Wednesday, August 31, 2011

This Is SO NOT Okay!

This is my poor Matty. AFTER, four days. AFTER two predizone shots. AFTER two doctor visits. AFTER creams and now oral steroids too.

Poor baby can't play football due to the helmet, so has missed practices all week. Has to go to a school that has no air conditioning. And is COVERED in poison sumac and ivy and goodness knows what.

He's been a trooper, but I wish this stuff sure would hit the road a little faster!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Saturday, August 27, 2011

First Day of School

Senior~12th last of the first day pictures...sob...
8th grade
5th grade...(look at those zigs!)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

This Is The Summer Of...Take Two!!!

Family Get Togethers~ Cookouts, Swimming, 4th of July, Family Reunions...we did it all this summer! And it was Great!!!

Fulfilling Dreams~ We bought our 4th store this summer. We are so excited for the possibilities it can bring!!! Four must be our number!!!

Open Mic Nights~ or ummm....Open Mike Nights. Boy did he play. and play and play and play!
Goodbye to sweet Rosie~ Our 2 year old Rosie got very sick this summer. After weeks of trying to save her, we put her to peace on July 17th, 2011. She had what we think was a brain tumor. We loved you little girl.
Football~ Oh my goodness....Football in the morning, in evening, and at night. It has been such a big commitment, but this guy LOVES IT!
Summer Loving~ Tatum has found someone special. He really is a sweet guy. She is on cloud nine <3
As I type this Tatum and Jake are packing up for tomorrows 1st day of school. Tatum the SENIOR...ouch. And Jake the 8th grader. I still have Matt and Summer home for the day tomorrow. Our town likes to s.l.o.w.l.e.y. tease us moms :)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Regarding Henry

We have welcomed a new member to our family. He is small and sweet and 3 pounds of fur and love. After much research, with our history, we had to do this right.

Welcome Henry!!!!!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The Boys Room MakeOver

Desperate times call for desperate measures. This room has been festering. Growing and festering and harboring mess beyond what I wanted to think about, so I didn't. And I'm afraid it got out of hand.

First problem is TWO boys SHARE it. Shared space. Gah.

Second problems is two BOYS share it. I can not tell you how long it took to gut it. Or some of the things I found once deep IN to it.
My strategy was to eliminate Two headboards, Two foot boards and go with stream line frame beds to make more room. To eliminate an entire dresser by building shelves in the closet. To open it up and build a nice place to sleep, store their stuff, and have a gaming center. On top of the....DECORATE. The theme....beach...ahhh....
Pottery Barn matching beds and changed the navy walls to chocolate and sand.

recycled their navy letters by spray paint and built individual shelfs
crackle painted old shutters and hung by their window to give a beach feel
painted planks of wood for decor

Ikea table for organizing games

Ebay got us a sweet surfboard
New ceiling fan...NOT white ;)
shelves in the closet
area rug for wear and tear

Finished Room!!!!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!! Whew!