Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Before and (Almost) After

Ok, so the building (the Wellsville Buzzard's in case you are out of the "loop") is not complete yet. But I'm getting much to anxious to wait to post the before and after pics. So here are the Before and Almost After pictures:

Looking into the kitchen area

The back part of the kitchen

This is where the salad bar is going to be

The dining room (and the women's restroom in the corner)

The kitchen- what a change!

The women's restroom brightened up with white paint and a new light bulb!

Monday, September 07, 2009

A birthday, dry sockets and more

We have been quite the busy family lately. I usually say this after going over a month without posting a blog. But seriously, we have been busy. Let's just travel on back to the end of July- the 25th to be exact. It was The Big Day. Carter's First Birthday Party (not to be confused with Carter's Actual First Birthday).

So that was all fun. Fast forward a few days to July 29th- Carter's Actual First Birthday (not to be confused with any of the other days of Carters First Birthday Week). Grandpa & Grandma Graves, Grandpa & Grammy Allen, Uncle Craig & Aunt Mary and Cole, Darek, Carter and I all went to the Kansas City Zoo.

This was one of the highlights:

And Carter led the way

And Carter's mom rode in a rascal because she had two broken ankles

Other highlights included:

Who knew they serve beer at the zoo?

A very happy carousel ride

and a short boat ride to Africa

(at which point my camera battery died. How convenient.)

So, anyway, if you are still with me on this that brings us to a pretty busy August, a short vacation to Solomon, followed by my wisdom teeth being removed on Wednesday, September 2nd, a nasty sore dry socket lasting from Friday until today (September 7th), the dry socket being packed with the medicated strips (OUCH!) and a very nice Labor Day. We also have some pretty exciting news- it looks as if we are going to be opening a new Buzzards Pizza in Wellsville which I think is going to be a great opportunity for our family. I will try to keep you posted more often, but since I always say that, I will post when I can!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


Ok, so perhaps I have been a bit of a slacker about posting on here! But you have to give me a break, it is summer, my son is growing up, etc... Anyway, I took him today to get his pictures for his 1ST BIRTHDAY! Yeesh. Anyway, they turned out to be the CUTEST BABY PICTURES EVER! So go take a look:

Cutest baby pictures EVER!

I will be posting some everyday pics here soon. I got a new camera!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

The Pool is OPEN!!!

It has been REALLY awesome outside this past week! We are talking upper 80's and sunny. Perfect, if you ask me. So yesterday we decided to officially open the Graves Family Pool for the season. (And you will be quite jealous when you see it in all its giant pool glory!) Here is how it went (I will tell you exactly what Carter was thinking, in case you can't read his faces!):

"Wait, what is mom doing out there? And what is she carrying?"

"Oooh, I saw water! And I'm almost nudie, so its gonna be fun!"

"What is this again?"

"This is supposed to be fun?!?"

"Well everyone else is smiling at me, so I guess I'm supposed to be laughing and having fun. I'll try it out."

"Let's see... I can splash..."
"Oh, but I still don't know...."

"Ok, I'm sold! Its fun!"

Friday, May 08, 2009

I have been tagged!

My sister-in-law Beth tagged me to do this! Its kinda fun and you get a glimpse of my mess(es)!

1. The Kitchen Sink

Not too bad. BUT we pile our dirty dished NEXT to the sink so here is the real thing:

2. The Fridge

Notice the serious lack of food. But, lucky for us, we have lots of beverages and condiments!

3. The Toilet

So we have 4 toilets to choose from. This is the one that was closest, so it was the victim. A little dirty, but not too bad.

4. Favorite Shoes

They were cheap and I love them! And they have a very small heel on the back. Perfect!

5. Closet

If I had to choose one word to describe my closet, it would be a tie between "Eeek!" and "overcrowded".

6. Laundry

Again, not too bad, right? Wrong. Its all clean, but not folded or put away yet. I better get busy.

7. Favorite room

The living room. It's where we spend most of our time. And its where Carter has the most fun.

8. What are your kids doing?

Being cheesy for the camera!

9. Self Portrait
Oh thank heaven I was having a good hair day today.
10. Where I'd most like to visit:
I'm not really much of a traveler. I prefer to be at home. I have no real desire to go to Hawaii, or Europe, or Australia or ANYWHERE. I love being at home and around my family. But, if I had to choose one place, it would be to see these kiddo's!
And now I tag YOU!