Aug 31, 2008

Camera...missing in action

Well, we are searching for our camera. We last had in on Monday (Holly's first day of Kindergarten). But with more unpacking & a camping trip since then we hope it is only misplaced & not lost. Anyway, without more pictures to post, I will finally get around to this...


1. What is your/his name? Mark & Emily Bishop
2. Who eats more? I'm sure I do...especially since I'm still nursing. He probably eats more at mealtime, but I'm a big grazer so overall I probably win.
3. Who said I love you first? He did and I had no problem saying it right back!
4. Who is taller? He is by about six inches
5. Who is smarter? He has a Master's degree so he did more school but I definitely have some smarts too :-)
6. Who is more sensitive? It probably depends on the day. He is really in tune so I look up to him for that.
7. Who does the laundry? Me...always...although I hate ironing and will often bribe him to do that portion
8. Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? I do
9. Who pays the bills? I do...well he earns the money but I'm definitely the financial manager of the family.
10. Who cooks more? Me...I love to cook! He makes lunch a lot for the kids when he is home tho.
11. What meals do you cook together? When we go camping or to the cabin it is a joint effort, usually.
12. Who is more stubborn? It depends on the issue. We can both hold our own!
13. Who is first to admit when they are wrong? Mark is so humble and good at asking for forgiveness and I am more prone to the silent treatment so he definitely wins this one.
14. Who has more siblings? He does (odelst of 8, I'm baby of 6)
15. Who wears the pants in the relationship? I think we are a great team so I guess we share the pants.
16. What do you like to do together? Camping, games, projects,
17. Who eats more sweets? He does more pigging out when it comes to treats, but I'm more constant so probably me. Plus I do the shopping and know where to hide them!
18. Guilty pleasures? Chips and salsa or dark chocolate
19. How did you meet? we met at a FHE in a BYU engaged 3 weeks later (nice statistic, huh?)
20. Who asked who out first? I asked Mark to go to Sundance Theater with me
21. Who kissed who first? It takes two to kiss, right? It was a joint effort but since he's taller he has to bend his head down so I guess he did
22. Who proposed? He did the official proposal up at his family's cabin - a scavenger hunt including the ring, roses and a cooler full of chips and salsa (he knows my weakness!)
23. What is your/his best feature? He would say my eyes and I would say his eyes
24. What is your/his best quality? His integrity...

Whew! I'm not tagging anyone but if you feel like doing it go for it!

Aug 20, 2008

We're still alive!

I know it's been forever since I've posted...we have finally moved into our house (which we totally love!) and are busy trying to get settled. Combine that with four young kids, school starting, and a flood in the basement (more on that later) and I haven't exactly been sitting at the computer much. I will update photos and info soon. Stay tuned!

Aug 3, 2008

House Update!!

Finally! I have been asked over and over to post updates on the house...well, I finally took my camera and although there's still lots to be done here is a preview. The exterior is almost all the way done - there will be a black railing on the porch and lights on the sides of the garage. Mark is also going to put in a post light in the yard. And of course landscaping but that will come after we move in.Here is my dining room chandelier
a picture of the living room (don't mind the dust the girls stirred up sweeping) You can see on the left is where the french doors go into the office
a picture of the bathroom cabinets - the picture doesn't do them justice they are really cute knotty alder painted a rusty red color with sanded edges
Master bath
Fireplace in the downstairs family room - still missing some components
We are going to paint some accent walls & do a tile backsplash in the kitchen but here is an idea of what we have:
Here you can see through back into the locker area
There will be glass doors on the open one right there
I love my hood!

We're also going to paint accent walls here and there through the house after we move in. We of course need to still do window treatments too. Carpet is scheduled to start tomorrow and we are crossing our fingers that we pass inspection and can move in Friday and Saturday! Hooray!


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Family Reunion

We had another fun family reunion this past week up in Midway, UT. Emily's whole family was able to be there and it was lots of fun visiting, games, crafts, & of course food. We did some fun geocaching, slide shows, movies, ledge jumping, & bug hunting too. We love you Horton family!
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So Mark had a little accident last week while working on building the deck. He was walking down the plank (before the stairs were done) and the plank fell off the top deck and he went cartwheeling through the air and smacked his head on the deck...split his forehead right open. Luckily his brother was there helping and they washed it out good and got butterflies on it right away. It was a toss-up if he needed stitches or not so he didn't, and now a week or so later it is healing up so nice - lucky! Here are pics of the injury a day or so later...