Thursday, November 7, 2013

Happy Halloween!!

Happy Halloween!!!

This year we went all out for Halloween. Well, Chad and the kids did.....I somehow ended up a witch in a world of superheroes!!! LOL This year was the first year Chad was off work for actual Halloween night. It was so fun!

We went to a Halloween party at my friends house, then Boo at the Zoo, then trick or treated on Halloween...seemed like our Halloween lasted 2 weeks....ha!

Here are some photos of our holiday. Chad has the most awesome Batman costume ever!!! So if you need a Batman....I got one!!! :)

Friday, November 1, 2013

Painted Cabinets

When we moved into our home about 7 years ago the first thing I noticed was the builder grade cabinets and I always said "I need to redo or replace those!" LOL Well, 7 years later I still hadn't gotten up the nerve to do either. Over time we had replaced all the appliances with Stainless Steel and changed the d├ęcor probably 10 times! LOL We painted the kitchen a really cool blue last year. Soooo, I decided last month to just do it!!!

I went to Lowes and bought Deglosser and Grey Paint. We removed the doors one at a time and I did each cabinet by itself. It took me probably 7 days from start to finish to get it all done and put back together.

I also had my husband replace all the hardware and two old broken cabinets with new ones. He also added bead board to the ends of each cabinet to give it some character. I don't have a photo but we added a tall pantry style cabinet next to the refrigerator which has added so much storage its ridiculous!!! I love it!!

So here's an older before and an after photo of my handy work!

Abingdon, VA

Every Fall my husband and I take a trip to Abingdon, VA to the Barter Theater and we stay at the Martha Washington Inn.

This year we went up on Saturday and had lunch at Pop Ellis Soda Shoppe and then spent the afternoon in antique stores and walking around town. It was a very nice afternoon. That night we went to the play Kiss Me Kate. It was good, not the best play we have seen but it was entertaining.

Sunday morning we slept in (as a mommy and daddy that is rare!!)then we went down to the hotel restaurant and had a delicious breakfast.

I cherish these short get-a-ways with my sweet husband. They are few and far between but definitely something we look forward to!!!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Im BACK!!!! LOL Summer Fun

Hey!! I'm finally getting back to blogging. I guess its been about a year since I posted...I think?!!

We had a busy summer, but we did find time to go to Florida with my husbands parents to Cocoa Beach and Universal Studios!!! Yay Us!!! We flew was my first time on a plane..I LOVED it!!! Ill never drive anywhere ever again!!

Here are a few pics from our vacation. I feel so behind that I cant possibly post all the things we have done the past year!!

A few highlights of the past several months:
* We flew on a plane (first time for me, Abby, and Brady)
*Decided to take Abby out of private school. She is now in public school and doing great!
*My husband was given an opportunity at work that gave him an AWESOME schedule! He works M-F 5AM-1PM, off weekends and holidays!!
*Brady turned 4!!!
*We are still struggling with Potty training with Mr. Brady...he's stubborn!
*Abby ran Cross Country for her new school.
*I painted my kitchen cabinets
*Brady got stitches for the first time
*Chad and I took and AWESOME vacation to Biltmore Inn and Biltmore house in the Spring.
Ill try to post some pics and details on some of these plus whatever else I can remember!!!!

I'm going to try to revamp the site a little so bear with me!! I have missed blogging!!