Friday, November 12, 2010

Officers Need Assistance

If you haven't read about it by now, please take the time to pass this article onto everyone you know. That's all I'm asking...

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Love and SMILES!

I orderded yet another lens and I would've have done MUCH MUCH sooner had I known it would have gotten the smiles I got this morning. My family and others are aware of my older guys cheezy fake smile so it was such a shock to get this out of him this morning!

And just to be fair..the little guy:)

And now they're off to get their hair cut..they were trying to grow it out like Justin Beiber but Dad had enough...poor guys.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Wall Update and New Project Complete!

So the wall is a little more challenging than I had anticipated because of the
baseboards, and my "helper" had surgery on his foot for a huge "splinter" last week. So, today when I got home from my son's field trip, there were two projects of mine just about done;)

The first is a drying rack in my laundry room...
It lies against the wall when not in use

And hooks on to two supports when I need it!

Finally, we couldn't find the 1/4" topper for the trim, so my helper today bought pine and put up the top and he did a nice job in my opinion!

The view from the front door....still a lot of work to do on it though!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

My Wall is ALMOST done

So with what started as a simple project has turned into a lengthy one.
First off, we could not use MDF as we have nice wide base trim that we upgrade two years ago and the MDF was going to be too thick. SO, I found some strips of oak that were the right width to on top of the base. But then the grain was going to show.

I was just about to return it, but when I arrived home, I found Frank had already primed it for me.....trying to help:)

SO, back to the store and I found poplar in the right width and already cut four feet long.

The pics of where I am....

The beginning....

Some boards up...

Close of wood before we sink nails.. of my of so helpful camera shy helper

Friday, August 27, 2010

Guess what I'm doing next week?

Go on over to Just A Girl and click on the title for a little clue...
Frank even said yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'll have before and after pics too!
Oh, I can't wait for a day off!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Kindergarten AND First Grade????

Yep, both my boys are in school full time and it was very strange being home alone today. They went right to it with a full day on the first day. It was weird as Ant was asking a LOT of questions last night that we knew were insignificant, like "what if I forget my lunch at home and what if I forget which bus I'm one" on and so on. We eased his emotions as his big brother is now a big 1st grader who is now the big helper! I didn't know if Ant was actually going to get on the bus this morning...he just kept staring back at me, then stared at the bus driver, then me. All I kept hearing was Jack saying was "Ant, back here!" I felt a tear coming up, but I kept it back under my HUGE black shades. The last pic in this is the one that got me. Ant and I made eye contact and he said "Mom I love you." He's definitely my baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
They both had a great day and really like their teachers and that's all that matters!

Can you tell we're White Sox Fans?

Friday, July 30, 2010

Back to nights and it's not so bad?

I got up at 5:30 this morning and went for a run. Just out of the blue. I've had a lot on my mind lately and it felt phenomenal to let it go with a good run. The house is still quite. I've had my coffee, paid the bills, and now I've got my list of things to do in the next four hours before I go to sleep for the day....weird, huh?
But I can tell you this, Ant is going to have the best day ever, because in those next four hours he is getting his first brand new bike, not one of Jack's hand me downs and I can't believe he's not up yet begging me to go buy it. We found one the other day, but it's a 20" as he already has a 18" that's broke, but he's a little hesitate about the 20" bike, but he doesn't want another "baby" bike (the 18"). My boys give me a run for my money and we have had the best summer and there's only 26 more days until they are both in school full time and I intend to make the most out of it. So I'm up and awake and waiting for all three of them to get UP!

Here's another one of my boys from Michigan climbing the dunes.
Have a great weekend!