Thursday, September 18, 2008

Not the Diary I want it to be

This blogging thing lately has not been what I set out for it to be. It's supposed to be a diary of sorts, something for my children to read one day and remember what we were doing at any given point and time. I haven't been doing that. Everything gets in the way.

As I sat here and finally downloaded the pictures from the past month or so from my camera, I realized all that I've been missing out on 'writing in my diary'. And telling my kids in the future. And telling YOU.

For starters, we did a semi-remodel of our house over the summer. We had all of the rooms painted, enclosed our garage to make a family room, added a carport on the back of the house and replaced all of our carpet with wood floors. I took some pictures. Here's a couple. I really love the way it turned out; it's pretty boring now because most of the pictures aren't hung on the walls, so there's much bareness.
Is that a word? Oh yeah, and while we were on vacation in June, Mark built John M. a loft over his bed. Yep, he just threw this together one week. I knew there was a reason I married that man!

We took the kids fishing before the hurricanes set in. We caught the most fish I've ever caught on a fishing trip. Not saying much, but hey. All in all, I think there were over 30 of them. Guess who caught the biggest?

Anna's cheering is in full swing. It's definitely keeping us all busy, but when I see her out there doing her thing, I love it. She has a smile that can't be beat. I may not see it enough in these 'tween' years, but when I do, it melts my heart.

Emma got her ears pierced 3 weeks ago, something that's she's been deathly afraid of doing for years. She was very nervous, but after the first 'gunshot', she looked at all of us like, 'So, what was the big deal?'. She's anxiously awaiting the day when she can wear a new pair of earrings.

I'm going to try and keep this posting up more frequently. Please help me to keep it going! If you're on Facebook, write on my wall and give me a nudge in the right direction. Or just email me and tell me to get it in gear.

Whew, now I feel better!


BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

Hey I love the updates and your new floors and room! It looks awesome! And I can't believe your husband made that bunk. WHOA!

Miss C wants her ears pierced but I think I've scared her out of it for a few more years (maybe we'll make it to middle school?) ;)

chesneygirl said...

Your house if beautiful! And so bright! I'm jealous.

That loft rocks! Can he come build one for chesneybaby?

I didn't know Anna was cheering! How fun!!! (I was a cheerleader too!)

I didn't get my ears pierced until I was 11.

Nicki said...

Hi Renee!

I know what you mean about the blogging thing. I quit blogging at my old blog, Living In My Mind, almost two years ago. But, I missed keeping record of things that we were doing or things that the kids were saying, so I started blogging again. I started a whole new blog though. I'm hoping that I can keep up with it.

That loft is so neat!!! Do you rent out your husband for home improvement projects? :) Your kids are getting so big! They are so gorgeous.

I'm glad that you all got through the hurricane safely.

Keep updating! I'll be back around to catch up with you!

4evergapeach said...

I know how it is, getting behind on things, or just losing your focus. Glad you made it through all the bad weather.
Your hubby did a great job with the loft over the bed! What a great way to add space to a room. I love the color of you living/family room. It looks so bright and open.
Rah! Rah! for Anna. She is so cute. I remember those days.
Congratulations Emma! Now, just keep the piercings to your ears.

kia (Good Enough Mama) said...

Yay! So glad I'll be reading more about your family again. Welcome back!

LOVE the loft in John's room. Does your hubby take orders? In Canada?

martie said...

Love the renovations! And the loft is awesome! It's always nice to come and see what's going on in your life and watch the kids grow up! Yup, I'll be kicking your butt if you stop or don't keep up, k?


kristi said...

Wow, your house looks great! I'll bet you all love the extra room!

Cheryl Wray said...

That loft over the bed is awesome!! I love it!!!!

And that look on her face as she's getting her ears pierced is priceless. Yikes!!!

And...THANK YOU...for the book we got in the mail as our RAK. Sydney thought it was so cool that "she" was getting mail, and we have already enjoyed the book!!!!

MarkD60 said...

I've been wondering the purpose of my blog lately.

As always great pictures!

I especially like the scowling cheerleaders!

I'd like a loft like that over my bed too!

Froggie Mama said...

yay on all of the re-decorating! i love the colors you picked for the walls! and yay for hardwood floors! i'm ready to rip our carpet up and do the same!! hopefully soon! and that loft above the bed... WOW!! Love it! WTG to your hubby! :) thanks for the "welcome-back" comment! i missed y'all too!! :)

Lisa M. said...

It is so good to hear from you again, and it will be delightful to have more frequent posts.

krystal said...

Everything in your home looks lovely, as usual! But, where are the updated kitchen pics?