Friday, September 19, 2008

Excuses, excuses...

I'm sure many of our faithful readers are wondering why we haven't posted the "after pictures" of our bathroom yet. Yes, we did completely tear out our bathroom a few months ago and yes, we do have everything we need to finish it, but... it is still not done! Granted, the walls are back up, and have been mudded, sanded and primed once. The plumbing and electrical stuff is done as well, so there really is an end in sight

Yet we have been stalled in what seems like an endless state of sharing our one remaining bathroom. Here are some of the reasons we still have sticky faucets, toothpaste globs on the counter and are tripping over step stools in our bathroom (as opposed to the new one):

1. Our new schedule: Sunday-Church, Monday-Laura has class, Tuesday-Jared has Scouts & Laura has Activity Days, Wednesday-Laura's classes again... this leaves only a few days a week to work on it. And of course there are other various activities that come up on those days too.

2. Our Saturdays have been taken up with a temple trip, marriage seminar/Disney on Ice, paintballing (Jared's new hobby / obsession), another trip to Orlando and a hurricane scare which had us scrambling to install the hurricane shutters that have been in our garage for a couple of years. Incidently it takes one whole Saturday to install (cut/fit/drill into the concrete block walls) just one window--and we have 10! (Why are we not paying someone else to do it again?)

3. The last reason is because Jared and I have been spending long hours after the kids go to bed working on our respective projects. It's actually been pretty fun to sit at the same table on our laptops, even though we are kind of wasted the next day. I am putting together a portfolio for a scholarship that I just found out about and Jared has been working on our first family movie that premiered tonight at the Annual Plantation Ward Film Festival.

Here is the movie. It was not intended to be a sad commentary on my life, but rather a slightly humorous take on what my life is really like. I hope you like it! Jared did a great job on it.

9 comments:

Heather said...

Can I tell you how much I like the video? That first song with all the laundry/dishes shots is sooooo my house. Only I think mine are piled even higher. At least you put them in the dishwasher during the day. Keep up all the good work with the kids (and the shutters!!)

Heather said...

wow - you mop fast! Can you please come on over and do mine while you're at it. I love all the music. Too funny and so true for all of us.

Coralee said...

I loved the video! It was all to familiar. It made me tired just watching it. Isn't it so true, once you sit down, the kids wake up! What a great job you guys are doing! :)

Kristin said...

I am still laughing! Awesome video. I am glad that somebody else house is messy 5 sec after they clean it. It tell myself all the time "this was just clean!"

Clark Family said...

Holy Cow!! It is so good to hear from you. Carisa and I were talking about you a couple of months ago and wondering how you were doing. I am glad that I now have your blog address and can keep up to date on your family. Erin, is gorgeous with those big blue eyes. Last time I saw her she didn't have any hair. I can't believe how big your family is now. We have both been pretty busy the last 4 years. It sounds like you are guys are doing well. I am so glad we can keep in touch!

ArchivesMAX said...

Well, we loved your video and the cute kids' antics. Life at the Daniels is sure exciting! Thanks for sharing a sampling of your lives (even though it was in double time). Good to talk to you on my birthday and know that you were having fun too. Love, Mom

kkerr said...

Awesome video! Looks like my life, except for the exercise and third baby part. We're all in this together!

Steve Frahm said...

Your video was such a big hit at the Film Festival. You guys are the best!

Tyson and Stephanie said...

I loved watching the video! You should have won an award for that. Great job Jared and great job Laura for all that you do. It was exhausting and funny watching it. I can't feel so bad for myself anymore after watching you!