Friday, March 30, 2007

Bun in the Oven!

Well, the time has come to officially share our news with the world... or at least the blogosphere. Will and I are going to become parents later this year... roughly around October 10th, 2007. We have been slowly leaking the news to family and friends, but enjoying having this little secret to ourselves for a while too. Anyway, we're thrilled and will naturally be posting updates along the way. Woo hoo!

Monday, March 26, 2007

Something sticky...

Yall wanna hear a funny story?
So Will and I got outta town this weekend, went to the mountains, it was awesome. Just the two of us.
Well when we got home yesterday, there was a puddle on the floor in front of the fridge. Not water… something sticky…

It seems that a certain Mr. Gibbs snuck an ice cream snack before we left on Friday, and then put the ice cream INTO THE FRIDGE…

So I got to clean out the fridge, move the fridge, and clean the floor too last night. Spring cleaning checklist: refrigerator done.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

old dog... new trick?

What do these two pictures have in common? Well, they are both objects in our house that are left alone most day and night in the living room. Until recently, JH has really had model behavior. All our friends and neighbors wonder how we got such a wonderfully obedient and beautiful dog. Well it just happened to us that way. But this week, JH has taken notice of our sofa, with it's beautiful new pillows (that coordinate with our drapes) and our comfy afghan hand made by mom. He has decided that maybe the sofa and those pillows and afghan needed to be kept warm at night, or during the day. So a common morning and evening surprise was Jim Hargate curled up in the afghan with his head on a pillow, on our nice new sofa. Needless to say, we aren't impressed with his new trick.

Friday, March 16, 2007

a snapshot of a date...

evelyn and floyd recently visited the new Snapshot cafe for a little mid-week date. We really like this new little place at the corner of Poinsett Hwy and Rutherford... and had a wonderful mini-date. Since the cafe is named "Snapshot" I decided to be very cheezy and take one or two...

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

New Wheels...

Yes, it's official. Black Beauty is gone. We are currently taking naming suggestions for our new car which evelyn will be driving. We are very excited to announce this new addition to the Gibbs' household. She and Greg (our Matrix) will keep each other company quite nicely we think!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Home Economics... and great family...

So, my sweet mother-in-law offered to have drapes made for our house a few months ago... anyone who knows me also knows that decisions such as picking out fabric tend to drag on... and on. But finally we settled on choices for the kitchen, dining room, living room, and master bedroom. The actual process of getting them made and hung took less time than my decisions! I honestly didn't know how great these window treatments would be until i saw them. THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL!!! And it is so great to have the venetian blinds gone. Hurray! I guess calling this "home economics" is taking credit for work i didn't do, but it's still a project for the home which required decision making skills that I do not exercise regularly...

I do also need to put a plug in here though for my mom too... she and I made little curtains for under my sink and buffet in the kitchen, and a bedskirt for our master bedroom together. These little projects were really fun (I will admit, we both felt like we were wrestling an elephant at some moments while figuring out the bedskirt) but we are very proud of our handiwork on those items.

So kudos to our great family being generous and helping to make Will and I create our home!

Sunday, March 11, 2007

i know, i know... it's been a while

disclaimers: we have been busy bombing our basement, working on various home-ec projects (that are nearing completion) and car shopping. So when one of the above is worthy of a picture, i will surely post it. Unfortunately, the bombing only produced a pile of gross dead house flies (which made the bomb successful, but is too disgusting to post). The home economics projects actually need to be completed before i take a picture. You see, a pile of beautiful drapes on the bed isn't quite as nice as when they are installed on the windows. So that is coming soon. And car shopping... well, I'll just let yall wait excitedly to hear the news when it is official. But suffice it to say, Black Beauty (aka, "Lemon") and i are finally parting ways. It's been a wild ride, but it is time to move on. Alright... more soon!