway

Hello everyone,

My friends, Karen and Kathy, have a great card making blog and are doing another awesome giveaway that you should check out.



Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Alex and Chewy - Best Buds

This is Chewy Kinner.
Alex's favorite Christmas present and the only thing he asked Santa for this year.

Alex really loves him and it has been fun to watch the kids interact with their 1st pets.

Dining Room "Before" Curtains

Just found this picture we had taken of the curtains that were in the Dining Room before.  Gives you a bit better idea how dated everything was and it had original paint throughout the house - 22 years old and all the same color. 

Dining Room After Photos

So I finally got to taking after photos of the Dining Room but I realize they are taken from the Front room instead of the entryway to the kitchen like the before shots but you still get the main idea. LOL

Monday, January 24, 2011

Card Giveaway

Hello everyone,

My friends, Karen and Kathy, have a great card making blog and are doing an awesome giveaway that you should check out.



Wednesday, January 5, 2011

The Dining Room Before.....

OK so not completely before as we put in a new chandelier, new curtains and rod, and bought a new table.  We still need new chairs to match but are loving having more space at the table.

Christmas at the Kinners!

Kristin had a lot of fun wrapping random things around the house and putting messages on them.  She is still spelling phonetically so I thought it would be something neat to look back on.

The stockings were hung....

Goldie Kinner (the hamster) has his owner captivated on Christmas morning. 

Chewy Kinner (also a hamster) had Master Alex grinning from ear to ear.

Nathan is loving that he can finally open the presents. LOL

My handsome hubby!

My princess with the toothless grin.

Nathan wanted to pu on his sweater right away from Aunt Sandra, Uncle Matt and cousins Camryn and Carter.

Alex's only actual request for Christmas (except the Hamster from Santa), a Pokemon Wii Game.

Kristin loved getting a new doll.

Something to build.  The days of Lego Christmas' have passed and now we are on to Knex.

Kristin enjoying her little brother's new rocking horse with her doll of course!

Did I mention he LOVED opening the presents. LOL

A little bling for the princess in the form of some awesome new slippers.

Nathan's all time favorite thing....Lightning McQueen and Mater.

Chewy on a roll.

Finally some color in my life!

My new TV room after we painted.  Finally have an accent wall and it makes the room feel so much warmer.  I really like the way the fireplace becomes the central focus.