Saturday, December 29, 2007
We also started a new tradition this year, the boys wanted to get a "Charlie Brown" tree for upstairs. So we bought this $5 tree and some colored lights and gold tinsel and let them go to town. They loved it!
So, let me give you a tour. Remember, we are minus rugs and window treatments. Those will have to come later. Here's a picture of the keeping room. This is where the tree is. The furniture faces a big brick fireplace with a TV mounted over it:
Next is the kitchen. You can see that it is connected to the keeping room:
Here is the breakfast area, it is right by the keeping room as well:
Here is the living room. It is on the other side of the brick arch from the keeping room. You can see the dining room to the left. I have some leopard print fabric like the chairs you see to cover the seats of the dining room chairs:
OK, I'm out of time. Next time, I'll show you the rest.
Thursday, December 27, 2007
In true "us" fashion, moving day was not only "moving day", but also the day of Braden's Christmas program at school. I went to the morning show and Richard caught the afternoon one. As stressed out as I was, the program totally changed my mood. It was the cutest thing I had seen. They did the "Cajun Night Before Christmas". If you've never read the book, you should. Santa comes with alligators instead of reindeer and in a pirogue instead of a sleigh. It is really cute, but you'll need someone from this part of the world to read it to you to get the full effect. Somehow, I think something would be lost with your yankee accents! Ha Ha! Here are a couple of pictures from the program:
Yes, they're in camoflauge, but that's how the cajuns do things!!
So, you would think that would be enough for one day, but, oh no, we weren't done yet. Bryce had his band concert at school the same evening. So, we changed out of our "moving" clothes, and into some "real" clothes and headed out to the concert. We left the builder and the workers there to keep working. Here is the handsome trumpet player (with the other boys):
And that was the end of moving day. Needless to say, we fell into bed, exhausted. But never fear, the next day was just as crazy.
I know you want to see pictures of the house. I am going to put that post together next.
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Monday, December 10, 2007
Sunday, December 9, 2007
1. The beaded board above the kitchen table. It is reclaimed from an old building. When it came, it still had turquoise paint in the grooves. I LOVE it. The guys who put it up think I'm crazy, but that's ok.
2. The copper hood with the new backsplash. What you see is a shelf that is behind the range. It can hold pretty bottles or salt shakers.
3. My copper apron sink.
4. The kitchen granite. I love it because it looks like leopard print.
5. The wood floors (they still have to be sanded and sealed).
6. My outside ceiling fans. I bought these about 6 months ago, and have been dying to see them up. I love them.
7. Cade's built-in bunk beds. They still have to be painted and some details added.
8. The LSU shower. This shower is HUGE. You can't tell by the picture, but there are three corner seats and three shower heads. It looks like a true locker room. I'll do a post on this bathroom later.
9. My kitchen. The island still needs to be painted, but it is all coming together.
We have worked so hard this weekend getting it ready for the week. I was so tired last night that I could hardly stay up to put the boys to bed, and I am very sore today! I'll post more later, but I'm off to bring Braden to a birthday party.
Thursday, December 6, 2007
Everything has been really crazy the past few weeks with the house and all. It looks like we won't make the party deadline, but we will be in for Christmas. Right now, it looks like we'll move on the 18th. This week has been so busy there. The landscaping is being put in. All the lighting is in. All the tile is in, and they are starting on the wood floor. Also, all the granite and countertops are in. I will have lots of pictures to share, but I haven't gotten myself together enough to get it done.
Sunday, December 2, 2007
And, of course, here is Bryce. He is getting big, as well. It won't be long, and he'll be taller than I am.
We had a great day. We are trying to do lots of Christmas activities since we're not decorating the house we're in unless we see that we won't be moving before the holidays. Now we just need the weather to help us out a little.
Friday, November 30, 2007
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Have you seen this? It's called Mom Agenda. A friend just told me about this planner, and it is awesome! It has a monthly calendar, and a weekly agenda that has four different spaces to write each childs' activities for each day. It also has space in the back to have addresses, notes, birthdays, etc, etc. I ordered one from here and they are on sale! Even better! Just thought I'd share for all you busy moms.
Monday, November 26, 2007
OK, so can you guess which is which? The good news is that there are only one bad and one ugly (at least in this collage!). The top left is the bad. You should see the mess that is EVERYWHERE! Richard was there late today trying to get things cleaned up so people can work. Next would be the middle, top. Can you say U-G-L-Y?! That is MY bedroom! The picture really makes is look a little better than it does in person. It is so bright, it looks like it should be in a 10 year old girl's bedroom. They will be repainting it soon! The next two pics are of the color I chose for the dining room and the entry. I LOVE this color! It is such a gorgeous shade of turquoise. It totally makes up for the ugly green choice! Next is all the old doors lined up. They were all sealed over the holidays. The middle, right is the beginnings of Cade's built-in bunk beds. They are going to be so cool. The guy is going to use some wooden bats in the design. I can't wait to see it! Bottom, right is the built-in's that are in the children's den. Next is the state balcony. Doesn't it look awesome? It's not finished yet, but I love it! And, finally, maybe my most favorite feature of the whole house: the lockers! Every child has one, and there is plenty of space for jackets, backpacks, shoes, and whatever else they are throwing all over my floor now. They are in the laundry room which opens to the garage. All the cabinets in there are painted this awesome olive green color (the picture doesn't really show the color well). Well, that's the update. There has been alot of work done, but there is still SO much to do. The builder told me today that he doesn't see us being ready for the Christmas party. I had actually given up on that a few days ago, but now I just want to be in for Christmas. I hate not having a Christmas tree up, or any decorations! We'll see which workers show up tomorrow.
Saturday, November 24, 2007
One of the food plots.
A deer Richard saw.
We had a campfire Friday night. The boys love to chop
up bamboo and watch it burn. We also have a family tradition
of having a marshmallow fight. None of us like to eat them,
so instead of roasting them, we throw them at each other.
Sounds crazy, but it's actually alot of fun!
Well, we ended up all being well enough to have Thanksgiving on Thursday. Thankfully, I am the only one in our house who got the stomach bug. We left Thanksgiving evening to spend some time at the camp. We had a great day yesterday, but then Braden started crying saying his ear hurt, and Cade has been coughing horribly. We came home today so I could bring Braden to the doctor. Sure enough, he has an ear infection. Cade is still coughing, but I am hoping he will get better now that we're home. It has been such a cold, rainy day today, and we have enjoyed having a cozy afternoon at home. One more day until school starts. I am hoping we can all take advantage of it and sleep late!
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
The best thing about having him back is seeing how excited they all are to see each other. I don't think they realize how much they miss each other until they are back together again. They have been playing together all afternoon. I'm sure the fighting will start again, but for now, I'm enjoying the brotherly love!
My dad and Bryce come home today. They have had a great trip. I can't wait to see all the pictures. Hopefully, they don't catch this virus either.
The house is moving along. There were so many people in there yesterday, I didn't even go in (besides that I didn't want to throw up on anyone). I need those workers healthy!
Hope everyone's having a great week. We are still waiting to see if anyone gets sick to know whether we will be having a "feast" or not.
Monday, November 19, 2007
The painters were there Saturday priming all the trim, and hopefully are there today painting a couple of the bathrooms because the tile guys are coming tomorrow to start tiling them. We also start forming up the driveway this week, so if everyone shows up like they're supposed to, we might have a chance to make it for the Christmas party. Keep your fingers crossed!! Or better yet, PRAY!!!
Saturday, November 17, 2007
My dad is taking Bryce on a trip to Washington DC this week. They just left for the airport a few minutes ago. Bryce has been so excited about this trip for weeks. I am so excited for him. The fact that he gets to go with Paw Paw and all by himself makes it that much better! I can't wait to hear all about it.
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Here's my cutie at about 2. I love this picture, it makes me laugh everytime I see it. That is so Cade's personality - a total ham!
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
They had to get every person who was at the house to carry the beam inside. We had stucco guys, painters, trim guys, etc. I wasn't there for that, but would have loved to get a picture of it. Here they are starting to lift it:
So the big one is up, and the second one is being supported by the lifts. They'll put a third one up tomorrow. I think they look GREAT! The best part was the builder admitted that he was wrong, and the size looks great! I love it when I'm right!!!LOL
And as a bonus, all the columns are now up, and they have put the first coat of stucco on them. I think they'll be ready for the color coat tomorrow! I'll update then.
Monday, November 12, 2007
Bryce and his friend Hunter got to hunt together without an adult. Makes me very nervous, but they seem to have done ok. Bryce shot a 6 point, but got in big trouble because he wasn't supposed to kill a deer that small. We were proud of him for making the shot all by himself, though.
I have to post these pictures of them with the deer because they are so proud. I know some of you might not like them, but I hope you'll still love me.
Here is Braden with his first deer. Richard said he was so excited that as soon as he shot, he hugged Richard and wouldn't let go. So sweet.
And here are the brothers together with their deer.
Thursday, November 8, 2007
Just for clarification, the invitations going out was not brave on my part. Richard's office sent them out. I asked him yesterday if we had a back-up plan, and he said, "Well, the invitations went out yesterday". Whoo Hoo!!!
Oh, and by the way, you are all invited!! However, if I were you, I'd come in the summer when the pool is in.
Monday, November 5, 2007
Sunday, November 4, 2007
Here are Rachel and I after the tigers won:
So, now back to reality, in other words: laundry!! I don't know exactly what my dad did with the kids this weekend, but they sure wore alot of clothes doing it! At least I have an extra hour to get another load in!
Friday, November 2, 2007
Well, today we leave to go see the tigers play Alabama. It is a HUGE game, and I wasn't supposed to go until a couple of days ago. Ends up, one of my best friends is coming with us too. I can't wait! And my kids get to have some quality time with Paw Paw!
I have been SO swamped with the house lately that I have not had any time for the computer. This week has been crazy busy there (which is awesome), but I don't see it letting up until we move in. I will post some updated pictures next week.
I hope I will be able to catch up with everyone soon.
I'm off to pick up this crazy house we live in, so my kids and my dad won't be tripping over dirty clothes all weekend. Which makes me wonder - if I only wash clothes on the weekend, and I'm going to be gone all weekend...hmmmm....
Have a great weekend everyone! GEAUX TIGERS!!!!