Monday, July 21, 2008

Up to our old tricks......

Wow, the last two days have totally flown by.....I finally got back in to the gym Monday morning and will be there every morning this week.....Shawn and I have a bet going and I hate to lose.....anyway I have a new favorite cardio machine at the gym.....I am addicted.....its a Precor AMT......Love it....and I actually have some sore muscles today....My favorite thing about it is you have to pretty much flex your core stomach muscles to even operate.....I just feel like I am running on air.....Today was another good workout....and I am burning more calories then I use too....I guess I just finally feel more motivated....I bet it because of the bet.....Hmmm....

So yesterday we went to Home Depot.....Shawn got a gift card for his birthday and spend, spend, spend we went.....Best time too, take advantage of Shawn being home to do some projects.....Well we ended up getting our dark accent paint for the living (great room).....we are actually going to paint 3 colors in our great room....plus the ceiling.....We also got a pink for Lila's room....we feel it will be a good base coat to play off of....all the paint we got was the Freshaire Choice, we absolutely love this paint....there are not a ton of bright colors but its just really nice to paint and not have the over barring scent and again be Eco-Friendly.....Its also nice to be able to live in the room, or in Lila's case we started her room this morning and she gets to sleep in it tonight....Anyway so we also got two new sconces to replace some U-G-L-Y brass ones.....the new ones were on sale and a super good deal....and we were able to put CFL bulbs in them....Love it.....So here are some pics of some of the stuff we have been up too....We still need to paint the ceiling (Need a 18ft ladder first) and then the other 3 walls (you can kind of see the colors I have picked out in my photos).....and of course the playroom and the twins room and the 3 bathrooms....and the kitchen, but we will get there.....I must say now that we have part of the living room painted I am itching to get it done.......We think it is going to look great.....

Painting Fun July 08

Today has been a great day.......The girls and I headed across the street for a play date....so nice to literally walk across the street.....Sarah and her daughter Naomi (2.5 yrs) had come by yesterday to ask us if we wanted to play....the girls were THRILLED and so was I.....I have always enjoyed talking to Sarah outside and looked forward to getting to know her better....the funny think is she always manages to come by when our house is a total wreck.....Oh well.....We hung out over there for most of the morning....it allowed Shawn to paint Lila's room with out interruptions.....Anyway we had a great time and Sarah invited me to join a mommy group that will start up again in the fall....they meet for guest speakers, and play dates, and Mommy Coffee Nights and what not.....Sounds like it will be fun....she said most of the moms are young and fun.....Sarah is pregnant with her 2nd child due in November.....a girl of course......they are such great neighbors....

Tonight we had the a great dinner and Shawn thought it was blog worthy.....so here is a pic....it was Texas BBQ Pork Chops, Creamy Cheesy Crock pot Corn, BBQ Black Beans and Fried Okra.....can I just tell you all my kids LOVED the Okra.....I will be posting the corn recipe soon on the Breezy....It was super good and easy.....and I am totally full......of course look at our plates.

So we do not have too much going on the rest of the week.....Shawn has a 2nd interview tomorrow at his company.....hopefully something will pan out with this, but he is still plugging away with his job search.....we are remaining up beat.....So we shall see.....

3 comments:

MaryCatherine said...

I love the shade of pink you have chosen for Lila's room! Let me know what theme you decide on and I would love to make something for her room, maybe I could paint her a little canvas with her name on it.

Erin said...

love all the colors...and dinner looks great! good luck to shawn on his interview!

PGA said...

Great paint. I love the colors. Doesn't the L belong over her crib. Just a question. Anyway Her room looks really neat. Are you going to put up any curtains in her room? I love the new lights. They look way better.. Love Mom