Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Old Floor

As I've mentioned before, Brian and I are slowly but surely "pulling our townhouse together," so to speak. One thing we've always wanted to update is the flooring in the kitchen. Right now the floor is an ugly white vinyl with lots of nicks and scratches. After several trips to Lumber Liquidators, we FINALLY decided on a wood laminate that we'll put down in the kitchen and the foyer. Here's a "before" pic. Hopefully I'll have an "after" pic to share in a few days!

This past summer, I also blogged about a $300 chair I got for $50! I found it up in New Jersey while Mom and Dad were visiting us. I sent the cushions home with Mom so she could make slip covers for them. After this little makeover, I love the way the chair turned out! I feel blessed to have a mother who is willing and able to put her sewing skills to work for me. Thanks Mom!

The before pic is below. Keep in mind the cushions were not on it because Mom had taken them home, but they were big, orange, cheetah print cushions so . . . you can imagine. Let's just say they weren't quite my style.


Thursday, February 12, 2009

I'd Like to Introduce You to . . .

Earl and Pearl Adams.

Brian and I went square dancing last Monday night with some friends and it was a blast! We both thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We really got into it and decided that our stage names would be Earl and Pearl. We even wrote our new names on our name tags, but I quickly realized nobody "got it" and changed mine back to Lindsay. Brian on the other hand, introduced himself the entire night, to everyone, as Earl Adams. I laughed every single time he did it. How can he do that with a straight face?

While we really enjoyed learning how to square dance, I don't think we'll be going back. These people were SERIOUS about their square dancin'. They wanted a 20 week commitment from us. I got the impression that they would then want us to participate or compete in local square dances. We thought we were just in for a few free square dancing lessons, but I think we were wrong! In any case, it was a fun-filled evening. Please notice that we are all demonstrating the "promenade" position in the picture below. Ha ha ha!

Monday, February 09, 2009

Decisions Decisions

It's that time of year again . . . Time to figure out where Brian will play baseball this spring and summer. I share this with you simply to ask for your prayers. Every year this tends to be a tough decision. We evaluate what we think will be the best opportunity and of course pray about where God wants us. The answers aren't always clear, but we trust that if we're surrendered to Him in every way He will not let us make a mistake. And even if we do, he will get us back on track in a flash. I'm so thankful to serve a God that is a dependable leader.

At this point in time we aren't sure what all the options are. Brian could play here in the States again (for an independent team), but playing abroad is probably more likely (Mexico, Italy, Taiwan, etc). We're just waiting to see what doors God opens. Your prayers are much appreciated!