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.

31 August 2008

I've Been Tagged

I have been tagged by Haley. I am to come up with 6 random things about myself. Well here goes...

1. Haley said that she is basically shy. Well I am, too. Used to be incredibly shy, but have overcome the 'incredible' part. I put up a good front most of the time, but it is still a struggle.

2. I love to entertain---got it from my parents. They were always having people over for food and talk and games. Right now, I am not able to have people over because we are renovating and adding on to our house. It is such a mess! But when all this is over, I intend to get back into the entertaining full-force!

3. My hair started turning gray when I was just 16 years of age! I used to want to dye it, but my mother would not let me. Then when I got married, Allen did not want me to--he liked it! Now, I just cannot be bothered with dyeing it! I guess you could say that I am just used to it this way. My sisters both dye their hair and think I should, but not gonna do it!

4. I love photography. I have never had any lessons or taken any classes on it, but people think that I have a good eye for it. I know that I have lots of fun with it and would like to do more of it. And who knows, maybe one day I will do that photography book on Prattville like my dear friend Nancy says that I should.

5. Black is my absolutely favorite color. I love to decorate and I use lots of black in my decorating. I even spray paint lots of things black. It is amazing to me how much better a lot of things look when they are black. And I have influenced quite a few friends to spray paint some of their things black. It is also my favorite color for clothes, too.

6. I have lived in several places overseas. I have lived in Turkey--yes, Turkey! I have also lived in Germany two times. I have lived in several places in the states, too. All of the places had their own special qualities. I especially loved Germany and being able to travel to other countries while we lived there. But my favorite place of all to live is here in Prattville. In fact, I have lived here longer than I have lived anywhere else my entire life! It is definitly HOME.

Ok--so now I am supposed to tag 6 other people. Some of these have been tagged in the past, but I figure they can come up with 6 more random things about themselves. I tag the following:

1. Nancy

2. Jenny

3. Stephanie

4. Hannah

5. Julie

6. Jennifer