Sunday, July 31, 2011


Ok so the room has been painted for a while, but we hadn't hung our stuff back on the walls.  We love the color change, this room feels fresh and comfortable.  We still want to hang drapes, and I'd like a pretty colorful blanket for the bed. You will notice that this room still has a masculine vibe, since we've kept the duck decor. What can I say, I like it! It feels really good to have pictures hung in places that make sense. That is what catapulted this project into action.

It's kind of hard to get the color to look right with all the natural light coming through the windows.  Also, we are thinking of painting these two matching wardrobes, but haven't quite decided on the color yet. They are a little dated, but they are ours!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Sweet Moments

Yes i just ripped off the precious moments themed Bible.  Here ya go!

Book Update

I didn't finish the Dave Ramsey book before it's due date, so I will have to update you later. It's hard to force yourself to read financial matters quickly, no? I picked up Three Cups of Tea, but I'm having a hard time relating to the foreign places in Afghanistan. I picked up Counterfeit gods, which I had started reading in April. Oops...easily distracted. Well it's pretty amazing. It's currently talking about singling out one good thing and making it god. Specifically how people do that with politics; well it's scary how right his observations about our society are. I will be the first to admit that I'm not as aware of political events as I should be, I think it's because my trust is in God. I just don't believe human leaders are the answer; they are tools. They are to be used, but not to be glorified. Tim Keller quotes a Dutch-Canadian philosopher that I think has it right. Al Wolter's says, "the great danger is to single out some aspect or phenomenon of God's good creation and identify it, rather than the alien intrusion of sin, as the villain in the drama of human life..." The only thing that will help really change the country and the world will be to change individuals hearts.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Project --befores...

I decided to paint our "blue room" which is one of our spare bedrooms. It's a pretty dark blue. I decided to paint it, because I was tired of our pictures and mirror just being hung where there were already nails.  Then I found a bedspread and shams at my moms house that I had forgotten about. My mom gave me a gallon of paint, but it looked different in our house than it did in hers. After two trips to Lowe's tinting the paint, we've started to paint. The Lowe's staff was helpful. I'll show you the befores. It may be a little while before the afters are ready.

Summer Favorite

I love Palmetto Cheese (the Pawley's island pimento cheese). It's absolutely delicious with tomatoes and cucumbers. I just spread some on a tortilla or bread and throw on some veggies. Try it today, or whenever you feel like it. There is a little bit of a story behind Palmetto cheese....a couple summers ago, we were at the beach with Andrew's family.  His dad offered me some palmetto cheese; I saw that it came in a container. I am kind of a homemade snob. My mom always made everything from scratch, and when I would try the store bought stuff I hated it. So after many years someone, Andrew's dad, convinced me to try store bought stuff again and well I love it.  So try you a Veggie Palmetto Cheese sandwich or wrap.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Babies, Babies, and Toddlers

Probably a reason we haven't been blogging about our life is because we've been busy celebrating life. 

Our friends Glen and Miriam had Emma Taylor last night who debuted at 10 pm last night. She's 9 lbs 1 oz and 21 inches long.

Our sister and brother, Chris and Julie, had Charlie Martin on June 30th. Here he is at two days old.

Our nephew Andy turned the big 2 on Wednesday. Here he is blowing our candles on his icecream cake that his Granny made.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Trilogy Complete

Sorry for the hiatus from posting; I'm not sure if it will get better but keep checking us maybe we'll write more.  I finished The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Trilogy.  I told Andrew it was one of the most interesting stories I've ever read. It was multifaceted and had some of the most shocking surprises. I can't say that I couldn't put it down, but I definitely wanted to know how it ended. The negative side is that Stieg Larson writes very explicitly about some of the violent crimes that are committed in the book. If you aren't as sensitive as me then I would recommend this trilogy. If you are like me then I'm on the fence, because it took me a while to get over some of the violence I read.

So now I'm reading another financial book. I'm reading Financial Peace Revisited by Dave Ramsey. Andrew and I aren't in financial trouble. I'm just not of the mindset that if "it ain't broke, don't fix it." I think if I don't continue to learn then I tend to start to forget.  I also decided to read this because I've read a lot of fiction and just wanted to switch it up a little.

A new decision: I've decided I'm going to try and use the public library. It's there, it's free, I'm not sure why I've been buy books. Now books that you would like to refer to again or know you'll read over and over then that makes sense. Up next in the book cue: Three Cups of Tea, Hard Time by Charles Dickens, Searching for God knows What by Donald Miller, and about 20 others I've accumulated and I haven't read yet.