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Thursday, April 23, 2009

One more Day!!!

Stores at Fredricksburg

Scenery of Fredricksburg

Where I'd like to sit & read all day, but Adam won't let me!

What I'd like to see on a hike!

ONE MORE DAY! Until 4 days & 3 nights of this! Beautiful, quit, relaxing Fredricksburg. Stay tuned for pictures of our trip. Please pray for our safety as we Travel! Have a great weekend in Malakoff with out us....

Until Tuesday,

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Things to do list....

Feel free to join in sharing your "List of Things to do this weekend".
As for me:
-Reviving old cabinet hardware with CLR!
-Rehanging cabinet doors that are completely finished
-Finish Painting any doors that are NOT Finished!
-Finish planting Flowers in front yard
-Cut Landscaping Timbers for Flower beds
-Put mulch out
-Clean my house
-Grocery Shopping
-in between all these projects keep kids from hurting themselves, or each other. Also, keep them fed, watered, and alive!

Please Pray for us!
Until Monday,
Julie & the Rest of the Estes Crew!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Where has April gone?

Does anyone really need this? We all know where we were this weekend. Really for the last 2 weeks preparing for this past weekend. Incase you are one of the few who are in the dark, this weekend our church put on a play called "Bow The Knee". It was amazing! A lot of people poured a lot into making this weekend happen. I hope & pray that all that hard work will continue to pour out into the community & continue to plant seeds for Jesus.
That aside I'm exhausted! How about you other Bloggers out there? I miss my bed, I miss my kids, I miss my husband who has been on vacation since April 1st and yet we've managed to see less of eachother in the past 13 days rather than more? I also really really miss my bed, and a full 8 hours of uninterupted sleep! I can't blame that all on the play, because sleep as a mother of a 3 & 1 year old is a joke. You never get enough anymore.
On the bright side of this blog, I am looking forward to the remainder of April. Our goal is to soak up the time off we have together, before it is sadly over as of May 1st. We have some day trips planned as a family over the next couple of weeks. This week is the Texas Freshwater Fisheries in Athens, and possibly taking Trenten to see "Monsters Vs. Aliens" which would be his first time to a movie theatre. Along with finishing up some house project we started the 1st week Adam was off... that may have been a little much all at once.
I have the first coat of black on all the kitchen cabinets, except for a small lower section that we are not brave enough to paint with Jonah awake. Plus painting all the doors, and sprucing up the original hardware. If you have never been to our house, you will not understand the magnitude of this one project! We have A LOT of cabinets, which equals A LOT of doors!
Did I mention several Flats of Flowers I thought I would be able to plant all in one day? Plus cutting the Landscaping Timbers we bought to divide new flower beds from the rest of our jungle! I'm starting to worry the flowers will be dead before I get them in the ground!
With not having TV, you would think Time would be of over abundance in our house? Yet, I have all these projects started... that are needing finished before OCD Julie has a nervous breakdown, and yet so little time to do it in! Also not to mention the disagreements my OCD problem starts with Adam not painting the way I think is right, & flower beds not being perfectly level... I know, I'm terrible. Which leads to us really needing some of this....
The Greatest thing left to look forward to in April is the 24th-27th. Adam & I are taking our first real trip together, alone!!! We went to Dallas for the weekend for our Honeymooon due to my school schedule. With all intentions of taking a real honeymoon later. Well, almost 6 years & 2 kids later Dallas is as far as we've been for a couple of weekend trips. Plus one weekend in San Antonio for Mother's Day when Trenten was 4 months old, and a family Trip to Arkansas for Thanksgiving 2 years ago. Needless to say, we so desperately need this! 4 days 3 nights of just us in a Bed & Breakfast in Fredricksburg. Neither of us have ever stayed in a B&B, or gone to Fredricksburg. So we are excited, and counting down the days!
Stay tunes for more posts & pictures of our fun trips, and yes "Projects" around the house!
Until May,

Thursday, April 9, 2009

What to do when the Great Outdoors... come Indoors???

It seems we are not alone here at the offices of Tri-City Steel. I thought I was loosing my mind, or having an adverse reaction to some of my new medications... but NO! The sounds of Raccoon's talking to each other, just like the movie "The Great Outdoors" is really happening above my head!
For those of you who don't know, our Offices are in a very old building in Malakoff. We have built three new offices in the existing old building, and it's starting to look really good. Unfortunately, we still have some problems with the Old Part. They found there way in here somehow, and are living in the space between the roof, and the old ceiling. Yes, I said they... they have babies too! It's a whole Raccoon family, and maybe even some friends dropin' by from time to time.
Yesterday I kept hearing them talk to each other, and I thought they were under the floor. So what does any girl do in a situation like this? I go get my big brother! He confirmed that it sounded like Racoon's, but he was hesitant to take a look & see. I'm still trying to sweet talk Adam into sticking his head up there, but he would rather someone else do it also. This is when I'm glad to be a girl! I'll use that excuse to not have to stick my head up there with a flashlight. I can just picture in my mind a Raccoon jumping on my face, and attacking me. No thanks!
So the City of Malakoff is coming out to set traps Monday. They have assured me that they will not kill them, that they take them out to the Country & let them go. So watch out Flo' they may be coming to visit you soon! If I get any pictures of my fury friends I will be sure to post! I just hope in the mean time we can all live together in Peace & Harmony!