Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Lot's of PINK!!!!

Our first day of school went very well. The kids followed their schedules and it was smooth sailing. The first week is ALWAYS good! I plan for most of the year to go that way with the curriculum we have planned out. I went to the dentist yesterday. Not a planned visit, as I was having some pain in an upper molar. I was not sure if it was the tooth or my sinus pressure, which has been bad. It was only hurting at night, but it hurt bad! Well, it is both sinus and the tooth. No infection in the tooth, but he said I have signs of "tight clenching and grinding" which has irritated the bone. Add in the sinus pressure and it hurts. He gave me medication and I need to get a night guard. He said, "That is some pretty tight clenching you are doing. Any stress??" Well, gee, let's see....YEAH!!!! I need to work on letting it go. Prayers are appreciated!! It is amazing what stress will do to your body, even to your jaw and neck, both of which are extremely tight on me.
OK, on to a brighter subject....and this is BRIGHT!! Emerson's room is done and beautiful!The kids worked really hard in here. They primed the walls, painted, painted the ceiling, all the woodwork is fresh white, and they ripped up the carpet to expose beautiful hardwood flooring, which they stripped, stained, and polyurethaned. The crib and bedding are in place. Curtains are hung on both windows (I made one and then forgot the other until the day they were hanging them!) Rachel has a couple of really sweet wall signs she still needs to hang. One says (in glitter, I think) "I found my Prince Charming....his name is Daddy."I bought that little dolly the day we found out Rachel was expecting! She has all of Emerson's clothing washed and put away. Her diaper bag is packed and ready to go! The Sunbonnet Sue is too big even if it was finished, but the gorgeous pink afghan that Niki made her is perfect, and packed in that diaper bag! She will come home wrapped in it.So...Grandma can't show pics of Emerson's room and not show TJ's room too. He is very pleased with his new bedroom! It is a gorgeous green with blue accents! He has wall stickers that "he" has decorated with. Excuse any toys out...he was playing when I came to capture his room on film!Speaking of toys....do you think the kid has enough????My kids love to go play in TJ's room!! TJ has the dresser/hutch combo that Rachel used while growing up. She re-did it to match his room, but it is meaningful!Look at that DVD collection...like I said, my kids love to go to TJ's!!! He has the start of a wonderful library also. Rachel keeps these in the livingroom in a great build in shelf unit. She stores all of his coloring books, crayons, play-doh, etc. in the cupboard of the unit.
Well it is time to round the troops!! School starts at 9 and it is almost 7:30! May you all have a blessed day!!

12 comments:

Angie said...

I love the rooms! They look incredible!

Copper's Wife said...

Rachel and Bud did a wonderful job on their children's rooms.

Guðrún said...

Lovely rooms your grandchildren have.

Milah said...

Nice rooms! My grand kids would love playing there.

Winona said...

Bren,
I just love how you write about your family. I hope some day I am blessed with a wonderful DIL (or 2) like Rachel. I can just feel the love you have for her. I have been blessed with 3 wonderful SIL's, now just waiting on our 2 boys to find the right girls. LOL I love the kid's rooms. My grandchildren have plenty of toys just like TJ.LOL Have a great evening. Hope your jaw pain eases soon. That is no fun.
Blessings, Winona

MrsRitchey said...

Hi Bren!
Long time no type! I've been reading your blog, just not really into the blogging world lately! The kids and I are having a lite school day today, which means I am working on some organizing. I am thinking of working on my home management binder especially the part where I decide what cleaning to do....(insert smilie with eyes up to heaven...pleading for divine inspiration!) I stumbled across a blog of sorts that is devoted to te home management binder....and there is your binder! You are famous! Anyways, I was wondering, how did you come up with...clean this today....clean that tomorrow, etc? Did you post on this before? I do love the rooms too, btw! Hope your homeschool days continue to go smoothly fo you!
Moniqu

Berean Wife said...

Bren,

Praying for your stress to be relieved and for you to get a more restful night of sleep.

Berean Wife

Vanessa said...

Their bedrooms look great! I love Emerson's room (I kept thinking, oh Lord let me one day have a pink room!!!). I like how Rachel has organized TJ's room - it's given me some great ideas!

meggie said...

Love both rooms. No wonder your two love going to TJ's to play!

Sweet P said...

Great rooms for the children! I had a pink room when I was growing up and loved it.

In Pursuit of His Call said...

Great rooms! Definitely all girl and all boy!

Though TJ has a lot, at least it's all organized! It looks like the toys are well taken care of and appreciated. I think that's what matters...that the toys are appreciated. There are some kids who have way too much and are given anything they want and care very little for what they have and take their things for granted.

shelia said...

oh my goodness...your right! that is too wierd..maybe we should check and see what they are both wearing today :0

But the rooms are adorable!!!!