Tuesday, July 27, 2010
so watch the short clip, leave your comments and lovely thoughts on the rooms i am wanting help with the design! let's get creative here, okay?!!
Thursday, July 22, 2010
i pray your heart is open to the truth and you won't get mad, but regardless it doesn't make the facts any less real and true. it is important to have all the information when it comes to protecting life, especially the life of the those too little to speak out on their own behalf. so from a heart of love for those who read this, i want to tell you a bit more about why i have suffered with much sickness and pain for the last two years and how it could have been avoided, how innocent life should have been protected and why i feel it's my need to help protect other women & babes...
Monday, July 19, 2010
well, don't sweat it!! Not Me! Monday was designed by MckMama as a way to air out less than perfect moments as girls & moms and live to tell about it! wanna play, too? great! just head over to MckMama's blog and link up.....
let's get started on all the things i most certainly did not do:
during a recent basketball game for mr.'P', and he was tearin' it up by the way, i was just cheering my little heart out for the boys. and as my son brought the ball down the court, picked up his dribble at the 3 point line and hurriedly took the shot while being pushed off balance, he did not miss the shot.... and i did not "air ball!" him from the bleachers, nope! i would never tease my son teenage son in front of so many other boys and spectators, never! and he did not give me the "look" and then smile at me as he ran down the court to get back on defense.
(and if you're thinking to yourself right now what a horrible mom i must be, then you'll have to get over it because i am very close to my oldest boy and he knows that i love him, promise... if i had actually done this...)
i made breakfast for dinner the other night (yum-o!) and i was whisking together the rue for my gravy. and as it thickened up and i went in for the taste test, i did not almost spit it back out into the pan because it tasted so bad. so i did not toss it out, only to make up another batch that i still didn't like, but the family approved... whatever
'K': ma! i wanna apple (which was actually a nectarine, but no big!)
me: oh my goodness! is it not possible to just play with your brother & sister for just 10 minutes!
'K': apple!!!! pleez!!
me: fine! but i swear after i cut this up you better sit down and eat it instead of coming out here every 2 seconds, okay?
-as i'm walking to the door, the nectarines all fall out of the bag to the floor--
me: (exasperated) aaaggghhh!! get inside, please! (i pick up the nectarines and scoot the babe inside) come on 'K', now we have to wash these.
well, i do feel a little better and hopefully you got a couple giggles at my expense :)
tonight i will announce the 2 winners of the 'jewelry portrait' giveaway plus you'll have a chance to order your own at a special price!!
many Monday blessings!
an intelligent heart acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge. proverbs 18.15
Saturday, July 17, 2010
would you like a gorgeous way to show off your jewelry, coordinated with your bedroom or bathroom? great!!! i would love to reward some awesome reader with a sparkly 'jewelry portrait'...
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Friday, July 16, 2010
so yes, we sold our beautiful home on june 25th and that same afternoon signed the papers to purchase our new home. if you want a recap on our new home, i'll get there, promise!! and it has been absolute chaos since that day!! last minute issues with buyers, filling up a 24' truck two times to get everything moved and then fitting everything from a 2200 sq.ft. home into a 1500 sq.ft. home is proving to be a challenge....
however, here is our life in a few briefs photos over the last month! enjoy....
our new home is in between two parks! yes, we live smack in the middle of town now, instead of our backyard view being a cow pasture, but it honestly is even quieter outside than at the old house (aside from the ambulance sirens every now & again). but one of the super fun perks of our home is how close to the parks, the pool we are, and 'P's favorite: the locally owned donut shop!!
here's my lil' Lou-Woo Girlie playing and i swear that she gets more beautiful every single day!
we are at the pool A LOT! ok, we weren't at the pool at all the first week we moved, and we might have gone during week 2 had it not been storming some every day!! geez, is it april showers in july?! but thankfully, it has cleared off this week and been very hot, so we have been living it up poolside....
our oldest, mr.'P', is always playing some sort of sport. he is very blessed with athletic talents, thanks be to God!! and since he is headed to jr. high this year (tear...) he had an opportunity to play on the junior high basketball team for a shootout tournament. they did amazing, playing teams from all over the area. we were incredibly proud of him and his hard work!
and while we've been at the park, the pool and playing lots of basketball, there was SO much preparation for moving. have you moved recently? then you can relate to utter chaos that engulfs your existence has you pack up every scrap of your life and try to find a box to stick it in.
that last week prior to moving was hard for us: not only were we all a little teary still about leaving our home but my Man had a business trip that had been scheduled for months & months, so there was not any getting around the fact that he would be leaving that saturday morning the 19th and not return until 2 hours before closing on friday the 25th!!
....my Man had meetings with this man (yes, that's Jeff Gordon!)
...at all the places on the planet, he was here....
...oh yes!! he was at Disney World!! is my jealously seeping through your screen?! we had planned on escorting daddy down to florida, but with the move it wasn't even the tiniest bit possible. darn!
nevertheless, we survived that week without my Man around to help me with all the last minute preparations, but much thanks to my mama and my brothers & sisters-in-law... i got our new home painted that week and pretty much everything at the old homestead packed up.
but why is it no matter how well you think you've done in packing and organizing, that when everyone shows up to graciously help you in loading up the truck (twice...) that you "find" all these little things that you forgot about?! and with people calling your name from upstairs and downstairs asking "what do i do with this?" and "does this go in a car or get packed into the truck?" it feels that much more stressful..... and not to mention the crabbiest, most ungrateful buyers on the planet that decided to display there nastiest for all to see that day, too... but i'm not even going to tell you that story because then my hateful side will emerge and i'd like this post to be mostly 'cakes & pies' for you dear readers!!
so we got moved that very warm friday evening and had everything into our new home by midnight....
we had a birthday our first week here!! it was
here's sweet boy blowing out the candle on his birthday cupcake (we had his big party with family at nana's house the next day)....
and it is a tradition that began with 'P's first birthday, when they're little and don't have much of a say, we have a cheeseburger at mc-d's....
isn't his faux hawk hair-do just awesome?! i did actually have it cut that way because i think he wears it splendidly!
but before the birthday, before the move and before the paint, this was what my family room looked like... i so love the big picture window
and this is one of my bathrooms with its original 1961 pink floor tile (which i just adore, by the way!) and the original 1961 wallpaper (which i don't hate but can't wait to change!)
so in a nutshell that was what the last month consisted of... well i do have a video post for you that will walk you through the house now that i've had three weeks to organize, paint some more, decorate and re-organize again...