Sunday, August 30

missing you

A year ago today this world lost a wonderful grandmother...but heaven surely gained an angel. Joe & I were so blessed to have so many amazing memories with her to last our lifetime...she would have loved spending the night at our house in her new room & of course meeting another great grand baby. Oh how we loved her! 

We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord. 
-2 Corinthians 5:8

Grandma & I enjoyed a spa day while she got her hair cut & styled at Belle de Jour! 
Grandma always bent the rules with her "rascals" Wilson & Myers! She fell asleep on the job though a time or two! 
Dinner with her best date :) 
Grandma & Monica as an infant...boy oh boy did she love us so! 

Thursday, August 27

meeting baby clara

I was able to take some time off work this week and go visit the newest bestie baby addition, Clara. Truly she is heaven sent! What a special treat to get to love on her for a good bit!!! 

Tuesday, August 25

the evolution of Ward's room

so the old guest room has become the nursery if you haven't figured that out by yet with all of the construction blog posts! it has been quite the evolution! it has been a great process and I am so ready to get it set up and all of his belongings in place {& thankfully out of my dining room}! 
the renovation begins with the zipper doors! 

Joe & Daddy Joe hung the closets back up after they were painted and holes patched. We reused the old Elfa shelf on the immediate right hand side when you walk in the closet. The closet system in the back is from Home Depot (online) and is the Rubbermaid Configurations as recommended by our friends Katy & Doug. It was so great to use and it has no cutting involved/shelves overlap and rods telescope--this is great if you want the closet to grow without ever having to get more parts!

more to come as his nursery gets finalized!

Thursday, August 13

progress into august!

there has been so much progress over the past two weeks since our last update! we are officially over schedule but we are making progress so that is alright {i guess}. we have had a few set backs here and there but overall, we've been feeling good about getting this work done! the change in the upstairs is truly awesome & I cannot wait for before & after shots! 

Wednesday, August 12

southern living peach cobbler

we enjoyed a great dinner this past weekend and topped it off with this yummy & super easy dessert! perfect while peaches are still in season!

southern living peach cobbler
what you need...1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar, divided
1 tablespoon baking powder
Pinch of salt
1 cup milk
4 cups fresh peach slices
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Ground cinnamon
what you do...
Melt butter and pour into a 13- x 9-inch baking dish.  In a separate bowl mix flour, 1 cup sugar, baking powder, and salt; add milk, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened. Pour batter over butter (do not stir)...yes it does look funky.
In a saucepan, bring remaining 1 cup sugar, peach slices, and lemon juice to a boil over high heat, stirring constantly; pour over batter (do not stir). Sprinkle with cinnamon, if desired.
Bake at 375° for 40 to 45 minutes or until golden brown & bubbling in the center. Serve cobbler warm over vanilla ice cream!!! Yummy!