Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2014~Happy New Year!

Wishing you all the best in the New Year!
Here's a poem I came across and wished to share with each of you :)

Life I Am the New Year
~ Author Unknown
Life I am the new year.
I am an unspoiled page in your book of time.
I am your next chance at the art of living.
I am your opportunity to practice what you have learned about life during the last twelve months.
All that you sought and didn't find is hidden in me,
waiting for you to search it out with more determination.
All the good that you tried for and didn't achieve
is mine to grant when you have fewer conflicting desires.
All that you dreamed but didn't dare to do, all that you hoped but did not will,
all the faith that you claimed but did not have --
these slumber lightly, waiting to be awakened
by the touch of a strong purpose.
I am your opportunity
to renew your allegiance to Him who said, "behold, I make all things new."
I am the new year.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Summertime :)

Been spending a lot of time in the pool :) and enjoying the summer...hope you are enjoying your summer!

                                          fence is up and done...these pictures don't show it, but grass is also starting to grow around the pool :)

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Pool is done! and a few other pictures

The pool got finished, after some delays due to rain, the Thursday before Memorial day weekend

We had a great first cookout in the new house!

Some other things we've been busy with was planting about 377 flower bulbs in one weekend in various places around the yard

Tony had taken the rocks from a firepit in the front yard and put them around some of the trees. Also, as you can see, we put some bird and squirrel feeders in the front yard, and Finally had somewhere to hang the birdhouse that my parents had given us several Christmas' ago.

Loving our first spring in the new house :)

Friday, May 3, 2013

The 'Redskins Room' is done!

Tony finished the room a few days ago!
(he still wants to change the ceiling light)

I think it looks fantastic :) 

Thursday, April 25, 2013

The Deck is Done :)

The deck was done a few weeks ago, have just been busy, finally posting the pics :)
here are the'before' pics
                                       Brownie and Riggo, checking out everything :)

                                   Tony re-did half the deck at a time (and the front end loader in the background is for the pool guys,yay :)

                                  and I still have a bench!!
                                      Dustin was home for a quick visit and helped his Dad with the second half of the deck.

                                       me,displaying the gate :)

                                       looks pretty good,huh? Tony does good work!!

also, in the past few weeks, I Finally found time to take down and clean all the chandelier pieces in the fireplace front room, and replace all the burnt out bulbs!

                                   More to come...the pool is coming along nicely, and Tony is working on the Redskins room!!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

The 'Redskins bathroom' is done :)

Here's some 'before' pics

And here are the 'after' pictures :)

and yep, that's another toilet bowl tattoo above,lol.

This means there's only one indoor room left to finish,and now we are hoping for some spring-like weather, to get to work on some things outdoors!!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Front hallway is done! and..Snow :)

Tony had painted the celing and walls in the front hallway, and just this past weekend, finished laying the tile.


daughter April had brought us this beautiful wind chime from a trip to the Baltimore aquarium,
and we decided it would look perfect hanging here :)
work was started on the pool, and then we've had Two snowstorms, so thus far the 'pool to be' just looks like a giant meteor hit the backyard,lol

of course, with the latest snowfall we had last night, it looks like a giant Snow-filled meteor hole :)

sigh...maybe the pool will be done before Memorial day!!

for your enjoyment ( I Love snow:) here's some more pics...I love sitting in our front room and watching it snow!!

and I love watching the birds, we always put bird seed out when it snows :)

Tony is now working on the next-to-last indoor project..the 'Redskins bathroom'...will let y'all know when that's done(and post pics:) The 'Redskins room' will probably wait till fall..Tony's not as happy about the snow,lol, it's keeping him from starting on all the outside projects he has planned!

Y'all have a wonderful day :)