It took me forever to get back on here...but here is a quick..well not so quick catch up post...I left off getting ready for the wedding!...well it was a lot of work but was an amazing day with a beautiful bride and groom! The best part it brought so many friends and family members together for a memorable event!
another wonderful thing that happened that day...Stephanie brought her new honey Adam along for the wedding! He was an amazing help..i am forever grateful for all of his help...and the help of Stephanie and Salina in pulling this off. I ended up throwing up for several hours the morning of the wedding....well until 2 hours before. At first i thought it may have been alcohol poisoning from the night before..but due to the delay and then lingering for 4 days after i am wondering if I had the flu bug...any how due to my brother's quick thinking and nurturing and a ton of anti nausea medicine i was able to make it through....The wedding was gorgeous and a lovely day...those are the memories we want to have :)
so now along with a new man..Stephanie is also expecting her first baby in March...yay...we think the romance the weekend of the wedding did the trick...hehe! Welcome Adam to our family!
all of my kids!! LOVE YOU GUYS!
Dinner out with my boys...what a riot to be surrounded by all guys...never a dull moment here! Art and his boys...so sweet
a rare serious moment for Turner..lol
My handsome son Tyrus..he is growing up so much! *Sigh*
and along with fall comes football! as of today the team is 3 and 1. Last night's game was amazing...they won 56-0....
The tigers team is a young team with primarily freshman and sophmores and a smatterng of seniors(3) and juniors. So they are doing an amazing job! I am so proud of them all!
we have a new addition here at the house! Luther the tiny pug...he replaces our missing Oscar...not the same..but darling and fun in his own way! :)
I had the pleasure of spending nearly 4 weeks with Dad and Carol after the wedding..it was so wonderful to have them here! I am keeping my fingers crossed they can do that again..i miss them both! Micah was a bit tentative with his Opa Norbert..but he warmed up to him after a bit! :)
and adventure for me this August..a trip to Dallas for a Blythe doll convention...what a fantastic time...met so many wonderful online friends and did some shopping and had a great time...here Jordana and I show off our bloomers...lol!
and my super duper special friend Jair..i love him like family! We were so lucky that we got to spend so much time together..many moments that i will treasure forever!!
a fun surprise....i was a winner in the raffle...the tiny skeleton girl came home with me. Little Whispa was very popular and wanted by many...i am a lucky girl to call her mine! so sweet and very detailed. The hand painting is amazing on her 2" body!
and of course i am forever busy with projects. I finally got around to finishing the Cinderella carriage that is tarted a couple of years ago...here is the finished carriage...i since have also finished decorating the horses...at some point i plan on doing Cinderella Story..so more pictures to come..
Sprocket was the first one to get a ride in the carriage...i hate to break it to her that she is not going to actually be Cinderella in the story..poor thing..hope she isn't too disapointed..lol
and then another project...Cleaning for me is a dangerous thing..lol! It often ends up in large projects. A week before school started i was getting the boys rooms ready for school and decided that the saying of " you can't polish a turd" was so true to this room that i took the entire room apart down to taking the carpet out. I installed a brand new laminate floor, trimmed it out and then bought new beds for the boys...i love the results!!
oh and Tyrus got a new bed too...his room is relatively new..so it just needed a good cleaning and carpet cleaning
Jon pretending to be asleep in his new bed..lol
more room was achieved by adding loft beds..they can watch tv and play their xbox with plenty of room to spare...
and my latest project...another cleaning project gone wild...my office...i am creating this post instead of moving stuff back in..but when i am done here..back to work...i can come back with a new post and finished pictures tomorrow! haha...maybe if i keep my blog open i will remember to post more than 3 or months apart...haha
any how..here is my office...a mess, cluttered, i felt claustrophobic....something needed to be done. I had started clearing off my desk and looked around..i was ready for something other than purple....to this day i am not sure why i picked purple in the first place..haha...i think it was a spiritual growth moment and wanted to pick something that reflected that! Well now it is time for my office to reflect ME....Red is my favorite color..and i have loved turquoise with red the past couple of years..so that was my choice. So a week later it is done and being moved into as i type...well when i am done typing..lol!
here is the finished painted room. The scallop border was hand painted with stencilled and hand painted designs on each
thank you for visiting..and if you made it this far in this post...thank you for hanging in there with me...i hope i didn't bore you all to tears...my hand full of few readers..lol!