Sunday, November 30, 2008

A Swedenburg Christmas Tree!

When Keith and I got back to town on Saturday, we decided to brave the foggy, cold weather to find ourselves the perfect Christmas tree. Keith's family always went to Swedenburg's for their Chirstmas tree, so it was only fitting that we go there. It was such a neat place. When we got there, a guy with two horses and a buggy picked us up and took us out to the trees. We got a saw and started walking. After looking and looking, we finally found the perfect tree. Keith cut it down and we tied it to the car. It is standing tall in our living room and it smells wonderful in our home!! I can't wait for everyone to come see it in person!!

The perfect tree!

Our Beautiful Tree!!

Thanksgiving Memories

So, update time. Sorry for posting delay. We have been BUSY!!! We have had a fabulous Thanksgiving holiday. My holiday started on Wednesday. I cleaned, cleaned, and cleaned some more. Kerri and Kristi (Keith's sisters) and their families came for Thanksgiving breakfast and to watch the parade. We had a great time!

After breakfast, we all loaded up and headed out to Keith's dad and step-mom's house for an excellent lunch. One family picture and game of kick-ball later, Keith and I headed back home.

Back row: Keith, Nicole, Frankie, Kristi, Travis, Kerri, Drew, Mary Allison, Michelle, and Buster
First row: Alyson, Charles, Hailey, Debbie, Harrison, and Natalie

Friday morning, Keith and I loaded Gracie in the car and headed to my parent's house in Winona. We stopped in Weir and picked up Papaw and headed on. Nason, Amanda, Harrison, and Marin all came for lunch. We had a delicious spread! Nason, Amanda, and Marin soon headed back to Clinton. Harrison stayed in Winona. After an afternoon of napping we ate again!

Saturday morning we got up, got ready, and headed to Vaiden. We had Thanks-Chirstmas with my mom's side of the family. She has eight other brothers and sisters, so you can imagine the crowd!! We couldn't stay long because Keith and I needed to back to Columbus. We had a really good time though.

Whew...I think I need a vacation from my vacation!!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Update on Laundry

Just an update...Chan raised the floor in the laundry room and got all the hookups ready. He also installed our new hot water heater. So, YEA, we have hot water tonight!! Here's a couple of pics. It is kindof hard to see, but it looks great!!!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Laundry Room

For those of you that have seen our home, you know our laundry room is outside. It is located in a scary, old, unfinished "room" off the carport. We are going to raise the floor, widen the door, and close in the area between the house. We are sooooooooooo excited. Chan, the contractor, is starting today. So...bye-bye, scary, old, unfinished laundry room!!! I'm posting some before pictures and some pictures of what it looked like last night when we got it cleaned out. I'll try to put some new pictures each day of the process!!! Oh...did I say, We are sooooooo excited!!!! :)
Before Cleaning Out...

After Cleaning out...


Friday night, I traveled to Winona to see my mom and dad and visit with my nephew, Harrison. He came to visit for a few days! Keith stayed at home to clean out the laundry room. We are getting it closed in starting this week! Hooray!! We are so excited. Anyway, Harrison is so sweet and really growing up. I've got a picture and a couple of videos I will try to share. He is saying so many things and putting together sentences. The cutest thing is he calls the computer the "key-bu-lar." He loves typing "Some letters," and "some bills." Hope you enjoy!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Rainy Day

Well, it was a nasty, Friday morning...but at least it was Friday! Gracie had to go out in the rain...but she was ok because she has a new coat!

Tonight we are enjoying Mama's company! She is here to spend the night. We are having a yard sale in the morning...bright and early!! We are so glad she came to visit!!!!!!

Patch is pretty happy about her visit too!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Saturday clean up!

So, today was "Clean the Backyard Day." For those of you that have not seen it, we had become Sanford and Sons! Most of it was Keith's lumber. So, he created himself a lumber rack! It is really neat. I've attached some before pictures...and some after pictures. I forgot to take the "after" of the side of the house, but I promise it is clean too!!

Tada!!!! After:

Keith and his new lumber rack!