Friday, December 28, 2012

Christmas Pictures

 I did not send Christmas cards this year. I didn't have as much time as I usually do! BUT, for all you Grandma's out there (MiMi), I took several pictures. Here are a few:
Saturday at Pawpaw's house.

Sunday with the cousins:
 In hindsight I wish I had taken this picture somewhere else, because these stairs aren't finished and they look awful. but oh well! These kids are so cute, and of course I couldn't get them to look at the same time.
In Isaac's room, you can tell they were having fun in here! Also, Isaac was so obsessed with his new sword. He's distracted by it in every picture.
 Monday at the Christmas Eve service:
Christmas day with his new "Hulk Hands":    (cell phone pic)
 Savannah trying them out too:
Christmas night at bedtime:
 We had a wonderful day!

I have many more pictures from Papaw's house and the Christmas party, but I'm short on time and will save them for another post!

I hope y'all had a wonderful, beautiful Christmas!!!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Around Here

 The chickens are enjoying their new home...

 The fires are cozy...
 The lights twinkle...

 The twins are happy! And Isaac lost another tooth.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Living, Dining, and a Chicken Pen

Well, as usual I don't have time to write much, so I'm sharing pictures of our almost finished house. Get ready for picture overload:
 (iPhone pics)
 This is a picture of the living/ dining area before we put the wood floors down and fixed the lights. And painted the ceiling...
Looking from the dining area into the living room.
Our coffee table is special to me. This was my Grandmother's cedar chest. She was a talented, genteel southern lady and I hope to be the same someday. I have lofty goals.

Love Norman Rockwell.
We're not completely finished with this room. I've got to paint the door on the left and Joe has some outlet covers to install. But I like this pillow.
The dining side of the room. This table is small and we're planning to replace it (with another family heirloom table, a story for another day), but it works for now. This was my Grandparent's first table as newlyweds, they bought it at a Salvation Army in Flint Michigan. My Grandaddy couldn't find work at home in Mississippi, so they traveled up north and lived in Flint for less than a year while he worked at a factory.

Another glimpse of the mantel / fireplace. I haven't really decorated the mantel yet, just placed some things up there as we've brought them in. My Grandparent's picture, some Christmas houses, small nativity. I know I'll change it later when I have more time.
Coffee time is an important part of my mornings. I found this cream and sugar set years ago in the delta (Inverness MS), while shopping with my sweet  Mamaw at a thrift store. It brings back such good memories.
Coffee on the front porch.

Every morning, rain or shine, Savannah has a heart to heart with this dog. She calls him "My Sam". She could talk to him for hours.

Lovely trees.
A tall cedar in our back yard. Savannah calls this "The Christmas Tree".
The chicken pen Joe's been working on. He's built it mostly out of leftover pieces from other projects.
I love this roof. We used tin from an old metal shed we had to tear down. I think it turned out really well.

Alrighty, just one more picture before I go:

The twins standing in the kitchen before we headed off to the Christmas Parade Saturday. They had so much fun. And Isaac's been wearing that hat everywhere. He says it's "Christmasy". We'll be walking around the grocery store and he'll suddenly belt out a loud "Ho Ho Ho, Merry Christmas!"
I believe Isaac embodies the very spirit of Christmas.

Anyhow, it's very late, so please forgive any misspellings, typos, unfinished sentences...

Goodnight all!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

1st Post From Alabama

Greetings from the Alabama hills! I'm trying to revamp the blog a little, so the "about me" section is not quite right yet. If you have an opinion on the new blog title, feel free to comment. I was informed by blogger that I've filled up the available free space for pictures, so I had to join google+ or pay for more space. Obviously a ploy to force people into googe+, but whatever. It worked. Ha! So I'll have to redo some things when I have time. Which means never.

 Anyway! We now (finally) have internet at our new house, so it's time to post some pictures:
 (He's wearing my jacket)

It is beautiful and peaceful out here and we love it. We're still working on the house and moving things around, so still very busy! I've posted some pictures of the inside of the house on instagram, and plan to repost them here soon, but for now I'm out of time. I hope everyone is having a wonderful evening!