Thursday, June 21, 2012

Without Further Ado...The New Kitchen

I know you have been anxious to see the new kitchen so Rock Star came over to take some pictures after things were put away in the kitchen...there will still be some changes but only minor decorating types of changes so here you a later post, I will do some "before and after" shots...for now, enjoy...and maybe  make plans to come see the place (and us).

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Father's Day 2012...My Dad

Six years ago, I signed my Dad up for the “Letter of the Month Club” instead of giving him something that he already has or doesn't really need.  
Sometimes my letters have been mostly pictures…sometimes memories from years ago…sometimes current events…and always with love and gratitude.  I plan to keep writing and hoping that reading these monthly letters blesses him like writing them blesses me.  

This year's Father's Day letter includes an acrostic poem of sorts.

Father’s Day 2012…a tribute to my Dad…
F is for fun and funny.  I have such great memories through the years of your sense of humor and what makes you laugh…you have always liked to see other people laugh and to laugh with them.
A is for amazing.  I grew up with a Dad who could do anything…truly…you could fix anything we kids broke and take things other people would have thrown away and make them brand new.
T is for tenacious, trustworthy, and thoughtful.  You don’t give up on anything or anyone easily. I have always been able to count on you.  Besides being considerate, you are a “thinker”.  You like to ponder things and make sense of situations before acting and I appreciate that about you. 
H is for honorable, helpful, and handsome.  I have never doubted your integrity, always been able to count on your help, and have always thought you were handsome…I suppose all girls think their dad is handsome but you are…and you smell good too. J
E is for exceptional. You have weathered many storms while trying to remain optimistic.  You live with pain every day and manage to see beyond yourself.
R is for realistic, and respectful.  You have a way of balancing life’s ups and downs without drama.  You see things for how they are and respect the views of others. 

There are so many more words that can be used to describe my Dad, but for this year’s Father’s Day Letter, I will leave it at that.  (I love you, Dad!)  Happy Father’s Day!

Friday, June 15, 2012

We Have a Kitchen!

It is real.  The cabinet "guys" are done...the appliances are in place and gleaming...I am happy, oh, so happy!

Pictures will come next week so stay tuned.  The Four Sisters have to come out to:

  1. Admire the kitchen
  2. Put stuff away in the kitchen
  3. Get some ice and water from the new fridge
  4. Have a cup of coffee from the Keurig on my new counter
  5. and finally...admire the kitchen some more.
I am grateful for:

  1. A God Who provides for us
  2. A husband who says he is happy when I am happy (coz this kitchen really makes me happy)
  3. Family and friends to share our blessings with
Stay tuned for pictures next week!!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Someday I will...have a kitchen again...

like soon...the cabinet maker was here today and will return to complete the work before long!
The peninsula, range, sink, and dishwasher will soon take their places among beautiful new cabinetry!

The fridge, coffee maker, and microwave will join this arrangement of cabinets!