Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Staying busy

The Next Food Network Star ended recently, and Design Star is ending soon, and I have only one question for these "next big thing" shows... why is it that when these potential stars have to deliver something in front of the camera, they freeze up and bumble over lines and cues? Isnt the entire show videotaped? For example, on the Next Food Network star, they cook meals and talk the entire time, (as the show is being taped all around them) but as soon as they have to cook "on camera," it's as if they have lead limbs and mouths full of peanut butter. I dont get it.

I'm just saying.

We are keeping busy around here! The house is mostly unpacked and is starting to look and feel a little more like home. We're waiting on some new furniture for our living room to be shipped and we still dont have our new mattress, although it should be here any day now. I'm trying to decide where and how to hang all of our wall art & mirrors. There are a few things here and there and still many things on the floor awaiting some wall space and a nail. There are also a few baskets of knick-knacks and tchotchkes waiting for a little shelf space. One day, every thing will have its place and I will finally feel settled.

Among unpacking and cleaning, I've cracked open the scrap stuff again and have made a few little things.
I like how these ended up- and I think my mama likes them too! I'm also working on something else right now that's going to be super cute! Be checking the blog again later (or maybe even the mailbox!) for pictures of my in-progress project!

Mauve is still Mauve. She loves having company, depsite her bladder problems. We've learned to introduce new people while she is outside so if she loses bladder control, there's no cleanup! I'm interested to know how she will react to having lots of high schoolers around this weekend (and then the next few weeks too). Middle & high school discipleship groups start Sunday and I'm super excited!

Speaking of having kids over, we had another group of kiddos here on Saturday for the next installment of "Dinner with the Mims." We ate dinner, played a fun game of Apples to Apples and then introduced Sarah, Dalton and Kendall to Dutch Blitz! It was a vonderful goot game! It was a vonderful goot night!!!

We'll do another dinner again Saturday with another group of kids! I am loving getting to know our students a little better and a little more personally.

And check out what I've cultivated with my awesome green thumb in our backyard!
Ok, so I just watered the plants that were already there and voila! A fancy flower (bird of paradise, I think!)!


Melissa said...

i'm jealous of your talent, mrs. mims. :)

Heather said...

Holli, thank you for you kind comment! love the invitation!

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