Thursday, July 24, 2008

Trudging Along

It might seem to my blogger readers that our remodel progress has digressed. Well, I am here to say, it has, but we are still slowly trudging along. We have tried to work on projects here and there. When I received several decorating items for my birthday, I took that as a clue that my house is too bare. It's not necessarily that I don't have the things to decorate with, just that I haven't taken the time to hang them all up. Today, with Joe gone (somehow that makes it easier for me), I took on the the task of hanging several things. There are 3 shelves I have meant to hang for a long time, and I even knew where I wanted them. I combined those with my presents, and some other things, and they are now in my front hallway. One of the shelves gave me a really hard time though, because the wall was crooked. It sticks out more where the middle of the shelf should have been. So after some quiet frustrating words, I just move the shelf over a bit, and called it good.
Items in arrangement:
Letter J: present from my sister-in-law Angela
Country Living sigh: present from my sister-in-law Ruth
Ashurst Established 2000 sign: present from mother-in-law Liz
Antique iron: Inherited from my grandpa Valk. Him and my grandma we in Austria many, many years ago, when they picked up an old lady hitchhiker. She was so grateful for the ride, that she gave them this family heirloom. (I just hope the shelf is strong enough to hold it. It could kill someone if it crashed down on them)
Aesop quote: Free gift from Deseret Book the day of Priesthood session
Pictures of us and kids: very outdated, and I need to get another frame for Ginger too.

I am also working on the new front door, so slowly our entrance is actually becoming welcoming.

5 comments:

Nancy Sabina said...

It looks fab! The J is really great.
I know what you mean about it being easier when hubby is gone. For me I think it has to do with not relying on him - I'm not waiting for his help or for him to take the kids, I just have to take care of things myself.

angela michelle said...

You did a great job with that arrangement. Making a large arrangement out of smaller pieces is always tricky I think.

مهدي said...

thank's for your hearty sight.
I left a comment on the last post, but it seems had a mistake.
any way as i said you have a nice photo and blog with a happy family and I visit it every day and enjoy.

Ruthie said...

It looks great! And it makes me feel special that you put my gift right in the front hallway! I need to come out there an visit soon!

Amber said...

I love the way that arrangement looks! I especially love the iron!

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