Thursday, August 4, 2011

drum roll please....

Well, I am full of more excuses!  BUT, we changed our interent service provider last week, and of course there were a few technical complications.  I had typed up this whole lengthy post, but then I realized I was unable to submit it.  However, I am submitting it now and hope you still enjoy what I have to share........I think you will!  :)
Wow has this been a happening week or what?!!?  I have a TON of things to share with you today so let me get started.

First, I finally got new tennis shoes!  I have been in dire need of some for about a month now.  As you can see....
Check out the hole in the top......

Aren't they snazzy??

My mom, dad, and sister, Ashton, went to Montgomery on Monday to do some appliance shopping for the new house, and they also managed to remember me asking for new kicks.  They did a pretty good job choosing a pair too.  I use the Nike+ shoes when I run so their choices were limited, but they settled on this pair.  I have already run in them three times and love them!  Props to the fam!

My second piece of exciting news.....I finally have a recipe for you!!  :)  I found this recipe in my grandmother's kitchen and had to try it out!  It is called The Lazy Man's Cobbler, and you will soon see why. All you need for this pie is:  1 cup sugar, 1 cup flour, 1 cup milk, 1 stick margarine, and 1 pint of fresh peaches (or the fruit of your preference).  Heat the oven to 350 and bake for 50-60 minutes.

First, melt the butter in a 9x13 glass pan in the pre-heating oven.

Stir together the sugar, flour, and milk.

Simply pour this mixture over the butter and DO NOT STIR!

Next, arrange the peaches on top, but DO NOT STIR!

And that's it.  Bake it for 50-60 minutes and you have the easiest peach cobbler ever!  I will say it is difficult to tell if it is really done or not because it has a lot of liquid that still bubbles on the top, even after 60 minutes.  But, once it cools down, it sets and forms a crust on the bottom and slightly over the top.  You have got to try this cobbler!  :)  In fact, it looked so good, that I didn't even have a chance to photograph it before there was already a good bit missing.  I guess I should have expected that from my family though haha.

And finally, here are the pictures of our house so far.  I just  realized that after I got pictures of each room inside, I forgot to take any pictures of the outside.  So check back for those  :)  Well, here is your own semi-virtual tour of a major work in progress:  

Dining room/Den. 
We decided to leave the wallpaper, but we painted the tan on the bottom half of the walls

dining room/den again

The chest and lamp my grandmother bought for the entry hall

The girls' bathroom. 
We painted it blue, replaced the sinks, all of the hardware, and the light fixture

vanity in the girls' bathroom

Ashton's bedroom.
She chose the color to coordinate with her new bedding
It is going to look really good!

Maire's sweet room!
This is her new bedspread and head board

We turned the home office into Maire's bedroom so it is a bit small.
But she loves it and has already made it her own (obviously)  haha

the precious finials on Maire's curtain rod

Master bedroom
My mom chose soft green for the bedroom and a bit darker green for the bath.
I think the bedroom turned out really well

Master bath

Daddy's study/sunroom

It is a bit messy, but this is the wetbar area in the sunroom

This is the great room
(the only room we didn't paint ourselves)

the kitchen
the only room we didn't paint at all

the incredible pantry!!

and last but not least, the laundry room
the picture doesn't do it justice becasuse it is a pretty nice size.

Well, I am officially back in Auburn for another semester.  I am soo happy to be back, but also want to be home when my family makes the final move into the new house.  But, I am blessed to have been able to spend my summer at home with my family. It was a great one!

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