Monday, October 24, 2011

Monday Miscellany

Good Morning!  I hope you had a lovely weekend.  
Today I hoped you wouldn't mind a little random Monday, morning chat. 

Lately I'm loving the thrill of checking out the shelf of mis-tint paint cans at Lowes.
You just never know what color you will find there for a mere $2.50.
So yes, I picked up this purty pink, and no, I'm not sure where I'll put it...maybe the linen closet?

Here's a recent favorite picture of the twins.
I can't seem to get enough of this type of shot - the two of them walking and holding hands.


Yesterday we enjoyed the lovely company of four little girls and their parents.  I made this cake...again.  Supposedly I won't be having any more such cake for a good while now, as my husband and I started some crazy P90X program last night...after finishing the last of said cake.

And no, I have no natural desire to do anything remotely called "P90X" - very not me.  I prefer prefer the exercise of pleasant country walks, thank-you-very-much. 

But I do need to get off the cookie diet I've been on for the past....years, and it would be rather nice to make it up the stairs without those rather alarming huffs and puffs.  So when my sweetheart decided to do this I knew my best chance at starting something healthy would be to do it together with him.  Like I said, I've only finished one day, but I felt like I might as well tell you as I'll need all the accountability I can get.  ;)

Moving on, here's a picture of Sister reading to all the cousins, except Baby Ben.  She is the best Aunt ever - my kiddos just adore her. 

And this weekend I started painting the bed I got last week at the flea market.  I was torn as to whether to paint it or leave it as is.  But after I cleaned it off, the rust kept coming off... and I kind-of wanted to paint it anyway. 

Can't wait to show you what color I chose - hopefully I'll be finished with pictures tomorrow!

That's all I have for now -
Wish you some of your own random lovely today!


  1. love the holding hands photo* how into the book the kids all are :)

  2. that color of paint is beautiful - looks like you!
    Seeing Meagan reading to all the kiddos makes me miss you all!
    sending hugs your way :)

  3. Lovely , lovely post ... ; adorable photos - tiny simple joys that make up a meaningful life .

  4. Oh the bed is going to be great...can't wait to see the result. And the pink paint is purty...and for $2.50. Love all your photos.

  5. your pictures are simply beautiful!
    that pinkish color looks great just like you have it on the photo in a combination with teal!

  6. i love that pink paint and i just started a no sugar thing today. hope i'm not going to go crazy! also, i can't wait to see that bed! too cute!

  7. the photo of the twins is incredible...and way to go on're a braver woman than i.

  8. I just simply cannot wait to see what you do with the bed!! Love you, and all your lovely pictures... and that you're a professional photographer... but I don't love missing you people. We should chat again! :)

  9. Oh my ... the photo of the twins made my heart skip a beat. That's pure sweetness.