Thursday, December 2, 2010

A Little Bit of Everything.....

My lil' cousins, Niki & Taylor at Thanksgiving.

Lexi is looking straight at the camera. Kaylin Marie loves her baby cousin, Taylor.

Mom & Dad got the roof on their house, which is exciting. While we were on the roof, we got a nice view of guys on the cell phone tower, they were to the very top.

This is my niece, Jaidyn at Thanksgiving at Eric's Grandma & Grandpa's house.
I put out a lot of Christmas decorations this year. This is "Kerr's Carriage" given to me by my Aunt Brenda several years ago.
This is an ongoing house project: reupholstering my dining room chairs. Mom scored the new material (chair on the right) at a yard sale for 50 cents, I love it. I have 3 of the 6 chairs recovered.

Well, that was a quick run down of what's been going on in our lives for the past couple of months since I've blogged.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Good Times

Our cookout was a wonderful success. We had great weather, delicious food, and of course, great company. So many of our friends and family came out and we want to thank each of them.

Jeff Gula, Kim, the Wu Family and Hussein (friends from work):
Marshall & Karl (friends from work):
Dad & Uncle Ricky:

Kristi, Jenn & Beth (friends from colleg):

Guy & Shirley Kelly:

Keith & Terra Burdette:
Tommy, Tom & Donna Williams (our neighbors):

The Butcher family & Lexi:
Aunt Valerie:
Diana, Jaidyn, Marsha & Gary, John & Teresa:

Teddy, JB, Madison & Matt:
Dad & me:

Mom, putting hamburgers together:

Doc & Judy:
Basil & Virginia Hershberger

Brantie Nottingham

Justin & Reathal:
Sandy & Len Martin:

Hussein & Noura:

Joy, Yeuming, Faith & April Wu:

Vera & Boyce:

JB, Paula & Matt
Rki (prego):


Thanks so much for Frankie for taking pictures, to everyone who brought food and/or drinks. Thanks to Eric for grilling, Tiny for fixing the grill. And especially to EVERYONE who helped build our wonderful house and helped with the cookout! WE LOVE YOU ALL!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Cookout Time

We have finally scheduled our cookout to show off our new home. Please come and join us on August 7, 2010 at 3:00 PM. The food will be ready at about 5:00. Sorry, if I didn't have your e-mail address (I was going to put the link for the e-vite but, I don't want someone to have directions to my house), please e-mail me at, if you need directions!

We hope to see you there. You may need to bring some chairs.

The list of things that need accomplished before the cookout isn't too unrealistic but, we'll see.

Eric - just in case you see this - here is the list: (I LOVE YOU AND APPRECIATE ALL YOU HAVE DONE FOR US!)

buy & install water filter
move dirt pile
install screens on windows
finish ceiling in basement
build walls & install doors in basement
straighten & clean ENTIRE basement
lattice under porches
lay block & rock on outside
hang curtains, which I just ordered yesterday, I'm so excited for curtains!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Decorating 101

This is a blank wall in the guest bathroom. Ten minutes later - it's my masterpiece. And the best part - no holes. I used Command hanging strips, they rock! The Wall Words were purchased at TJ Maxx - I love them and they even stick to the wood walls in the dining room.

I should have taken a picture of my shower curtain, it has light purple and green stripes - I swear this arrangement matches it. Frankie got me a shower curtain and accent towels for me for my house warming party at my 2nd to last house.
I had to throw some wedding pictures in too!
I can't show all my decorating styles and tips - you guys need to come see it in person! We have a tentative date for a cookout - August 7th - but, it's not set in stone. I'll let everyone know for sure.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Living & Loving It

My kitchen is pretty much complete. I forgot my paper towel holder at the old house but, the kitchen is really nice, especially my dishwasher! This beautiful piece of furniture is a pie safe that Eric's dad made. The hearts fit right in.This is the computer room/spare bedroom with the twin bed. Mom drew the tiger picture, which I will always love. The word wall, "Count your Blessings" was especially easy to put on.

Willow loves the new furniture and so do we and so does Gracie and Jaidyn.

Casie painted this for Eric and me for Christmas.

Eric did this arrangement. Mom painted the saw on the left and Casie painted the one on the right. We're so lucky to have artists in the family!

See, I told you.

This mirror was the first thing we hung in the house.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Final Work Projects & 1st Move

Diana gave me the idea of buying sticky tile to put in the bottom of the kitchen cabinets. Mom took on the task, which was a little difficult but, it looks great and I think will last great. It goes really well with our counter tops too. This dinette set was given to me by mom and dad, it was my great grandmothers, Dollie Stout Conrad Doss. Eric and I love it and it is so special. I plan to soon recover the chairs and make matching curtains. Once I get the house unpacked, that will be my first project.
Mom and I on moving day!

Our first lunch, actually sitting at the dining room table was Subway, and it was special! This is our first big move. I've been storing most of my belonging for 2 years and we got all of it moved in. This weekend, we plan to move everything from our current house into the new house.

This is the picnic table that Eric and his dad made. It is very nice and holds a lot of people.

Eric, with the help of Eugene and dad poured this concrete pad outside of the garage, which is very nice.

These are our new steps to the basement.

Once the decorating starts, I'll try to post some pics. Can you believe it, we're finished with construction. Well, the basement still needs some work but, I'm still moving in!