Wednesday, February 29, 2012

How did this happen?

Weekend before last Sweet Pea and Mr. Pearl attended their annual Daddy/Daughter dance at our school. Both of them look forward to this evening and they always have a wonderful time. Daddy is still the apple of my girl's eye and she is adored by him. Just as it should be. Boys take note, you have some big shoes to fill! (truly okay by me, she doesn't need to date until she's thirty or so, right?) What I cannot figure out is, where did my little girl go? Who is this young lady standing by my husband? This year, there was no sweet, little dress in sight. Sweet Pea instead wore a cute little number with sequined sleeves and some absolutely fabulous and oh so chic ballet flats that were handed down from Aunt Holli. She didn't want to wear her "beginner" heels that were the shoe du jour not so long ago.

My baby girl is growing-up and I love the young lady that she is. But where did my little girl go? Sweet Pea does not like me to mention her on the blog, so I will catch some grief for this but it is helping me cope. Cope with the sadness that my Disney Princess loving little girl is now a tween and cope with the happiness of seeing glimpses of the wonderful woman that she is becoming. Sniff. Sniff. I am also writing this down to have something to look at on those days when she is a not so lovable teenager. Remembering this sweet thing may be what saves her!



Monday, February 27, 2012

A Little Peek...

The front porch still has a ways to go, as a new slate floor has yet to be installed.

Home sweet home - at last!

Hello lovelies! I have missed everyone around the old blog and I am finally back! We moved into our new home two weeks ago and although not completely unpacked and settled-in, it's getting there! I thought I would share a few glimpses of the final product with a full reveal when I get every thing in it's place.
I had a sweet neighbor tell me that she felt moving was right up there with death and divorce on her list of "things she hates most". After this move, I am starting to agree with her. We moved out of our old house, only the new one wasn't ready. Our contractor said he needed two or three days at most. Two weeks later, we were able to move. All of my material possessions sat in trucks in our driveway and we lived out of suitcases at my parents' home. (God bless them!) On the bright side, the more than inconvenient delay made us all appreciate our new nest that much more.

The trumeau mirror that I found in Roundtop last spring has a place in the front room

This lime green Ann Sacks tile makes the kitchen!

Both of my boys are tucked away upstairs. They share a bathroom and I cannot wait to share the fun details!

This is Sweet Pea's room - so far, it's my favorite room in the house. I guess it brings out my "inner tween".

Glad to be back!