It has been a busy couple weeks. My brother Andrew and his wife Erin came a couple weeks ago. We offered Andrew a management position in our Plumbing Company and he accepted. Check out this post where they share their eventful story of their move here. Its quite a story.
We are so excited to have them here!! More family close by and it has been an answer to our many prayers on what direction to go with our company!!
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Sunday, December 12, 2010
I just finished this book this morning. I could easily read this through again and again, there are so many things to think about, so many things that apply to me in my life. All I have left to read for this year is Ender's Game. I'm saving 7 Habits of Highly Effective People for this next year. You can find my original 2010 booklist here.
Monday, December 6, 2010
I hesitate to show this, not a great picture and I haven't done anything with it yet, but I do love it! This is a chalkboard I found at a thrift shop! I'm not sure what I'm going to do with this yet. I do love the old stuff mixed with the new, so I'm sure I'll be adding something of that nature to this. Right now I'm enjoying the Christmas Season, but this January will be filled with organization, decoration, and projects. I can hardly wait!
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Thursday, December 2, 2010
So, clothing choice hasn't been a big deal with my kids. Another thing that has helped is they can only wear what is in their closet. Since I have control over that, they can't go too off track. Jakob has always been super easy. He has a closet full of jeans or cords and shirts. He chooses his clothes most days. I only choose them on days that I care, maybe once or twice a month. Our biggest concern now is he tries to wear the same shirt two days in a row. That isn't allowed.
Isabelle has also been pretty easy to work with. The pattern that has worked best with my her is I pick out her clothes on the days that I care and she can choose them on the days that don't. This has worked well for us. Can you guess whose turn it was to select the outfit on the day pictured below??
And Karter?? Well, Karter is a diferent story. He isn't even 2 1/2 and he cares about what he wears, or more importantly what he doesn't want to wear. He still has a hard time changing clothes 50% of the time. He does well wearing clothes that have trains or cars on them, he doesn't do as well with clothes that don't. He also has a pair of shoes that he loves!! He wants to wear them all the time. They just happen to be the ones I bought at Goodwill, the ones I set aside for getting dirty. He has three pairs of nice shoes in his closet and he wants to wear the old, used, stained ones everyday. He does wear them, each and every day, and even goes down for his nap with his shoes on. And occasionally, he has even worn them to bed. Now, it is tricky to put him to bed with his shoes over his feet pajamas, but you have to choose your battles. Sometimes you have to balance discipline. Of course I'm still figuring it out, but this is working for us right now.
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Been thinking seriously about homeschooling my kiddos. Loved this quote by Charlotte Mason! Thought I'd share.
“The question is not,—how much does the youth know? when he has finished his education—but how much does he care?
And about how many orders of things does he care? In fact, how large is the room in which he finds his feet set? And, therefore, how full is the life he has before him?”
Monday, November 29, 2010
We celebrated Grandpa Moon's birthday this last Tuesday. We all went out to eat and enjoyed the evening together, ending it with cake and icecream at our place. What a great day to celebrate this wonderful father and amazing grandpa.
Sunday, November 28, 2010
We spent a great day together. We spent it enjoying family, food, good conversation, and celebrating the abundant blessings we have received.
|Sharing a picture (some butterflies) of what she is grateful for.|
|Trying to get a picture of me in my apron. It is hard (well hard for me) to take pictures of myself!|
Friday, November 26, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Well there was a lot of this,
Your happy with what you have, but look forward to the time you are able to add the finishing touches.
Then you add subway tile and make those curtains.
Then, finally, you decide you don't like said curtains. You decide to redo them. After 10 months the potfiller is finally installed. (Sometimes its hard to find a good plumber.) You finally find the perfect chairs to go around your island.
And now, drumroll please, you have a complete kitchen.
That you absolutely love.
But, here you see the notorious potfiller, right where it belongs.
The subway tile is in place. I love the trim peice on the top, that was a last minute decision.
Look, my desk is cleared off!
Here is my little message center. You can never have enough red!
Here are the new curtains. I just did these this last week. I wanted a semi neutral, modern curtain. I love the simplicity with a touch of soft blue. I love the way that they turned out!
I can't tell you how happy I am to look at this everyday. It tells me that it really is all DONE!
Here are my perfect chairs, perfect height, perfect depth, and aren't they pretty???
And, I finally have some books to fill up this bookcase. They aren't all cookbooks yet, I improvised by adding some home organization and nutrition books to the mix. Love it!
Feeling so happy and blessed with how it all turned out.