Thursday, January 26, 2012

Catch Up!

I am playing  bit of catch up with these photos. These are all from Thanksgiving day, but i thought they were too cute to not share. Besides, "mammy" and "papaw" love seeing their grand babies!!!

The pictures below are just random. There are some days that we take Andy to work so that we can have access to the car for the day On those days, we often meet him for lunch. A favorite spot for us, is a lake that is close to his office. The kids love to take bread and feed the ducks and birds. its so much fun to watch.

This was their first experience playing in the fountains! It was definitely a winner! Next time, mommy will be prepared with dry clothes!

 Mommy's little helpers! They absolutely love to help in the kitchen and i try to slow down and let them. Not an easy task at times, but so worth it to see their look of pride when they've completed their project!

Rolling out the dough for sugar cookies.

This takes real concentration!

So proud of her completed cookie.

So sweet!

Snow Days!

Let's just say....Florida is definitely lacking in the snow department during winter! So, when we heard that there would be "snow" at a few places; we jumped on the opportunity to let the kids play in "snow"! The 1st stop was basically one big chunk of white ice, but the kids...and daddy...still enjoyed themselves. Mommy enjoyed standing on the sidelines remaining dry and snapping pictures!

Caleb wasn't too thrilled with the "snow" at first. Can't say that i blame him.

...and they're off!

Bet you can't tell who these kids have for their mommy?! To put your minds at rest; their cups contained hot chocolate. Although, they will gladly accept coffee if offered! What can i say....they know whats good!:)

Enjoying more "snow"! aka soap bubbles. I must say, it was pretty during its flight to the ground. After that...not so much!

Excuse the blurry blob below!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Out with the old, in with the new!

We've been busy little bees around here lately! We decided to finally tackle the job of a much needed porch renovation....what a mess! Thanks to the previous owners, we had/have quite a bit of work needing done. More on that later!
In addition to the porch; i shared with Andy my thoughts on installing a subway tile backsplash. He was more than willing to give it a go! Yay! Below is a "before" picture of one half of my kitchen. Blogger is not cooperating with me tonight so, the "after" picture awaits you at the bottom of this post!

As you can see from the picture below, i have taken a completely different direction with the colors in my decor and lets just say.....i love it! Its so bright and cheery...something i can use a lot of right now! The yellow is probably my favorite so far! I REALLY ventured out when i purchased these pillows. They are definitely on the bold side, but i think they blend nicely. What do you think?? Thanks to Old Time Pottery, they were mine for a mere $2.88 each!

Snagged this beauty at a garage sale a few weeks ago for a project at church, but it ended up being too big. So...after several coats of spray paint it became a cheery yellow and graces a wall in my home!

 Who doesn't like a little subway art?! I was so excited to find this one at Wal-mart for $3.97! I really like the sayings on it.

My young herbs are desperately trying to survive my son! I had to put them out of reach after finding them "thinned" out by sweet this fingers.

And....the "after shot! This was a 1st for both Andy and i and i'd say it turned out pretty good for our 1st!
I'm very pleased with it.