21 January 2009

I Have Been Tagged Again

Nancy tagged me to share with you my top four in each of the categories listed:

Outstanding memories of 2008
1 ~ Our beautiful grandbabies--Claire and Jonah--turning one year old and the TWO parties we had for them!
2 ~ Going to Lakeland several times to visit with the grandbabies and their parents!
3 ~ Our first ever family vacation with all of our children and those precious grandbabies.
4 ~ A delightful and wonderful holiday season with our family and friends.

Favorite movies of 2008
1 ~ Eagle Eye
2 ~ The Brave One
3 ~ Mamma Mia
4 ~ Next

Favorite foods of 2008
1 ~ Slap Yo' Mama Chicken Dip
2 ~ Aussie Cheese Fries at Outback
3 ~ Barbecue, potato salad, etc. at Fat Boys
4 ~ Salads from Fanci Free

Favorite places of 2008
1 ~ our home, especially since the sunroom was completed (well--almost completed)
2 ~ the Smoky Mountains
3 ~ Lakeland, FL (because the grandbabies are there!)
4 ~ Prattville (I just love living in this town)

Events of 2008
1 ~ Claire and Jonah turning one
2 ~ the election of our first African-American president
3 ~ Me turning---well, I will not say how old! Let's just say OLD!!!!
4 ~ Allen and I celebrating 42 years of marriage!!

Things I liked in 2008
1 ~ having our sunroom built
2 ~ also, having my Christmas storage room built
3 ~ decorating the sunroom
4 ~ remodeling the foyer

Things I look forward to in 2009
1 ~ going to Lakeland to keep the grandbabies while Tony and Susan are out of town
2 ~ going to my nephew's wedding
3 ~ getting to vacation in and around Wilmington, NC with my two sisters
4 ~ going on another family vacation

So now, I tag YOU! I would love to know if you accept this tag by leaving me a comment so I can visit you and read yours!

24 December 2008

Christmas Decorations At Our House

I got a new camera and decided to go through the house and practice using it. So there are lots of pics---and I do mean LOTS! Hope it is not too boring.

Do you remember these gold ornaments with our names on them, Nancy? You made them and gave them to us many, many, many years ago when we came to a party at your house. I still love them.

19 November 2008

07 October 2008

7 Things

Haley did this on her blog and wanted others to do it, too. So here goes...

7 Things I Plan To Do Before I Die
1. Become a better Christian
2. Work on not letting my feelings get hurt so easily
3. Learn to let go of things that I cannot control
4. Learn that my way is not always the best way
5. Maybe go on a cruise
6. Maybe do a photography book on Prattville
7. Keep learning new things

7 Things I Do Now
1. Lots of painting ( in our new sunroom)
2. Clean other peoples' houses
3. Work at the day school
4. Keep the church Resource Room stocked and organized
5. Work on my blogs (though not a lot lately)
6. Try to keep my house clean
7. Count the time till I can see my grandbabies again

7 Things I Can't Do(ditto to a lot of your answers Haley )
1. I can't cut the grass cause I can never get the mower started!
2. I can't give a speech
3. Control my OCD all the time
4. Understand how people can be so hateful and rude and lie
5. Whistle
6. Sing -I love to sing and wish I could but unfortunately when I try .....
7. I can't have nice thick hair--oh how I wish I did.

7 Things That Attract Me To My Hubby
1.He has a strong christian faith
2.He is a very kind person
3.His patience
4.His love for me
5. His love for our children
6.His love for our grandchildren
7.His ability to forgive so easily

7 Things That I Say Most
2. Good morning--to so many parents and kids at day school
3. Be quiet; look where you are going ; and other things along these lines to kids at day school
4. It seems like it is always Monday
5. This house is a MESS!
6. I want all this renovation stuff to be over!
7. I am sooooooo tired

7 Celebrities That I Admire
Don't know that there are really any that I admire--they are just too worldly.

7 Favorite Foods
1. Hamburgers
2. Pizza
3. Chicken Spaghetti
4. A good salad and bread
5. Loaded baked potatoes
6. Cheesecake
7. Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate--the darker, the better!

7 People I Want To Do This
All of you---send me your answers (lenuve@aol.com) or post them in your blog

25 September 2008

We Are Getting Closer...

We are getting closer to finishing the sunroom! All the crown molding, baseboards, and window trims are done. We have now got to paint them--not looking forward to that! Too much detail work. We also have to put at least one more coat of paint on the walls. And we have to paint the doors and attach the new hardware to the doors. Then we have to have the flooring installed. But like I said--we are getting closer! Yaaaaayyyyyy!

It took me FOREVER to decide on a fan. I looked for weeks until I finally decided on this one. And I am sooooo pleased with it. And I love the fact that we have all the recessed lighting and have them on dimmers.
I chose a mirrored door for the entrance into the living room. I really like how it looks. The door will probably be open into the living room most of the time and it will be nice to see mostly a mirror at those times instead of just a boring door!
The fan looks even nicer in person!
I thought this light fixture coordinated with the fan really good.
I also chose a mirrored door for here. (This door leads into the storage room.) I thought it would open up this small space more.Well, now you can see our progress thus far. Hopefully we will be able to get all this finished before too much longer. I am soooo ready to decorate these rooms and then to use them!

06 September 2008


We now have the first coat of paint on the walls. The true color does not show well in these pics, but it gives you a general idea. The guys are out there right now putting up the crown molding. The trim is already up around the windows and doors. Pics of all this to follow soon.