Tuesday, September 23, 2008

New pictures

So I am finally getting around to posting new pictures....I know..about time! :) I have posted some new pictures of my amazing nephew, Isaac. He is almost 8 months old and growing up so fast! I spent the afternoon with him and my sister on Sunday while Mike and Tim played golf and we had a wonderful time together. I am so thankful to be living closer to them all as I love watching how much he is developing and all the new things he is doing each time I am with him. So cute!

I have also attached some pictures of my craft room. It is still a work in progress..but the paint is finally on the walls. I have created a magnetic chalkboard with the help of my wonderful husband. He hung the trim and then we painted the wall within the trim with the magnetic and chalkboard paints. I still have to go around the trim, but we are getting there. I know..crazy Green..but I love it and it makes me happy!

Our weekend was busy as usual. We are preparing for Mike's parents to arrive on Friday. So never a dull moment at the Tracy household!

Hope you all have a wonderful day!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Branson here we come

This weekend Mike and I are headed to Branson with my parents. It is suppose to be a golf weekend, but not sure how much golf is going to happen with the rain forecast.
I am just looking forward to a short getaway..hopefully it will be relaxing.

I have been busy this week with painting my craft room/studio. I have finished priming the room and have the accent wall painted with the color of Peaceful Leaf. I am hoping to accomplish more on Sunday evening, Lime Twist is the color the other walls will be, as well as a magnetic chalkboard that I will be working on, with the help of Mike. I will post pics, once I am finished.

I have joined the gym, Anytime Fitness near our house. I have been getting up at 4:45each morning and working out for about a half hour. I can honestly say that for the two weeks I have been doing this, I have had so much more energy and feel so much better. Who knew I would like to get up so early and run on a treadmill and lift weights!

Fall has hit I believe. And I am very excited!! I love this time of year. The anticipation of the holidays, the cooler weather, the turning of the leaves...ahhh...nothing quite like it. I have already begun to gather decorations for our house, poor Bella, thought the pumpkin potpourri that I brought home last night was a treat for her. It about drove her nuts that I wouldn't give her any!

I have been contemplating on a couple of side jobs to do. The two companies I have it narrowed down to are At Home America and Signature HomeStyles. They both seem like they are pretty amazing companies. I figure I could give it a shot, and if it doesn't work out, oh well, I still would get some great merchandise to decorate with. I know it would be a challenge, but I am thinking I might be up for it. We'll see. I think I will talk it over with my mom this weekend and then perhaps, my sissie next week. By the way kid, I love your comment! My favorite is because Isaac says so!!

Wasn't sure if anyone was reading this or not, so comments are wonderful!

That about wraps up my week. Hoping to leave work a bit early today to go home and pack for our weekend away.

Enjoy the rainy weekend. Be lazy..stay in and cuddle up on the couch...that is what these weekends are all about!

Till next time.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Garage Sale day

Today was a success! I had my first garage sale at our new home. Boy am I sure glad that it is over! Oh my goodness, it is work! Thanks to my mom, husband, and sister's help, we did great! And I am so glad it is over. We began at 8:00 am and ended about 1:30 before the rain hit. What a great morning of weather too!

It simply amazes me that my junk, turns into someone else's treasures. We were slammed several times and yet we still have stuff left. The goodness is that the "large items" are gone and the rest of the stuff is stored in the basement until our subdivision's garage sale next spring. We now have a 3 car garage! No more junk and Mike has set up a shop out there too.

Life has been busy for Mike and I. We went up to my brother, Jason's house. He and his wife, Aubrey were great hosts for the weekend. My parents and sister and her family also met us there, the guys golfed and we women and Isaac, hung out at home. Very relaxing.

Last night my mom and Grandpa drove down to our house to help prep for the sale and spent the night, then we had family at our house all day. I love living so close to them all and having enough room for everyone.

Next weekend, we are headed to Branson with my parents for a golfing weekend. Our weekend schedules don't free up until mid october!

Oh and I absolutely love this weather. I know we are all kind of in a state of shock that it got so cool so fast. Hard to believe...but I am ready for fall...my favorite season! Headed to Bath and Body works yesterday as their wallflowers and refills are buy 1 get 1 free....and their fall fragrances are out! LOVE THEM! and they have some new scents...check it out!

My nephew, Isaac is growing so fast. He is sitting up on his own, crawling, and his first word is "hey"...so cute! I have attached a link of photos from a few weekends in august.

I have begun a bible study on Thursday evenings and I am really excited about it. There are 8 women in the study and I think it is going to be an awesome experience.

My job is going good. However, I sure would love to figure out how to work at home. I would much rather do something craft/decorative/baking etc. I just have to find the right thing. Mike and I have been having many conversations about it. I would love to start my own business....if I could just figure it out.

anyways.....if you have any thoughts..throw them my way! Kara and Aubrey were giving me ideas last weekend...I will take as many as possible. I know the right thing is out there.

That about wraps it up for me. relaxing evening at home...ahhh..love nights like this.

Enjoy your evening!