Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Gator Scarf

A Big Gator Shout Out goes to Jane Langan, with whom I work! Jane's mom makes these really cute Gator scarves and she has given one to me!! I'm so excited to show this to you!! As most of you know, at least those that really know me, I do love my Gators and here is another wonderfully unique bit of Gator wear that I can add to my repertoire! I Love it!!
Thanks Jane for the thoughtfulness and please tell your mother THANK YOU!!
This is what it looks like folded in half.
This is a close up of the head.....the picture does NOT do it justice!
Go Gators!!!

Friday, July 9, 2010


The ceilings is now finished in the basement! So thankful for my brother-in-law, Jeff that did a GREAT job with putting in the dropped ceiling! Now just a few things left to do and it will all be done! 
Here are the finished products with the lights on:
This is the first room when you come down the stairs

Will be the new exercise room
This is going to be a bedroom

On to the doors.....of course we have to buy the more expensive ones because in basements you put in 2 x 6 boards, so we need 6 inch wide door frames. Will have to wait until next month!!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Ceilings in Basement

We now have dropped ceilings in the basement. Jeff, my brother-in-law, has been here this week to put in dropped ceilings into 3 three rooms in my basement that we are finishing. They have completed the work. It looks really good and the electrician is coming to hook up all of the lights and install the ceiling fan and the needed breakers!
Here are the pics
The electrician is coming back tomorrow to finish up the lights and hooking it up. Also gave a suggestion of hooking up the furnace downstairs to circulate the air. Add another breaker!! Soon all of the ceiling and electric will be done!  Doors and carpet and baseboards to go! I'm pretty pleased with the way it is turning out!!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Dinner on the 5th!

While the family is here, helping to work on the basement, we've been having some great dinners!! Tonight we grilled porkchops and had spinach salad. We also made a fruit pizza for dessert. I feel like I've gained 10 pounds since they have been here and the basement is nearly done.
 Here is the table with the spinach salads

Here is the fruit pizza....we used a sugar cookie mix and pressed into bottom of pizza pan. Mixed softened cream cheese with Cool whip and a bit of sugar and vanilla flavoring. Then added the fruit, kiwi, blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries. Then to finish it off, we melted/heated some chocolate frosting and drizzled it over the fruit!! YUM!

Everyone at the table, except me! This was our goodbye dinner for Justyn. He came home this weekend to spend some time with Jordan. We have missed him a bunch since he's moved to Kentucky to work at Coolmore Farms in Lexington. 

Part of the reason that I say we've gained ten pounds is because we have dessert every night and Jordan got this for Justyn when he came home:

It's an ice cream cake and it was yummy!! So we are all going to have to run and exercise like crazy for the rest of the week!! Well that's part of the reason for the finishing of the basement......the big room is an exercise room!! And hopefully we will use it to work off some of this food we are eating now!! It's a good theory anyhow!! So.......that's what I will work on tomorrow........