Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Finished product

Here are the pictures of the living room after we finished today with the hanging of pictures and putting stuff back for the decorations. The old chair in this picture will be delivered to our son and daughter-in-law's house tomorrow, hopefully!

As you can see Rachel is relaxing in her new rocker/recliner. She wasn't thrilled that I got her in the pictures.

This is the new reclining couch. We really like it. Above the couch are the new picture frames that we got at Michael's Craft store. I printed pictures from ones that we have taken over the years to put in them.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Vacation! After pictures

It took about 6 hours, but we got it done in a day. Tomorrow the new furniture arrives and I will take some more pictures. Hopefully, we will have some things on the wall by then also. The color is called "Pecan Sandies" from Home Depot. It is a lovely soft brown. Check back tomorrow night for more pictures.

Vacation! Before pictures

For my vacation this time, it has become a stacation. My sister came and we have started a few projects this week at home. We painted the livingroom this week and these are the before pictures.

Monday, September 14, 2009

What we have been up to lately

We have been doing some canning. Tina, our daughter-in-law, wanted to have a garden this year. She thought that that would help them to save some money and also give satisfaction of growing her own food. Her garden was somewhat successful. To go along with her garden we purchased tomatoes and one night we canned 18 quarts and one pint of tomato sauce. Then this past Saturday, we canned 19 quarts of spaghetti sauce. Oh, we had so much fun with worms and rotten tomatoes. Tina likes the added protein.

These are just some of the quarts of sauce.

This is another project that got into the mix. Tina had a lot of cucumbers. We all decided to make some cinnamon crunch sweet pickles. I just finished them up this evening. They are a three day pickle. We got 10 pints of these "delicioso" pickles. We might think of sharing them with you sometime. Like I said, we had a lot of fun and family time together. Can't wait until next year!

Late summer blooms!

Here are some pictures of the rose that I bought Rachel for Mother's Day this year. We thought that we had lost it to some kind of bug, but I dusted it with rose powder and it came back and bloomed. It had two buds, but one was only half a blossom.

I was trying to get this certain little man to stand still while I took his picture with the rose but you know how kids are.

This is the hibiscus that we have had for many years. The flowers are just so big and beautiful.

Here is the rose about two days later in full bloom. It is so pretty.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Is it time to play football????

Here we go with the first round pick! Jordan will play whatever position you want. Of course, you will have to tighten up the helmet and shoulder pads. He calls it his helmer.

This one is for you Marian.

Oops, I tipped my head up too high.

Tackled by the air.