It Is With Great Joy I Can Now Show You Stufff
I told y’all the other day that I’d been having some camera issues that had greatly impeded my ability to document our important family days much less capture any fascinating blog content.
That, my friends, has all changed.
Sunday, we ate lunch at our favorite Mexican Restaurant with our dear friends, Sam and Lou. Imagine my surprise when she handed me a shoe box and told me she wanted to give me some shoes that didn’t fit her. I knew something was up when Sam said, “Yeah, Lou said you had a big ‘ole foot and she thought you may could use those.” First, Lou would never have said such a thing. Second, you have to know Sam, but his being involved with this mysterious gift had me full well expecting something to jump out and bite me.
It didn’t bite. It was this.
Oh my gosh, y’all. I absolutely love it. The pictures are beautiful and it does every single thing I could ever want and more. I would say I can’t believe they did this, but again, you have to know Sam and Lou. They are forever on the look out for ways to bless people and my goodness, have they blessed us. I’ve hugged them a million times, but it only seems appropriate to thank them once more.
Now that I’ve taken pictures of everything in the house, I thought I’d show you a couple of projects I mentioned a while back.
The Girl got a comforter for Christmas. Remember my telling you I finally painted her room pale yellow to match? It really looks great. You will think me overprotective, but I’m a little weird about showing her whole bedroom. Even so, here is the fabric of the comforter. I’ve finally gotten over how grown up it looks.
I bought white letters at Hobby Lobby because she wanted her name on the wall. These were on clearance for $1.50 each. I painted them brown but they were too boring. I started playing with the idea of outlining them in green but when I got across the bottom of the letter, I decided I liked the look. I originally planned on using the ribbon to hang them, but that was looking awkward. That’s when I decided to hot glue the bows and mount them straight to the wall. I think I like the result? I can’t help but think they need something more but for right now, I have to turn attention to the curtains. I’m embellishing some white ones with fabric scraps from the bag the comforter set came in. Believe me, when they are done, you’ll be seeing pictures!
Welcome to Under My Bed. What’s so great about that you ask? The fact that you can see the floor – what else? There is now nothing living there but a few residual dust bunnies and my sewing table. I can’t even talk about how giddy that makes me. While I was at it, I had Luke help me rearrange all the furniture. He wasn’t thrilled until we were done. The new set up is so much more functional and if I can make enough money from my upcoming yard sale, I’ll be shopping Target for my own new comforter. And guess what? I’ll take pictures of it! *squeal*
Love the bedding-in fact my oldest has the same exact set and matching green curtains! :)
Great news about the new camera.
Love the comforter and letters! You did good!
Congrats on the blessing of a new camera. We have a nice one, but I would like to have a “blogging” camera — one that I can easily carry in my purse — like yours :)
You can always count on Sam and Lou, tell them hello for us.
What a blessing Lisa. Now, please tell me how to be gracious when accepting one. So many people wanting to help when I come home from hospital and I keep saying no!
What a lovely and thoughtful gift! Great photos! :0)
Great pics. Glad to have a window back into the McKay household:)
Love the letters Lisa!
For some reason, the Girl looks like Christie to me in this picture……=)
I don’t know what is up with all my pastor friends and family whose congregations give them such wonderful gifts. Awesome for ya’ll—–wondering where these people are in my life!!!!
What a special blessing to receive such a wonderful gift. Enjoy and we look forward to more pictures!!
Giggles, love it, and yes it takes wonderful photos too, your have very special friends, Thanks for sharing.
Gotta love that Sam and Lou. They are awesome. Glad you got your camera.
The only thing that would make Sam and Lou even better is if they would move back! Love the green in The Girl’s room. It will grow with her!
The bedding is so pretty! I don’t know if I have ever seen under my bed. I have always been to scared to look and afraid if I cleaned it out, my husband would see all of the junk.
Nice blog! I found you through the top 100 Christian Blogs listing. Congrats on all your new blessings!
You are well loved my friend. :)
And, I love all these pix. Totally love the girls comforter!
Hugs to ya,
A camera AND you won one of the Travis Cottrell CDs from Boo Mama?! What a week.
BTW, did you have cheese dip at that restaurant on Sunday?! :-)
What a great surprise! Can’t wait to see more!
What a sweet celebration of friendship!!
Enjoyed the pictures and your crafty letter idea!
Loving that comforter! I’m on the hunt for a new one and I like it!
What about hanging the letters with the ribbon instead of putting bows right on them… you know what I mean? You’d still get the bows and that pop of color. I have a picture of what I mean if you wanna see it!
Sam & Lou are just awesome! I told them a week or so ago that I almost dumped my kids off at their house instead of taking them to my drs visit with me…they were like,…Oh you should have! We'd have LOVED it!
…and I know they would have!
I love the girl's comforter!