Thursday, June 30, 2016

Cholla in June

Little man on his 6th year check up!

Range was installed 6 days after move-in.

Visit with Kai in the new playroom

And when they simply can't take all the banging and goings on at cholla, we head to McDonald's 

headlamp and binoculars

Presently without a tub in our bathroom and unable to find the bolts to our bed. 

dear yard

Housewarming art present from the Medleys.

Outdoor fireplace almost done.

Backyard looking a little worse right now. 

Friday, June 24, 2016

Medleys visit Cholla

Grandmother and Gran had a trip planned to Tucson with a stop over in Phoenix over Father's Day. Being unsure of the actual status of Cholla, they had booked a hotel initially but changed plans and stayed in the guest house our first weekend in our new home.  I was simply to exhausted to be embarrassed or worried about the state of our home.  The visit was much needed and the kids loved making new memories with them in the new home.

Waking up from nap and not letting Gran leave the chair

Finding Nemo  with Grandmother

Friday, June 17, 2016


We moved 6.16.16! It was glorious, hot, messy, dusty, chaotic, exhausting...but glorious. Moving truck from the apartment, contents from our pod, garage and storage throughout the property all released on 7413. WE moved into a half finished house, half the toilets, no cooking range, no handles on our cabinets, half the door knobs and a slew of workman. Total slew. In and out of the house. Funny how they all show up when you move in. The kids were so excited to have their own rooms and bathrooms. And for handling the 3 moves in 6 months like the they did, they deserve it. 

We did it!!

Night one...wander how we lived in such chaos. 

Contents of our pod in dining room. 

Moving truck in the front drive. Pantry door on the front patio.

When your front yard looks like a dump

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Steamboat in June

We had our first annual Quijano kids trip to Steamboat in June. It was the first time to take a trip as adults without mom and dad. Its been hard to coral everyone especially with the international traveling that happens with two of them. Steamboat was a fun place and special to us because we had a home there at one time. It where most of us learned to ski. It was a much needed time to catch up and for the Medley crew, a break from chaos of Cholla, one week before move in. We enjoyed time downtown, visiting the Botanical Garden, hike to Fish Creek Falls, dinners in, Cranium where the "+1's" took the crown, cousin time and back porch sittin and vino sippin.

When the hike to Fish Creek Falls was too much for the little 3 year old legs, we let the the little guy hang with them to the top. If we're being honest, I'm not much of a hiker so he would have out climbed his mama. 

Liz, Tim, Kanan & Kanoa, Andrew, Davis, Grace & Marissa, Jeff & Noelani, Allyson, Vica and Dan
Original Quijano Crew

Noelani, Davis with Kanoa, Grace
Tante brought a godzilla piƱata to our mountain party. They took it for rides in the house elevator. 
Sometimes, we'd just send him up by himself and the kids would run to meet him on whatever floor. 

And a random stick he found while hiking. 

Also, the moment we started to see our deposit fly out the window. 

Grace was not amused by the godzilla moving around and flying from the 2nd floor. 

But all was happy when the candy fell from the sky like mana from heaven.