Wednesday, February 24, 2010

freshly fallen snow

over the last month
we've been your basic overscheduled family

one cheering basketball
one playing basketball
one being the administrator covering basketball

3 different schedules
added into the already busy mix

& since its been too cold to play out side
i've painted the dining room
i've painted the living room
repainted 2 dining chairs
changed out the chair covers
changed up the light fixtures
& replaced cabinet knobs
bought new pillows
new lamps
added to mercury glass collection
{will share later, ok?}

between valentines & easter
we will also celebrate
3 of the girls birthdays
my birthday
& our anniversary

savannah turned 17 on valentines day
that weekend
we also got the largest amount of snow Atlanta's seen
in many years
& since this entry is already off
to a " does this all go together anyway?" format
i'll go ahead & throw in the pics

remember those little tags i grabbed off etsy?
well i listed 5 random reasons "why i love you"
for each of the girls
they got tickled reading each other's lists

& since my sweet man
just bought my dream sofas
i felt certain he would appreciate
this vintage valentine

they each had a little valentine package
waiting on them too

savannah & her besties came over for a little
valentinesdaybirthdaycelebrationsnowday photo shoot

& a some snowball throwing with little bit

most years we get very little, if any, snow
& it often seems to be grey and overcast
but that next morning was absolutely glorious
so after a crazy couple of months
the sweet peaceful silence
after the freshly fallen snow
was like a balm to my hurried soul


Marci @ All Things Wonderful said...

Your Valentine's Tablescape was perfect. I love the packages in the chairs. You inspire me!
I love the snow photos! Precious Girls.
We have had more snow in NW Arkansas than I can ever remember! I enjoyed it. But, I long for Spring.

Jennifer said...

Love the pics of Emily....I can see that she is a very special sweet

I need to get motivated and paint Little Man's room.

Jboo said...

Wow -- what a great update and photos! So very sweet! I'm so happy that all you Southerners got to enjoy some snow this year. Now, let's be done with winter and move on to spring! :)

Wow -- you accomplished A LOT! Way to go!


*The Beautiful Life* said...

Your home and property looks like sheer heaven. ;)

What a lovely post... as always.

Ruth said...

holy wow you have a lot going on!!
your valentines day looked sooooooo perfect!!!
gorgeous photos, too!!

traci said...

wow - you've got a busy couple of months. the snow does look beautiful though and it makes for a fun photo session. i love you valentines decorating. sweet. what a good mama you are. mine got cards and lotto tickets.

Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

Everything is gorgeous!

tara said...

Wow you have been one busy girl, everything looks so darling for your Valentines...and those photos of your daughter, just precious! Enjoy the snow and did you say Mercury glass?

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

How sweet! I love your table for Valentine's day too. We got really into Valentine's day around here, and I let my kiddos eat their dessert FIRST! They looked at me with these huge eyes that said, "Really Mama? Are you sure?" It was so fun.

Lissa said...

i'm officially shamed... THAT IS THE COOLEST VALENTINE'S SET UP I'VE EVER SEEN. Seriously! My heart is doing a little pitter patter. I HAVE to remember this idea for sometime! LOVE IT ALL!!

are you surprised about my enthusiasm over us having the same taste???

Jennifer said...

The pictures are beautiful! We've gotten a good bit of snow here in Texas this year too.

maria said...

I just finished my Breaking Free (Beth Moore Bible Study) lesson today and it was about glorifying God. I just wanted to say that every time I read your blog, I gain a Godly parenting tip or a beautiful home decor idea along with a feeling that God is all over your blog. I'm so thankful God led me to your blog:) Thank you SO much.

Martha said...

Paige...oh my goodness!!! how wonderful and special you made everyone feel...I loved the photos...made me feel like I was seeing the fun in the snow:)...your tablescape was just perfect and I'm sure everyone felt so special:)

Jerri said...

Even in the midst of all that "overscheduledness" you still found the time to make each one of your family members feel special and thats what makes you SPECIAL! Emily is beautiful just like her momma and sisters!
PS I am so over snow as it is currently falling from the sky yet again!

katieb said...

Such a beautiful table setting! Your photos are wonderful Paige~
I always look forward to your updates~

Janelle said...

Is that your house? I have got to know. I LOVE it. You did a great job on the party for your daughter. Love the table setting.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

It looks like you had a fabulous Valentine's day.....your table looked beautiful!! The "sofa" valentine was he loved that:)

Oh boy....everyone has had record highs when it comes to the snow this year. It sure can mess up your schedule.....but it is certainly pretty. Great Pictures!



Mc Allen said...

aww, love this post, beautiful girlies! we have 4 girls and one will be 17 in may... :( the time passes sooo quickly. I live in OK and we have had so much snow this year too. ~You have taken the opportunity to imporove your home, I ... Havnt. But, I want to :) Ive got to many ideas and have ocd so I cant settle on any \thing! Lovin the blog! xoxo LA

Susan said...

Hey Paige, as long as you're in the mood to paint and redecorate I happen to have a family room and formal living room that need a lot of help.
Is it just me, or is it snowing in places that normally don't get snow this year? The weather has been really funky this year.

Donna said...

Paige, your table looked beautiful. I love those lollipops! I will have to remember that idea for next year. And I love vintage Valentine's how perfect! You are so creative. Thanks for sharing your pics. The girls look like they had a blast. (I could send you some more snow if you want, we definitely have enough up North.) Hugs!

Nancherrow said...

Very sweet photos and I loved the little I Love You tags. Might have to make me some of those. Love your blog...I'll be back!

Farmgirl Paints said...

So sweet!! Can you believe you have a 17 year old:o

Nancherrow said...

I just came over from humblepie and love your blog. Your home is beautiful and so is your family. You must live on the sunny side of the street because it looks like the sun is shining in most of your photos.

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Gorgeous photos as always!!!! Loving you cute valentine's table!

Kristy said...
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Kristy said...

ok. now i wish valentines day hadn't come and gone. how sweet your home was. what a wonderful mommy and wife you are. so thoughtful.
and your daughter, happy late birthday. pictures are beautiful.
and the snow. oh how i wish we could experience that. the peacefulness, the calmness. it looks so wonderful.
have a wonderful day friend.
sorry. i had to delete the first comment. i had a typo.

melissa said...

Oh Paige!! Your Valentine's table is just darling!! Somehow, me decorating and trying to make things lovely just doesn't work with a family of guys :(. Darn boys!
The snow and you home look so gorgeous, as all the photos of the girlies. I love Savannah's friend's pink vest :).
Can't wait to see pictures of all your busy work - you amaze me!!

Sweet Grace Farms said...

I could just eat that Emily with a spoon she's so sweet.
Ahem, you say you've painted your rooms and chairs, etc. However, if you showed us Pictures we would be sure. Foot tapping slowly.

Cassie said...

What a wonderful treat! I have to say, I love the jumping picture. Jumping photographs are one of my favorites to see/take. The snow adds so much!

Clare said...

i love your valentine's celebrations. your list at the table was so thoughtful!! i hope i remember to do all of those little things even as my children grow. they just need to know they are so loved!!

Shawn Seay said...

O Paige. I love how you set a table. I am taking down tips:-) Your girls are so lovely. Beautiful pictures. U go girl!!! With all of the redecorating!!
Have a blessed day!

Christina said...

such amazing photos. i love that i stumbled on to such beauty here.

Kasey said...

gorgeous photos paige.
and i love the shot of the front of your home.

Pony Girl said...

Oh, enjoy the snow! I am so jealous, we've had none all year, I am bummed! Love the photos of your daughter and the editing of them, very cool! You are so sweet and your attention to details for your loved ones' Valentine's special!!

Julie said...

Fun! Happy birthday to your sweet girl! Love your Valentine's table. I'll have to take notes for next year. :) xo

CarolinaGirl said...

You are for sure SUPER MOM! Table was beautiful. I will never say I can't wait for my girls to get older, but that age looks like so much fun, and a litle scary too! I will have 3 in HighSchool at one time !Your daughters are all so beautiful!

Leslie said...

I cannot believe that you are getting snow! We have had the mildest winter in memory and over the past week we have had over a foot of snow, the kids love it but I am ready for spring and warm weather. It has been cold but not much snow for Mich. I have major cabin fever! Your party looked so sweet! Glad you were able to get out and take some pictures in the snow!

Anonymous said...

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Tracey said...

Paige, I'm speechless...your photos are stunning!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And your table setting...woweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!! Incredible! I just LOVE everything about it, especially the Valentine's for your husband!!!

You rock my friend!

Hugs ~

:) T

Jeanneoli said...

Love the photos...especially with the snow falling. When I was in college in Montgomery and it snowed the whole city shut down..they didn't have any way to remove the snow.

Southern Sugar said...

Love this post. Love these pictures. Thanks for sharing. :) On my way to the book store to pick up The Post Mistress to have to read on the plane, thanks to you.

Just Jenn said...

Wow!! Lovely table, crafts, pictures!! and that Valentine! priceless! new follower... couldn't resist! Wonderful photography... i dream of being more talented than i am... one day! =)
Just Jenn~

Jonathan Gill said...

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Anyway, here are some pics of the lamp on tiny pic...

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