Lorin & I went to see "My Sister's Keeper" I had to wear glasses because of crying! Lorin laughed at me in the movie and then cheered me up in the bathroom with her posing and pointing out the poster on the mirror. Great movie, just make sure you wear no makeup, take lots of kleenex and do not forget your sunglasses!
On 23 June, 2009, Dustin will officially be 16 years old! We had a small pool party with his friends on Saturday 20 June, 2009 and we will have a party with family on the 23rd. Here are a few pictures from Saturday with more to follow after Tuesday!
Dustin and his girlfriend, Erika at the airport getting ready to get her ticket to go to Vegas and meet up with her Dad. Now they get to juggle the time difference when texting! Special thanks to Shilo for helping out with the ticket.
Making her signing debut..Kaleigh went to Omega Studios and recorded her cd yesterday thanks to her Grandmother-TUTU for buying her the gift certificate. The recording session lasted about 30-35 minutes and Kaleigh was able to record 7 songs. I will try to post a link that will enable you to take a listen to her favorite song. Many, many thanks to TUTU from Kaleigh! By the way, Jaylin is her fan club president! Look at her dance in the chair while Kaleigh is singing.
The spousal unit and I took a little trip and got away this past weekend. It was so nice to be childless for a couple of days, although I did miss them. I truly think that all relationships need that special time together just the two of you! We had soooo much fun and I cannot wait until a few more weeks and we do it again! We saw an outdoor blues festival, bought a couple of cars)can you tell which one I liked?), ate our favorite--New York Style Pizza and Mexican food at Taco Cabana, Brewed some beer and drove home in the rain! All was good, well maybe not that last one!
Guess what was happening at 6:30 tonight in Greenwood? Blue vs White football game! Dustin was #43 and I am embarrassed to say that I cannot remember the score. Lorin went to the lake with a friend for the weekend, Kaleigh is with her mom, so Jaylin, James and I went to watch Dustin play. I tried to get Jaylin to hold up the ticket so everyone could see it. The ticket got you a hamburger, chips and a drink. Thank goodness for a beautiful afternoon!
I was not able to participate in Kelly's last friday's "Show Us Where You Live Friday" due to to the fact that I do not have a guest room, but thank goodness I do have a dinning room! Where else would you feed our family!?!
This is the view as you walk into the kitchen/dinning room from the living room. This Friday is an "as is" day for me, you will see dust on the wine cooler, things on the counter, etc. Keeping it real for you! The brown picture frame with black inside of it is a chalk board I made with sheet metal and a $26.00 clearance frame from Hobby Lobby.
This is the view as you come in from the klitchen and hallway from the garage-I tried two different shots for better clarity. The table is from Woodco and we love it! Right now the leaf is in the middle, but we normally keep it out. You probably cannot tell that it is the same stain as the cabinents with black legs and the chairs, from Woodco also, are black.
This is the door to the backporch/backyard/pool. The old cooking utincils are from an antique store and none of them cost over $2.00. The wine cooler that sits to the right of the door. I love the stuff on top of it--the colors of the kitchen/dinning room are brown & green with that mustard color on the walls. Not crazy about the wall color, considering changing it. What do you think? The past color in this area were red, the mustard wall color and green, but I was tired of them and changed just recently to this.
The pictures are of some things in the Dinning Room/Kitchen to show the color pallete. The awesome apothocary jar I found at Fred's for $12.00!!! and the pears that are inside of it came free!!!
This is a view from the dinning room looking toward the kitchen. I included due to the bar area where the kids sit and eat. This gives you a better idea of the color of the table and chairs as the bar and bar stools mimic them. The "K" in the green yard sale picture frame is from an idea I got from super crafty Nicole at The Graves' House, the bird in the cheese platter dome thing I also got off a blog, but I cannot remember for the life of me. If you reconize it as your idea, let me know and I would love to give you credit--so sorry for my pre-alzheimers!
Another picture of the grouping on top of the wine cooler-closer up. This is what hangs above the "K" picture on the bar. My husband loves Elvis and his mother had found these collector cards-kind of like baseball cards, at an antique place in Florida and I got them framed for the love of my life! That is the tour! We hope you have a wonderful & safe Memorial Day weekend!
30ish, married, blended mother of 4,trying to keep up! The oldest is the only boy, D will be 17 in June, L is 16, K is 11 in May, Baby J was born on 14 Jan, 2008. D, L and Baby J live with us and K lives with her mom. My wonderful handsome husband works full time-military and I work part time for the county. Together we do the best we can to try to keep up with the kids, life, church etc.