Saturday, December 31, 2011

new fabric

fun new fabric on the piano bench
these chairs were bought with the intention of recovering them (so i've had them like three years, i make snap decisions). found some modern fabric and got to work.
with the extra fabric from the piano bench i made matching pillows trimmed in the grey/white fabric. they look great with the sherwin moody blue walls.

when drawer pulls break

this could also be subtitled "why you should wait for paint to dry". so there is this dresser i worked on during the summer, sanding and painting, only to not like it in the room. so i started over again, sanding and painting. once the girls started using it, the antique drawer pulls just did not hold up ~ probably all that time in a hot attic finally got to it. so using fabric i had on hand i improvised. trying to decide whether i like the knot on the outside or inside (i think on the inside). any opinions?

Friday, December 30, 2011

little man is nine

serious denial taking place that i have a nine year old... we will be in double digits next year.  don't even start about driving and dating.  having a birthday close to christmas is hard on those you invite and family so we find that simple is better around the holidays.  the girls and i baked up some colorful cupcakes. 

we had family over and three friends from school.  the boys play on the same basketball team and are also in class together (pray for their teacher, will ya!)  john david is their coach and he had them running some practice drills (outside in december) and taught them some plays they would be executing once their season starts in january.   
 little man's friend calls me his other mother!
the plan: for john david to take the boys to an odu basketball game after dinner.  what actually happened: john david started not feeling well and ten minutes before they were supposed to leave he told me i was going to have to take them.  thank you to allysia, nana and my parents for putting my kitchen back in order and getting the girls in bed.     
we had a great time cheering at the game.  the cameraman loved the boys and they were featured dancing and jumping around (basically acting like crazy nine year old boys) on the jumbo-tron a few times.   oh, and if odu wins (they did) and scores more than 75 points (they did) the next day you can get a 24 oz. smoothie from tropical smoothie cafe for 1.99.  count us in! 

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

the christmas story ~ luke 2

meredith luke 2:1-15 from sandi on Vimeo.
this is all memorized... no looking at scripture. i. love. this. sweet. girl! hey, i cannot figure out how to turn the video correctly... any pointers?