Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
Friday, March 25, 2011
Well, we sold the boat!!!!!!
I thought my poor husband was going to cry when he just watched someone else pull his boat out of our driveway. It was Josh's decision, though, to sell it. He sold it for exactly the money he has put into it...and that exact amount will pay off all of our debt almost to the penny (besides our house of course)! Wooo hooo! So here in about an hour we will be debt free!
God has definitely blessed us this year so far. We found out a few weeks ago that somehow we OVERpaid on our 2009 taxes and the IRS just figured that out...so last week we got a check from the IRS for $2200!! Crazy. When does the IRS ever owe you money??! I know it was a God thing. It's funny how God provides. His promises are always true :)
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Monday, March 21, 2011
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Today after church we took Kobe for a walk at the Bicentennial Trail. It was SUCH a gorgeous day!!!
Josh & Kobe checking out the water...looking for fish!
My 2 favorite boys :)
Thank you, Lord, for this beautiful day!!
Saturday, March 19, 2011
It officially starts tomorrow and I could not be more excited!!! It has been SO nice & pretty the last couple of days and it will be the next few days as well. Things have already started blooming around here and I have gotten a jump start on Spring.......
Friday, March 18, 2011
I have been meaning to post about these cute bedside tables for a while now...actually I am trying to get better about blogging in general. I love it because it is like a journal to me. I love looking back over the years at things we have done :)
My mom gave me these bedside tables a while ago and they were perfect for my bedroom! Except they were not the cutest as you can see..... but we knew they had potential! They have a cute shape to them..
I love the look of painted furniture with the natural wood look up top..... so I sanded down the tops of them which took forever!!! I was wishing I had an electric sander at this point! (wow, I am really surprised & proud of myself for actually taking pics throughout this process!!)
I stained the tops of them with this Minwax stain in dark walnut. It took about 5 coats of that to get the darker color I wanted....Then I put on a coat of satin polyurethane to protect it....
This is how they looked in the end!!! I LOVE THEM :) I painted them Seaside Villa by Valspar and I love this color. One of my favorites now! I also distressed them with sandpaper & went over it with a Ralph Lauren glaze in Smoke. I ended up keeping the original hardware and spraypainting them with an oil rubbed bronze color.
This is how they look in our bedroom....
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Me & my some of my favorite girls (we missed you Trish!!) got together for another girls day this past weekend and we had SO much fun!!! We have all been wanting to try out Sips N Strokes and we loved it. I want to go all the time now! Sips N Strokes is a place where you can paint and sip on wine or any beverage you want and is a great girls day. There is an instructor up front painting the same picture and showing you step by step what to do...so you do not have to know how to paint at all to do this. Trust me!!! They supply the paint and canvas and then you get to take your canvas home with you after you are done! We had a blast. I would definitely recommend it to anyone!
All of our paintings when we got done:)
Sunday, March 6, 2011
I got to watch my niece tonight for the 1st time while my bro in law & sis in law went to a work dinner. We had so much fun! She is 6 months old now and is getting sooo big---wearing 18 months clothes!! I love her so much!
We found out some exciting news last week.....looks like we are gonna have another niece or nephew at the end of September!!! Yep, Addy is going to be a big sister!!!! Crazy, huh?!! They will be 13 months apart. I bet it will be hard while they are small but you know they will be soooo close growing up :) We can't wait!
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Yep!!! I am finally getting my kitchen :)
Since I took that last picture we (I say "we" but I really mean my hubby and our neighbor!) have laid hardwood floors and built new cabinets! It looks so different and so much bigger. I love it!
In the meantime, I have been washing dishes in the bathroom sink and everything is a disorganized mess. We grilled out 2 nights and today I cooked this yummy santa fe chicken in my crockpot. But I am ready for it to all be done! It will be SO worth it though :)