Sunday, August 23, 2009

Hello blog, it's been a long time...

Well, at least it seems like it has been a while since I last sat down to blog. I spend WAY too much time in front of this computer for brownie-goose, so I almost get burnt-out on it. But, shame on me. I have lots of cute pictures of the spit-fire and haven't put them up for anyone to see, that is unless you are my friend on facebook in which they are up there. Not my friend...well, you should be. Hehe.

Here are some pics from dance class. Louisa is really enjoying it, but I think most of all she likes to dress up and look at herself in the mirrors. This coming up week is our last week, but if you are interested, Sara does the classes monthly and you can check out her blog here.




Next month we are starting "Sing and Sign" that is taught by my friend Tori. We are really excited about this one. The kids sing songs and dance and learn to use sign language with it. Louisa is excited about learning to "talk wif my hans." Here is Tori's website for all you girlies in Jackson wanting more info. www.signingwithtots.com

Last weekend we went to the Bright Lights, Belhaven Nights street festival. I don't know what it is, but I LOVE a street festival. I mean, the people-watching is superb, and there is just something so fun about seeing families and others out enjoying a good time. Louisa was not so enthoused, however she did enjoy her snow-cone which left a lovely red perma-smile on her face, as well as stained her hands. We went with Tori, Jon and Ella...who for the night moved up in status from Louisa's "bebe sista" to "my bes frend, ever." Too cute.


This next one just cracks me up, she isn't even smiling...but thanks to the remnants of the snow-cone, it sure looks like she is. Hehe.


Now, onto bigger and better (for me) things. My sewing room, the latest reno project happening on Cowan Place. We are combining a small office off the garage with the storage room right next to it by knocking out the wall in between, brining up the floor, putting in a ceiling and adding a door so that you can access it from our den. And soon it will become my very own sewing room. This way, I will no longer have to burden the dining room (which by the way...if anyone ever wondered, I did in fact find my dining room table a few months ago, but lost it again to piles of clean laundy that I am refusing to put away...on another note, Gracie, I still crack up everytime I think of what Tori thought you were asking me if I found that night at dinner),

my breakfast room

or the guest bedroom (no pictures for this one bc of the insane MESS). I will have my own room with shelves to stock my fabric, a large cutting table that is stable and no longer wobbles when I cut, but most of all, my OWN SPACE that is dedicated to nothing but my sewing. I am so excited that I just cannot stand it and think I may sleep there for the first couple of nights. Well, who am I fooling...if brownie-goose keeps up like it has been, I will be sleeping in there. :) So, of course I am going to bore all those readers who really don't care about renovation projects as much as I do with pictures for the next month or so until it is done. Byron so far has done all the work himself including knocking out the wall yesterday, taking out the sheetrock, moving all the "garage items" to his new shed that sits as the first floor of the playhouse mansion in the back yard, etc. But thankfully I believe we are bringing in an electrician to add more power (since we really don't have enough for the square footage of our house and sometimes we steal power from other outlets to add things...yep, I just said that), some heating and air guys to replace the dinosaur unit #2 that only heats/cools the office and den that has really yet to work since we moved in 2 years ago, and the sheetrock, bc let's just face it...sheetrock work is NO fun. So, I am super excited and cannot wait. I picked up a fun paint color, am having Byron put up galvanized tin for the ceiling and all sorts of funky designs that will be inspiring and just fun to spend all my time in! Here are some pics of the process.
The storage room half of the room...

The office part of the room...

The wall between the two is now gone and look at the space, yipee!!! (the dinosaur heating/air unit is on the left side of this first pic, it will be gone adding even more room for a messy sewing room...but remember my motto: "a clean sewing room is an inefficient sewing room." :))



Okay, so now I feel like I have caught up my readers on what has been going on since the last post. Honestly, much of my time has been spent in front of Thelma & Louise (my sewing machine and serger) since brownie-goose has been such a big hit, something that I never could've imagined and am so thankful for and at the same time super flattered by. It looks like today will be another gorgeous day in the Missi-ssi-ppi so, hopefully we can get the bug outside today to run off some of that toddler energy that I wish was contagious. Until the next time...

3 comments:

Carol said...

Who know someone would actually HAVE to be taught to talk with their hands- LOL.

Carol said...

knew *** oops-

Ashley said...

seriously, y'all and your renovations, oh my word!!!

we went to the dance class once and sara is SUCH a great teacher! we had some problems getting there so we are going to try it again next time she has a class.

we are going to sing and sign, too! i hope we are in the same class, that would be uber-fun!