Thursday, August 20, 2009

Back to School

My kids going back to school

My daugher Christina going into 4th grade

my son Robert going into 2nd grade
Good morning, I'm not up to my eyeballs yet in boxes but it won't be long. I started packing yesterday in my living room. I asked my husband what to start with and you can probably guess what he suggested. Well, here's the deal while I'm anxious to move into my new place I hate moving. I hate boxes. I'm the person who unpacks everything within a few days and have everything in it's place. I guess you could say I've had 19 years of practice. It's just something I do. We close on our place the 11th of Sept. so we have a few weeks. I really don't want to live without my prim goodies and decor until well after that date. I guess it's a selfish thing. I have decided to start on my candle stash and unused kitchen items next. I detest packing up the yellow ware but what's a girl to do. So after my pity party and mini fit I started in packing. I put on the big girl pants and just told myself it has to be done. LOL!

Here's a few pics of the kids on the 2nd day of school. I also pride myself on taking pictures and not missing anything but the bus showed up a full 20 minutes early. Luckily, I had built in time for hair and pics for my DD. I had just finished spraying her hair and my son yelled, "Mom, the bus is here" I promptly yelled back, "No, it's not!" LOL! It was. They have changed the morning route. Good news is their afternoon ride is much shorter. Thank goodness we were ready to go or it would have been disasterous.

Also, my DH painted this milk can for me that we bought at an auction about 2 years ago. I used a textured black. It's actually very matte in person. The pictures came out shiny. He's trying to talk me into outlining the words in white or cream. I'm thinking about it. I should have a bread box finished to show you hopefully by the next few days. I know I've promised GW and freebie finds. Getting back to our school schedule has really made us busy this week.
a close up of the lid

the milk can

Take care,



  1. Ahhh, the first day of school pictures...I remember them well. My Mom used to do the same thing with us!
    My girls start next Wednesday. They are kind of excited...a new year, end of boredom. I am excited too...clean home, peace and quiet. But on the other hand I hate the forms to fill out and the fund raisers...etc.
    But it will be nice to be in a routine again!
    I like the milk can the way it is...if you outline the letters it won't look authentic...will it?
    Enjoy your week!

  2. I am happy for you, getting to move into your own home. But like you, I also hate packing and unpacking but we find things along the way we thought we had lost.

    First day of school pictures are great memories.


  3. I remember the first day of school pictures also.
    I hate moving but you never know what goodies you will find.
    Have a great day.

  4. Just came across your blog for the first time! Still have a couple weeks before school starts here. Always a bittersweet time for me. But you know then that fall is just around the corner! Love your milk can! ~~Annie

  5. Awww...what precious pictures! My 3 year old starts preschool next week and I will be taking all the pictures I can :)