Erickson Family Pic. '17

Erickson Family Pic. '17

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Facebook Happenings for May '15

Facebook Happenings for May '15

Some things you might have missed on facebook.

May 5, 2015
Our house is coming along great! They've finished painting the walls and put in some of the flooring. Now their working on the electrical , cabinets/counter tops. The backyard brick wall is up and they are doing the landscaping in the front yard. Just a few weeks people!!! We're so excited, I just wish I didn't have to do the whole packing/unpacking and cleaning/moving stuff - it would really be nice if that were already done. lol
Brent Isom - Very excited and happy for you
Kris Kemp-Erickson - Thank you!
Belinda Robinson - The house looks so nice. I know you will just love it. There's nothing better than the feel of a new home.
Kris Kemp-Erickson - Thanks Belinda, we are sure going to love it. Nope there's not much better!
Rachel Bryan Baggiore - Yay!! so exciting. Did you get to draw your own floor plan up yourself??
Dawne Roper - That really is goin fast!
Kris Kemp-Erickson - Jill - No this was one they already had. Maybe one day I'll build one of my own, years down the road. Dawne - Yes it has, it seems like just yesterday we were meeting with them to get things started.

May 10, 2015
Happy Mother's Day everyone! Especially to my own Mother. She is the best Mother I know. I am so grateful for her and all she has and still does for me. I loved doing night games and toilet papering houses - she would take us! She is awesome!

My kids and husband are the best!!! The kids got me gift cards to barnes & noble - yay & Jason made me one of my favorite dinners - yum! I'm one lucky Mom - I'm so grateful for my kids and love them so much.
I am honored to call them mine!
Tami Powell Larsen - What is your favorite dinner?
Kris Kemp-Erickson - One of them is Chicken teriyaki stir fry - spaghetti noodles with teriyaki sauce and veggies, yum!

May 14, 2015
Packing and organizing and cleaning. I'm beat, but I still got a little more to do until I'm done for the night. This will be on the schedule for the next three weeks. unsure emoticon
Belinda Robinson - I so remember my first big move. I got dehydrated and the doctor almost put me in the hospital. Don't overdo.
Rachel Bryan Baggiore - I will be doing the same thing in 6 months hopefully!
Kris Kemp-Erickson - Yep I'm keeping hydrated and busy. I sure hope so Jill, good luck!

May 18, 2015
Cold, windy and rainy day; which called for grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup. Then a warm baths, do we know how to live it up or what??? smile emoticon
Tena Allen - One of my favorite dinners as a kid.

May 21, 2015
Getting ready to do our walk-thru for house tomorrow, packed and all ready to go. Thanks Kaitlynn for staying at my house and watching our pets - you are awesome!

May 22, 2015
I know I should have said this a little while ago, but I'm so excited my niece Kaitlynn is getting married. Kaitlynn's fiance Ryan is awesome. Plus my brother Jared is getting married too. Jared's fiance Tanya is way cool. Lots of weddings going on this summer/fall. Couldn't be happier for all of them! So excited...
Ryan J. Sowards - And jasmine and Cody Awesome power couple right there
Kris Kemp-Erickson - Yes they are, I said something about them when they got engaged. I just haven't gotten around to raving about you two and my brother Jared & Tanya. lol Been too busy with our house stuff.

May 22, 2015
Our house is done - yay! Now we just need to finish up the paper work and close. We should be closing sometime in the 1st week of June and than moving in the 2nd weekend of June - at least that's the plan for now! 
Rachel Bryan Baggiore - Yay! Super exciting!!
Kris Kemp-Erickson - Thanks, we thinks so too.
Belinda Robinson - Looks so beautiful! How blessed you are.
Tamara Simms - Congratulations so happy for your family!
Kris Kemp-Erickson - I'm excited for you guys too, that's awesome on closing on your new house!

May 25, 2015
Thank You to All who have served (past, present & future). You are the reason why I/we are free. I am very grateful for the sacrifices you have made on my/our behalf! Missing the ones I've/we've lost and remembering them fondly, looking forward to when I/we can see them again..

May 29, 2015
This made me laugh. Oh the good 'ol days of working in customer service over the phone!

May 29, 2015
Last day of school - it just snook up on me. We're going to go play at the park where there's water and a playground to celebrate her last day of being a 1st grader!!! Can't believe they will both be in school come the end of summer/fall - they grow up too fast!

May 30, 2015
So after much research, we have finally figured out what kind of dog our male dog Dodger is - this is Caden's dog. He's an american bulldog (which is part of the mastiff family - like the white dog Chance in homeward bound). It's nice to know what he is, since we weren't sure and thought he might have been a boxer or possibly a bit bull - but that was doubtful. But our Dodger is an American bulldog, which is a dog I've always wanted to have. Violet our black girl dog is a mix between a lab and a harrier - that's a no brainer. She acts/look like a lab, but is smaller than a lab and acts a little like the harrier we use to have. And we found out Mr. Fisk, Sydney's cat is a Main Coon mix. Fisk is very friendly (overly friendly) and a very social cat. It's funny what you learn through the years about your pets. lol
Beth Strickler - The shelter told us kyra was lab and German shepherd. ..she did look like that when she was 8 weeks old when we got her...but as she got older I just couldn't shake the border collie feeling I got from I did some googling and I think she is definitely the product of a lab/chow mix and a border a qtr lab a qtr chow and half border collie
Beth Strickler - But Sasha is def lab and st bernard
Beth Strickler - I only think there's chow in there Cuz of all the black spots on her tongue..her tongue is almost half black
Beth Strickler - That's the only chow I see in her tho...I wish I could afford one of those DNA tests that tells u exactly what they are to see how close I was
Kris Kemp-Erickson - Yeah those DNA tests are cool.

May 31, 2015
Our house is done! We are doing a USDA loan, but it's taking about 2 wks. longer than it did back in Feb. to process loans. So instead of closing around the 1st or 2nd wk. of June we are looking at closing around the end of June. Doesn't really matter to us, but I do hope we close sometime in June.

House is Done!

Our house is finished and it looks really great!!!

We're so excited, we love it!  Can't wait to be all moved in and enjoying our very own house.  Thank you to all my family and friends who helped and supported us through this process.  We couldn't have done it without you!!!  Now we are just waiting on the paperwork to be done, so we can close.  Hopefully we will close sometime before the end of June (we hope - we will see).

Here's some pic's I took while we were doing the walk-thru.

 Front of the house.
Kitchen/dining room.
Living room.
Front entry.
Master bedroom/bathroom/walk-in closet.
Laundry room.
Jason's office.
Sydney's room.
Caden's room.
Kid's bathroom.
 2 Car garage with bump out & side door.
 Front door.
Backyard with enclosed brick/metal fence.
 Front of the house again.

Sydney May '15

Sydney isn't too excited about us moving, she will miss her friends and teachers.  So she wasn't too excited to see our house, but she did like her room.

Here's some pic's we took of her playing at the children's museum, water park and climbing on the red mountains.

Sydney graduated from 1st grade at the end of this month.
Here's a picture of her with her teacher and some stuff she got from school.
 Her page from the yearbook.

Caden May '15

Caden had fun seeing our new house, he's very excited about us moving.  He liked playing at the children's museum, at the water park and climbing the red mountains.

Here's some pic's we took of him.

Our little Spider-man cowboy (you had on Mom's cowboy boots too, but Dad made you take them off so you could go get Sydney from school).

Your friend from Sydney's school.  It took her almost half the school year for you to like her and be her friend.  Then on the last of school you gave her a big hug!