A little Byrdie helped me...

My good friend, Tara Byrd offered to help me spruce up some drapes of mine...that actually came with our house when we bought it.  I really didn't like them but they matched my walls and were FREE, so I lived with them.  It almost makes me sick to think I wanted to just throw them out at one time...what was I thinking?  We kept the original drape and just added some fabric and cute trim which gave a whole new life to them...I absolutely LOVE my new drapes and just appreciate and love my friend, Tara who helped so much in getting these done and hung up.  When Tara comes over, things get done...I love that about her!!  When she delivered the drapes, I was just going to place them somewhere totally not thinking they could be hung up right away...oh no...we got right down to business!!  It's a good thing too, because of my procrastination, they probably would still be nicely sitting somewhere ready to be hung!  (sidenote:  these pics are uploaded in the wrong order...ughhh...I'm still trying to work out some kinks with the MAC but you can still get the idea!)

In all my excitement to hang the drapes in my bedroom...check out how I hung the tieback!!!  BACKWARDS...geez!
This is how I measure...nose height and "a tick before 2 inches"...hee hee!!
I LOVE, LOVE my new computer corner in my breakfast area!  I can keep an eye on what's going on with the kiddos but yet still be on the computer :)  Oh yeah, we also hung the drapes here in the kitchen...aren't they cute?!!
A close-up of the fabric and tie back...this one was hung right the first time :)
A full view of the new drapes.  I just LOVE how they frame out my breakfast area and check out how they are hung...NO rods, just rings and upholstery tacks..."True Nester Style"...and CHEAP...

Christmas in Clarkesville

This is the car all loaded (I mean stuffed!) and ready to go up to Clarkesville, Georgia for Christmas.  We were all looking forward to spending Christmas with the whole Mossman gang!
Christmas Eve in their new jammies...the one present they get to open early every year.
Every year Todd blocks off where they are sleeping and puts a video camera to "monitor" their every move.  The rule is that they cannot come out at all until we get up...and we found out that they got up at 4:30 and sat in the hallway playing with each other and telling jokes until 7:30!  At least they let us sleep in a bit :)  Here is Morgan with her new Ipod that Santa brought her.
T.J. is so excited to get a paper airplane kit...love the expression on his face!
This is having Christmas with the whole gang...WOW!!  Look at the adults...no one is looking in the same direction!!
We played alot of games...Taboo, Catch Phrase, Bananagrams, Hearts and Farkle
Morgan & T.J. all dressed and ready for church
All the kids at the breakfast table...cooking for this many kids takes teamwork!!
This is what happens when your two marshmellows are gone...it's very traumatic for Jack!
Roasting marshmellows in Papa's firepit
What can I say...my son hates shoes!!  Even when it is 50 degrees outside!!

Rub a dub dub...three boys in the tub and having a good 'ol time!

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