Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Weekend with my sister's family...

It's a 'twin thing' once again. When my mom and I arrived at my twin sisters house, low and behold my sister and I were dressed just alike. we both had on black shirts and khaki pants with black sandals on. We have done this on many occassions and it still 'freaks' us and our family out. It is uncanny that the two of us can live 5 hours apart and show up in the exact same clothes. Not only that we have the 'same' clothes in our closets but that we pick out the same thing on the very same day. Wow this is weird. This is my mom with Jonathan. Is is learning the keyboard and Nana was teaching him a new song.

Nana snuggling with Lyndsay

Me, Terri! and mymom at the kids soccer games.

Laura and Lyndsay with Nana at the game.

Aunt Cherri with Lyndsay

Aunt Cherri with Jonathan

Aunt Cherri with Laura

We had a wonderful time with Terri! and her kids. The only thing missing was her husband Robert. Thanks Terri! and kids for a lovely day. We love you.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Softball anyone...

Here is Sam with Sierra right after she scored her first run. My mom with Joshua

Dad with Joshua
On my way home from work tonight I stopped by the ball fields. My nieces were playing softball. Sierra will be ten this week. Tonight was the first game of this season. I was glad that I could be there. Her first up at bat, she hit a good solid hit and got on base. She stole 2nd and ended up scoring a run. Yeah Sierra!!! Here she is coming across the plate...a little blurry, I know, but I still think it's cute.
Here she is with her brother Joshua. His game is later this week.

Here is Gabrielle, who will be 5 this summer. She was playing T-ball (however, the coaches actully pitched to them). This is her very first year playing.

Here she is coming up to bat. Isn't she just adorable. I know I am partial and all, but get real. She is too darn cute!! Ok, so the bat is almost as big as she is..that doesn't matter, right?

Can't believe that I actually got the shot of the ball coming to her. I was thrilled to get this shot. She wacked it too. Way to go Gabrielle!!!

And this is her actaully scoring her very first run...ever!

It was a lot of fun getting the chance to watch them play. I look forward to the rest of the season.

Spring Break with my Son

My son lives out of state (about 4 hours away) with his dad. He is very involved in football so I don't actually get to see him a whole lot. He came and spent most of his Spring Break with us week before last. I know, I can't believe it has taken me this long to post about his visit either. We had an amazing time together. We had to make every moment count and we did. The first full day he was here we met my mom, dad and my brother for lunch. Here are some photos:

Matt with me and my hubby Mark
This is Mark, my mom, Matt, me and my dad.

My mom, Matt and my dad. (yes he is as tall as my dad...6"3" to be exact)

These are the 'men' in my life. Mark, Sam, Matt and Dad

My brother Sam can't get over the fact that my 15 year old son is taller than his is. This is him standing on something to appear taller than Matt. Sorry Sam, he has past you.

Matt, Mark and I throughly enjoyed our time with you. Thank you for helping us plant our Red Bud Trees. You sure saved our backs and muscles. We appreciated it. We love you sweetheart.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Pictures of my 'Scrap-Space'

I have recently re-painted my old scrap desk. (my previous post) I also received a 'free' U shaped table for my studio and I just got everything (for the most part) back into place. I am really happy with the results. Here are some 'not-so-great' photos. I am not quite done but I wanted to post an update. It is still a work in progress. What do you think?

Thursday, April 9, 2009

'After' photos of the Furniture re-do

So here is my 'improved' desk. It looks so much better in my studio being black instead of that light pink. This little stool looks so much better as well. Once I get all my stuff moved back into the desk and everything looks 'back to normal', I will post pictures of my scrapspace.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Some Furniture 'Re-doing'...

I have a couple of things that I want to use in my studio (scrapspace) but they need some help. This desk was given to my daugher over 12 years ago. It is the desk I have been using in my scrapspace for about 3 years now. In the second picture you can see where she painted her name on it with fingernail polish when she was younger. It has been a great little desk but the key word here is 'little'. I have just gotten a 'U' shaped table for my studio and I wanted this desk to go behind it. I kind of want my 'stuff' all around...front, sides and behind me. You will see, I will post 'finished' pictures when I'm finished. While I was painting the desk, I decided to also paint a footstool and some wall decor. I am going with black accents in my studio so it was easy, all three pieces were done in black. I like easy. Here are the before shots! I will post 'after' shots tomorrow. My hubby thinks I need one more clear coat on the table before we bring it inside. We will have to do that after church tomorrow. Thanks for looking.