Archive for August, 2007

still unpacking

Sunday, August 19th, 2007

boxes boxes boxes everywhere. my kitchen is complete still working on the rest. enjoyed my mom and dad this Saturday and a few hours this Sunday. My brother and sister-in-law drove them down from dc. Had a real dinner from my kitchen. I made homemade meatballs and spagetti. it was hard saying goodbye to my parents as it will probably be the summer next year before i see them. i am taking my time with the house so that it will be organized and easy to keep up with. everything having a place. also trying to discard some much unneeded stuff. our shed comes in the morning and once it is put in they can start putting in the water sprinkler set then the sod and seed plants and a few trees. i am excited about that. then on tuesday my new dining room table will be here to go in my real dining room. i have my china cabinet fixed with nothing but my china and my grandmothers china in it no junk stuff. i need to get another small cabinet to put some miscellaneous stuff in. so i was able to display some of the china in the top of the cabinet to be seen. i also found a really nice plate rack that holds 3 plates. little does any of you know but years ago i did german farmers painting a type of tole painting and did it on wooden plate. i actually have 6 plates in all but this only held for and it was one of a kind and i loved it so will find something for the other 3 later. i didn’t even have them displayed in abilene. we got some of our mini blinds put up. we still have the dreaded toys. the girls have their beds set up and all but we have not done much else there. i keep telling them they are doing fine with the toys they have from the trip why take out more. ha ha. i just really want to clean them out better and again try to organize it. i have found target to be a wonderful store. i have found more stuff there. we found some really nice bar stools for the kitchen counter bar. the seats match our couch that is in the family room that is right off the kitchen. gaston the cat is settling in fine. think he even comes out a bit more. not thrilled vaccuuming the stairs. but not minding the up and down. some times the kids get tired of it. we just have so much space now. and lots of natural light. loving all of the above but sure do miss our family and all our church family and hope to have visits from you all. girls register for school thursday and they have open house then. monday the 27th is officially the first day of school. alvin did get to be around this weekend to enjoy family and did not really get any phones calls. girls saw ground hogs and some deer today while we were driving from the store. they were excited about that. well i need to get some rest it is getting late. well try not to take so long to write again. everyone please keep my nephew denny tallant in you prayers and my sister (his mom) as he is leaving tuesday for kuwait and then to bagdad.

May we all feel God’s love and blessings in our hearts and lives.

Karen

Back on-Line

Tuesday, August 14th, 2007

Hello eveyone I know it’s been a while since our last post, but things have been very busy around here. We have now closed on the house and we now have our belongings here at the house, there is still lots in boxes but at least we have things close by. Karen has been shoping several times to find things to match her new kitchen and bathrooms. We finally have our cable and Internet hooked up now and can start postign again to our weblog I will load some more pictures as soon as I can. I know that Karen thinks I am a ghost sometimes around the house, but things have been tremendously busy at work every day. We have now aquired 5 new cable systems within the Centnral Virginia area this has been the focus of my days on a regular basis. We really miss everyone each day and long to see each of you.

Alvin

our house

Tuesday, August 7th, 2007

we signed today or yesterday as it is past midnight. but the house is ours now.  alvin tried to get the furniture to be delivered on friday but the storage people can not do it then and the builder will be done with clean up and steam cleaning the drive etc tuesday so we can get moved on wednesday. alvin told the storage people this and they can deliver on wednesday. so we will officially be at 1193 hupps hill lane  forest virginia 24551 on wednesday.  now it is what colors should i make the bathrooms how do i organize the kitchen.  i have all new appliances.  all kenmore and all stainless steel. i have the new ceramic stove top new microwave really nice dishwasher and side by side refrigerator with water and ice. way cool.  anyway we have our work cut out for us.  the neighborhood is going to have a big garage sale the 1st part of oct. good thing and more got packed and brought than needed to be brought.  the company that started this neighbor hood had a cook out saturday so all neighbors could meet.  there will be a total of 15 families right now moved or moving in. alvin had to work but the girls and i went.  the people were nice and the girls met some of the kids. they had a really good time.  steve thanks for the comment on alaejha’s post.  sure miss seeing lindsey’s smiling face. kelly i could sure use you help with decorating.  we miss all you guys.  diana we do have a kohl’s but have not been yet. thinking of going into roanoke to furniture shop as they have more stores there. again my one favorite thing around here is the birds and the butterflies.  i am going to put a butterfly bush in my yard and bird seed and i have a bird bath already.  they said the butterfly bush will also sometime bring humming birds and the finches.  they also said besides the yellow finche there is a purple one.  well i need to get to sleep.  will up date more as things happen and will get alvin to get some pictures taken so we can post more pics of the house. love to all we miss everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 Karen

sam’s bithday

Saturday, August 4th, 2007

hey yall. For sammy’s birthday she got a my little pony that talks, and 2 barbie doll, and some new earrings. we went to a  put-put that had a go cart area,and a bumper boat area. And thats what we did for sam’s birthday. love lae sam

 

update

Wednesday, August 1st, 2007

carpet is about in front porch is finished totaly the refrigerator will be in in a couple of days and we close on the 10th. been talking with the landscaper guy to see if he will help with some landscaping other than what is included with the house. we meet with him saturday.  i want some things that will bring the beautiful birds that i see even in the grocery store parking lot and also the beautiful huge butterflies.  i just thought i liked watching the birds that came to our bird bath in abilene. this is the one plus of virginiai have to say.  God has created some beautiful creatures.  i know there are so many more here due to all the trees around.  i plan to take the kids swimming today. we haven’t swam since saturday. sunda we spent the day with the big 5 year old at putt putt golf. they have water bumper boats,go carts,huge game room and batting cages along with the two golfcourses they had. we all even made a whole in one. monday was alvin’s birthday. the kids decorated the house and i cooked him veal snitzel and artichokes. he was late getting home but he enjoyed it.  he is really busy at work. diana we do have a kohl’s here but mom i have not found a stein mart right here. we are all just ready to get in the house.  i still get homesick and miss everyone so much.  it is hard but know having our things around should help somewhat. well i need to get samanthat something to eat so i guess i will close for now. love and miss everyone.

karen