Friday, December 4, 2009

Evan & Garrett helped me decorate for Christmas today. What do you think?





Tuesday, October 27, 2009


So, I don't necessarily want to share these but lots have been asking for them, so the masses win! Soon, I hope the house will be in a better state to really show off the pictures! Each day it looks better and better. Now, I just need visitors! (and I guess I should officially move in as well) Thanks again Mom & Dad for all of your help for getting me as far as I have in such a short time period - especially since I have been out of town for most of it!!





Sunday, August 9, 2009

I found out about a week ago that the final walk-thru on my house is going to be September 18th. It's coming so fast! Here are some pictures to show you some of the progress. They are about a week old, but not much has changed. They painted the interior (it's now a pale brown/taupe color) and they painted the outside center entryway tower and front window pop-out the light cream color.

My future kitchen. Isn't it beautiful?

My future office

My selections. The larger stone is the granite for the kitchen, the smaller is marble for the master bathroom. I put tile throughout the house in all areas but the bedrooms and put the carpet to the right of the tile in the bedroom.

More to come! I'm hoping when I get back from my trip this week that the cabinets will be installed. Once more progress is made, I'll post some more.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Does sitting in your house with no air conditioning when it is over 100 degrees outside count as cardio? I'm pretty sure my heart rate is up and that there is a puddle of sweat on the floor below me.


Sincerely,

Sweltering in Scottsdale

Monday, June 22, 2009

Changes in Blog Page Design

So I think I got carried away. I liked what Shaliece and Becca had done to their blogs with the background and started playing around -- now I can't get it back to what it was. If anyone objects, oh well - maybe I can find a different background, but not sure if I can get it back to what it was before.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Just in case you are wondering, there are a few things I will miss about DC. This only mentions a few, but they are important nonetheless.


**I live outside of Arlington in Fairfax, but quite a bit of my time over the last five years has been spent in Arlington.**

Friday, June 19, 2009

Visiting AZ

We had a great time with Steve, Becca, and Evan this last week. I have LOTS of pictures to go through, but here are a few of them... love you guys!





Thursday, May 28, 2009

The Anniversary Cruise

video


I love you Mike!  Thanks for planning this wonderful trip... thank you mom and dad for making it possible to leave the kids.  I can't believe it has been 10 years!  Can't wait for the next 10 years, but I don't want to wait that long for another cruise!

Sorry... this video is about 10 minutes long.  Hope you don't get bored.  I've also added posts to my blog as well... not sure if any of you ever check that out!  OK, mom and Anne do, as I occasionally get comments from them.  :)  At least there is a little love.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

California Adventure

We had a great time in California with the Parker, Ryan and Kate. Beach, Beach, Disneyland, Beach, California Adventure, swimming, and picnic with the Zinkes and Wettengels. The kids were great and even Hepa behaved himself. Parker says that collecting sea shells was his favorite part of the beach. Ryan's favorite part was destroying the turtle that we built. I think Kate's favorite part was being glamour girl and then taking a nap on the beach. Kate's Disneyland favorite was "It's a Small World" and Minnie Mouse's House. Ryan and Parker both loved the Toon Town roller coaster. California Adventure favorites included the wild mouse roller coaster and Soaring over California. On our last day, we had a picnic with Rich, Janna and Kevin, and Blake and Dana and their kids. It was a great way to end our week of fun. The kids had a ball playing together as Rich organized impromptu games and races for them (who would have guessed?) Thanks kids for the fun week! video

Saturday, May 23, 2009

On our way back from the Derby, we made a quick stop at Jen's house - the Miller Farm. To sum it up - breath taking! We hung out with her family (mostly played with her fun nephews), got a tour of the antiques and treasures they had in their house (her dad owns an auction house), and ate way too much Sunday dinner - all the food was from the farm!


There was this really cool old truck. Too bad it didn't work but we sure had fun admiring it!

This cow had to be in all of the pictures. And it didn't seem to like Jen very much. We were lucky it didn't ram her with his horns!


I even got to feed a calf! You think I'm ready for farm life?

This year I have seem to throw one party after another. Luckily, I've had some great co-hosts to help throw some pretty amazing parties! Here are some of my favorites from this year:
Murder Mystery: January 31st

Camille may have been dead, but she was still interesting.

Jen & Amanda were my lovely co-hosts.

Our food was very healthy. Becca would have been proud. :)

The Cast & Directors.

Neal & Hannah's Engagement Party: April 10th

Neal & Hannah were getting married in Utah and were not having a reception in DC. We all wanted to celebrate with them so Amanda & I threw them an engagement party.

Alexis' Bridal Shower


We had a picnic in our old Bishop's backyard. There was a 40% chance of rain but our prayers were answered and it was beautiful weather!!

Alexis' other bridesmaid is in culinary school. Although she was in Floriday, she wanted to contribute to the shower so she made these great cookies and cupcake toppers to go along with our letter & word theme. It definitely made everything look fantastic!!


As usual, my friends do a better job at writing blogs than I do.  Check out Amanda's blog for the narrative of our trip to the Kentucky Derby...  http://alstanfill.blogspot.com/2009/05/derby-girls.html

We had a great time in West Virginia as well...


(who knew I could be such a monster!)

My beautiful roommate Jen

Amanda & I were really excited we made it to the top of the steps.



Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Thanks for coming to visit. We had a great time!


This is Steve's birthday tray we surprised him with at 12:26 am. Great idea Jane.

Riley was a great help making the cake for Steve's actual birthday : )


Then we celebrated again when Hepa was in town.
What can I say, we kept up with the Demary tradition of a birthday week instead of just a day.
Visit to San Antonio. Marriotts, it's much nicer with water in the river walk. You'll have to come back to see it.

Fun times with Hepa


The boys enjoyed the music as well as the food at the Mexican restaurant. Garrett was inhaling the salsa.
Anyway, it was lots of fun. Can't wait to see you all again soon.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Garrett's B-day

Mike I am posting this just for you!! It was a huge hit at the party and I needed the pic for the ward cook book. So I took Marnee's advice and just "threw it together".

Garrett loved us all singing Happy Birthday for about 10 seconds and then got really shy. I am not sure what this face is all about, but it is pretty funny anyway.

This cake was made by a woman in our ward. She did a fantastic job! Every other layer was alternanting between lemon and chocolate!! This was a bigger hit then the jello and rightfully so.