Friday, May 28, 2010

A few pics from the day

Today is the last day that the movers are here. They've been busy packing up the semi with all of our belongings. So here are a few pics I've taken.

Saturday, May 22, 2010


I recently noticed that I haven't had a post in a while. But so much has been going on, that I guess blog-land hasn't seemed to be on the top of my priority list. So instead of a super long novel, with the boring details of what has happened around here in the last couple weeks, I'll simply put them all in a list. Of course with a few pics here and there ;)

- drove up to VA Beach to see our friends, the Littles family to celebrate Mother's Day

taken by Lissa as a Mother's Day present for a few special women
-the following weekend, we hosted them at our house for the first time in our new house. We made a trip to the beach for a few hours before coming back to take turns taking family pictures of each other.( It's pretty much a tradition!)

- busy with taking baseball and softball team pictures. and getting those delivered
- car troubles
- met with a salesman to replace our countertops
- procrastinated because I didn't want to clean out the garage
- finally cleaned out said garage in preparation of our movers coming next week :(
- ran my battery down by listening to music while cleaning out the garage, and had to have a mechanic come  to charge it up. Stephen's car didn't have enough juice evidently!
- had our going away party at the beach

- Thompson water-sealed our back deck along with planting grass seed
- picked out the granite sample that will eventually be in our kitchen (you're welcome tenants!! They are      
   installing the new tops the Saturday AFTER our movers take our household goods. The first time I clean  
   them will be to get the house cleaned for the lucky roommates that will be renting. grrrr!
- ummm.....oh. bought a garbage disposal to be installed along with the countertops. Again...You are
    welcome tenants. We would have loved to have had one of those the past 9 months.
- finally had an electrician sent to wire a switch for even the possibility for having a disposal. We've only
    asked for around 7 months ago for that too. If nothing else, our builder is consistent. Consistent in not  
    getting ANYTHING done for us until the VERY last minute.
-Oh....I forgot, throw a sleepover for Briana somewhere in that mix

So, you can see...while I have been super busy, for the most part, most of it was pretty boring. Just time consuming.
We are close to starting a countdown before we have to be out of our house. We're lucky enough to have some awesome friends that offered to let us stay with them until the end of school, June 10. Without them, we'd be "up a creek". It's such a blessing to have such great friends!

And on that note, we are going to miss all the friends we've made here, being so close to beautiful beaches, and the feeling of a small town. But I am also looking forward to having more family activities close by. When life gives you lemons.....well you know the rest. So if you're ever down in San Antonio, come by for a big glass of lemonade. (Ok so it may just have to be sweet tea, not a big fan of the yellow stuff ;)


Tuesday, May 4, 2010

2 Weeks

In preparation for Stephen's next duty station, he is required to attend a 2 week school in Virginia. I guess the objective of said school is to teach him HOW to teach. Yea, it doesn't make much sense to me either. It's not just you :)

So the time had come for him to leave this past Sunday. (Yes it's Tues right now. I'm always behind.) It's a four hour drive up there, and he had to report early Monday morning. So after he finished packing up all of his stuff, we decided to go out to eat with him at IHOP before he left.

                                                      waiting outside for our table
                          and then my meager attempt at a group shot out in the parking lot

Since we were already out in town, I decided that it would be cool to stop at the Dollar Tree to try out a craft project that I found on The How-To Gal. I stumbled across her blog while stuck in blog-zone. That's what I call the time when you check out a friend's blog, that has a link to another blog, and another, and another. 'Til you have so many blogs open that you can't keep them straight

Anywho.....I found some of the exact same supplies, but had to improvise with a couple. I found most of them at my local Dollar Tree. And the others, I found at WalMart. The only things I bought that weren't $1 each were the spray paint and the E-600 glue. (I don't do enough "projects" to have these already lying around.)

                                bead necklaces, decorative bird, small easel stands, mirror,
                                    wooden plaque, E-600, and Ivy Green spray paint.

Looking through all of the spray paint colors at WalMart, I had hoped to find a Robin's Egg Blue, but didn't have much luck. Although after thinking about it, that color wouldn't really fit into my house anyway. I then found Ivy Green. It was fate. It's my signature color, as a good friend has pointed out to me :)

                    at this point, I started to feel like I had more paint on me
                            than on the intended subjects
 And finally, the finished product.....after letting the paint dry, gluing the pieces together, and then pain-stakingly waiting for the glue to harden. Although I'm not the most patient. I want results NOW!
Now to find the perfect spot for it to sit. This was just the cleanest spot that I could find at the time. Ooops.

Before I go, I forgot to mention Brianna's project as well. While at WalMart, she mentioned that she wanted something to paint too. We found an unfinished photo cube. She picked the colors, where she wanted them, and the design. And off she went.

So the next step was to find pictures to print. Of course, it's such a pity that I only have THOUSANDS to choose from. How ever would we choose? We talked about it and decided that it had enough slots for each of us and Tucker as well. Here's the finished product. She loves it and I couldn't be any prouder.
                              Oh and did I forget to mention that it spins? How cool!

(Sorry for the insane amount of pictures. I can't help myself when I get on a Remember the thousands of pictures? Yea!

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