This was our granddaughters 3rd year performing in the Nutcracker. She is 8yrs old and let
me tell you how amazed and proud I am of her dedication and love for performing in the public.
I have never been one to do any of this... She tried out in Sept and got the part she wanted. She
was a bon bon. She had to start practice each Saturday only being able to miss one or she would
be dropped.... She missed a few sleep overs and parties all with a smile and excitement for the next
She had to be in full makeup for the rehearsals that started early in the week... And baby it was
She performed 4 times. She was bummed when it was over but let me tell you she crashed
when it was....
First year as a mouse, second as a toy soldier and third as a bon bon.. Her smile melts my heart.
Definitely was a great start to December.. Merry Christmas! Blessings Pam
Why oh why would we start a kitchen remodel early November right before the holidays?
I am sharing an after picture before the before only to keep you here lol. We will be in our
home 3yrs come January. It was built in the 70's and while there is several upgrades the
kitchen isn't one of them. It has driven me nuts but we just don't have thousands to spend so
we decided to do ourselves. I have so many ideas and it will probably take a year or so to
It has been alot of work and the dust and mess is driving me crazy. I like to have everything
in its place. I am working on patience. The dark old varnish wood with old knobs was just dark
Many trips to Home Depot and Lowe's for more and more sandpaper I am liking the way
it has turned out.
We will finish up the cabinets after Christmas... We are going to add a back splash to the wall, a new
pendant light above the sink, hopefully a new farmhouse sink, and adding some new trim. Im also hoping to add some underneath lighting under the cupboards.We removed some shudders around the window above the sink and need to plaster that as well. When all is done I will paint the kitchen. Last year around this time we removed a wall to open the kitchen up a little. We also removed the ugly florescent lighting. I was super excited to have won a barn door and will be getting that ordered this week. It will go on the dining room wall. I just have to picture the end project. In the end knowing we did it ourselves will be so rewarding.
The kitchen has been closed but as of late I have some order finally and am going to sit back and
admire what is done and imagine what isn't done and what it will look like....Hope your enjoying your month of December..
Our daughter did some impromptu fall pictures of the grand kids after they carved pumpkins. I love the effort and time she puts into these.. I love how they turned out. Londyn will be 9 in January. Harlow is just about 15 months and Tyson is 10! Oh boy does Harlow Jaine love her brother, she chuckles when you say where is brother...
Such a cute one. She just gently slapped Sissy's face out of fun. Love the capture.
So proud of these 3! October 2017
My son and girlfriend have been busy with weddings and parties galore! Look at them. Love them both.. Such kind hearts they have. We sure love hosting family get together with them and our daughter and family. After all isn't that what its all about.
I'm training the youngest Miss Harlow Jaine to have the love I have for junking.. This is her second event with gammy.
I really enjoyed http://junkbonanza.com/ ! My second trip this last year.. However the crowd and parking gets bigger and bigger. Shoulder to shoulder. Standing in a line for 40 mins with a baby in the high winds and rain was a little stressful. Saw some familiar faces and missed some I had hoped to see due to the crowd and parking...
Started the weekend receiving some mums I bought from a fundraiser. I went a little crazy. However I love supporting great causes. This one was for the Washington D.C. Trip..
Who isn't addicted to Rae Dunn? I have to say I am. This mug came from my sis. She didn't even know it was Rae Dunn she just bought me a mug.. I was so giddy...
A weekend in recap.. Spending time with grand kids, shopping and putting on a feast for 9.. Life is good.. I am truly blessed...Speaking of being blessed look at this sign I won on instagram from https://www.facebook.com/showmeacustomsign/ Thanks so very much. I love it..
Happy Friday! I have been enjoying on working on two of my gallery walls... I have 16ft-20ft vaulted ceilings. I find it hard to decorate such high ceilings. My sis in law Starla once told me I have a knack for piling it all in. So I will take that advice and do just that. I love my B wall.. It is right when you walk in the front door.
January we will be in our home three years. It only took me three years to put stuff on my bedroom wall. I kinda like the direction it is going.
You will probably never find my blog perfect, or my pictures edited as I have no patience. My grammar is in need of help too lol. However my blog is something I really enjoy even though I take long breaks from it. As of late I find I am enjoying it again.
I have been to some great Harvest shows lately. Love this little lantern I scored last weekend.
Pumpkins were 50% off so I finally bought one. I have been wanting one for awhile..
Check out this great drying rack I score also.. I love it.. I have incorporated it in my dining room. I was going to stain it dark to go with my decor but again I have no patience.
Now onto the rekindled friendship I mentioned... Well my friend Kim and I worked together many years ago, her little sis and I were best friends in grade school and we have remained friends for years. Their family has suffered great loss, like I have and many have... I am super excited to be friends on instagram.. Now Kim and I are hooked on Rae Dunn... She has been buying her sister Patsy, myself and her items and are just as giddy as I am... I get great drop offs on my porch. We message back and fourth about giveaways etc throughout the night... She hits the stores after work and reminds me so much of myself... I am so thankful. I joked that she could drop by anytime. lol. One day my daughter or son will marry and I will have the perfect Bridesmaid cup to offer up...
I was super excited for this Boss cup as it is so me. Thanks Kim!!
I'm getting quite the collection... I love it all... Keep it coming Kim.... Blessed by you..
I just want one of everything. Missed the pics of the warted pumpkins... We went to our first pumpkin patch early October. Planning on a bigger one soon. Gets you in the spirit of the season.
One of my favorite pics yet of Londyn. She is a ray of light. 8 years going on 18.. She is such a
happy girl.. Always smiling,singing, and dancing.. She is a great big sister. I love being her gammy.
Harlow lights up my life too. She is so happy and has so many expressions. She is starting to chatter like crazy. Almost 15 months and blows kisses, waves of course, does the cutest little shrug of the shoulders and is getting a mouth full FINALLY of teeth. It took awhile, I knew they would all come in at once.
This is how you will find her most of the time. With a huge smile...
I love this picture. It is one of my favorites. I see my sis Penny and myself in her...
My son Noah and girlfriend Jessica and niece Yuna went to Sunriver the same weekend.. They had a great time. I am actually hoping to rent a house and enjoy some family time this weekend.
We enjoyed a summer vacation with the two of them in August to Hawaii. They just celebrated their two year Anniversary together. Love hosting our family dinners when we can come together all at the same time. Life is busy I will take it when I can get it.. Blessings Pam