Tuesday, December 31, 2013

December Happenings

A little piece of our happenings in December. :)

Elementary Christmas Program

Christmas Recital

Our Christmas

Gossett Christmas

Frye Christmas

Our tree
Leigh Anna and Drew got married, and so did Jessica and Logan!

And we have broccoli in the garden!

2013 was a year of blessings for us. We are so thankful. Happy New Year!

Sunday, November 10, 2013


Jacob's senior night

Bama vs LSU. Roll Tide!!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Fall Garden

We have lettuce, collard greens and broccoli planted.  Some tomatoes and peppers are still going strong!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Laundry Room

I've been doing some work in our laundry room- just trying to make it feel a little more "homey" since it is the first room we normally walk into.  It has also become a room where we stack stuff we need to take places, so I wanted it to be sort of a mud room, too.

I started out by hanging a coat rack that I found at a thrift store a while ago.  I decided to try chalk paint, which I have heard a lot about.  I did research comparing Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and CeCe Caldwell, and found a place in Huntsville called Southern Cottage Designs that carried CeCe Caldwell, and decided to try it....I really liked how easy it was- as far as no sanding.  I also liked that it is made of natural products, and has no smell- I was able to use it inside. And it cleans off so well! The accent color I went with in the laundry room is yellow. Here is the before of the coat rack-

Then John made me a long shelf that I painted white to hang over the washer and dryer.

Then, I decided to make a sort of pad/cover to go on top of the washer and dryer, to keep our machines from getting scratched.  It was sort of a long process, but it worked.  I had one long piece of cardboard I got from  a friend who had bought a couch.  It was a little flimsy, so I bought two foam boards and hot glued them to the cardboard, which made it much more firm.  Then I bought some square foam pads, and glued those to the foam boards.  Then I placed the fabric over board and hot glued it to the back!

The last thing I wanted to find was some metal letters that said WASH to go on the shelf.  Well I had a hard time finding some, but I did find some cork letters at Hobby Lobby, and after googling, found some ideas on how to paint them to look like metal.  I'm happy with how they turned out!

It's hard to get a picture of the whole room...on the wall opposite of the washer and dryer is where the coat rack is hanging...I'm happy with how it all turned out!

Northside Homecoming

I enjoyed being able to go to Charlotte last weekend and see Lori in Northside's homecoming! 

We also got to visit Lindsey in Chapel Hill! We also got to hang out with Seth, but I forgot to take a pic.

I have started learning how to use iMovie on my new computer, so I made this little video today in my class. :)

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Sunday, September 22, 2013


I haven't updated this thing in forever! Here are some pics of lately....

A wonderful weekend with my family in Gatlinburg!

 Me with Miss Anna Cate!

Graham and I

Eating together before Seth headed back to Liberty...

The hugest cucumber!!

 Sweet small group at youth group

Barika working her artistic magic! I got a new verse!

John ran in a half- marathon! 

First home game of the season! Roll Tide!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Youth Camp

Praising God for what He did at Youth Camp last week. 

The Liberated Limes. :)

Make Your Own Donut Night