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By Cindy Case on 8/5/2010 8:10 AM

A few months ago we moved into a new house. We love our new home; it is big, bright, and has a giant yard. We live out in the sticks, so we see a lot of fun wildlife in our yard, like deer, foxes, groundhogs, and rabbits. The kids love it!


Our new home


When we bought our house, we started several projects right away. So far we have put in new tile floors, carpet, blinds, and a few other things. All the walls and trim were cream, and we wanted to have more color in the house. So I took on the task of painting the entire interior of the house. Our main color palette is dark tan, chocolate brown, and roasted red pepper, with bright white for all the trim, doors, and ceilings. To date I have painted most of the ceilings, 3 bathrooms, the family room and half of my office. I only have 11 rooms left...ha...ONLY 11 is no small task. Painting is a lot of work, but I do love how it transforms a room and sets the mood. I love sitting in a freshly painted room. It is so clean and beautiful and it makes all that effort worth it.


Our family room


Our family room has tan walls, and then one accent wall we painted chocolate. We really like the two-tone look in that room. I will post more pictures of the other rooms as I complete them. I can't wait to finish this project so that we can fully unpack and organize the house and enjoy our beautiful walls. Farewell, I need to get back to painting!

 

By Damon Case on 8/4/2010 8:37 PM

Me, Miri, Raven at my Party.


We had cake, and everyone else had ice cream, but I didn't have ice cream. I got some pet fish, and some of them died, but we got more. And they died again. Two of them died. Or was that three that died? It was not three that died. 


My fish tank. You can see the Red Platy and the underwater frog.


For presents, I got a BluRay player, a cowboy rifle, pistol & holster, and bow & arrow, some books, a Buzz Lightyear dart laser gun, and an Erector set. It was a good birthday. I had McDonald's french fries.
 
Also, for my birthday, I went to a Star Wars concert with my family, and there are Star Wars Mighty Beans that we should get. I liked the lasers, but not the part where they did two more songs at the end. I also went to see The Last Airbender, and Zuko looked weird. He was supposed to have black hair and a red scar, but he had black hair and just a normal scar. I liked it, but it did not look like the TV show. It was not dumb.
By Aaron Case on 8/3/2010 8:00 PM
Greetings!

Welcome to the new PlanetCase site. About a week ago, Cindy asked me to put together a blog site for the family. What had also been kicking around in this skull of mine for several months was to redesign and refresh our entire family of sites: PlanetCase.com, MiriCase.com and Luminae.com. I wanted to update the look and feel, the content, and the technology. In the case of PlanetCase, the site had not been refreshed since 2007; I have been a serious slacker. So I have redesigned the sites and am working on deploying them over the next couple weeks.


The Upcoming Luminae.com Design




The Upcoming MiriCase.com Site



I am also working on a new site, UnityVerse.com which is an online magazine dedicated to finding unity and common ground on difficult topics through sincere and respectful dialog. This site is still a couple months away, but I am quite excited about it.


Sneak Preview of the Upcoming UnityVerse.com Site.


When not site designing or working on the new house, I have spent some time in the studio composing. I am working on a piano and guitar arrangement of "By My Side" originally by Stephen Schwartz. The picture the song paints is one of walking side-by-side, hand-in-hand with someone along a difficult and lonely road. Given the journey that Cindy and the kids and I have been on over the last several months, the concept really resonates with me. I am also working on a piano arrangement of "All the Love in the World" originally by Trent Reznor. It tells the story of a unique creature marching along in a sea of carbon copies.

I am hopeful that our family blogging can help us be better connected with friends and family.

Peace.

Aaron
By Miri Case on 8/3/2010 6:35 PM
I'm going to be going into public school for the first time this year, and I'm kind of nervous about it. But they did just shuffle the school boundaries, and everyone will be new to my school, so I won't be the only one getting lost. :P Also a girl on my street will be going to the same school, so that will help too.

I also just got a new smart phone. It's a 4G HTC EVO Android phone. It's really cool!! I can check my email, surf the web, play games, listen to music... a lot of stuff. I even use it as an alarm clock.

Btw, here's a picture I drew recently on Corel Painter 4:

By Raven Case on 8/3/2010 3:21 PM
Hi, I'm Raven,and this is my story for this week.

A few weeks ago, I got a new pet. He's a gerbil, and he's the first ever pet that I've had that's a boy. He's white, with swirly grey spots. That's why I named him Nimbus. Nimbus means the swirly grey clouds often called 'storm clouds'. Nimbus has a very different personality compared to mice. 



He's so fast! Like there was one time when I walked into my room, he bolted out of his igloo and into his tube! I guess that's just a gerbil thing.

Keep in touch!
By Cindy Case on 8/1/2010 10:17 PM
After several months of heavily researching mormon church history, we no longer believe in mormonism and have left the church.

We do love our mormon family and friends, and hope that they will not perceive our leaving as offensive or a rejection of them. We believe that we are good people regardless of our religious beliefs, and hope that we can still have the pleasure of your association.

This was a difficult journey for us, with some painful decisions along the way. But we are happy and optimistic about our new direction.