Wednesday, September 25, 2013

This & That

I'm attempting to get back into the swing of things with blogging but since I have been feeling overwhelmed lately with lots going on in life, I have not taken the time to stop and think.  When I sit down to blog I have so much going on I don't know where to start so I thought I would start by sharing some miscellaneous pictures I've taken recently.
 
We finally have our craft room basically in order, now we just need to find the time and energy to get in there and make some cards. 

One of the first things we decorated when we moved in was the top of the kitchen cabinets.  Most of the walls in the rest of the house are empty and with life being so crazy I'm not sure when we will get to decorating.
 
This is my bedroom.  I wanted something totally different for my room.  I have always decorated country style or patriotic.  Now I have this beautiful but unique bedspread and color mix and I have no clue how to decorate the walls.  Any suggestions are welcome!


 
God blessed us with this beautiful piano.  I had been looking on Craigslist for a piano for Mom but I wasn't finding anything that looked nice or at a reasonable price.  I made a comment one night and the next thing I know Dad calls me into his office because he found the piano he wanted to get Mom.  Look at this beauty!  He found it on Craigslist, it was a wonderful price and it came with free delivery!
 
This picture was taken on the first night we had the piano.  We were so excited that we had to sing a few songs.  Sarah (the girl playing the piano) is a new guest at our house.  With all that is going on right now I haven't even had a chance to blog anything about her.  She is living with us while she waits for her new job to get her all cleared to go to training in Texas.  Not sure how long that will be but she has been a blessing to have at the house.
 
School started which meant that Kathy and I started back up with teaching Sunday School to the little ones.
 
I get to watch these two boys who are learning to sit during Sunday School but are still to young to sit still during the entire time.  They are such a joy to watch.
 
Came home after a long, stressful day at work and I got a card in the mail.  It totally brightened my day!  Not only was it special because it came from a dear friend, but it was a handmade card too.  It's amazing how wonderful it is to receive letters/cards thru snail mail and yet it's becoming a lost art.  So sad!

I am so thankful that after two stressful weeks of school and two times of taking the test I now have my Life and Health insurance license.

That's it for now.  Please keep Kathy in your prayers as she has been overloaded at work.  The past few weeks she has been going into work early, working late and still bringing work home to complete.  I am starting to get sick so please pray that I don't get anyone else sick and that this will quickly pass thru me.  Have a blessed week everyone!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Trip to Florida + Cruise

These pictures are long overdue but atleast I'm finally getting them posted.

Maureen and I went on a cruise to celebrate her 40th Birthday... what a blast it was!  I am so thankful for the relationship I have with her!
Megan is a little fish... she and Roger both love being in their pool!
Megan and I have fun in the kitchen together... here Megan was making cake pops with her Easy Bake Oven.  I think she had the most fun sampling the sprinkles!
See you guys next year!