Saturday, July 25, 2009

As Promised

I told everybody that we redid we floor in the family room and that I would eventually get some pictures up. This is a before photo (no, not a very good one but it at least gives you an idea of the carpet and the wall color... PLAIN!) This is an in progress picture. Remember I said we had to sand the concrete first. No it is not snowing in the living room, that is dust flying everywhere!
Here is the finished product!

Here it is from another view. Hopefully a corner fireplace will soon be filling up the empty corner.

And my tile job. I was pretty impressed with myself since this was the first time I had every laid tile, and I did it all by myself!

Monday, July 13, 2009

To catch everyone up

Well I feel as though I have been out of commission the last couple of days. On July 4, me and Brad woke up and decided to rip the carpet out of the family room. This has been something we have wanted to do for a while, but always assumed we would have some sort of plan. After taking the carpet up we decided to stain the concrete. The family room use to be the back patio and they closed it in and made a room. It has a step down going into it (what use to be the porch step) and we decided to tile that. It took us a week to get everything done, including sanding the concrete before applying the stain. My house was turned absolutely upside down for a week! We finally got everything done yesterday and I will get some pictures up soon so everyone can see how it turned out.

I have also been trying to get ready for VBS which is next week. I am teaching the 2-4 year olds. Last year this was one of the biggest classes with as many as 35 kids some nights! I am decorating my room in a zoo theme, which I'm sure is totally appropriate.

On to funnier news. Last night we had told the kids to go brush their teeth and go potty to get ready for bed. After a few minutes, Carley came in and said Jacob was crying. Me and Brad went in there to find out the problem and you will never believe what he said. He told us that he was sad because he wanted to live with us forever and never wanted to leave home. I was totally floored; this came so out of the blue. Of course his crying lead Miss Drama to crying and we spent 30 minutes trying to explain how life was suppose to work. I couldn't help but laugh. I told Brad I wish I could record that conversation and play it back in 10 years when they hate us and are dying to move out! Leave it to children to say the craziest things!

Friday, July 3, 2009


It is hard to believe that you are 6 years old today!
When we welcomed you into this world, you let everybody know right from the start that you were here and it was going to be your world! Your personality has always been so different from Jacob's. You have always been my girly girl.

You have also been a daddy's girl from the get go. You and daddy are so much alike, it is scary. Y'all have the same way of doing everything. You are carefree and never get in a hurry to do anything, just like him, a trait that drives this OCD mommy CRAZY!!!

You have always been my beautiful little girl. Hardly a day goes by that I don't get told how gorgeous you are, and of course I agree!

Your life has had to change so much over the past few years and you have always taken everything in stride.

You are no longer my baby girl, but my big girl! I wish all the best as you continue to grow and change over the years to come, and just hope that we both survive!

Happy Birthday my big girl, momma loves you!!!