Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Thanksgiving Came Early

Grandma and the boys

I cooked Thanksgiving dinner on Sunday, the boys wanted to have Thanksgiving at home because we are going to my Mom's house on Thursday and to my in-laws for the weekend. I cleaned out the dining room which was being used as a playroom, I'm so happy to have my dining room back. We have a contractor scheduled for January to begin work on a playroom/game room for the boys, he said that it shouldn't take over 2 weeks to finish the room but I'm not holding my breath. I'm not looking forward to the mess, but I can't wait to have the extra space. I have been looking for furniture that is sturdy enough for the boys, this is proving to be a much larger task than I had thought. The contractor is going to do several built-ins for storage and a desk. Do you have any suggestions?

Dining room before and after

Friday, November 21, 2008

1st Snow of the Season

We had a little surprise when we woke up this morning, the first snow of the season, it wasn't much but nonetheless it was snow. My children were so excited they were hoping that school had been canceled, they were so disappointed when they saw that all of the county schools were closed but our school didn't even have a one-hour delay, better luck next time boys! I was kind of glad that school wasn't canceled I have so much to do today, I 'm cooking Thanksgiving dinner for a few family members on Sunday and need to clean my house and when the boys are here that is next to impossible. I'm going to make my desserts today, checkout what A Little Loveliness did to make an ordinary cake fabulous! Have a great day and remember to keep all of our blog friends who have lost their jobs or have been laid off in your prayers.

Take Care,

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Wish List

I'm not a very materialistic person, don't get me wrong I love nice things but I don't have to have them to be happy. With that said I have a confession to make, I have a secret wish list for things that I would love to have but would never spend that kind of cash on something so expensive. So, I'm dropping major hints left and right to DH about the Canon Rebel DSLR camera. I have always been interested in photography but have never really had a great camera, this one seems to be a great fit for me. Our local Arts Center has a photography course every spring, it would be fantastic to have a new camera for the class. What kind of camera do you use and are you happy with it and what is on your wish list? Have a great day!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Girls Day Out

I had the best time today, Tom kept the boys and I went shopping with my Mom! It is the first time in way too long that we have been shopping without two little boys in tow. We had lunch, shopped at Marshall's, Target and Best Buy. I have finally convinced my mother that she needs a computer, so she bought a shiny new Mac Notebook, oh how I want one! I looked at new cameras (hint, hint Tom) and bought a few little things for the boys. We are already planning another shopping day. It was so worth the 1 1/2 hour drive to see her. Tom and the boys also had a great day together, when they left this afternoon they all had on matching hats, but were in too big of a hurry to do "guy stuff" to wait for me to get my camera. Have a good week!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Redo #1 and #2

I have been working like crazy this week trying to get my house in order for a candle show on Saturday, there's nothing like inviting people over to make you clean your house. I started upstairs and am working my way down. The first thing that I did was clean the hall bathroom and add a shelf that I found in the playroom, don't ask because I don't know what it was doing there and where it was hiding. Then I added of few things to the upstairs hallway, I love the cabinet that I have there, it was one of the first pieces that I bought after we got married 12 years ago, it is made from the shelves of the original Sears & Roebucks. Also, I have been spraying painting like crazy, but you will have to wait to see the results later on in the week. I hope that everyone has a great day!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Halloween Pictures

We had a great halloween evening, it was the first year that we have made costumes instead of buying them. The boys had so much fun deciding what to wear and how to do their "makeup".

Hopefully, our lives will begin to slow down a little now that everyone is well and able to care for themselves for the most part. I have started to redo my house and will have some great redo's to share with you all this week. Also, I have started listing on ebay again will have lots of little boys clothing, my seller name is mommie!2

Have a great week