Sunday, September 28, 2008

The Countdown Begins

Actually, we have been counting down for weeks now, but we're in crunch time mode now. I mentioned earlier that my brother is running for Metro Council. Well, the election is next Saturday and the party is at our house!! We are so excited to host the party, but do you know how many things need to be done before 100 people show up Saturday?!? So far, we have re-mulched the flower beds, fertilized the flowers to perk them up, installed landscape lighting, pressure-washed the back porch, re-stained parts of the back porch, replaced the outdoor cabinet doors the hurricane blew off, etc., etc.... Richard has been working for weeks. I have been working, but I'm more of a procrastinator. I'm now going to have a freak-out week getting everything done! It has really been a good thing. After we moved in right before Christmas, we didn't want to look at anything. This has forced us to take care of some of those things we've been putting off.

One project I have been working on are the boys sports pictures I wanted to hang upstairs. I posted a pictures of all the frames stacked up a while back. This process has taken me at least a month. Well, yesterday was the day! They are hung, and I LOVE them!! Of course, I had to show them off:

Now, instead of a blank wall when you walk up the stairs, this is what you see:

I had to take two pictures to show you the whole thing. I couldn't fit it in the frame.

Here's the opposite side:

I couldn't leave out two additions to Cade's room. The first is a set of pictures that shows when he had his Adam Everett glove signed by Adam Everett. It was a VERY exciting day. I think I posted about the boys getting these gloves after the fire. I'll have to go back and look. These pictures are really sweet, and he is so excited to have them hanging on his wall between the picture of his glove and a ball.

This last picture is a poster that Cade drew last week. It is the most hysterical self portrait I've seen. I don't think he's lacking in the self image department. What do you think?

Truth is, he is so much bigger and stronger than all the other 2nd graders that he probably does look like this in comparison!! I have been laughing at it for a week and just couldn't resist framing it.

Hope you all have a great week. I have to go make my to-do list!!


Anonymous said...

Nothing like a party to get things rocking around the house. Good luck girl! Hope you get it all done- love your wall of love! I know things will be perfect for the big day!!!

Chris and Deb said...

Love the brothers club and all of the fun sports pictures! I especially love Cade's self portrait! I think you are self image problems there! Too cute! LOL!

Good luck with the party and all of your chores!

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Great job on the pictures..
They look WONDERFUL...
Love Cade's picture... that is great.. I would've framed it also..
Have fun..
Have a great week..

mommy24treasures said...

I love the wall! Looks great!
It can be difficult to hang everything and it look good all together. You did a marvelous job!

insanemommy said...

I love a party!!! AND love the Brothers wall of fame. Awesome idea. Can't wait to see pictures of the party.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Nothing like a party to motivate you to get things done around the always works like a charm for me!!

The pictures look amazing....How long did it take you to hang all of those???

I had to laugh at Cade's self cute....It looks terrific!!!

Good luck getting ready!


Mission To Macie said...

the pictures look fantastic!

you did a great job!

sara said...

The pictures look awesome!! Where did you get the ones with the artwork in them & the slot for their picture?? I love them all!!!

Walker said...

Wow, Jennifer.. the pictures look AWESOME! Good Job! You have encouraged me to get busy framing sweet memories Girl! I love it!
Good luck with the to-list! ;)
I don't call myself a .. "procrastinator"... I just work better in crunch times! :)

Lori said...

That looks awesome Jennifer! I'm sure it feels great to get it done too! You just motivated me to finish some empty frames I have hanging in my upstairs landing..... :)

Carey said...

Wonderful pictures! Love the way you've arranged them. Can you come to my house when you're done with yours?'s only a short trip...LOL! But I would LOVE it!

Dawn said...

Picture wall looks great!!! Good luck with the will be great!

andreawilliams said...

Wow, that looks great! I just stumbled onto your blog and I love it!

Felicia said...

Love the "boys club" photographs and special artwork. I also love the T-shirt in your post below!!

Sheri said...

Good luck getting everything done this week. I love the sports pictures all grouped together!! I think I'm going to steal this idea from you. I also love the framed artwork with the boys' pictures in it. What great ideas!!

The Byrd's Nest said... I believe he has some pretty healthy self esteem! lol

I love the way that you have framed their artwork....just darling.

redmaryjanes said...

Wow, that looks fantastic, I need to do that too. I love how you put some of their artwork up there too.

Denise C said...

Oh how I love the "Brothers Club" wall!!! What a great idea Jennifer!!!
You are such a great Mom!!!!

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