Friday, November 27, 2009

lots of dogs

John and Kelley's dog Roxy came to visit. Jack and Audrey LOVE her. Especially Jack. Because Roxy likes to play all the time. So they play.

Isn't he cute. You don't have to think so. But we do.

Yes. I put up our Christmas tree. It's not worth the work if I don't enjoy it for at least 5 weeks. That's what I think.

Sunday, November 22, 2009


This is cheesy, but I don’t care.

In no particular order. . . .

And in color. . . because it makes me happy.

I have parents who love me well. They ‘made’ me say what I was thankful for every year growing up. I’m happy they did that (even if my answers were lame).

I actually think working on Black Friday is fun (which is a gooood thing.)

We have a new (to us) home and it is slowly growing to feel more like home.

Christmas is coming. It’s great.

I have a husband whom I love and genuinely like being married to.

After nearly 2 years in Wichita, I finally feel like this city is becoming home-ish.

I have two dogs who are a handful, but love me unconditionally & bark to scare off ‘bad guys’ when I hear weird noises.

Blogs. They’re kind of like the best thing ever.

God not only knows my heart and loves me anyways, but he invites me to join him in his work.

There’s this thing . . . it’s called ice cream.

I have a job (when a lot of people don’t) that I enjoy more days than I don’t.

Jonathan let me paint the dinning room orange even though he hates it.

That paint comes off of wood floors and out of denim.

For friends who love like sisters.

Porch furniture and a ceiling fan to keep the mosquitoes away.

My husband does the laundry because I HATE it.

Life isn’t boring. God pushes and challenges me out of my comfort zones so I keep growing. I like that.

I haven’t had a migraine in 2 weeks.

This list isn’t complete, but it is what is on my mind tonight. What are you thankful for? Be cheesy. It's fun.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


So. . . I've been working on our closet remodel. It hasn't gone exactly as planned. First you might ask, why was I using orange paint? It's primer left over from the dinning room and I wanted to use it up. I thought it wouldn't hurt. And it didn't. . .hurt the walls. But when the paint tray decided to jump off the ledge on the ladder I was on. . . that did hurt. We got it up, thankfully. Lots of hot water and towels and scraping it out of the cracks in the floor. But it's out. . . thankfully.

I don't have pictures of the next paint fiasco. . . but there was another. During the whole 'orange paint on the floor' incident I managed to not get any paint on myself. Nor did I get paint on myself while I painted the closet grey over the primer. I had worn paint clothes both of these times, but since I hadn't gotten them dirty. . . when it came to painting the inside of the door trim (like a 10 min job at most) I thought it would be fine to keep my FAVORITE JEANS on. Big mistake. I somehow managed to get white paint in like 5 different places. Thankfully I noticed right away, put them in water. . .and headed to google to find out how to get it out. Rubbing alcohol people and a tooth brush. . . it will come out!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

happy birthday

Two of my bff's birthdays are a week apart. Sam's is today and Amanda's was last week. If you love these ladies. . .go to their blogs and tell them!

Sunday, November 1, 2009


Can you guess which one is Jonathan? Yeah. . in the light it's easier to tell. . . but on our dark porch. . he got a few good jumps out of some teenaged boys last night. My mom or I would sit and chat with the teenaged trick-or-treaters and ask them if they thought the scarecrows were real. . . . and when they were convinced they were fake, Jonathan would jump up or yell and they would screeeeem. My mom even convinced one smarty-pants young man (I'm guessing he was about 13) to TOUCH Jonathan. . . and then Jonathan jumped. . .he he. It was fun.

Here is sweet Iris, my mom's dog. She was a giraffe for halloween. CUTE! My dogs were nothing. Personally, I think big dogs look silly in costumes (plus, like I've said, our dogs are not people).
Jonathan and my mom decorated the porch. He even put orange paper in the lantern in the yard to make it look spooky. The picture doesn't do it justice. . .. it was a little spooky.
How was your halloween???