Saturday, July 16, 2011

Father's Day

B and Elle hosted the joint Father's Day get together this year with Elle's family. B smoked ribs and we all brought the side dishes. It was great food and fellowship as we enjoyed the newly fenced yard and pergola. It was a good afternoon/evening.

Elle, B and Smitty


We have been remodeling and redecorating our master suite for more than 7+ months. I had posted earlier with the "before" pictures. I am glad to now show you the finished product. We have officially declared the project completed! We are now enjoying the finished product.



Hollywood lights-Before

Classic look After

Mid-70's decor-Before

Classic and wonderful-After

Merry Month of May

I am so far behind on my blogging that I am going to give you a quick review of what happened in May. I planted all the outside pots for the spring, celebrated Mother's Day, wedding anniversary (39th), and my 60th b'day. It was a very busy, fun-filled month. I know that from a gift-giving stand point, Smitty is glad is has come and gone.

Spring planting

Anniversary flowers

Celebrating my b'day with 39,000+ fans (Texas Rangers fans that is)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Stormy Weather

The northern part of the state has been plagued by lots of wildfires that have consumed acres and acres of land and many homes. We've also experience some straight line winds and even tornadoes over the last week or so. Tuesday evening we were on the tail end of a hail storm. We stood and watched as the stones got larger. After it was safe, Smitty stepped outside to get a close up of some of the bigger ones. Fortunately, not enough to do major damage.

Red is the Color!

Smitty has always disliked our front door. We have put some thought into a new one, but never committed to making a decision. So, I thought maybe a quick fix to "freshen up" the entry would suffice until we make a firm decision on style and paint color. Thus, the new look. It really perks up the entrance.

Nothing Could Be Finer than to be in Carolina--South that is!

Smitty and I made our trek to SC back in late March. We had not been there in more than 10 months. Fortunately, they had made multiple trips to Texas during those 10 months. We went out on a Thursday and stayed through noon on Monday. The first two days were just perfect for outside activities, but the last two were rainy and cold. We had a wonderful visit and had lots of "play time" with LilE.

JD, LilE and Mom-to-be

Spent one afternoon letterboxing.

LilE had studied all about caterpillars in preschool
Rainy days brought out all the crafting ideas.
Pop even got into pasta pictures.

Playing with the little people can be lots of fun.

What for a fun weekend for Mimi and Pop!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Shower of Blessings

As many of you know, we started a master bath and bedroom remodel on October 23, 2010. As of December 23, 2010 we were able to move the bed into the room and had limited use of the bathroom due to no shower enclosure. We were having a special design "etched" into the shower glass. Well into the new year we were notified that the person who was doing the "etching" had passed away unexpectedly during the holidays. The glass company was looking for another person or company to fulfill our order. After many weeks, another company was located, but the cost had tripled in price. Thus, we had to opt out of this special designed glass and pursued a clear glass enclosure. Arrangements were made for deliver. To our dismiss 2 sides of the enclosure were installed, but the shower door had been mis-measured and hinged improperly. A redo of the door was required. I am glad to report that this past Thursday, March 31, the door was installed. (Remember, this remodel began on October 23rd.) In the near future I will past a "before and after" of this complete remodel and new decor. We are almost there, just a few more upholstery pieces, pictures and lamps to go!

New shower door

Overall view of the new shower enclosure.