Sunday, December 30, 2007


We finally have a functioning shower in the new addition.

Eventually here I'll have to take some pictures to share with y'all. All the painting is done and most of the furniture is moved in. Just need to buy some things like rugs, blinds, etc. still.

By far my favorite thing is the closet. It's a true walk-in closet done completely in the Stolmen system from IKEA It's the white and stainless version though. And we chose different pieces, but you get the idea. We each have a combination of this size, but with more hanging room and not as many shelves. Matt has the pants rack on his side, instead of the long set of drawers.

The walls are this awesome green somewhere between lime and sage. We have a stainless steel industrial-looking light fixture from IKEA on the ceiling that totally matches the shelving system. We also had them install an outlet high up for an iron (so the cord doesn't get tangled) and there's actually enough space in there to iron clothes in the closet. :-)

While it's all awesome, you have to live in a house built in the fifties (where they didn't believe in closets, apparently) to truly understand how much we appreciate it.

Our Tree

Late Christmas Eve with all the presents.

One Little Moment

We had a really good Christmas. I'd have to say my favorite moment though, was this one. Autumn walking into the living room and discovering that Santa had eaten the cookies she made just for him. Love that look of wonder!

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Monday, December 17, 2007


We're sick, sick, sick. Enough that we didn't get out to celebrate my birthday, still haven't gotten a tree, I'm spending almost all day in bed, and my head feels like it's trying to explode out of my ears. Autumn can't sleep because of coughing and is throwing up because the spasms get too bad. Lovely.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

and i forgot to say...

...look for one of my layouts in the Jan issue of BHG Scrapbooks Etc.. I haven't gotten mine in the mail yet, but I believe it's on page 23.

...also just won a contest I've been competing in since Sept., so that's cool

...also just had four or five projects picked up yesterday for the Holiday Issue of the e-zine Ready, Set, Create (I know she wanted every one I submitted, but I can't remember how many there were-lol)

Overall, the last few days have been excellent, scrapping wise. :-)

It's beginning to look a lot like...

...biscotti baking time.

6 recipes of almond toffee biscotti done (i've decided not to decorate it this year)
2 more recipes of almond toffee mixed up and chilling in the fridge
6 recipes of my new experimental flavor also chilling in the fridge till tomorrow morning

Things are rather crazy here, because all the rooms in our house are still so switched around. That, and running to the bathroom with autumn every fifteen minutes trying to potty train, and I'm getting rather close to losing my mind.

But...there are lights up on the house now, FIL came over and re-hung the shutters, and we've pulled down the "stabucks trees" from the attic. I've started setting up bits and pieces of Christmas decorations here and there where I can find a clear surface.

Family pictures early this morning and being on my feet making biscotti ALL day and I'm ready for bed with at least three hours yet to go.

Monday, December 03, 2007

happy girl


Potty Training Starts Today

12:30 -- we've been at it for 2 hours and just had the first wet pants. She's also gone once in her potty. So far it's even.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Autumn's Obsession Part 4

Autumn's Obsession Part 3

Autumn's Obsession Part 2

so excited--there's THOMAS!!!

Showing us "Peeeecy!"

Autumn's Obsession Part 1

First glimpse

getting a "Peeecy!!!" tattoo :-) (her favorite train, btw)

Picking the Perfect Pumpkin

Visiting the Fair

Just a few pics. We were only there for a couple hours, but it was fun. Matt had a vendor pass (so he could water the mums at their booth) so we had AWESOME parking and got in free.
Autumn got to wear her clothes from Aunt Beth that mommy wants to steal. ;-)
refusing to look at the camera on the carousel--she waved every time around
riding with mommy (who was getting very sick)
taking a break
Autumn LOVES funnel cake!!!

Bad Bad Blogger!!!

I haven't updated in just about here come some pics....