Quote #12 - Opportunity
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Quote #12 - Opportunity
Friday, July 26, 2013
Last Friday we were invited to the Lake to hang out with our friends. With Mr. JCrew's school schedule, we haven't been able to see them as often as we use to.
Little JCrew loved Baby Marley.
Georgia Grace showed love to Little JCrew, but he had moved on to trying on hats.
Little JCrew has gone with us every year. His first year was in my belly. Last year he loved the boat.
Little JCrew had no fear of going on the boat ramp.
I was nervously watching.
This year was Mr. Brigglesworth first time seeing the water. We haven't gone to the beach yet with him, so he's only seen the pool water, but he loves water in general.
He was not fond of the life jacket.
He kept arching back.
He'd eventually fall asleep, but not without fighting.
Neither of the boys wanted to nap with all the excitement going on. They finally crashed while we were floating by the dock.
I got Little JCrew to go out on the tube with me.
He never cried, but you could tell he was nervous.
Most of the time he stared back at the waves we were making.
Mr. JCrew got his turn out there.
He was sweet to let me go first, because he knew that was my one and only chance.
It was a really fun day creating memories.
Little JCrew looked so cute in his life jacket.
That boy can tan. He’s got the Jenson skin!
I feel so at home on the water. It brings Florida a little closer to me.
When the day was winding down, the kids came in to watch a movie.
They were glued!!
Thank you, Julie and Robert for being such great hosts. Our ‘Small Group’ just keeps getting bigger!
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Monday, July 22, 2013
I sewed the curtain panels together so that they wouldn’t come apart so easily. We had started pulling the curtains to the side to let more light in and sewing them together made things easier.
After realizing I liked the light, I played with alternatives. The main reason I had curtains was so that I didn’t have to look at my neighbors HVAC units.
They keep a tidy yard and I am THRILLED about that, but I wanted to obstruct that view, but enjoy the light.
I took down my double curtain rods and curtains and was able to sell them. $15 richer! And Little JCrew helped me patch the holes.
He really liked helping, so I handed him his own putty knife and a jar of dried spackle and he went to town on his window, while I worked on the other.
In researching ideas for new window treatments, I really started liking the idea of Plantation Shutters. My house growing up had some as cabinet doors.
The louvers were very small one-inch things. I knew I didn’t want that small.
I then found that louvers could be huge! Four and a half inches huge!! That size wasn’t common, so it was hard to find examples, but I was certain that’s how big I wanted them.
I then said I wanted it to be just ONE panel. This would help make the window still feel big.
Instead of two panels per window, there is only one panel to open up.
Next up was saying that I wanted a dividing rail. This allowed me to keep the top half open and the bottom have closed or semi-closed to hide those HVAC units.
The shutters had a three-week turn-around time. I was so excited when David came to install them.
They exceeded my expectations!! WOW!
They make the room feel bigger. Who knew curtains took up space? I never knew I had wainscoting below the window!
I can see a little wall I didn’t know I had before.
I think it helps that the dining room has wainscoting in it. Keeps it all formal looking.
I honestly have been staring at these forever. Every excuse to walk by. The outside view made me fall even more in love.
Mr. JCrew had the sun in his eyes at breakfast, and I asked him if we needed to close the blinds. He was excited to get the sun out of his face!
I knew I would like these, but I didn’t realize how much. Now to save money to put them in another room. Slowly, I’d like to do the whole house, except the kitchen. I like the bare kitchen windows.
This update cost me a whole lot more than my usual project, but I am thrilled with them. There are no curtains to push around and no cords from blinds.
Friday, July 19, 2013
It's more like Little JCrew doing his own thing and the little brother crowding his space. Mr. Brigglesworth wants to know what his brother is doing at all times.
Here, the brothers are playing in the dogs' crate. Little JCrew loves to get in there. Mr. Brigglesworth took the opportunity to shut the door on him. They kept opening and closing it and the giggles became contagious.
I for sure thought fingers were going to get smashed.
Little JCrew's favorite song is "Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes." His 'piano' plays ten seconds of that song. The piano has to play through its cycle of songs, but once he gets back to his favorite song, he gets excited and starts dancing.
In this video, the piano plays its part, and Mr. JCrew does his best to finish the song. Little JCrew just can't get enough of it.
I hope you all have a great weekend.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Quote #2 - Be Nice
Quote #3- Luck
Quote #4 - Important People
Quote #5 - Believe and Achieve
Quote #10 - Success is Easier Than Failure