Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

Well, I've gone and done it again. I have not blogged in over a week! I wanted to, but I just couldn't seem to get to it this week! I don't know how some of you blog almost every day~ it's amazing! :) I am going to try to do better...

This past week I painted our son's room (the same colors; it just needed a couple of fresh coats!) and then my dad came over on Wednesday and we removed half of the wall that separates the kitchen and dining room. Because this was such a huge rewiring job, my husband and I hired an electrician for the first time since moving here! The electrician and his son were here the same day my dad and I were knocking the wall and cabinets down. It was a long day, but we got it down the studs. This weekend, my husband crawled up in the attic and installed a support beam because this wall is a partial load bearing wall. Now this week I will be able to take the studs out! This is just the beginning as we redo our kitchen and finish the dining room...




I finished this little project this week...I got this idea from Jeni @ At Home In Georgia. I so love reading her blog! :) And I loved how she created different words for each season by putting one letter in each frame! Mine didn't turn out as nicely as hers, but I am happy just the same! I used a few different fonts, but they all ended up looking the same! I moved the chicken picture to a different place in the living room, adding the topiaries instead. Looking at it now though it doesn't look quite right. I'll have to see what I can do about that tomorrow; I have an idea of what might look better. At this point, I am just thankful to have got this up before spring was over! :)




I hope all of you mothers had a truly wonderful day! Did you do anything special to celebrate? Or maybe the best thing of all was you didn't have to do anything! :) We went to lunch after church, which was so fun!




My girls...




My girls with their silly faces...




My guys...




Have you ever eaten at The Old Spaghetti Factory? We just love it there, especially us girls! I love the red train they have there, too...Well, I hope whatever you did, that it was a wonderful day and weekend for you all! :)

Blessings,

16 comments:

Ms. Tee said...

Your "spring" frames turned out absolutely beautiful! So fresh and pretty. :) Your family is so sweet - hope you had a great Mom's Day!

Tracey said...

The frames are a fantastic idea! Glad you and your family had a wonderful day, our mothers day was in March. Your children are lovely.
Tracey x x x

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

I can't wait to see your pictures of your wall knockdown! :)

The "spring" word on your mantle looks very cute.

~ Sarah

Sarah said...

The "S-P-R-I-N-G" is great! What a wonderful idea for something different on the mantle.

I LOVE the Spaghetti Factory--especially the caboose!!!

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Very cute kids and I think your "spring" frames turned out really good! Love them!

No I've never eaten there - mainly because the wait is too long. I'll have to try it off peak one day.

Manuela

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Wow Jenni! It looks like you had a wonderful Mother's day. I got pampered ALL day long it was a wonderful wonderful day, then my husband took me on a hike-We had the best time.

I love your SPRING sign you made it is adorable... I really like how you painted your fireplace white...I did that when we fixed up a house in Spokane and always loved the way it looked, I got alot of compliments on it!

Have a great week!
Robin~♥

Southern Belle said...

I had to leave you a comment before I could finish reading your post. I just had to say I love, love, love the "spring" frames! How cute is that? I am totally copying you and doing the same thing, lol. Okay, back to reading your post...

Talk to you soon!
~Christine

the undomesticated wife said...

Adorable spring frames!

Montee said...

Jenni, it sounds like you had a wonderful Mother's Day. I didn't do a darn thing. I lounged and watched the Braves baseball game. Today I have been really busy.

Love the mantel!

Liz said...

I love the spring frames. You did a great job!

I have never heard of The Spaghetti Factory. I guess we don't have those here. Sure wish we did because it sounds really good!

Carrie said...

The frames look great! I am glad you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

jenjen said...

Happy Mother's Day! I LOVE that little Spring project with the frames. It is so cute!!!

And I love the old Spaghetti Factory. I haven't been there in forever. What a great idea!

XOXO
jen

Mommyto3andahusky said...

Hi, I nominated your blog for the One lovely Blog award! :)

Jeni said...

Oh wow! Great job on the 'spring'. I LOVE changing up my mantle like that. Sure does look like you enjoyed your special day too.

jen said...

Your fireplace looks great!!

I know what you mean about finding the time to blog. Now that the warmer months are here I'm finding it hard to sit down at the computer. I didn't realize you were doing such a renovation!! You must be so busy!!

Take care!!

Jen

Our Complete Family said...

Happy belated Mother's Day to you Jenni!
The spring frames on your mantle look great! I put mine out for holidays, too!
Hoping your spring season is off to a great start!
xo Les