Sunday, November 29, 2015

Christmas is coming...

...whether we're ready or not! LOL I got our Christmas tree decorated today. And then I went to Brian's and helped decorate their tree too. This is Brian's tree...

And here is ours...

And just a few of my favorite ornaments...

Now I need to start wrapping the presents I've bought so I can get them under the tree! :0)

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

I'm going to miss this

So a LOT has been going on in our lives here the past month or so. I won't bore you with all the details, but the bottom line is I'm getting a divorce and will be selling the house. I'm definitely going to miss my new porch and my new shutters and my new roof. But those will also be great selling features once we can list the house. We've lived here for over 15 years, the kids grew up here (it's the only home they remember living in). But at the same time, Emily and I are ready for a new start. So while it's definitely the end of one long chapter in my life, it's also the beginning of a brand new one. And I'm excited about that. :0)

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

November Already?

There's been a LOT going on around here lately. I won't go into all the details, but life has definitely thrown us some curves recently. This is Emily's jack-o-lantern and it perfectly describes how I've been feel for the past week and a half. Thankfully things are beginning to sort themselves out and I do see a light at the end of the tunnel, even if it is a very long tunnel! LOL

We had decided to put a new roof on our house, and we did that this weekend. Here is the before of the old shingles...they've been on the house for 18 years.

And here is the after of the new metal roof. We still have to get the spouting back up but that should be done next weekend. It looks so much better and the new roof will last so much longer than new shingles would have.

A friend of mine posted this on Facebook today, and I thought it was just perfect for me right now. Maybe for some of you too. :0)