Thursday, November 27, 2008

Ronnie has something to say...

This is what Papa and Nana saw when they arrived yesterday.  (read Ronnie's shirt)

Monday, November 24, 2008

Having nice neighbors is a blessing!

Even though Ron and I are not big fans of living in a subdivision, I do have to admit that it has been an absolute blessing to have some really nice neighbors! In my 17 months as a stay-at-home mom, I have had to call on my neighbors several times. My neighbor Rachel is a stay-at-home, homeschooling mom. She lives just two houses down. My neighbor Casey is a nurse who works part time and has a little guy Blaise who is the same age as Ronnie. She lives behind us and over one house. Both of these ladies have been a godsend to me when I have needed something. And today was one of those days.

Ronnie had a 3 hour nap today, so by the time he woke up, there wasn't enough time for me to run to the store to get some salsa and sour cream for our fajitas I was fixing for dinner. I sent a text message to Casey to see if she had some at home. She replied back that she was at Walmart and she could pick some up for me. What perfect timing!!!!! When she got here to drop off the salsa and sour cream, I told her I would write her a check, but she didn't want me to pay her for it. What a sweetheart! I plan to return the favor someday, even though she did not want me to pay her. Thank the Lord for friendly neighbors who go out of their way to help! I hope they see me as that kind of neighbor to them, I always want to be able to help someone when they need it.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

A day of organizing and simplifying

Wow!!  This is the end result of our hard work today.  My neighbor Rachel came over and helped me get the attic in order.  I posted a photo of it a couple months ago on this blog (sorry, I don't know how to put a link to it here, I am not very sophisticated about all the blogging tricks!)  If you scroll down to my blog archive, and click on September, you will find the post there.  And you will see the huge improvement!  (I don't have the "before" photo on this computer)  All I can say is it is such a breath of fresh air to know that my attic looks so much better now!  I can rest easier knowing that I don't have a huge mess up there that you can barely walk through.

A bunch of stuff was thrown out in the trash, and a bunch of stuff is going to Goodwill.  And almost everything else has a "home" in the attic where I can find it very easy.  I have a few things to organize yet, but that is a cake walk compared to all we did today.  A HUGE thank you to Rachel for your help today, I honestly could not have done it without you!!  I appreciate it more than you know!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Boys in the hood!

Or, I should say, boys with hoods on!  SO cute!