I'm joining in Kelly's tour of guest rooms....
This room is used regularly- probably once a month or so, by friends and family. It is painted in Sherman Williams Anjou Pear, which is a buttery-gold color. I paired it with chocolate and red. The headboard attached to the wall is an antique from my mother and I glazed the dresser myself- it was my childhood dresser. My granny made the drapes with silk fabric I bought on sale at a local store. For fun, I framed pictures of our regular guests and put them on the dresser. They like to see themselves when they stay with us! Ha, ha! I don't have the other side of the room pictured, but I have another antique glazed side table with some fun animal print tribal masks... Just a fun room! : )
My little Harbor William is six months old tomorrow! What a sweet slice of pie he is! I am just so happy- Harbor, David, and Bichon make our house a "home." : )
I had the wonderful opportunity to attend Suzette Manen's baby shower for little soon-to-be Kyah. Mom made and monogrammed these sweet burp cloths and I made a custom scrapbook. All Suzette will have to do is print her own pictures and add them to the pages. I failed to take any pictures at the shower because Harbor fell asleep in the middle of the action, but visit this link here to see how beautiful she looks and all the fantastic gifts Kyah received, including the fun little scrapbook I threw together.
Mom also made HW these burp cloths... He threw one over the side of the shopping cart at Lowes (we could never retrace our steps and find it!!) and it was an E-M-E-R-G-E-N-C-Y!! Ha, ha! We had to get it replaced FAST!!
One day after work, when the weather was nice, Harbor and I spent some time smelling the flowers of our new hanging plants. Our deck is one of our favorite places to hang out... it is so secluded and quiet.
Our nightly ritual.. I have decided that Bichon benefits the most out of all of us from our nightly walk. Here is how I figure.. David doesn't benefit much because I walk too slow for him to get his heart rate up, Harbor doesn't benefit all that much because I have him wrapped up like a minky-dot mummy, and I benefit the least because my diet coke rides around in the cup holder of the stroller. Tonight, however, which is not the night pictured below, David pushed HW with my diet coke in the stroller and I did walk faster knowing I would have to catch him for a drink. Ha, ha! Bichon barks at the other dogs, cats, cars, street lights, and smells every curb and driveway we pass. She is definitely getting her exercise!
Although David officially graduated from the UofA in December of 2008, he walked at the commencement ceremony on Saturday. It just seals the deal and makes it official. : ) I'm really proud of him.
He made the decision to go back to school full time after we had been married for several years. Having a mortgage on a house, a wife, and several car payments makes going back to school hard for anyone, but after only four years full time, he walked with his Industrial Engineering degree. I can tell you that he has only been out of school for five months, but our quality of life has already greatly improved. His hard work has already made a tangible difference in our quality of life, and I know it makes him feel good to know he is supporting his family the way he wants. I'm proud of you, David. Thanks for setting a great example for our family. It would have been easier to quit, but you kept your eye on the prize and now the fruit of your labor is yours to enjoy!
We had a dinner party at our home to celebrate and had lots of fun visiting. Penguin Ed's catered and Harp's on Crossover designed a gorgeous Razorback cake (that looks very Rick's Bakery-ish!!) It was a night to remember!
Dirty Laundry made HW's custom Hog romper! (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I had a wonderful Mother's Day. My family of three met up with my parents, aunt and uncle, and Granny so that we could all go to church together and then out to eat. It was a day of pampering with lots of laughter.. I feel like I should be thanking David and Harbor for the opportunity to be a mother, instead of the other way around. I wake up and literally jump out of bed, happy to have a career that fufills me, a son whom I adore, and a husband that spoils me. There is no other woman I want to be.. I am happy being me! : )
My last day to teach for the 2008-2009 school year is June 1st. We are currently knee-deep in Gary Paulsen's novel, Hatchet, and still plugging away though. Today, the students got to taste raspberries in class to coordinate with a chapter in the book.. we are taking our 5th graders skating, to a local park to grill, having two different field days, a talent show, and an awards assembly all in the next 13 days! Ha, ha! We are busy in 5th grade ( and I LOVE it!!)
There are so many good and wonderful things to look forward to.. HW and mommy time this summer, my cousin lifeguarding again this year at the local aquatic park, shopping trips with my mom, and.... drumroll.... David's 10 year reunion this June.
The best part? It will be hosted here at Casa de la McCash! I'm thrilled it will be here at our home, but jittery about the possibility of every member of his graduating class, whom we've not seen in 10 years, sittng in our living room! : ) We seriously can't wait and praise God for the opportunity to host so many old friends.. Can David really be attending his 10 year reunion?? Wow! Time has flown by! Out of school for 10 years with a 6 month old... We got married when I was 19, if you can believe that, and many of those folks (I think) thought Harbor should have been here a long time ago! Ha, ha!
On another note, please leave a comment here and pray for this family who lost their 11 month old daughter. Mascara is streaming down my face, just seeing her pictures and trying to grasp the enormous amount of grief in that family right now.
Lord, hold them tightly and revive in them the hope that is eternity with you. Comfort them by reassuring them of your promise to us.. that we will be reunited with you in heaven. As hard and as badly as they want to squeeze their little girl tonight, hold them in that way. Thank you, Jesus.
Have a wonderful week!