Monday, November 25, 2013

The last few..

I am DEFINITELY behind on blogging.  I had mono if that counts for anything.  Brutal.  We have had the busiest fall at our house, but things have recently slowed down quite a bit, and I feel like we have settled into being a family of five quite nicely.  Yes, it has taken every bit of 14 months to accomplish that.

In Hattie's 13th month she took off walking and is into everything.  She knows what she wants and goes after it.  She's a quiet girl.  Most days she will play and wander about in silence, just content to keep herself occupied.  I like that.  I like that she's independent and likes to discover things on her own.  In this last month she has become the best.child.ever!  She has finally started sleeping through the night and no longer cries in the nursery or kids area at the gym.  This is a huge accomplishment for her.  The gym used to page me every single day, but now she's playing and happy when I pick her up.  Bliss!

H's surprise face:)

Rhett's school pic.  Haha!  

Rhett got his first black eye about a month ago.  It was a nasty one.  An unfortunate encounter with a stool.

Jude has lost 4 teeth now!  All of the front teeth.

                          Dallas and I celebrated our 10th year wedding anniversary in October.

Ten year is diamonds, so my guy surprised me with this diamond band.  I was really blown away! 

We waited for just the right weekend to head up to the local mountain for our annual hike.  The trees have been unbelievably beautiful this season!

Halloween was fun for the kids.  They dressed up no less than four times that week for different functions.

We had a super fun visit with my sister's family a few weeks back and it was just what we needed.  Time away.  They have an amazing farm with property that backs to a huge river.  We had bon fires, took hikes, fed cows, threw rocks and rode four wheelers.  It was such a great visit.  I also retrieved a few boxes of things from my grandma that my sister had for me, and I've had so much fun placing them around my house.  Brings on so many wonderful memories.

Rhett took an accidental swim in the river right before the hike back to where we came from. 

These boys had fun too!  

I tackled my biggest and most dreaded/desired painting project at our house this past weekend.  I painted the tuscan texture that covered my entire kitchen and eat-in dining area.  We have always had so many compliments on the glaze finish (??), but it just wasn't all.  I've felt so boxed in on decor in that space since we've lived here.  I was terrified to paint over it, not being sure how it would look, but man, I LOVE IT!  It was so worth all of the labor involved.  It was the hardest paint job I've ever tackled.  Texture is no friend of mine.  Here's a little peek at the finished project.

Much more my style!  

It's amazing what a little paint can do.  I wish I would have done this years ago!  

Before pic

Sorry for the novel of a post.  Glad to have it documented;).  

Have a wonderful, blessed and thankful Thanksgiving!