Tuesday, January 29

Snow Day

This morning we woke up to a beautiful blanket of snow. Here are a few photos taken with numb fingers :)

Wednesday, January 23


It's been mighty cold these past few days...more like several months...but I won't complain because the sun is shining! With the cold comes beautiful frosty mornings. Our plants look especially beautiful in the mornings all covered in ice. The birdbath is also frozen and has been for a while. Not too enticing for our feathered friends...unless they are made of stone :)

Sunday, January 20

Saturday Fun

We had a lovely Saturday despite Todd fighting a cold. Speaking of cold, it snowed a little in the morning. It was beautiful, though it did not stick for very long. That evening we had dinner with our good friends Peter & Jessica (and little Jimmy) at their home. We played Settlers of Catan afterwards, it is such a great game! Thanks Peter & Jessica for a wonderful meal and fun night!

Sunday, January 13

Yard Work

Todd & I spent a beautiful Sunday afternoon catching up on some yard work. We have a large lot and several trees, so we can expect to spend some quality time outdoors :) I guess it's not too bad when the weather cooperates. On Christmas Eve Todd spent about five hours raking leaves. He was only able to do about 2/3 of the yard at that time. This weekend we worked for another two hours raking and pruning rose bushes...and we still have a lot to do. I think it will all be worth it in the spring. I'm looking forward to my thirty-one rose bushes in bloom!

Tuesday, January 8

Bathroom Before & After

Here are a couple pictures of the upstairs bathroom I painted. The green was not exactly what I had in mind, but it ended up working with what I had for decor... froggies :) It adds a certain boldness, don't you think. The wallpaper is difficult to see in the photos, but it was a pink and white stripe with a hummingbird and ivy boarder, lovely for the 90's :) Also, in all our before and after pictures, we only painted the walls. We will have to leave the cabinets, counter tops, and floors until we can afford to replace them someday. They function just fine for now.