Thursday, January 8, 2009

New pretties and some upcoming events...

I don't know if anyone remembers or not, but several weeks before Christmas I stripped the walls in my living room. I donated the things I had in there to the Springdale Police Department for their garage sale. Anyway, I began the search for new things. I found and purchased several things but never got them hung before I started decorating for Christmas. Once I got all my Christmas decorations down I had bare walls again. Slowly, I began moving the picture, mirror and sconces back into the living room to remind Mike that I needed him to help me get them hung. I had also found a table that I wanted to put under the picture but hadn't gotten it since I was buying Christmas presents. Well, I got it on Monday! Stephanie and Mom helped me get the table. With gift cards from them, a small discount because it has some scratches on it and a $10 coupon, it only cost me $29. I was very excited! Thank you Mom and Stephanie!!

What do you think? I don't have any candles for the sconces yet and I need to get something to put on the table but I am on my way. There is a shelf on the bottom of the table, too.

I have wanted a mirror to put over the piano for a long time and now I have one. I couldn't get a very good picture, but you get the idea. I am very proud of the way it all looks and can't wait to finish. I still need something to put on the wall over the computer, but I don't have any doubts that Taylor and I can find something that will look good.
I also bought a new clock for the den that I haven't gotten up yet because I need something else to go with it as well. It's a work in progress for sure. It has been fun shopping for updated decor for my house!
I also had some fun on the computer after I got in from school today. Tanner will turn 21 in September. We told both kids that when they turned 21 we would take them to Las Vegas. We are not gamblers, but it is a fun place to go anyway. We are all about the shows. Anyway, we took Taylor and had a great time and now it is almost time to take Tanner. I can't believe he is almost 21!! Where has the time gone? I got online this afternoon looking at packages and while I was looking Mike came in. We have a pretty good idea of what we are going to do but I will wait before I reveal anything until we are sure. If it works out like we think it will it should be a great trip. Tanner has been consulted about most of what we have looked at and he said it sounded good to him. Now we have some long term plans to look forward to, and lots of money to come up with!!
Mom, Mike and I also have a date in March that we are looking forward to. Taylor got tickets to the Bill Gaither Homecoming at Alltel Arena in Little Rock for Mike and me. Once the tickets came in and I found out where the seats were, I called to see if we could get another one so we could take Mom. I was able to find one pretty close to the ones Taylor got us. Mike doesn't usually sit in his assigned seat anyway, he likes to sit at the top so he has more room and can walk around, so I went ahead and ordered the other ticket. I called Mom on Tuesday to see if she would like to go and of course she was very excited! I had been wanting to take her to one of their gatherings for a long time, so thanks to Taylor, I am finally getting around to it! Thank you Taylor!!!
Okay, I don't think I have anything else to share at this point, other than the fact the I am so glad tomorrow is Friday!!!
Hope everyone has a great weekend.


Taylor said...

It all looks so good!! Those pictures are better than the ones on the phone! Ok you'll have to tell me about the Vegas plans.

cjrussell said...

All of your new stuff looks fantastic! Tanner will have a blast in Las Vegas. I am so excited that you guys are going to see the Gaithers. Ruby will love it. Have a great weekend!
Love ya,