Friday, January 23, 2009


My sweet friend Christine has been wanting to open a coffee shop for years. She and her husband were recently able to buy a building down town. She is not going to open the coffee shop full time yet so the building is being used by our church for kid's ministry and ladies bible study. It was pretty ugly in there so we spent a couple of days painting. It's been fun gathering odds and ends furniture and gussying the place up.

We had lots of help that first night painting!That's me up on the ladder. I am so not graceful and I always seem to be the one up on the ladder or walking backwards!

I trimmed-Christine rolled.

Here's what down town small town looks like at around 9 p.m. on a Sunday night:Here's a view from the busy direction:We are almost done-got the green all up and the yellow on the other 2 walls. The floor will be brown. Hopefully we'll be able to finish next week and I'll WOW you with the after shots.

Monday, January 12, 2009

I Didn't Think It Could Get Worse

This is my neighbors yard...about a year ago.
Let's just say it's not my taste. My yard may look a little crazy at times with toys, bikes, balls, sports equiptment and the occasional plastic water bottle laying around. And, okay, fine, I have left the new phone book laying in the driveway for a day or two, once or twice. But this...this...this is just beyond all understanding! This is my neighbors yard 3 days ago:

I found the cutest little gnome at a yard sale last week. DH would have had a heart attack if I had put it in our yard sooo, just for fun, I decided to share it with the neighbor.

It's not there anymore. The gnome must have ticked off the flamingos. I hear gnomes are quite the practical jokers. Flamingos must not have a sense of humor. Shame. Prissy little things.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Old Business

I've been in a creative hole and the blogging spark has passed me by. I have too many irons in the fire and I can't get inspired. Usually, the best way to get out is to just DO IT. So, I'm just doing it. Here are some pics from the last month.

Picture stolen off Julia's blog:

5th Grade band getting ready to perform:

Christmas play and snow party:

The only kind of snow I like-it's pretty much plastic. Plastic snow rocks!

We went to my mom's house for Christmas. My kids just love her jacuzzi tub. A little scarey, this...We hadn't seen the cats for a a little worried:

We went camping New Year's Eve:

Hey. Little girl. GET OUT OF MY TENT.

We had quite the awesome fire. There were kids scrounging firewood for hours:

The party girls:

Adios 2008! Come February I'll be ready for 2009~