Thursday, February 28, 2013

A Break

My best friend came to visit me this week.
An unexpected, very welcome surprise.

While we have been accomplishing a lot on the house,
a break was definitely in order.

We went to the Dairy-ette in Dallas.
Supposedly the best burgers and fries in the Metroplex.
Great burgers, not so great fries.

After our burgers we walked it off at the lake at sunset.

And play in the trees.
Somehow, my best friend brings out my inner child.

We found an In N Out Burger and decided to undue our walk to undue the first burger.
I love the photobombers in the back.

And if the burgers weren't enough,
we topped off the night with Cheesecake Factory.
If you are gonna splurge, I say make it worth it.
I had never been before.
I highly recommend it.

I love having a friend that will surprise me
and help me even when I don't know I need it.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

SHS Is Back

Finally, I have things settled enough that I can
take time to enjoy photography again.

Not that the house is done
or the projects complete.
But, enough so that I can get back into a hobby again.

So, without further ado, my interpretations for the week.

Time To Eat

 On our fancy date this week, Jerry and I splurged on the food.
I had Fried Quail with Arugula Salad
Jerry ordered Braised Pork in Plum Sauce.
Absolutely divine!

Getting Ready

 My handsome man getting ready for church.
I like it when he wears a tie.


 Jerry took Josh fishing for Daddy/Son time this week.
Trust me, it was more play time that quiet time.

Sweet Dreams

 There is nothing sweeter than a sleeping child.
Or quieter.


 At my niece's baby shower this weekend,
these sweet rubber duckies were swimming in the punch.

Next Week:

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Sunny Simple Life

Ni Hao Yall

 then, she {snapped}
Weekly Top Shot #71

Thursday, February 21, 2013

A Quick Update

Things are looking a bit better this week.

Jerry is at an interview right now and I am praying
hard for God to open this door.

Trina's room is finally done.
I love how it turned out.
The colors are so bright and cheery.
All that's left is to move everything in.

We are getting lots of rain.
While it is a bit depressing while it's happening,
it does bring about a desired result.

Best of all, Jerry and I had date night.
I have always wanted to go to the Reunion Tower restaurant in Dallas.
Jerry surprised me with it for our date.
It was amazing!
The view, the food, the whole experience.
Definitely a night to remember.
And it's not even our anniversary.  :)

I am hoping for a good weekend, too.
Alone time with each of the kids.
And maybe, just maybe we will find our church this Sunday.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Be Still

I haven't posted in a while.
I am tired.
I am overwhelmed.

God reminded me this week to rely on Him.
To be still and listen.

I am trying.

Maybe I just need to take lessons from James.

Chillin' in the hammock.
Not a care in the world.

We are still searching for a church home.
Jerry is still looking for a job.

Prayers would be very much appreciated, friends.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Projects, Projects, and More Projects

With all the chaos and confusion of getting stuff done in the new house
I am very overwhelmed.
There are about 10 projects going all at the same time.

But at least we are making progress.

We now have the wiring in, floors down, and two windows up.

And this is why I am impatient to get it done.

I want my porch back.
Until the room is done,
Trina's stuff stays right here.

While the guys are working on that room,
I am getting other stuff done.

I found this wire shelf at my mother in law's house.
She was throwing it away, so I confiscated it.

It just needed a little TLC.

And it is just like new.
Perfect for my bathroom.

Now I am on to the next project.

I can't wait til this one is done.
It will complete my bathroom.
And at least one room will have everything in place.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Birthdays, Bedrooms, and Daffodils

This week my beloved turned 37.
For his birthday I made him a "Death by Chocolate" cake.

Then I put him to work.

Trina's room needs to be finished after all.
I don't think she is enjoying sleeping in the living room
and having all her stuff still in boxes.

At least progress is being made.
I am hopeful that she will be able to move into
her room by next weekend.

And the weather has been cooperating wonderfully.

It has also been confusing the daffodils.

And making it easier to hang out some laundry.
Because nothing smells better than blankets
that have been dried in the sunshine.

I will keep you updated on the room.
I cannot wait until it is done.
Then I won't have boxes cluttering up my living room.

Have a great weekend, friends!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Country Living

Life is finally getting a bit settled here in the country.

We are still looking for a church,
I am still looking for ways to get involved,
and Jerry is still looking for a job.

But here at home, life is pretty good.

Josh has finally learned to ride a bike.
We are working with James,
but Josh isn't willing to give up his new toy.

I cannot believe Trina is big enough to have an adult bike.
I feel so old.

I think the boys are really enjoying this country life thing.

Don't worry.
They were supervised the entire time.

 It's not been all play.
After working for a week on it,
Jerry and the boys finally finished the plumbing in the new bathroom.

And I can use my wonderful claw foot tub.

Yep, life is good.

Made even better with early spring arrivals.

Happy Monday, friends.