Monday, August 11, 2008


Today is the first day of Stephenie's sophomore year. You see the joy on her face. Well Mom had tears as she left the parking lot of the school. She is turning into a great young lady and in this day in time that is a very hard thing to do. It dawned on my that this is probably the last time I will be making that first day of school run forever as she and I are hoping that she can drive next year. So I am trying to reveal in the fact that she is growing up and am sad as it is pushing me into a new phase and uncharted waters in my life. As most of us do I am wondering if I did the best I could by her.
As promised here is the RED couch. I must say that this has been my most favorite piece of NEW furniture I have ever bought. It sits great, lays great and looks great. Can you believe that the nail heads are real and not the fake they use on so much furniture today. I made new fleece blankets that look like old wool blankets to use on it. I just love having a comfy place to sit that I actually did a lot of that this weekend.

Okay last! I know that this has been a long post but figured I would do it all in one. Found these great old can bins a couple of weeks ago for an awesome price both for 22 bucks. Well, I do have another plan than candy for them. They will be new wall sconces in the den. I am one that believes that everything has more than one purpose.
Thanks to all who read my blog. I must admit I look at the counter then have a tenancy to compare mine to others and I have very few people that hit my site compared to theirs.Then I remind myself that everyone of those hits I get is from someone who really wants to know what is going on in my life.I also want to say THANK YOU for the comments and emails from the blog. If you don't comment or email PLEASE feel free to do so. I blog to let all you know whats going on in my life and REALLY would love to know whats going on in yours too. Thanks for reading.


Roxi Phillips said...

I want to come over and take the couch for a test drive! I really love it! I think I know exactly where it is in your house and it looks like it was made exactly for that room. Awesome choice!

Dianne Adams said...

I'm shouting I LOVE YOUR COUCH! Wow! Thanks for showing it.

Looks like our girls are close to the same places in their lives and us girls are too. I had the same thoughts about the driving thing. When I married my husband, he had children that were in school and I took them many mornings. I've been taking kids to school for 25 years....I will not know what to do with myself at 7:30 a.m. next year...actually in February as I'm reminded often. I've already told her she'll have to call me as soon as she rolls into the parking lot every morning!

Shelly Hickox said...

Ooooh, love that couch! My husband and I were shopping last year, going back and forth between a sage green one and a gold one. We came around the corner and spied the red one (actually we got two!) and both said, 'Life is too short not to own a red couch!'

Your daughter will be fine - she's got a great mama. :-)

Nina said...

I loved reading this post! AWESOME!! Love the couch and congrats to Steph- can't believe she is in the 10th grade! I knew she was going to keep on growing up while we were gone but darn it! She sure is Beautiful!

Love to ALL!