Monday, December 24, 2007


Our dearest and best friends found out they were having a baby! So I just wanted to give a shout out to Audra & Andrew! We are praying for a perfect baby!!!

Proud Mommy- and Daddy-to-be!

(this maybe old news to a few, but I didn't have an opportunity to publish my congrats)

I'm Back!!!

I think...

Justin bought me an early Christmas internet card! It's a little slow, so I don't know if we'll keep it. But at least for the month of January we'll have internet at home! It's great, but I'm really nervous that we'll waste a lot of time on the internet. It can be just like TV...a misuse of time.

Anywhoo, last weekend the Christmas tour of homes went really well. We've heard that somewhere between 150-250 people toured our home. Everyone was really nice and very complimentary.

Leigh and I were on the local news advertising the tour. It was funny to have people come into the house and say, "HEY! You were on TV!" People at church and work have also commented on our appearance. We're famous now...Want my autograph? ;)

Here is the TV spot (click on #3) and we were also in the Montgomery Advertiser, but the article has expired and their archives doesn't work...sorry. I'll try to post some pictures from the tour later.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Deck the halls!

So the garland is up and I like it all! I wasn't sure about adding the red garland and the stars to the sunroom garland, but I really like it. I love the sparkle of the holiday season! I tried to get a good angle of the sparkle the red garland adds. The last of the decorating won't be completed until next week. I have to set the table for the tour, but since we have to eat on it, I'll have to wait. Justin and I are hoping that we can live somewhere else next week, so our house will remain neat and tidy. Which the neat and tidy part will come this weekend. Justin will be glad when I don't have weekend projects for him. He did get some shooting in last weekend, so it's not all bad.

This last picture is an experiment. Let me know what you think about it. I hung garland above our bed, but I'm not sure about it. Either it's too skimpy and weird floating in space or it's okay.

Monday, December 3, 2007

"The stockings were hung by the chimney with care..."

St. Nick's festive spirit has certainly made an appreance at our house! In preparation for the Christmas tour and hosting my family for Christmas, I've done a few more decorations than usual. Our stockings are ready to be stuffed!

Not only is the fireside decorated, it also has wonderful light! Daddy and Justin installed some track lighting above the fireplace to illuminate it and the shelves. It makes a huge difference! The lights are also on a dimmer, so I can set the mood! I am so blessed to have such a talented family! Justin=jack-of-all-trades, Daddy=electrician, Mr. Sidney=workworker.

Justin and I are thrilled to be staying home; this is the first Christmas we haven't had to travel. Mama, Daddy, Leigh and my cousin, Rachel, will all be part of the festivities on the 25th.