Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Roadtrips, Cousin love and Nightmares!

Some time has passed.
However I would still like to share
my pics from a 
trip to Utah with the Doman ladies.

It was way too much fun

 moments before we left
(we were excited to hit the road)

Reagan was beside herself
at the thought of visiting the Stevens family!

look at Caders sitting up like a champ!
I could eat him up!
 Reagan adores him too.
Sometimes she forgets she is a baby also.
 clapping for him sitting up :)
 Madix! Getting so big and grown up.
So handsome!
 Holy cute! Am I right?
 Like his dangling feet?
 hah! On the back it said "And I sure like Pinterest!"
 beautiful painting I so badly want to attempt for Rea's room
 This beaut was only $28 ...what a bargain.
So of course we got two.
It's not Reagan's style anyway.
 She crashed after a long day in the car and then me
dragging her along to the craft fair until 9 o'clock at night!
 Beautiful Kardy! She is always the life of the party!

my latest work. I'm rather found of it.
 her hair is long enough to do this...
the cuteness builds every day and often gets
(she felt so grown up with pigtails and her sticker the man at Target gave her)
 kissing cousins!
Reagan couldn't get enough of her cousins last weekend.
it is so funny how adorable she thinks they are..
like she is some big grown up!
 I did Jane Factor's hair  in the waterfall braid
Then the Maiden braid.
If only I could do these things to myself!
Another trip to Winco with the babes.
They are best friends whether the want to be or not!
plus.... not the best pic. I was trying to do it without someone noticing.
Ben tries to pretend for some dumb reason like he is not completely
head over heels for his niece.
In this picture he was trying to teach her his name. In between kisses he was giving her.
who could blame him?

P.s. The "Nightmare" section of the title refers to this story...
To make a long story short.
About a month about I went in and talked to our
landlord about maintenance that needed to be done in our apartments.
They have a maintenance man to resolve those issues.
I filled out their sheet of paper with my number and info that he could call to make an appointment.
Obviously if they have a sheet of paper for this asking for your number they want to
be able to make an appointment at the time that works best for you.
At least that is the only logical scenario.
One month later
Taking a shower and we hear knocks on the door. Obviously don't answer. Then a couple seconds later. More knocks...
 I run to the peep hole and no one is there.
We start getting ready for the day. About ten minutes later more knocks...

Oh and UNLOCK AND HE WALKS RIGHT IN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
not ok.
I was standing there in a shirt and UNDERWEAR.
not ok.
I had to run and hide by the washer and dryer.

blah blah blah I had to end up asking him to turn around.
so embarrassing and so upsetting.
and he said "Oh, I thought you guys weren't home."
I forgot that that means you just walk on into my apartment.
I don't care if we don't own them. It is still our place of privacy.
I was livid.
the end


  1. Al, at least out here... if you don't answer after many knocks, maintenance is allowed to come in. haha i don't know, maybe that's not the norm out there. i am more concerned that it took them a month!! ours comes in the same day we call them.

  2. Lauren- From recent info I am told that several people have had similar experiences. In the world of "Ally" (which I just thought was just normal) no one should come in my apartment no matter how many times you knock, unless there is an EMERGENCY or I have broken the law, etc. It could have been just Reagan and I at home, and when this happens I don't answer the door for people I am unsure of OR even if I know that he is our maintenance guy (if I see him in the peep hole)... I'm still not answering the door while Isaac is not here. Not safe, period. So for someone to just come walking in, to me seems wrong. It is an invasion of privacy and just of my comfort level. With filling out a form with my number on it, I assumed he would call and make an appointment. It is so bizarre to me I can't even handle it. But obviously enough people think it is fine to where it seems normal.
    Anyway... but yes...a month was pretty lame too I have to admit. :)

  3. Ally, I completely agree with you. I was simply just saying that it's very oddly normal here in NC (though not to me at all... I don't agree with it, I never said that I did) I was just trying to say that I understand how weird it is. Sorry if it upset you or hurt your feelings. Hopefully he learned his lesson. Have a good one

  4. Lauren, in all honesty I have just been shocked with how many people have said it is normal. I talked to my landlord and she made me feel really dumb. I wasn't grumpy with you in the slightest bit. I was just shocked when you were another person not surprised. I was just totally embarrassed that he walked in on me like that, as well as almost scared to just see someone (pretty much a stranger) unlock and just walk into my house. Then shocked that no one seems as surprised as me. So I was stressed with the situation and wrote all those feelings out and I didn't mean them to come out so harshly and for them to seem like I was upset with you. I am very sorry if it came out that way. Love you