Monday, December 24, 2007
Saturday, December 22, 2007
The last day of school before break the kids had their school Christmas parties! Joseph is in Kindergarten so they still do alot of crafts and singing. Isabelle had a secret book exchange. They drew names and then bought bought a book less than $6 for each other. We went to see Santa after school and it only took 4 hours!!! They dressed up and we took pictures on the front porch and they were goofy in every single one of them!
Friday, December 21, 2007
The kids and I drove around the neighborhood one night looking at all the houses that were lit up with decorations. The best house wasn't lit up that night, but I hope to get it tonight and I'll add the picture in. It is very hard to take pictures at night. I didn't want to use flash because if you do it's too brights, but you really have to prop your camera so you don't get handshake. The shutter speed slows way down when you don't have flash at night. Anyway, it was fun to see. We have lots of families and they all like to decorate. The one house that is really lit up though is the home of a very older woman!
Monday, December 17, 2007
The Koenig's came over Saturday evening. It's always a treat when we can get together with them. We live on different sides of Atlanta, so it is an accomplishment when we can arrange to get together. We've been friends since we had our first babies and met in baby massage class in Decatur! Wish we knew more wonderful families like them. Brendon had been wanting to cook paella, so he found Emirl's recipe on the food network and went for it. (We figured if it didn't go well we could always order pizza.) But!, it went so so so deliciously! I took several pictures of Tyler, but they didn't come out, but he is in the kids table shot. He is about 18 months and cutie, running around with super energy! Isabelle and Madison are peas in a pod. It is so funny to see the two of them together. And, Abi and Joseph are fun kids to hang out with.
(Push the music button on the snowman to turn off the music if you want.)
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Monday, December 10, 2007
Friday, December 07, 2007
I can't even do the easy one!!! I get it all except the two top right hair blocks!
I am almost up to 5000 on a dog for all seasons! If my space bar didn't stick all the time I could do that game!
I don't sit around doing this all the time! At breakfast and after I put the kids to bed! It's fun!
Then Isabelle came to the car and all the sudden she's freaking out! Her homework fell out of her backpack..folder, composition book...everything! So, we stay till all the cars leave and go hunting everywhere for it...never could find it, but got some extra off the teacher.
We drive home and I pull in the driveway and see two girls from the neighborhood dragging my Border Collie across the neighbors yard and they are telling me Sarah is running around the neighborhood! Yep! We finally get the dogs in and the gate shut.
After that we are calm for awhile and have snack and do homework. But, later Brendon calls and someone has broken into our cabin and torn down the door, stolen the tv and two of the comforters off the king size beds! Luckily we don't have renters this weekend so we can get it fixed before next weekend.
After all of that, I actually felt ok, but did not cook dinner! You know...any excuse will do to not cook dinner! LOL Bread, and chese and chicken from the deli!!!
Thursday, December 06, 2007
Wednesday, December 05, 2007
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
Saturday, December 01, 2007
Well...we could not live with the yellow in the kitchen and keeping area anymore. The yellow is fine as a color, but definitely not in this room. I forgot to take a picture of the cabinets, but I will and you can see why it's just blah blah blah with yellow. So, we tried a neutral terracotta color and several greens. We chose shagreen by sherwin williams for the walls. For the keeping room I plan to paint the ceiling cottage cream also by SW. We are going to put bead board up on the bar and paint it the cottage cream too. Oh, I have got to post a picture of the cabinets, because there's on section of them I think I'd like to paint cream too...but that's kinda scary!!!! One day (that'll be when we sell the other house) I want to get custom slip covers for the couch and chairs in the keeping room and some sort of window treatments...roman or something shades for the windows. That mantle, seems like it would be great, but it is a real real pain to decorate and because the mantle is rock everything sits wobbly. Urghh! So, this is a beginning to decorating and as the weeks (months) go by I hope there will be yummy, delicious and pretty progress!