Homey Hallways

So the downstairs portion of our house is coming together quite nicely. We did do some rearranging though but I’m extremely happy with how it all looks now. And with the addition of the piano and the armoire it just looks really NICE. I’m so “in like” with my house. Thank you Jesus for blessing me with such a beautiful home. I can honestly say I’d be content to stay here till He returns….. then again why wouldn’t I be. Anyway, here are some pictures of the hallway lol. You’d think that’d be boring but we have a HUGE hallway and it happens to occupy some decorative focal points.

This is the hallway before you come to the stairs. I love this little combination, mainly because it’s the first place we’ve used some photos of the girls. I plan on doing a bunch more spaces with family photos but we have to get some new frames. 🙂

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nothing…. specific…

Well since I have no pictures of the girls bedroom yet I thought I’d just post some more randoms from the weekend and the week so far. Jason and I went out with friends this weekend to celebrate Erica’s birthday. We went to this piano restaurant that was pretty fun but ultimately it just made me excited for Valentines Day when Jason and I get to go out totally alone, no kids, no other adults, just me and my love whispering sweet nothings in each other ear…lol I’m getting lost in the dreamy romance stuff hahaha, totally unrealistic in all honesty but whatever.

Ugh, I’m sorry but my husband is HOT. Gosh he’s gorgeous….. I like to think back on when we first started dating and think about all the things I thought when I first laid eyes on him. That smile…. those eyes… his nice skin tone…. later I learned he had great ABS! TMI??? sorry….

mwuah muwah. PS: It’s not perfect at all we still have our spats ie last night BUT I absolutely love this man and will take his flaws and he mine. And admit it, he IS pretty stinkin cute!

Moving right along to yesterday when the girls painted pretty pictures with water colors. I’m quite impressed with M’s Octopus. All of a sudden she has gotten REALLY good at coloring and painting.

The Rose 🙂

Riding her scooter, she’s such a big girl and really good on that scooter too!

I love that sweet smile 🙂

Happy Monday

The girls let me snap a few photos of them this morning and they turned out pretty cute. I think it’s best to never “plan” to take pictures or make a big deal about having a photo shoot to them b/c it seems like whenever you just randomly ask they are much more cooperative. Oh and Jolly Rancher Lolli pops help as well. But the point is don’t make it a production and they wont plan on sabotaging it lol.

So today is the day to hang the curtains I bought for the girls bedroom. Hopefully I can post some pictures of the progress. We’re no where near finished but getting their is half the fun 😉

If you’re a wife….

Oh my goodness should you ever listen to THIS. I recently was expressing to my mom how frustrated I’ve felt lately over my “performance” as a Christian (not that it is one but you know what I mean). Let me just say when your job is to be a wife and mother, Satan can make you feel like it is not enough in God’s eyes that you be just that. I find myself constantly questioning and doubting “Am I doing enough?” “Am I doing ANYTHING?” “Am I a good wife, mother??” and so forth. I fall into his trap repeatedly and my mother encouraged me to listen to some teachings geared towards woman who are in this state of life. Being a stay at home mommy and wife of course. So I searched on my favorite teaching site, Oneplace.com for Beth Moore b/c I just really enjoy her A LOT. And I was successful in finding this…. How Wisdom Looks on a Wife. If you are a wife, you must must must check it out. Beth’s honesty and aunthenticity is SO encouraging. If you need to be encouraged in the areas of marriage and being a wife you definitely want to listen to this.

more Christmas pictures yay!

Family photo. Sheesh is it hard to get us all smiling. But that’s reality for ya right. R wouldn’t quit saying “skittlllleeessss” lol.

The Graham children 🙂

M and Miss Stoic

My pretty girls

R before Christmas Eve service…. funny she doesn’t look at all like she’ll have croup in the morning. Crazy how those symptoms wont show their ugly face.

Christmas Eve getting ready for bed!! Like my PJ’s??? I ❤ them hehe

First we have to feed the reindeer!

**Sprinkle sprinkle**

Leaving Santa his cookies 🙂

M and R in the Camaro from Aunt Karen and Uncle Mike and Matt. It’s great being the only nieces right?

And R’s new golf cart

What’s the weight limit on these things??

Next car for Linda???

Jason’s big present, Piano for my musician. Boy was this fun surprising him with. Many thanks to all who helped with the process 😉

Play us something Edward, lol.

Uh oh, someone needs a driving lesson, lol.

Cruisinnnn the woorrrrld!!

The Well

I can’t believe I didn’t think to put The Well’s link on my website lists already. But it’s there now and I really encourage you to check it out. If you live in Tampa you should GO. It’s a really wonderful ministry for women that will take you places spiritually that you may really need! And if you don’t live in the Tampa area than just use the website for the Thought for the Week. Susie writes some really powerful, inspiring, convicting things that will help you to examine yourself as a Christian and in turn encourage you to seek Him and hopefully grow. =) The Well has been a blessing in my life, and it can be a blessing is yours too.

Monday Funday ;) Snow day!

Snoooooooow (okay I started typing that but in my head was thinking “soooooo” I’m leaving it lol) We had our big fun snow day yesterday. And yes, it was BIG and FUN. I really don’t think I’ve had that much fun in quite some time. You know what’s great about snow, it IS fun and CHEAP! lol. It’s free in fact and as long as you have a trash can lid, plastic bin, or even the bottom of an exersaucer your equipped for an awesome day of sledding. We were also really fortunate to be friends with some neighbors that had the perfect backyard for sledding. We sled ALL DAY and the girls LOVED it.

Okay so this is going to sound so corny but seriously, snow brings people together. 😉 First of all, no one had to work. Roads are too dangerous to drive on since we aren’t properly equipped with salt trucks and stuff. So everyone was home and we all played together. It was like a snow party, and since we had the best hill neighbors were flocking to come sled with us. It was so cool! I feel like in Georgia there is more of a sense of community. With EVERYONE. Neighbors, grocers, strangers even. You run into someone you don’t know and there friendly and nice and some times you even sled together. Seriously, Jason and I walked down from our house to Scott and Nicoles, met like 4 families on the way and they ended up walking down and playing with all of us. I just love it here =) A LOT!

Oh, and snow is also romantic 😉 Can we say snugglin season!!!