Saturday, February 28, 2009

Remodel Ideas

So our house has been known as the house with the "red" door. When I told people at church where we lived they remembered the house based on the red door. However it is badly in need of paint. The red is flaking off in parts revealing the lovely mint green color it had been painted before. If I could afford it I would love these new doors.

The one above retails for about $10,000 or more. Can you say ouch! I definitely will be heading to the hardware store for paint, because something tells me this door is not in my future.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Would you...

take your kids to play here?

found in my hood

Couldn't they have thought of a better name? It just conjures up the wrong image for me, but then maybe my mind is just in the gutter!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Fun in the Super Market

Sometimes I like to hand the camera over to the kids. Here's what you get.

I love how they will pose and smile for each other, but not for me. What's up with Big Sis? I think she may want to be America's Next Top Model. Lil Sis must still be in her awkward phase. What is really fun is watching the people around me giggle/smile. I love brightening someone's day. Especially those lonely old folk. They love to stop me in the grocery store and say hello to the girls.

Thursday, February 12, 2009


I love that DH works so hard. I mean take a look at this root he pulled up today, it's massive. It had been choking a poor lemon tree in our yard. Now hopefully we will get some lemons. I love fresh squeezed lemonade.

Hopefully our neighbor's tree won't die! But technically it was okay to chop the root, it was on our property, right?

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Favorite Book Friday

My Sis-in-law recommended this book years ago. My girls love it. Cute, funny and a nice twist on what it is to be a princess.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Our new nest...

We finally have a home to call our own now, after a year and a half long search. We couldn't be happier, despite the fact that our grass is dead looking, there is some major yard work to be done, and the kitchen is totally not my style. Slowly we will get there. I tried to take some photos of the house, but it seems that my camera can't get a wide enough angle. I'll figure something out later. Here's the kitchen. We tore down some upper cabinets that made the kitchen feel like a cave. It really opened it up. Now what to do about that unstained patch?

(anyone interested in seeing some of my dream kitchen inspirations?)

The girls really wanted a bunk bed. What an awesome purchase. Not only does it function as a bed, it also doubles as a fort! Hours of fun for them.

Here's to our adventures in the house with the red door.