happily ever after: August 2011

Friday, August 26, 2011



I am a lover of the home.

I love to BE home.

Since moving here to North Carolina we have lived in THREE houses. Ugh. It's a sign of the economy, not a sign that we like to move.

House #1

House #2

This past spring we moved again. Into a much smaller place, or at least a much smaller yard.

Sweetie loves that he doesn't have a huge yard overwhelming him and a mile long list of things that constantly need to be done.

And I love the house.

It's not overwhelming.

It's compact.

It's cozy.

It's HOME.

House #3

Storm Preparedness

Irene is coming. And us being totally clueless and naive were just planning on throwing a 'Welcome Irene' party at our house. But then one of my good friends kept sending me urgent requests that I take it seriously and get myself prepared. She helped me make a list:

1. Batteries
2. Flashlights
3. Water Bottles
4. Crank Radio
5. Propane on grill FULL!
6. Candles
7. Matches
8. Non-perishable foods.
9. Fill up the gas tanks in autos.

My well stocked pantry, there is no potted meat or vienna sausages in here, cuz, ew, gross..just canned beans and fruit.

My emergency preparedness basket...and can I just say, "NOT COOL WALMART PEEPS! For taking ALL the 'D' batteries, I mean, COME ON! Save a few for us clueless people."

Then she also advised me to bring in everything outside that might blow away or at least stake it down...

Yard Men

So I got myself some new yard men. They're totally cute too.

Sometimes they grumble. But then I make cookies and they are all smiles again.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Thankful on a Saturday Morning

1. Sweetie is home, two weeks apart is WAY too long.

2. Dave scampering down the stairs to snuggle with Dad on the couch this morning.

3. Getting excited for the schedule of Fall, I love a good schedule.

4. Finding a new Math Tutor this past week, no more long drive 3 times a week.

5. My Dave's vertigo is finally going away, PRAISES!

6. Calvin rubbing my feet last night before I went to sleep.

7. Having the weekend to rest & precious Church tomorrow.

8. My new Caribou Coffee, Daybreak Morning Blend, it has a rooster on the bag. So cute, but even better, SO YUMMY!

9. The fact that Sweetie is sitting across from me; drinking his coffee, reading on his laptop, with his hairy legs, socks and crocs on. This man makes me so happy!

10. I thought I would be including this sweet doggie to my thankful post this week...

but alas, it was not meant to be (her stupid owner came and claimed her)...so instead, Winston has been rockin' the pink bow. He loves me.

Happy Saturday Everyone!!!!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Working Hard

So my Sweetie has been in California for two weeks, working. Work has picked up there and we are so very thankful. My dad does some work for us and this week has been no exception. Daddy has worked a lot for us. But today I got these pictures texted to me....

Yep, that would be my Sweetie working. Working hard for his family. We're so proud of him.

And then a few seconds later I got this picture...

My Dad on the same job, working, actually working.

(isn't my Daddy cute?)

Sweetie got a severe lashing after I got these photos.

Though about an hour later I got this photo, from my Dad, titled "problem in my kitchen, how do i fix it?"

This would be what my Sweetie does when he goes to California, he stays with my parents, but then sets up office on the kitchen counter. My dad thinks it might stop my mom's ability to cook food for them, this causes him anxiety. Hilarious.

A New Beginning

I've been wanting to get back to bloggin, but my computer settings wouldn't allow me to post anything. For some reason it's all okay again. So I'll be back.