Monday, November 21, 2011

A Winner..and We've been

I have no idea how to do the random generator thing
so I picked a name and

Five Little Moberly's won! 
Can you email me with your address
and I'll (finally) get the book off to you!
I hope you like it!
I'm trying so many new recipes from it!

Life has been crazy lately.
Like really busy crazy.
Steve just got home Saturday night 
after being gone for two weeks.
Vietnam, India and Dubai.
We are so happy he's home.
And looking forward to some 
much needed family time.

I've been busy preparing for Thanksgiving.
I love all the preparations.
My dining room is
upside down.
Last year
we were painting the walls.
This year 
I'm painting the chairs. 
I started with the chartreuse..
wasn't crazy about it. 
I brought
(in Burnished Olive)
to my local paint store and had them
match it.
Love it.
It looks so good with the red walls
and all my teal accents!

We're also busy with Nutcracker.
Hannah is a soldier this year
and double casted.
Which means 16 performances.

Even though our lives are 
so full and busy right now,
I'm trying to stop and relax
and enjoy these days in my life.
I often think about the years to come,
when I don't have a house full of children
to care for.
I know I'll long for these days.
Even the crazy busy ones.

I have much to be thankful for.


  1. I wish we were neighbors. I would love to come chat with you. Your house is so amazing!! <3 Happy Thanksgiving!!

  2. We are in the middle of a big painting project too! BUT I am still trying to savor every moment as well. It is finally beginning to sink in that time flies way too fast!
    have a happy day pam

  3. love those clever cranberry votives from the etched wine glasses - so pretty! somehow it'll all fall into place and i know you're gonna host the most stylish and FUN Th'giving yet ;-) take photos, i really want to see how the chairs turn out - sounds like a pretty combo!

  4. Have a beautiful Thanksgiving with your family Pam.
    And show us those chairs!!!!!!!
    I recently bought the olive velvet jacket from J Crew......l.o.v.e

  5. I can't wait to see your painted chairs. Have a great Thanksgiving celebration.

  6. Beautiful pictures of the cranberries and candles. Your home is so warm and beautiful. I love the little glimpses of it that we see. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!