Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Years Eve projects

OK, so this was painted on New Years Eve, and posted (in reality) on New Years day... but my justification is that it really DID happen IN 2011
 I like the contrast between the VERY dark yellow in the laundry room
(note door shut JUST enough to hide the semi-permanent pile of laundry on the floor in there...
 yes, there IS laundry all over in there again!) 
You can even see the cucumber green of the dining room from here as well. 
Goes nicely together, don't you think?

Butch working on his computer at the breakfast table.

And a nice view from the living room - includes ALL the colors of the main part of the house... the tan in the upper walls, the green of the dining room and the yellow of the kitchen.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Fire in the Hole!!!

Dad came over today to help me with my lockers... he ground down the sharp edges on the open locker (ripped off the hinges) doorway and helped me swap out the bottom left door with the one that had been ripped off... the one with a working locking mechanism.
 Sparks flying!!
next up... paint...
I think I am going to let Liz have her way and go for a nice Tardis Blue
the center middle open one... and the interior of all the others... I'm really thinking a deep yellow/gold
Sound about right?

Thanks Dad for all your help today - couldn't do it without you!!!

Merry Christmas!

Christmas Eve and Angela can NOT contain herself.  she switched presents about 10 times while the movie was playing (Scrooge with Jim Cary in the background!)
 She finally settled on a BIGGIE!!  Liz's reaction says it all...
"When I was her age..."
Can you hear it now??  ha!
 Appropriate for her!!

Now I know my kids are older when *I* have to wake them up and get them moving on Christmas morning :o)  What a pleasant change to sleep to about 8am!

Lizzie started into her stocking and kept pulling out 1's... more and more and more came out... until Grandma was shaking HER stocking to see if any had made it into her stocking too :)
 Pile of 1's for her trip money next summer!
 WOW - big stack!!  (looks more impressive than it was!!)
 Angela got a new camera and let me tell you - she is USING that thing!!!
 Grandma has a new monogram for her car (installed and everything!)
 Ah... she's not grown up yet... she's loving the new Chloe :)
 Grandma is right - this shirt is sooo her...
it says:
I have been very good
for the last week or so
let's just focus on that
 Beautiful Christmas ornament for Sally's tree from Robin and Donald
(sure missed having them there this year!!!)
 checking out the new bobby pin holder
 Liz got her all time wish and got her Scoodie!

I think she likes it!

And a Sonic Screwdriver from the "correct" Dr - David Tennant.  ha!
A new mouse pad for Sally with the girls all over it!


Her Sweet 16 book wasn't as big of a hit for her as it was for Grandma! 
I'm sure she'll appreciate it later in life...maybe

Butch was shocked to find I snuck in a cribbage board from Alaska for him while we were there this summer.. there have to be some surprises in life!!

One HAPPY girl!!

This is the "Oh no, you didn't" look....

When will he learn, I really DO listen.... he got his much awaited IPad 2

She REALLY loves that Scoodie!
We had a shortened holiday season this year.. Butch is busy with work, which I guess is a good thing, because it means in this time of uncertainty that he still HAS a job to go to... so we didn't complain too much when we had to head home early. 
We did get to cram a number of Push the Dummy game, a shopping trip for a little after Christmas shopping and a movie (We Bought a Zoo - LOVED it!) and had a GREAT time just sitting, visiting and being bums!
I, however, will be doing partial days this week in an effort to get a few things done :)