Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Little by little....

Things are moving right along, and honestly, it's almost done!  They are staining and polying the floors this week so we have to stay out until it dries.  Then, the kitchen goes in.  Then a re-roll of paint (walls and trim), the counters , plumber  and some "punch out" things (aka-things that get forgotten or need fixing) and we are DONE! 

This part had me biting my nails a bit.  I ordered this out of a stair parts catalog and while I could picture it in my head, I was HOPING it was going to turn out that way!   The stair guy said no one has ever ordered iron newels from him nor the panels.  So I had no pictures to see if I liked it or not.   Just a drawing of all the parts in a catalog.   I'm very, very happy with how it turned out! :)

Progess so far..............

sneak peek of the mudroom!

And this leads to the basement.  We opted to keep it open and put a doorway at the bottom of the stairs.  This of course was before it was stained.  And he had just put it all in , hence the sign!  


Thursday, January 13, 2011

Happy Birthday Johnny and Kris!

My boys turned 10 on Saturday, TEN!  I can't believe it.  I can't believe that a decade has gone by since we became parents to these beautiful boys.....

Posing on the kitchen floor for a quick picture!

And best of all, blowing out candles with our family!!!

Can you tell the boys like wrestling?!?! 

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy New Year! (and a book review)

Happy New Year!!!  I hope everyone has had a wonderful Christmas season and New Year.  Ours was definitely different, but we enjoyed it just the same!

Now for my book review.   I just got done with this book and I think everyone with kids or grand kids should read this book.   Despite the title, it is not a Christian book.  It is one mothers view of juggling it all, career, motherhood, activities and etc.  And her active role in learning how to say no and limiting all the things that impact on our true quality time with the limited amount of time we have in our kids lives.  

I have done some of what she is talking about in the book before I even started reading it. 
I think even if you don't agree with everything in this book you will still enjoy it!   Parenting is HARD work!!!
  It's a very easy and quick read.

I just ordered her second book  The Gift of an Ordinary Day.     I believe this is "part 2" of her life when her kids are getting older, teenagers and etc.  And I can't wait to read it!

Things are moving right along at the new house.  This week the railings are going in and I think they are starting to stain the floors.  Will be sharing pictures soon!



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