Wednesday, December 15, 2010


I think that title pretty much sums up my feelings at the moment!!  Our Christmas celebrations with family begins this weekend, and I had an extra little push to have much done by Tuesday  (don't feel badly about that Megan, YOUR Dad and Mimi were absolutely thrilled with your surprise of arriving early!! so glad I kept my mouth shut and didn't spoil the surprise!!!! :) AND we enjoyed the visit from you, Katie Jo, Sam, and Michelle oh and we loved having Kevin also!! and THANK you Kevin what an awesome dishwasher you are!  I have been very busy between laying the kitchen floor, tiling the fireplaces (which by the way I will grout when completely finished, I still have to tile the hearth in the family room)  I have put away MORE boxes of my belongings and where does all of this crap come from???   My next project will be filtering through more of my things to get rid of stuff!

OK now I know you didn't want to know all of the above! BUT it is my life and my blog! haha!

NOW to the house..... The kitchen floor is finished!!! Praise the LORD!!  The new gas stove is supposed to be in the store tomorrow for us to pickup and the plumber is coming Friday to run the gas line!  We still have to finish one of the bookshelves in the family room but I am so pleased with how they are looking!!!  Mark had this old buffet that belonged to his maternal grandmother and he was going to pitch it!  The buffet is scratched and needs some tender loving care!  I am thinking of a white antique effect.... opinions please!  I will also put about 3 shelves above it to display my grandmothers dishes!

I am so excited my children, and grandchildren will be here this weekend to celebrate our Saviours Birth!  It will be so much fun!  Mark's children who live here and who have already arrived will be here for dinner and we so look forward to celebrating with Mike, Jill and Christian the following weekend!

After the last few days of marathon cleaning, hanging curtains in the family room  I so enjoyed just chilling out with my coffee this morning and admiring it all!  Yes I know I still have work to do but it is looking good and I love it!

So just in case you are bored here are some shots of what our house looks like this morning!
AHHHHhhhhh I am loving how this is going to look!  Mark still has to finish the shelves on the right!!

I love the shelves Mark put up!  My Great Grandmothers Platter and also her Pitcher and Bowl!  Mark has a collection of Hurricane Lamps! The cross stitched picture says "Bless this House" my mother made it and it always pleased her that I had it on display!  I wish she could see it!

NO.. it is not jail bars!  Those are PB wall art display racks... I am needing some more black frames so I can get pictures hung and still looking for the brackets that go on that hold my vases.... now which box could they possibly be in???

Santa Stockings for all the grandsons (they are hanging double) and purple and pink stockings for my little girlies!!!

A nice little wave from my favorite snowman!

The fireplace finally painted and the NOEL Pottery Barn knockoff that I made with wooden letters from Hobby Lobby and glued together... saw it done on a blog, thanks to whomever it was......

A better look at the tile....

The old buffet, that I am going to paint!  BUT   first I have some repair work to do on it!  Lots of gouges in it!

The breakfast nook and a look at the tile!

Yes, I am praying the stove comes in tomorrow!!!

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