Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Windows, parties, and my cute kids!

Progress, progress, and more progress!
When does a house really look like a house? When it has windows? Walls? Siding?Well, to me, it looks more like home each day!
It is pretty much 99% enclosed!
The garage door needs to go in.
But the windows and doors are in!! AND the deck went on!(See if in front of the slider there? No rails yet. :) )
Here is Cora sitting on it. :)And Gabriel testing out the stairs.
Here is Cousin Dave checking it out!
And there is Sue and Aunt Marty in the familygreat room. The fireplace has been framed in. :)
It will be fronted with stone. Gabriel doing an inspection. :) I am standing in the family room looking into the dining area and to the right of that is the kitchen. There is a wall between the kitchen and the family room, but the dining area is open to the family room. I still call it a "great" room, the family room. :)
They are working on electric/wiring and plumbing currently. Not as exciting to watch. It's not the door, but who is standing in it that is important. :)
It is not a mansion... well it is to me. :)
I LOVE this house!
It makes me think I am willing to "get it together" and keep it together to stay there for the long haul!
I can't wait to move in!
Jerry's family is excited about the prospect of getting in before Christmas so we can have the Christmas Eve party at OUR house!! It has been at our house the last two years. I would hate to break tradition!

Megan had a party to celebrate HER getting into THEIR house! And to celebrate her mother.
Please pray for her mother (Linda). She starts chemotherapy TODAY.
She would appreciate your prayers!!

It is a LONG slide show!! I wanted to give Megan a chance to see the pictures! Only two photos have been adjusted... the rest are the way I took them. I barely had time to get the slide done! Takes FOREVER to load a slide with so many BIG pictures (file size)!
Enjoy! I got a chance to use, for the first time, Alicia's new 50mm f1.4 lens. I hate her... OK, I love her AND her lens!!!! OH MY GOSH! My passion is low light-no flash!! This lens enables me to do just that!!! WOW! I loved my first try at it.

And a quickie layout I did last week... literally, 15 minutes, even with cutting out those flowers from patterned paper! LOL!! I am SO much more organized! I could find what I knew I had SO much quicker! YAY!
I have my stuff organized here... paper, rhinestone embellishments, stickers and epoxy stickers, brads and metals, transparencies and chipboard, and all my letters, and all my flowers, all my tools and masks... everything has a bin/place! A couple of shared bins-but it has REALLY helped me see what I have!!
Anyway, Pink Sketches keeps me on my toes, and has me thinkin'! :)
OK, a bit more of my cute kids! Gavin must not have sat still for me this week! :)
I flippin' love picnik!! :) Black and white, then added back the eye color, and used "boost" to make that color "pop".
Do I needed adjusted (chiro.) or WHAT?? :) Definitely tilting to the right! :)
OK, I DO need adjusted BUT...
Try it! Frame your subject corner to corner... I love the affect. :)
Try it and link me or email me! :)
Or try picnik and link or email me? I might just add it to my blog! :)

Enjoy this crisp fall weather! It's gonna ran! I am going to get out THIS weekend to get my fall pictures with my kids, darn it! Not breaking THAT tradition!

Be Blessed!


Mindy said...

Your house is a mansion (of course we are bursting at the seems here so my perspective is a little off) but it looks so nice! I love it and the updates!
I love taking photos at an angle too.

CAKVD said...

Love the photos of your house and of the kids!! Great photos!

TheresaK said...

Your house is looking fantastic! Love the pics of your little ones! You can just see their little personalities thru the pics!! adorable!~

Ashleigh Dillin said...

Oh you are sooooo blessed! I LOVE THE HOUSE how gorgeous!

Sophia said...

Wow!! Your house is indeed a mansion compared to my flat in Singapore!! LOL! It looks amazing and I can't wait to see how your home would be like come Christmas!!

Loving your take on Sketch #10 over at Pink Sketches!!

Ann said...

Wow - the house is really coming along! It must be so exciting! Great photos of the kids, too.

Linda Beeson said...

I can't imagine how exciting it is to watch your new home come together! Congrats!