Saturday, July 29, 2006

Bloggity Tour of Homes - Tardy Style

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting I've been in a bit of a blogging slump, though life is cruising along pretty well. For those 2 or 3 of you who will see this, here is my lovely home.

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting Alas, this is a terrible picture of our room of "packing in faith", I can only say it's fuzzy because the stress of "packing in faith" has made us all a bit wobbly. Still waiting to hear on jobs in Tulsa and waging spiritual warfare on the Enemy who is in the business of discouragement and delay.
Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting This is my son's room. I have to say that by the time we got it finished with the cute paint and border (which you can't see, but has cars and trucks on it) he was 12 and had outgrown it. Perhaps the next owners will love it. Or paint over it.
Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting Apparently we're much calmer outside. Yes, the yard is bereft of grass. It's a drought. The plant pots are from the garden that didn't happen this year. BooMama said to print it the way we live. We actually threw away the pots yesterday, but we aren't sodding the yard until this heat breaks. In general the front door is open, even as late as midnight. Or later if I'm not paying attention. We're all night owls here and obviously oblivious to intruder danger.
Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting Yes, that's him. Clicker in hand. But you can't have him, he's taken. By the owner of the Diet Coke from Whataburger. The perennial laundry basket peeks out from the coveted chair-and-a-half perched beneath the holy ceiling fan. The walls are a yummy Bit-O-Honey color that I just love.
Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting Welcome to Sunday dinner. A little Pork Chop Casserole, salad, sweet tea, and cobbler for dessert - prepared by my 17 yr. old daughter. Determined just a few months ago to pre-make (as much as possible) my Sunday dinner so I could actually enjoy the Sabbath. What a welcome home from church! God bless Time Bake and Crock-Pots!

We just painted the kitchen and I love it so much I think I'll do it all over again in my new kitchen. The top half is a Ralph Lauren River Rock Texture in SwampWillow. The bottom half is a Ralph Lauren semi-gloss in Mediterranean. You can't see the stained glass window, but it really looks nice with this. The master just got a new coat of paint this week - Waterwheel by Behr, which is really boring, but good for resale. It does look nicer, I just prefer real color.

My children took the pictures, uploaded them, and linked it all together. I'm afraid I'm woefully inept at this sort of thing. I will assure you that though our home may be a bit (or a lot) untidy and in the process of remodeling and packing, you are welcome at anytime. Except maybe early morning. We will stop what we are doing, TiVo what we were watching, and serve you something yummy to eat. All 6 of us cook - my 13 yr. old son made cheesy scrambled eggs, bacon, biscuits, and gravy for me this morning. And most of all we will laugh with those who laugh and weep with those who mourn. Because we love you.


19 comments:

Katherine@Raising Five said...

Yea! First comment! I'm just now starting my tour and decided to start at the back end. Love your boxes and all - I totally understand about painting a kids room and outgrowing it way too soon! Our son is 11 and I keep thinking I'm going to do something, but WHAT? If I wait any longer I'll be packing him off for college! Nice to meet you!

Diane said...

Hi, Mombo, it's good to see you posting again and hear what's going on in your life. Hopefully you'll find out something soon regarding the Tulsa jobs.

Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog, I appreciate it. :-)

Loved your tour and narrative. I envy you your kid chefs. I could use one or several of those, LOL. :-)

We have been in a drought, too, but we got some welcome rain yesterday, and a chance of more today. Bonus: It's ONLY 89 degrees at 4:30 pm as I type this. After 2 weeks of temps over 100, that's a blessing, too.

Have a blessed weekend, Mombo and family. :-)

~Jennifer said...

You have a lovely home, and that is a cool dining room table! A seventeen year old who prepares dinner is priceless, lucky you!

Jenny in Queensland said...

You have a lovely home, thank you for inviting me in. I love all the paint colours you have chosen.

Laurel Wreath said...

You have a lovely home. Loved the colors in your son's room (my DH's favorite color). Thank you for inviting me.

Trisha said...

Too bad your son outgrew his room- the colors are nice. Thanks for sharing your home with us!

Sarah's In the Midst of It said...

Hey there, L! I'm so excited to have gotten a glimpse of your home--why haven't we done this before? In almost three years of knowing you, you'd think we'd have invited each other over;)

I love the family room color, and the wall of your dining room is neat--is that paneling under the paint?

Autumn said...

very nice..thanks for the tour

Barb said...

Too bad your son's outgrown the decor in his room - it's great. I really like your dining nook. Thanks for letting us drop by.

Kate said...

Wow! Well I'm saying this in faith for you and on a postive note - GOOD LUCk with your upcoming move! And yes, thank God for Timed Bake and crockpots (and mircowave ovens!) :)

Brenda said...

Hey! Better late than never, right? I'm still praying for your job situation.
I love how you captured the lived-in look. Thanks for having us over for dinner. Enjoyed the tour!

Blessed Beyond Measure said...

At age 11 he should be looking forward to driving, then love it for the rest of his entire life, so maybe hotrods decor? Should last you til he's out and on his own. Mine wanted wallpaper with things to hunt (kill) and catch (still kill).

I LOVED that you showed us you, hubby, laundry basket, pots and all. I love love real people, which you obviously are. Maybe I'll get to see you at another MomTime before you head out.

Mama Duck said...

Awww, thanks for sharing!! I've had piles of boxes like that before, agh!

Barb said...

Back again, Mombo. I keep checking in to see if you've heard anything from Tulsa. Still praying about that, too.

Addie said...

That kitchen is gorgeous and I wish we could see it with the stained glass!

We moved last year, and I don't ever want to do it again. I HATE it with a passion! So, you've got my sympathy. :-)

PastorMac's Ann said...

"And most of all we will laugh with those who laugh and weep with those who mourn. Because we love you."

That's all the invitation I need, that's the kind of home I'd like to visit (and stay awhile). Hey, that's the kind of home I'm striving to build myself. Of course, dinner looked pretty inviting too. Come to think of it, breakfast sounded pretty delicious too! When do we eat!??

Thanks for sharing your home with us!

Tammy said...

I found your site just now...and I'm still visiting the tour after all these days!

Anyway, I loved the tour- blurry pics and all! It was so much fun...the hubby picture make me laugh. Most of our hubbies could have posed like that I think at some point...you were so brave to get "real life".
Good luck with all the packing and the move and all!
Blessings,
~Tammy

BooMama said...

I love every single bit of this here tour. LOVE IT. It's warm and real. I like both those things. :-)

Jennifer said...

Better late than never. Great!