Monday, December 8, 2008


Before: too, too dark and brown

Safety first :)

Here's where we're at now:

So we're getting there. Tonight we're just cleaning everything, and hopefully putting everything back into the cabinets. The cabinet doors aren't actually done yet, but I can live without those for now.

Up next: Picking out a new sink, counter top, and backsplash!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

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Where did last month go? I feel like I say that every month. It’s been non-stop lately and my house is definitely showing it. Besides last Friday, I don’t think I’ve been home during the day for more than 2 hours at a time…at least not while I was awake. And last Friday, when I actually was home all day, was basically spent curled up on the couch reading Twilight (which I finished on Saturday :) ), so you know I got absolutely nothing accomplished.

Christmas really snuck up on me this year, and it’s already kicked into high-gear. We had Chase’s company Christmas party last night, which thankfully wasn’t as uncomfortable as I imagined. This Friday is our Sunday School Christmas party, Saturday is Mere’s birthday, next week is our office Christmas party, our Ladies Christmas party at church, Chase’s parent’s 25th anniversary, and Chase’s branch Christmas party. Week after that is my agency Christmas lunch, and then it’s Project Nativity at church that Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with a rehearsal on Thursday night. Plus, I really need to find some Christmas songs for the kid’s choir at church to start practicing. Actually I needed to do that like 2 months ago…oops.

I’m just pooped thinking about all of it. I’m hoping that this Saturday I can finish up my Christmas shopping and just relax a little bit before I let everything get to me. I really don’t want to have a bad attitude and get wrapped up in all this “stuff” and forget why we celebrate Christmas in the first place.

Sorry to ramble – just had to get all that off of my chest.