Friday, November 13, 2009

New Floors!!!

So the past few day's I have been getting new floors installed in my house. As most of you know, prior to installing a doggy door Angel ruined my carpet. I have cleaned and cleaned it but the yucky always came back. Damage done! I finally decided I had enough and started the search for new flooring. It was quite stressful trying to decide what to go with because EVERYONE I talked to had an opinion and everyone's opinion was different. So it came down to what I thought best! Then I had to decide which color was best. And when working with my fireplace that has a LOT of red in it I had to be real careful to not end up with something that brought out a whole lot of red. But then things got too golden! So I finally found one that was just brown. Not too red, not too gold!! Then of course I worried about it until it was in! Other decisions was who to install it...go with the company's installer or a contractor. A lot of the installers wanted to put quarter round around the baseboards instead of pulling them up. Me, being the picky person I am, didn't care for the quarter round. So finding someone that would pull up my baseboards was another task! But I found someone and they did an AWESOME job! If anyone is wanting to do any kind of floor installations let me know, I would recommend them in a heartbeat!! Anyway, it was fun to watch them install it all and see the progress! I ended up getting my living room, dining room, and hallway done! It all turned out great!! Here are the before and after pictures!

Carpet is up...prepping the floor!Living room floors down...still need to do the hallway and polishing off the floor.End of Day 2Baxter and Angel REALLY wanted to help so I had to keep them locked in the bedroom. But they still managed to keep an eye on what was going on!!2nd day they weren't as interested!!
All done!!! I wasn't really able to get a good picture of the color but it isn't as golden as the pictures make it look!!
Now I can put up my Christmas tree!! This year I decided since I had an extra tree I would make a western one to put in my back bedroom. I got a lot of the stuff in Fredericksburg and others from Holland Gardens and Kohls. So I was pretty anxious to get it up! I put it up the day after Halloween so it was already November! haha!! I was waiting on my floors to get done before I put up my pink tree. Maybe I will get to that this weekend! Anyway, here are a couple pictures of the Western tree. It is sooo cute!!
I had to include this because it was just too funny!! Evidently if you are around me long enough you turn into a computer nerd. Guess it happened to Bax too!!
Have a GREAT weekend everyone!! Happy Friday the 13th!!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Happy Birthday Angel

Today is Angel's 8th birthday!! So far she got a new Tech shirt and got to go to the Tech Homecoming parade!! We had lots of fun and she got LOTS of attention!! Just about every float commented on "that cute dog"!! Kim's brother went with us and decided maybe he needed to hold Angel so he could get some attention from the girls too!! We are taking Kam to her first Tech game tonight and she is soo excited! Will post more pictures from tonight later!! Hope everyone has a great Saturday!! GO TECH!!!!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Summer Fun

Kam and Abbye playing at Red Lobster...aren't they adorable!!
This afternoon Kim, Kam, Brooke, Charlie, Amy, Abbye, and I went to the new leisure pool at Tech! It is an awesome facility equipped w/slide, diving board, and a lazy river! We spent most of our time in the lazy river but Charlie and I had to try out the diving board and the slide!!Blonde Moment Warning: After spending all afternoon at the pool...when I went to put my shoes on to leave I noticed this...

It was a fun fun day!! I wish we had have gone before the first weekend that students were back but oh well!! School started Thursday! I am taking 3 classes this semester but they seem like they are going to be fun classes!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Nothing better than the Rodeo!

Ok so I know it has been FOREVER, but I had a legitimate excuse this time! The second summer session of grad school was my life...I felt like all I did was listen to Ed Psych lectures for 4 weeks! It was really quite frustrating, but we won't get into that!! It is over and I NEVER have to take that horrible class again! Thank goodness!! With the exception of school, I have had a fun 4 weeks! The next weekend was more family fun! It was time again for the Annual Shopping and Swimming Extravaganza! We all headed to Dallas Thursday morning in time to make it to the Rangers game that evening! It was lots of fun!
Friday and Saturday was filled with lots of shopping and swimming! The next week was time for the 74th Annual Lea Country Fair & Rodeo! If you live in Lovington that is a HUGE time of year! Growing up that was like the last hoorah before going back to school. It was the place to see all your friends you hadn't seen all summer, and to ride lots of rides. Looking back I now know it is an EXPENSIVE time of year for parents! Anyway, this year Charlet was down from Oregon so Caran, Nanny, Charlet, Carol, Boston, Jude, Tyson, and Dash all decided to make a visit to the Land of Enchantment and the Fair & Rodeo. Brooke, Brian and I wanted to get to spend some time with them so we made the trek too! It was great to see them all!

Friday after work Kim, Kam, Baxter, Angel, and I headed back to Lovington for some more Fair & Rodeo.
Saturday Kambree came over for some "cowgirl" time. She just loves Stormy!

She would have rode all day if I would have let her, but we were all hot and needed to get ready for the evening. That evening we took Kam to ride some rides and the rodeo! We had such a good time!!

So...sorry this was soo long but I was way behind!! Hopefully the fall semester will not be so time consuming!! It just can't be...I can't miss out on my Birthday month festivities!!