Friday, February 20, 2009

Sad, quick update: Connor had to leave our family. He is a great, loving guy with people, but didn't quite want Dixon as a brother.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Henrietta's Thoughts on Connor

This is what Henri has looked like ever since our 4 year-old Boxer joined the family. I also thought she needed another picture, since the "boys" had so many. (She loves playing in, drinking and wasting running water!)

Sunday, February 8, 2009

More paint pics

Didn't do that right I suppose, b/c I couldn't get more than one pic?? More paint...

Our CRAZY Year-around Christmas

So I had this ingenious idea (if you know me...that was my first problem) to paint our dining room a bright green. Well I fell in love with a green from Sherwin Williams ON MY COMPUTER SCREEN....which is severely not in color correct mode apparently. I wanted a cool "Pier 1/contemporary/Pottery Barn" looking "apple green". It was NEON green in the can, but obviously we were not deterred and went ahead and painted any ways. I told Chet, the man at the store reminded me, "It will look really bright, but it will dry deeper." So dumb me. Painted BOTH coats. Well, it's bright all right. And green. And bright.

So after that poor decision, I decided to make an even worse: paint a red wall next to green walls. (Again, keep in mind I don't learn from my mistakes very easily...) I love the red. Just don't love it next to green. So we literally have a year-around holiday at our house. It might be OK for a den/closet, but this would happen to be the first thing you see when you walk in. And our house layout is such that it's what you see from everywhere.

It may take me awhile, but I eventually do heed to common sense and learn my lesson. I will NOT be making haste, rash paint color decisions stemming from my lust for a color on my work's computer screen. EVER again! Stay tuned for a soft, calming, "Green tea" green to cover up that brightness. Well, when Chet allows me to spend money on more paint and I can even imagine holding a paint roller again. So we might get to live with it for a few months.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Photo class

This is a pic my sweet sister took of Chet and me at the college, and I really want to start taking good pix too. My co-worker Stephanie and I will be taking a photo editing class this month on Tuesday nights, so hopefully I can be a bit smarter with photos and blogging soon! :) I feel like a little old lady trying to figure out how to send an email. lol.... SOOOO if the class is a success, just be expecting a cool heading and signature on this blog.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Testing 1-2-3

This is just a test post, since I'm NEW to this.....maybe I'll put a picture of my PRECIOUS amazing nephew.