Wednesday, June 15, 2011

May–part 2

I had a great Mother’s Day! Unfortunately, I was not able to go home and see my mom on Mothers day, but made it up there the following weekend.  When I picked Carson up from school on Tuesday he had a present for me, and was begging for me to open it, and not wait till Sunday. So as soon as we walked through the door, I had to stop everything and open his present. He was so Excited!

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Carson loves to pick me flowers from outside.  I love getting them and keeping them as long as they last.(not long usually)

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And this is what was inside! Foot soak crystals that they made in class, and a jar of notes of why his mom is special. awwwwww  We took each note out and read them all. It was so sweet and I just love my gift. 


On Sunday, I got to sleep in and then was showered with gifts from the kids. Faith was dying to give me my card. It was about 2 feet tall and she had it picked out and bought it on her own.


Then they gave me my gifts. Some pretty tulips, WIK candles for my burner, dark chocolate, and a gift card to the coffee shop that I love to go to.


I had a great relaxing Mother’s Day and even treated myself to a pedicure.



The 5th graders had a swim party at Oakmont Country Club, and I signed up to chaperone.  I was really nervous about it.  I wasn’t sure what I could wear and what was appropriate, not that I was going to show up in my bikini but I knew it was going to be HOT.   I wore a tank top and shorts and I was fine.  I really didn’t do much but sit on a chair, talk to some parents, took some pictures and fried my white skin.  But I think the kids had a great time.


Man I remember when I was in the 5th grade.  I hope Faith keeps her friends all through school and continues to be friends after graduation.


My little man will be going to private Kindergarten in the Fall at AAO.  He misses public Kindergarten by 26 days this fall, which I'm kind of glad!  His daycare will  have a private kindergarten starting this year and they asked if we wanted to put Carson in it.  Of course I do!   It is the same price as my weekly tuition for childcare, so why not give him an extra year of Kindergarten.  As of right now there is only 7 kids in the class and max will be 15.  I think it will be great for him and prepare him ready for next year.  So my sweet baby boy (awww I know) walked across the stage and graduated from pre-school. (I guess) ha 


Carson getting his diploma from the director and his teacher Ms. Joanne.


I really can’t believe how big he has gotten!  I love watching him grow into a little boy. 

Friday, June 10, 2011

Remember that dresser??

Well it’s finished!  Actually it has been done for a month now, but haven't gotten around to blogging.


Remember this?


Well I bought it on sale and got it home and repaired it.  It had a few places on it that needed to be fixed before I could start painting.


I had a hard time deciding on Red or Turquoise. Both would look great because the wall it is going on is STILL white and big. (hopefully that will be another project to get done in the future) I went with RED. I didn’t prime this dresser. I just sanded it a little, took the handles off, filled the knob holes and repaired a couple drawers. I used our new spray gun and some red paint from Home Depot(not sure the color).


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I decided to do glaze on this piece too. I love the way the glaze looks when finished and it covers up some of the imperfections on my hubbys paint job. (I found a few drips) But not going to complain because he was helping me out.

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I really wanted to use the original knobs on the bottom 3 drawers but one of them was broken. So it wouldn’t work out the way I wanted it to. We ended up drilling out the holes that I patched up. I wanted to put 2 on each side instead of one. I found some clear knobs at hobby lobby that had been antiqued, and they were half off and had 16 in stock. So that’s what I went with.


Dresser done!  I will be posting on the wall behind it that I finished this past weekend.  I LOVE IT!!

Side by Side

BEFORE                                                   AFTER


Thursday, June 9, 2011

May part 1

The End of the School year makes everyone busy with  parties, graduations, and any other activities you  have before school lets out.  My cousin Britany and her husband Brian both graduated from college.  So we headed to the big town of WF for a weekend of Fun.  That Friday night we went to eat with my parents at Bill’s catfish in Waurika, Ok.  It was just OK, I think it used to be a lot better when we used to go in college. (or maybe that’s because we had already been drinking on the way down)  FISHTRIP!!  Who’s in? 


Grammy and Pops bought Carson foam swords, and he had fun playing with them.  So much fun they both were broken before bedtime.  We got up early and took Carson over to Hayden’s house.  We figured he would have more fun playing with his friend than sitting at a graduation for a few hours.  I think they had a great time.


Thanks Amber for keeping Carson.  He had fun and I'm glad I got to see you.


After  graduation we went for a little family gathering and good Bar B Q .  It was yummy and really good to see everyone and hang out.  Congrats! Brit and Brian again. ha


Carson and Brady haven’t seen each other in a while, so Carson was excited to see him and play too.



Here are some Family pictures!.



Faith had her VERY last orchestra concert.  They have come along way this year, and now we will give the band a try. 


Geri was in town and was able to enjoy the concert.  Great job Faith!



Thursday, June 2, 2011

April run down

Since I have been really bad at blogging (again) I ‘m just going to do a re-cap of April and May. 

For the last few years, Faith’s art work has been featured at the Art Center in Denton.  She is an artsy fartsy little girl, she might have gotten that from me.Winking smile



Faith was a busy little girl in April.  She also had a Spring Orchestra concert at Guyer HS.  Faith has loved being in the orchestra, but has decided she wants to be in the 6th grade band.  We found out yesterday she will be playing the Saxophone. (this is going to be fun)


For Easter we went up to the school and waited for the Easter bunny to drop Easter eggs from his helicopter.  It was really neat.  Carson had a great time hunting eggs, getting picture made with the bunny (first time ever) and playing in the bounce houses.  Faith not so much.  She is officially too old for this.  But was a good sport.


Here he comes!020

Carson and Haden



That Saturday night our church had a night service and we decided to go, so we could sleep in and wake up and find Easter eggs and not be in a rush! (I actually wish they had Saturday night service every week I really liked it.) We took a few pictures before we went since we were dressed up.  (or should I say looked descent)