Sunday, November 09, 2008


As you may have noticed, I've updated the lay-out for Thanksgiving. I always say I'm going to do this seasonally so we'll just see about that when it's Christmas time! I'm wondering if my scripture at the top is making it look like I'm not posting? I'm leaving it there anyway 'cause I like it! And check out my new pic, that's right folks, it's me wearing my Dem Donkey Dress courtesy of my grandma. I figure it's a nice nod to the president-elect. Scroll down for our first Thanksgiving. Glory days, yeah they'll pass you by.

We have closed on our new old house and now we turn to decorating. I think I have my plan all settled but money and time will dictate the process. Actually, my new blog colors reflect our first project-the living room. The back ground color is pretty close to the wall color I've chosen. I'll take some pics as we go along, hopefully finishing next weekend. We're starting with this room because it's the least expensive/least amount of work. We might tackle the bathroom next for the same reasons. Most of our plans require little more than some spackle (that's a word, right? spellcheck keeps highlighting it.) and paint. The family room/kitchen will be the biggest undertaking as it is trapped in the past, the distant past. Dark paneling on the walls, dark cabinets, blue carpeting. We're saving to have hard wood floors put in so that's a project for further down the road.

Once we've finished the living room and hopefully the bathroom, it'll be time to swing into Christmas with decorations and going back to the old old house to gather up the tree and ornaments. This will be our first Christmas with a fireplace upon which to hang our stockings so I'm thinking Santa will be particularly pleased with us. I hope he gives us gift certificates to Lowe's and Home Depot!

Meanwhile, here's a pic of the Mr. with Paul Bunyan taken on our anniversary trip. You might remember his photo op with the Holy Family a few years back. He's connected like that.

Numbers 13:33 And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.


Deb said...

Wow - there's a "David and Goliath" photo if I ever saw one!

I like the color of your new living room walls. It's going to be so much fun decorating your house. While I don't like "decorating" - as in putting up seasonal decorations...I love to "decorate" a house. Does that make any sense at all?

You MUST take lots of before and after photos so we can all see the wonderful transformation of the you make it all your own (knowing that somewhere in a little piece of your will always be Grandma and Grandpa's house..which I think is the most awesome thing! Generations of a loving family --all under the same roof --making new memories and savoring the old.

Once again, I called you blessed!

Trish said...

I love the color for your living room walls. In my minds eye I can already see your furniture, drapes and everything all in place! It's going to be loverly. Have you decided on area rugs yet...colors, plain or with pattern? I love decorating!!!

Amber Land said...

I love the daily scripture. I also love the living room wall color.

Pat said...

The new color should make your C. S. Lewis room very's going to look great when your finished.
We need to get that antique amber colored light fixture fixed!

Mrs. Mac said...

I too like the color. Can't wait to see the progress. BTW I though that WAS Dean in the little picture with this post ... until I enlarged it and saw him barely up past the lumberjacks boots ... very striking resemblance ... you have a C.S. Lewis room? How cool!

Margie said...

I drove by that yesterday!!

Constance said...

Great pic of your Hub! I thought it was of him initially until I clicked on it and it enlarged! Ha Ha!

Definitely take photos and show us! Our daughter just got married a couple of days ago and we have already picked out new flooring and wall colors for her old bedroom! She probably thought we couldn't wait to get rid of her! Ha Ha!