Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Nothing makes me Happier...

I tend to be such a clean freak... but after a baby that went out the window, & fast. Sadly it took MUCH longer to regain my compulsiveness! But WHEW! It's bacccckkk...... After a crazy day of deep cleaning [while my baby slepy off his cold] my house is in order, & almost nothing makes me happier than a clean, organized house :) After me running circles 90 miles an hour all day long, Quinn came home EARLY! So I figured what a better family home evening than pictures @ a pumpkin patch. The result: some CUTE pictures of my 2 handsome boys... I thought my clean house was the best thing since windex, BUT.........NOTHING can make me happier than this!

I LOVE my Boys!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Lovin me some Fall

    I absolutely LOVE fall! Its always been my favorite season. Falls are a little bit different now than they were growin up.
    You see, in the SOUTH fall meant pretty colored trees, lots of fallen pinecones, a school holiday for the State Fair of Texas, anything & everything fried, our beloved YAMBOREE [only the best small-town fair,rodeo,barn-dance ever], perfect & brisk 70 degree weather [finally no humidity], with an occasional 90 degree day :), crawfish boils, octoberfest @ sixflags, the best time of year for an outdoor concert, haunted houses, lotssss of FOOTBALL games, homecoming, not to mention the homecoming mums the size of Texas :), our family reunion, bonfires [ but just for looks cause its too dang warm still], b-b-q's, and most of all.... great friends & even greater family.
    Now up here in Idaho we have even more beautiful colored trees, lots of fallen pinecones, 2 weeks out of school for spud harvest, the eastern idaho state fair [which is NO comparrison], you cant get nothin but a scone fried here, the Madison county fair is terrible, the rodeos even worse, 50 degree days 60 if youre lucky, crawfish.... never heard of it, nothing even similar to sixflags, outdoor concerts where you freeze your hiney off, haunted houses, some football.. which mainly consists of ESPN on 24/7 [nobody does it like the South], homecoming, what are mums?.....family get togethers, bonfires [to actually warm you up], b-b-q's, and still lots of great family & friends...
    So ya, in all I would say, fall in the Louisiana & Texas beats fall in Idaho anyday. So why do I still love it here?... This culture may be completely different than I have been accustomed to, my southern ways of talking peoples ears off may still annoy some people, and my loss of an accent, after 5 years of living here still makes me want to cry. But nothing...... can beat what we've got goin on here.
    I've got a loving husband who works his rear off at the farm [particularly this time of year] to provide for our family, I've got a little boy who does nothing but smile when this chilly weather makes him sick, We've got 2 dogs that make our lives a little more stressfull but alot more entertaining, We live in a home with 40 acres, on a beautiful river, with some of the best fishin in the nation, that we only imagined we could have at this point in our lives, & not to mention we live by tons of family. I feel SO BLESSED :)
    Here's a couple of pictures  I took of Rydin while we were lovin us a perfect Idaho fall day:

Monday, October 3, 2011

Decorating Never Gets Old

There is something about the way you feel when you make those little creative touches to your home, & there's nothing like showing your personality through decoration. I'm a southern girl but I LOVE some bling!.. So my house is a "Country/Elegant" mix. I LOVELOVELOVE takin old stuff and re-doing it to make something great! My mom has definetly been my inspiration & taught me pretty much EVERYTHING I know. If you know either of us, you know that even if we know we will only live somewhere for 3 weeks, that place wont have an empty wall a day later! & when either of us move to a new place, we stay up ALL night until our furniture is arranged and our decorations are up! (my husband dreads this...but he's learning!) MOM you wanted an update so... THIS IS FOR YOU :)
A little tour of our work in progress......

Welcome to Our Home:

Our Living Room:

The Kitchen-Dining Room:

Our Little Bathroom:

Our Babyboy's Room:


Laundry Room: