Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Holiday Happenings

Happy 2017! We had the best Christmas break ever I think! Lots of family time, farm time, and we even were snowed in for some of it! Which was kind of nice! I must have needed a break because I really enjoyed hanging around the house and resting.  Here's some things we have been up to.  
The kids Christmas program - They both sang some songs with their classes, and Ava even had a line.  They did a good job, and our families drove down to see them.  That meant a lot.  

The kitchen updated with open cabinets. 
Christmas presents!

My presents - a new (to me) sectional with a new slipcover and shelves that Matt built for me.  The living room parlor is coming along! Very nice to have all of this seating for us and guests.  We had 17 people in our house  for a game night on New Year's Eve, and it was comfortable and not crowded.  That's how I envision using this house.  I didn't get any pictures of that night or of Christmas with our families, but it's sometimes nice to just enjoy that time together.  The kids got lots of Legos and books and other fun things.  We got gift cards and best of all, enjoyed the family time.  And of course, had fun shopping later! So here we are heading into winter and school again.  Time to think about Florida!😃 It's coming!

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Sick Girl

Ava stayed home a couple of days from school this past week with an ear infection, and Matt took this cute picture of her.  She was smiley, but was pretty pale and a little puffy.

The Porch Project and Snow Comes to the Farm...and More

Still somewhat of a work in progress, but I love the white! There's a ton of brown in this house; and while the inside trim looks beautiful, I miss my white.  So the porch is all white...almost.  We will be doing something to the floors and then also adding wall decor.  The large window frame came from the barn. I love that.  The chandelier was in our room when we moved in, so we removed the globes and painted it.  It goes perfectly in black.  Also the old white painted cabinet with the games in it came from the basement and used to be part of the kitchen cabinets.  So it made its way upstairs along with the farmhouse table.  

 The first snowfall of the winter...

 The living room or parlor as it used to be called.

 Our tree this year

Ladies Night Ornament Exchange

We usually have a ladies night out once a month or so with our ladies, and at Christmastime we do an ornament exchange.  It is always well attended and fun to have to time to chat with each other.  Even the little ladies got involved! 

Go #14!

Since Jack is in 4th grade, our school has allowed his age through 9th grade to practice and play basketball for the Jr. High team.  He played his first game this past Tuesday.  It was a blast to watch!