Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Just blogging

Sorry, no pictures this time. I decided just to give a quick update. Keith and I are both doing fine. I think we are both going stir crazy for some warmer weather! Come on Spring!! Anyway, classes for me are going ok. Just busy. I have a Tuesday night class and it makes for a LONG day! I usually don't get home until around 8:00 that night. Keith has been busy working on the laundry/mudroom. We have the laundry room painted and everything back in its place. The mudroom has been primed and the trim done. We are hoping to get in there tonight and paint. I've been dying to post pictures, but I want to wait until we are totally finished!! It looks sooo good!! I am so excited about it. We have gotten some very old tin that is going to be on the ceiling. For those familiar with Columbus, it came from the Old Oddfellows building downtown. It is at least 100 years old! And it is going to look so good!! :) We can't wait for everyone to see it. Update on the is coming along great. Hopefully will be going in a few weeks! (This is the dining room window.) Anyway, hope everyone is doing great and hope you have a great rest of the week!!!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Marin's Party

Friday, Keith and I traveled to Clinton to celebrate Marin's first birthday. I rode down with Mama, Daddy, and Papaw because I was able to take the whole day off. Keith was only able to take a half-day so he came on down by himself. It wasn't the best day for road travels, but it was worth it! We had a great time!! I can't believe she is one already...and Harrison will soon be three!!!

Marin was not too happy with anyone at the start. She had just gotten up from a nap, and was so unsure!!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Excited Keith!

So, Keith's other birthday present finally came in today. I just gave it to him and I've got one happy hubby!!!!

He was shocked!! Maybe even disbelief!!

Yep, it's a banjo!!

Video to come later!

Happy Birthday Marin!!!!

Our sweet niece turns one year old today!!! We hope you have many more Happy, Happy Birthdays!!! We love you, so much!!!

Amanda, Nason, Harrison, and Marin: One year ago.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Happy Birthday Keith!!!

Today Keith turned 29!! It has been a LONG Monday, but I think he has had a great birthday! Tonight, we ate supper at Harvey's. It was so always. After we got back, Keith opened his gift from me. I got him a book he wanted on Joinery...some woodworking book. His other gift did not come in on time.. :( Hopefully it will be here tomorrow. Anyway...Keith, I hope you have had a wonderful day, and many, many more happy birthday's! I love you!

Gracie and Patch even got in on the birthday fun!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Keith's Birthday Weekend!!!

I think Keith and I can say we both had a great weekend!!! Saturday, we planned to meet Kristi, Frankie, Natalie, and Alyson at Proffit's Porch in Columbus. We ended up having a surprise visit with Kerri, Hailey and Harrison, also! Keith was so shocked! Anyway, the weather was beautiful and the company great. After eating, everyone came by the house to see the new laundry room. I think I can speak for Keith when I say we miss each of them so much!! Oh, for birthday gifts, Keith got some money and a flying pig!! He is a cutie!!

Frankie, Keith, Nicole, Kristi, Alyson, Natalie, Harrison, Kerri, and Hailey

Keith and the flying pig!

So, after lunch, Keith and I loaded Gracie in the car and headed to Winona. We had not been to Winona since Christmas, so we were itching to get there. We had a great visit and WONDERFUL food. Friday night: hamburgers, poutine (french fries, pepperjack cheese, and brown gravy), baked beans, and lemon squares...yum, yum. Sunday morning we all went to church and came home for the birthday lunch: chicken and dumplins', chicken ring, baked potato salad, broccoli salad, butter beans, homemade rolls, and chocolate cake/choc. icing with vanilla ice cream!! I think I gained 10 pounds just from lunch!! So after stuffing ourselves, Keith opened his gifts. Papaw gave Keith a rain guage. Mama and Daddy got Keith a cordless weed-eater, shirt, indoor/outdoor thermometer, and a handmade tool apron. I think Keith has had a great birthday...and it is not until tomorrow!!!!!

Anyway, we are back in Columbus, trying to settle in to get ready for Monday at work. I'll have more to post tomorrow...I haven't given Keith his gifts from me yet!! :) Hope everyone has a GREAT week!!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

It is February...

...but it feels like March! As the rest of the world watches the Super Bowl, I am blogging. Keith and I have had a great weekend. Friday night started in Tupelo. I had received a gift card from my boss for Christmas to Outback. I had to pick something up for Mama, so we decided to go and gorge ourselves. It was great...despite the hour wait...After eating, we dropped by Kerri and Travis' for a short visit. They seem to be doing good, and Kerri is feeling much better after her spill (see Kristi's blog!).

Kerri, Hailey, and Harrison

Saturday morning we got up early and started to work. Chan came back and finished the laundry room!! It looks fantastic! We have to caulk some areas, prime, and paint. It is going to look so good. This weekend I started priming and painting the window. It had never been painted, so this was a JOB! I've only gotten one coat of paint on it, but I think it is shaping up nicely.

Out the back door, Chan filled in the steps with concrete. We had to be there so we could leave our mark. We also got Gracie, Cobie, and Patch out there! That was very interesting!! Gracie was scared and the cats were just mad. I think we got some ok prints though.

Keith worked most of the day cleaning out the back hill and trying to get some plants planted. He is working so hard to get us a beautiful back yard this Spring. I think he is going to get it there.

And, last, but not least, our new sink stand. Keith built this entire stand out of scrapes, except for the bead board. The only other thing we had to buy was the paint. Even the sink was a hand-me-down. He has done such a great job on it!!! Hopefully it will be placed and running by the end of this week.

Patch, Cobie, and Gracie loving the beautiful weather! Patch even tried to make a run for it, but after a couple of laps around the carport, decided he was feeling too close to having a heart attack and jumped back in! He didn't go near the gate again after that!!

I hope everyone has a great week!