Friday, May 20, 2011

Old friends and new friends

When I was in college, I went through roommates pretty quickly. I think I may have been a little difficult to live with at times, but in my defense, there was also lots of fun times as well. I have 2 good friends, who were also my roommates at one time, that I still keep in touch with and am so blessed to still have their friendship. Miranda lives way too far away in Arizona, and Exsa lives up in the Ft Worth area. Miranda and Exsa came to visit in April. It was so nice to get to see them and spend time together.

I finally got to meet Miranda's husband and little boy. Miranda's little boy, Donovan is just about a month older than Maggie. They got along so well and played together so nicely and really were just the cutest little things ever!!

It was a great visit and I look forward to many more to come!!

A new front door

One of the items on my list for the year was to get a new front door. The door that came with the house was ok, but not really my taste. The wood trim on the outside was all rotten and I was not a fan of the dark wood. Actually I think it was pretty darn ugly! Dont you agree?

I ordered exactly what I wanted- a solid 6 paneled door with 2 full sidelights-nothing over the top fancy, but classic and nice. I really wanted a red door, but was not willing to pay an extra $800 for the door company to paint it. I have a beautiful red color picked out-its just finding the time to get it painted! Yikes that is a challenge! Here is the before again:

Here is the during:

And the after (minus the red paint):


My husband has 2 passions-dancing and soccer. He was thrilled that Maggie finally got to play soccer this year. And was even more thrilled that he got to coach her soccer team. The city had a 5 week long indoor little tikes soccer league for 3 and 4 year olds. I was a little worried that Maggie was going to crush Gerson's dreams when she came to me during the first game and said "Mommy, I dont want to be a soccer player, I want to be a ballerina." Gerson was persistent and Maggie ended up having a really good time. It was so fun and cute to watch! Maggie and "Coach Daddy" are both looking forward to next year!!