Friday, May 28, 2010

Finding Beauty Friday's ~ Meet DJ



I would like too introduce ya'll to my nephew DJ ... for those of you that already know DJ you're smiling right now ... You can't help it DJ has that effect on everyone!

He loves singing, dancing, telling stories, Kasey Kahne #9 , Mountain DEW, going to school and his family. He is so full of life that it just jumps right out of him... DJ has Cerebral Palsy and through the years we have watched him grow into an awesome young man. He defeats every obstacle that life throws at him with a smile on his face. Even on the toughest of day's DJ's smiling ...

But on this day DJ wasn't sure what to do .. DJ was going to the prom ... A couple of weeks ago my little sister Cricket got a call from DJ's teacher asking was it OK for DJ to ask a classmate to the prom .. Well of course it was OK .. When Cricket called me she was crying, laughing and talking 90MPH and she didn't stop crying, laughing & talking 90MPH till the day after the prom... She was so excited you couldn't help but laugh at her and DJ well let's just say he takes after his mother without the crying ..lol ... He was so excited that it was all he could think about. On the morning of the prom he woke his mom up at 4 am wanting to start getting ready to go..



The beautiful Miss Taylor & DJ .. She was so sweet and shy, her dress was gorgeous. Her family were a lot of fun her daddy & grandfather both gave DJ a little man to man talk on how to treat their girl.. DJ was so nervous all he could say was a whole lot of yes sir's ..



Miss Emmie she came from no where screaming DJJJJJJJJJJJ then jumped into his arms.. She looked like a little princess she was hugging everyone .





The Trolley that took them to dinner and then to the prom



the whole gang ..



please one more picture for aunt Cherry!



oh no now what do I do ..lol



and they are off .. as we wipe away our tears we all go into that oh how I wish I could be there, will they have fun.. will he be OK ...



Turns out our DJ is a mad man and he had a blast !!
We found this picture in our local paper .. lol

His teachers had to make him sit down and rest they say he danced to every song and see that little pink princess behind him whooping it up .. lol ..

I can't say that I have ever seen anything more beautiful than our DJ, his friends and the awesome teachers that worked so hard too make this such a beautiful experience. A night that DJ nor his family will never forget ..

Finding beauty around us really isn't hard just open your heart so your eyes can see it ..

I am linking up with Miss Claudia at Dipity Road for Friday's Finding Beautytoday .. Thank you Miss Claudia ..

Thank you to everyone that called, emailed and left me such great advise on choosing paint colors. I took half of the living room with me to the paint store and after choosing a handful of color charts I went into the parking lot popped up the back hatch and started eliminated colors.. Turns out Friday is a busy day in paint store parking lots. I had lots of people wanting to help ..lol

I have chosen my colors and I'm super excited I stayed in the off white pallet. The living room is going to be in Benjamin Moore OC-76 Old Country which is a pinky sand color and the Kitchen/ laundry room in OC-69 White Opulence. I also picked up OC-72 Pink Damask to paint some furniture .. As I said I'm super excited BUT ... everything is pretty much being put on hold for the next couple of weeks My beautiful niece Dani is getting married June 12 th so it's time to get out of playing house mode and into wedding mode .. So hang in here with me and maybe by the end of June I can share some pretty painted walls with ya..

Have a beautiful and safe weekend everyone.
Hugs from Savannah ya'll, Cherry

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Help, Help, I'm so lost !!

I'm I the only girl in the world that can't make up her mind on paint colors ? We have finally laid the new flooring in the hall, kitchen & living area and now things are at a complete stand still because I can not make up my mind on paint colors. Originally I wanted a pinky beige in the living room and hallway with a soft beachy sky blue in the kitchen, but now that the floors are in nothing seems to be working. For 3 weeks I have been testing paint colors even trying blues and browns in the living room and I'm stumped .. So if any one has suggestions I would love to hear them.



concrete floors after I removed the tile



new floors ~ The cabinets are pine as is the china hutch, the table is a dark oak, appliances black & stainless with creamy white on bead board back splash and bottom of island .. All whatnots and pictures are being removed to start fresh going for a coastal beachy cottage theme here.



before ~ I have hated this butter yellow since the day it was painted . The couch and mauve recliner are gone and the green recliner is going to be recovered.



The big screen tv is going and a wall unit is being built that is going to be stained a dark oak. There is new dark bamboo shades on the windows. The rods are going to be a dark bamboo with linen colored drapes. I haven't picked out the new couch or other furniture yet so any thing goes here.



This wall is Cedar .. so we are working with pine, ceder, and dark oak. There is a lot of wood going on in here but it is a really sunny room I'm open to any colors at this point .. I'm just about to paint it all a builders tan and forget it .. help !!!!



and this dang cat is for sale, heck I'll give him away .. I can't get the lazy bum to help with anything !

Hugs from Savannah ya'll, Cherry

Monday, May 10, 2010

Mosaic Monday ~ Mother's day weekend



I hope everyone had a wonderful mother's day weekend



ours was perfect ~ The rose are mine the amaryllis belong to Miss Lois








mine are just now starting to bud she always gets to show off hers first.



now doesn't this make you smile .. lol don't you just love his little Croc's with his little swimmers.

I'm hooking up with Miss Mary over at Little Red House for Mosaic Monday's
So ya'll come on over and check out all the beautiful Mosaic's from all the wonderful bloggers
Hugs from Savannah ya'll, Cherry

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

I'm Back and Miss Computer is better than ever !



What do you do when it comes an all day rain? Me I play in it .. lol
It rained all day yesterday and I loved every second of it. I had mud from my nose to my toes. I pulled weeds & planted till the hubby made me come in ... The kids on the school buses were pointing when they went by in the morning and laughing when they went home in the afternoon. I did a little rain dance for them and I'm betting I am now known as the crazy lady down the street .. lol

I have to say I missed not having my computer BUT boy did I get a bunch of stuff done while she was gone ..

Happy Wednesday ya'll
hugs from Savannah, Cherry