People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Give the world your best and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway.
For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It never was between you and them anyway.
-Mother Teresa

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Random pictures....I love all of their expressions.

There was a spot in the grass outside that was just dirt and would fill up with mud every morning after it was watered. The kids would get into it a little, but this day I turned my back for a minute and it got a little crazy. We have this cute black boy in our court that is Regan's age. Regan calls over to me and said, "Look mama, we look like Isaiah"! So funny.
They had so much fun until it was time to clean up. I got the hose out of the laundry room and sprayed them down. They ran away and started stripping down. We were the only ones outside at the time until they got naked. Then all the mom's came back from lunch at the park with their kids and saw me trying to chase two naked girls around the court. HarDy hAr HaR....go ahead and laugh. I haven't been that humiliated in a long time. It gets better. One of the moms called the grounds people to come and put grass in 'cause we are all sick of our kids getting dirty in the mud pit. A week later the girls and I are coming back from a walk and they are just finishing up putting in the grass. I tell them thank you 'cause the kids keep getting into it. He said, "No problem. We heard about a couple of kids getting covered head to toe in it and running around naked." Yup, those would be mine.....they're famous.
Just a few of the many projects I've been working on lately. I got this little cabinet for $5 and painted it a pretty turquoise color. Alot of the things I've been refinishing have really nice detailing and curve so I want to try my hand at glazing but haven't gotten the stuff yet.

My kitchen chairs used to be old office chairs that were really bulky.....comfy, but bulky and they had to go. They were driving me nuts. So one of the chairs showed up by the dumpster and I snagged it. The other two I got at D.I. for $5 each. A little sanding and painting and tadi-freakin'-da. I have a cute set of chairs. I'm on the hunt for one more that I'm going to paint a green color that Jason is going to hate. Pretty sure of it, but that's ok. I needed to jazz up my kitchen a little bit. I'm pulling the colors from an Americana picture I have in the kitchen.
The girls fight over who gets to sit in which chair. Usually the blue one. Jason likes the yellow one for the butt contours on it. (Very ergonomic :) I like the red one.....just because.

Now for the moment you've all been waiting for...

.........and after!!
I made the cushions using yummy Amy Butler fabric. The ottoman is done except the cushion. Didn't feel like making it.....still don't.

Unfortunately I don't have room for this in my abode, so I am going to be selling her. If interested let me know:)

Friday, July 16, 2010

Catchin' Up

I didn't think that I had much to blog about, then I uploaded all the photos that have been on my camera.....since March. Luckily (or un-luckily) I haven't been taking many pictures lately. I'm such a slacker. Oh well. I don't know why, but I like posting the funny pictures of the girls. Maybe it takes a little edge off of the stresses of motherhood. Gotta remember the good times right? We went to Heber for spring break and Sophie had a good time with the yogurt. She really likes to smear things on her face. Kinda cute and yucky at the same time.

Jennifer, Travis and William came for Regan's birthday and we had a really nice visit with them.
Hahahaha....for some reason this picture cracks me up. One of Regan's classic expressions.

I love these two pictures too. Sophie is just sweet, and I love Regan's silly face with Jennifer smiling in the background. Pretty cute.

Easter Time and the many faces of Sophie. No pics of Regan on this occasion as she was screaming the entire day (no joking around).
In May we went to Tuscon for a Greer family reunion and I caught this pic of Regan. I love it. She looks so thoughtful and calm.

More pictures for your viewing pleasure coming soon.....