I have lots I wanna write about, so this will be a sort of random post.
First of all last Friday, November 20th, was my Mamaw’s birthday. She turned 68, but does not look or act her age. She is still very young at heart. :)
For her birthday, all of the family decided to give her a surprise birthday party. We all met up at my aunt and uncle’s house right before she was supposed to get there to pick my aunt up for a movie. When she walked in she was so shocked… it was fun to surprise her like that! We had lasagna, salad, garlic bread, cake and icecream. She opened a few gifts, and then we all just visited a while.
Saturday morning we decided to go to some garage sales with Justin’s Uncle Dennis and his wife, Laura. We had lots of fun even though it was soooo stinkin’ early.
I found lots of good children’s books, a purse, a box(?), a shirt, and some other stuff.
Today Justin and I went and bought our first little Christmas tree and stuff to decorate it. Last year we didn’t do a tree. Well, we tried to, but the cats tried to climb it and eat it so we took it down after one day.
I’m loving Christmas time. And I’m loving that my house feels more like the season now. I put up the tree (it’s tiny like our apartment!), lit my Christmas candle, baked some cookies… aahhhhh…
We had to rearrange furniture and add this side table in order to fit the tree. This is what our living room looks like now…
We both like it like this… it seems more open and spacious than before. We will most likely leave it like this for good. (We will have to re-center those paintings above the couch… yikes!) Here is the before…
Also today, I’ve played a little more with photoshop. Here is one I did that I decided to post for my sister. Love you, sis!!!
and the SOOC shot….
That’s all for now… time for bed! Church is gonna be here before I know it!!!