Thursday, November 24, 2011

Today I'm Thankful For....

The love of my life
the blessing of my children
My parents

My brothers and their families

My in-laws

Friends near...
and far! (I love and miss these girls!)

Food on the table

A loving and supportive church family

and so much more!
Happy Thanksgiving

"Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise.  Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.  For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting, And His truth endures to all generations."  
Psalm 100: 4-5

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Before and After

As promised, here are the before and after pics of our house renovations.  I am extremely pleased with the outcome and blessed that I am able to enjoy these updates to the house considering I live in the church parsonage.  It was a lengthy process but well worth the chaos and clutter that my family experienced.  Now, I just have to get everything dusted and's a work in process.  Open House will be on December 4th and I hope to be finished by then! :)

AFTER - The cabinet above the bar was removed, all the cabinet and drawer fronts replaced and new granite countertops put on.  We also have new paint on the walls.  I LOVE the new, warm, look and feel!

AFTER - All new appliances, backsplash, and floors!
Master Bath...BEFORE
IN PROCESS...notice the wall paper that was original to the house.  It screams 80's!
AFTER - there is still some paint touch up that will take place soon.
CHOAS and CLUTTER during the renovation!  This is still a work in process.
Living Room BEFORE the walls were painted.
AFTER the walls were painted.

Heading to Canton, TX to shop and hopefully bring home some new home decor!  
Can't wait to shop til' I drop!

Red Ribbon Week

Last week was Red Ribbon Week for our parish.  We paid $5 in order to "dress down" for the week and my children were eager to get up and get "dressed" each day!  What a change!  Hopefully, the lessons learned about being "Drug Free" will stick with them for life.

Day 1 - Crazy Hair Day

Day 2 - Team Jerseys

Day 3 - 70's Day  (Levi wore shorts and a t-shirt because that's what his daddy wore in the 70's)

Day 4 - Crazy Outfit Day
Day 4 - Levi dressed in his Mario costume for Crazy Outfit day!  This is their costumes for our Fall Festival at church.
Day 5 was Pajama Day and I fell off the bandwagon and forgot to take a picture!

Anyway, Drug Free is the Way to BE!!