Thursday, June 26, 2008
Anyway, I'm quickly running out of "peace" quotes to use for banners. . . I have two more in mind so far . . . but I need more. Here are the ones I've used:
- Visualize world peace
- peace, love and happiness
- give peace a chance
I need your help. Leave me a comment on here with your best "peace" quote that I can use for a banner . . . no profanity, tho . . . my parents read this . . . and if I pick yours for a future banner, there just may be a fun surprise in store for you. Anybody?
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Sunday, June 22, 2008
And I love when I get totally surprised by a picture. This next one I shot with my biggest lens from behind a bush, and it was actually a shot of the whole hoopa (the tulle canopy) area with the bridesmaides and groom and preacher and half of the crowd. But when I got it onto the computer and was looking thru the ceremony shots I realized I got this awesome picture of the bride and her daddy . . . the look of pride on his face says it all. Wow, goosebumps.
And I LOVE how the grooms brother politely looked away for the kiss. Had to keep him.
Monday, June 16, 2008
So there it is. Moving day will be July 5th so I'll post photos of that with all our friends and their trucks to help us. Only 2 weeks to go!! Wait . . . what did I say?!?!?
Anyway, here's a photo from our lunch yesterday . . . we went out for Chinese . . . love me some egg rolls. He still hates having his picture taken - like most husbands I know - but I got him to kinda smile for one shot. I got another of him but he was being a turkey and stuffing his face so I wouldn't take the photo. I showed him! But I won't put it on here because I value my life. :) I think this is gonna be one of my favs for a while. He was having a really good day . . . his legs were feeling good finally so we were all in a good mood. Makes such a big difference to not be in dull but constant pain!
I love you, Kev! Happy Father's Day!
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
and we'll plant veggies and raise chickens and sit in our rockers on the porch and watch the sun go down . . .
So, the moment you've been waiting for -
A walking tour of our house:
This is from the front door, looking thru the first living room into the sunken second. Hardwoods in the first and new carpet in the second. The second has a pellet stove and instead of brick the whole wall/chimney part is rock. I love the sunken part . . . very 1970's which is my favorite decade.
This is from the sunken LR looking into the dining room. Never had a dining room before . . . we'll have to get some chairs for our table. The sliding door leads to the back deck and 2 back yards . . . but we'll get to that in a minute.
From the dining room to the kitchen; dishwasher and stove and fridge come with; all new flooring and cabinets just put in for the guy to sell the house. Next to the slider there is a hallway that leads to the master bed and bath.
Master bedroom. Yes, that is cedar paneling painted what could only be called a faded version of mauve . . . who paints cedar!!??!?!?! . . .with wine carpet. Ghastly. But we'll get it changed out as the money becomes available. Huge room, tho. And that slider leads right onto the deck.
This is Maggie's yard, and we get to keep all that flagstone to use in the yard! At the very front of the fence, like right where Kev was standing to that the picture, is the gate into the other part of the yard where the deck is.
This is the other part of the yard, taken from the deck. Plenty of room for the sand box and swingset. And that back fence is actually about 4 feet from the actual back fence and conceals a huge planter box area that runs the width of the yard. Not sure why they put up the front fence to cover it but at least we can plant back there if we want.
The yard needs some work obviously but we'll get to that as we can. We're soooooo excited to finally be buying our own home after 8 long, long years of renting. And this place needs a little work but it's mostly cosmetic so we'll just have a running lists of projects to be working on.
And Kev forgot to take a picture of the front of the house so I'll post that later, after the next time we go by there.
Anyway, I told you it was gonna be a long post so hopefully you're still with me. I'll keep you posted as we get closer to closing and moving day - we're looking at moving our stuff in on July 4-5. Guess it's a good thing we didn't have plans for 4th of July weekend!
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Monday, June 2, 2008
Other than that, we've been battling our way thru several flare-ups of his bone disease . . . lasted about 5 weeks this time . . . but finally today he woke up feeling much better and actually got his dress shoes on for work. He went to softball practice yesterday and took it easy so he isn't all broken for the games this week. He LIVES for softball every summer and was really worried that he wouldn't be able to play this year but it looks like we're on the upswing of this flare-up so we'll see. He says playing baseball on the video games just isn't the same.
More updates to come . . . have to go let Josiah out of baby jail before he climbs out by himself. :)