September 26, 2008

Our week~

BOY OH BOY, what a week this has been. There has been so much going on and it left little to no time to write, read or comment in blogland~ I have missed it ~ I Have MISSED Y'all. But I could not let the week come to an end without saying hello~

Hey y'all!!

I also wanted to give you a little peek into what we have been up to~

First we have been re-decorating our dining room. What a huge project this has turned into.

Below are the before photos. Now don't turn up your nose just yet. I have no doubt that when we are done it will look fabulous!

It is going to take us a few weeks to complete and I can not begin to tell you how much drama, whining, tears , pity parties, excitement this has brought into Vito's life!

As we go along I will post updates of our progress.

The table and chairs were handed down to Vito from his grandmother. Have you heard the term "good bones"? Well this furniture has them, it just needs a bit of sprucing up.

When we moved into our home few years ago I got a wild hair to paint my coffer ceiling to look like a cloudy sky (it was dramatic and VERY dark). Also the walls are much darker than they look in these photos. Now almost as soon as it was finished years later I am so tired looking at it. I am ready for a fresh light look~ so let the painting begin!

Next~ Vito and I have been training for Disney's The Twilight Zone 13K. My legs are screaming "didn't you get your fill of this the last time?"

Actually this run (or in our case, walk) is so exciting, mostly because Vito and I are doing it together (awesome), but also because it is being done at night (no hot sun beating down on us), then afterwards Disney is hosting a party at Hollywood Studios for the participates (Oh how I love a party) . The most exciting part I am meeting one of my blogging buddies, Meredeth. I can not wait! Legs don't fail me now!

Ms. Bella has had a busy week herself~ she finished up her swim lessons

(thank you Autumn and Kya for coming to cheer her on!)

and she has moved on to the soccer field.

She is so precious running around in her cleats and darling outfit.

Do you see someone familiar coaching?

Yep, it's Vito.

As the week has rolled on we have been party planning for Netti (Vito's mom). As I posted earlier we are going to have a few friends over to celebrate her and her birthday tomorrow night. It is a surprise, so SHHHHH.

Thanks for helping me come up with a name for Netti's cocktail. I loved two of the names so we are going with Nettitini (thank you Valerie, you are too creative) for the alcohol version and Zsa Zsa Voom (thank you Shelley - Love you sis) for the non alcohol version

And finally I have been putting together the final arrangements for our trip to

Via Las Vegas!!!

This weekend I will spend some time reading your blogs, catching up with you will be fun!

Have a blessed weekend!


Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! September 26, 2008 at 7:37 AM  

Talk about busy....I had wondered what you were up to!!!

Can't wait to see you new dining room....

Bella looks adorable in her soccer sweet...and Vito is doesn't get much better than that!!

You know I am drooling at the thought of your trip to LV....with everything going on here right now, I could use an escape to sin are going to have such a good time!!

Enjoy your weekend and have a wonderful time at the party....the drinks sound delish!


a Tonggu Momma September 26, 2008 at 8:01 AM  

Welcome back!!! We've missed you, too. And - as to the design redo - I want you to prepare yourself. Someday I'm going to do a "come see my house" post ala Tonggu Momma style. You will probably no longer be my friend after that.

Tami September 26, 2008 at 8:48 AM  

Can't wait to see you work your decorating magic!!! Fun!

Have a great weekend!

Love ya,

Shanna September 26, 2008 at 8:56 AM  

Wow! you do have a lot going on! And I thought I was busy. whew.
I love to see before and after decorating jobs! I need to do a few in my home.
Your cutie looks so sweet in her uniform. Soccer is so much fun :D
Have a great weekend!

Sherri September 26, 2008 at 9:01 AM  


Thanks for stopping by!

I LOVE that action shot of Bella playing soccer! You should frame that!

Have a great weekend!


Marla September 26, 2008 at 9:03 AM  

I cant wait to see what you do with your dining room. Your just as good decorating as you are blogging.
Miss Bella had a busy week it looks like, swim lessons should be a requirement.
I would love to go to Vegas. I cant wait to see pictures.
Have a great weekend!

mommy24treasures September 26, 2008 at 9:10 AM  

oh I have no doubt it will be lovely when you are done!
I would be glad to get you started on scrapbooking I have helped several bloggy buddies get started just by a few emails! Its not hard and as creative as you are you will be a pro in no time!;)
email me I couldn't find yours momy 2 4 treasures @
I will send you the program I use and get you started when you have time.

Jboo September 26, 2008 at 9:20 AM  

Wow -- you have been busy! Bella is so cute in the soccer uniform --great action photo of her running!

Vegas sounds like fun -- I have been there! And the Disney run/walk --what a blast! Have a wonderful weekend!


laurel September 26, 2008 at 9:39 AM  

Wow, what an exciting week! You have no moments to spare. I am super impressed with the 13 K walk! THat is terrific. Can't wait to see the dining room in its final....I LOVE decorating.

Mom To Six September 26, 2008 at 9:41 AM  

Wowza! You have been busy!! I am so looking forward to your creativity exploding in the dining room. Can't wait to see the pictures.

Of course, Miss Bella is her soccer uniform is just precious.

We went to Vegas on Memorial Day weekend a few years ago, and it was waaaay too hot for this Florida girl. Dry heat? Pffftt....but I hope you have a great time!!! Also, Happy Birthday to your MIL. How sweet you are to put something so special together.



PS I entered you in the giveaway. :)

Lauren and Justin September 26, 2008 at 10:04 AM  

can't wait to see the new dining room, and hear all about the party!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! September 26, 2008 at 10:28 AM  

You sound super-busy these days! Where do you find time to re-do your house? I can't wait to see where you go with the remodel of your dining room! I agree, that table and chairs have great bones. SO pretty. Have a great weekend catching up! :)

Nicole September 26, 2008 at 10:31 AM  

Whew! You really have been busy! I love the Soccer picture of Bella running! Proceless!

I can't imagine doing a 13K- I'm tired just imagining it! Go on with your bad-self Girl! I can't wait to see your finished room. You always have such great taste!

Michelle September 26, 2008 at 10:35 AM  

Bella looks so cute in her soccer uniform...looks like she is having a blast playing, too!

Looking forward to seeing your dining room redone...we just did ours a few months ago. My decorating tastes change quite regularly and this drives my hubby crazy as we do all of the work ourselves. lol!

Have a great week-end!!

Debbie September 26, 2008 at 11:37 AM  

I’m just glad you’re back on the blog! You certainly have a lot going on right now; I don’t know how you do it all. Maybe my next trip to Disney (and trust me there will be a next one) we can meet – that would be awesome!

sara September 26, 2008 at 11:54 AM  

I love the Vito is the coach & what great uniforms!!!

Michelle September 26, 2008 at 1:46 PM  

Wow!! You've been a busy woman. I can't wait to see your dining room!

Bella looks so cute in her soccer uniform. Nolan coached Leila last year and this year, he can't stand being on the sidelines.

Growin' with it! September 26, 2008 at 1:51 PM  

your sweet girl has such happy expressions in all these photos. truly looks like a well loved cutie!

and running/walking/partyin'/disney/vegas....i'm a little envious. sounds like a lot of fun is ahead of you! enjoy.

Pennies In My Pocket September 26, 2008 at 2:21 PM  

The Nettitini is SO CUTE!!! Great idea!

Those photos of the kiddos are so fabulous...they are adorable and look like they are having a blast!

I just love painting a room and starting feels to get a fresh start. Can't wait to see more photos!


Briana's Mom September 26, 2008 at 2:22 PM  

I was missing you! I wondered where you took off to!

Look at your adorable little soccer player!

I.LOVE.VEGAS. It is an awesome place. Wish I was going.

Have a great weekend!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy September 26, 2008 at 2:32 PM  

What a fun post to read. The pix of your little Bella were adorable.
My favorite part: "***** ****** ***** ***** excitment this has brought into Vito's life." Made me laugh out loud. : )

Valarie September 26, 2008 at 2:45 PM  

Can't wait to see the living room!

Bella is so cute playing soccer. The picture of her hair flying in the air is so precious. :)

I am glad you liked the name, and I love the Zsa Zsa Voom. Really cute. :)

Colleen September 26, 2008 at 5:13 PM  

Wow you have been busy...but "fun" busy!!! What an adorable soccer player! I've thought about soccer for Faith but she is really enjoying her dance class and I don't want to over do it with activities. I'll live soccer vicariously through Bella at the moment.:)
Have a great weekend!!!

mamamia September 26, 2008 at 5:14 PM  

I know how life takes over. I haven't blogged in 6 weeks. However, I can't say my reason is as nearly as exciting as yours. Let's compare this---redecorating, soccer, 13 k's at Disney, Nettitinis and Las Vegas OR Polyatomic ions. Hmmm? I just can't choose.
I can't wait to see you in December and really don't feel like you need to redecorate for me. Tee hee...
Love you!

Josh 'n Katie September 26, 2008 at 5:45 PM  

oh my! you've had a lot going on! no wonder blogging was on the back burner-
have a great weekend and hope Netti loves her party!

Shannon September 26, 2008 at 5:59 PM  

Ooooooooooh, I bet your dining room is going to look so great! I can't wait to see it!

Sandy Toes September 26, 2008 at 6:02 PM  

Wow..what a week! Have fun in LV...there is so much to do and the hotels are great!
-Great post!
Sandy Toes

Joannah September 26, 2008 at 7:22 PM  

I love that dining set! Can't wait to see how you redo that room.

Hey, I need your email addy if you want that link to my wedding album.


Amie@HeartSmiles September 26, 2008 at 7:31 PM  

That pic of her in her soccer uniform. ADORABLE!!! She looks like she gets down to business on the field, and does it with a smile!

And boy have you been busy... Sounds like you have a ton of fun planned. And Netti sounds like a ball! I hope she had a great birthday!


Sharie September 26, 2008 at 7:44 PM  

Bella looks WAY too big playing soccer:)
Why don't you skip Vegas and come decorate my house...ok?

Meredith September 26, 2008 at 8:43 PM  

Girl you are so talented! When your done you need to come my way....LOL

Great pics of the soccer match!

And I CANNOT WAIT till the Tower of Terror!!! WOHOO!! See ya soon!

Daniella September 26, 2008 at 10:18 PM  

just catching up too. The party and the drinks sound fabulous. Love your b4 pics - can not wait for the after. Love the soccer pics - awesome that Vito is coaching.

missy September 26, 2008 at 10:19 PM  

Hey there stranger!!! Wow, you HAVE been busy. I can't wait to see your new dining room. I know you will make it beautiful as you have a great eye.

Bella is so darn cute. I love the swim and soccer pics.

Have fun at the party!!!

Jen r. September 26, 2008 at 10:39 PM  

That table has AWESOME bones and a ton of personality! I am going to try to get that tutorial up this week for you! :)

Paula September 27, 2008 at 5:57 PM  

Bella looks so cute playing soccer!
How fun, an upcoming trip to Vegas. I've never been there. Can't wait to hear all about it.

Jodee Leader September 27, 2008 at 7:10 PM  

Can't wait to see pictures of your dining room!

We love Vegas too!

The Byrd's Nest September 27, 2008 at 8:49 PM  

Wow! I can't wait to see the finished version of the dining room. I love all of you creative people because I am NOT one!

Love all the pictures especially of her running in her little soccer uniform...Just precious.

Terri September 27, 2008 at 9:37 PM  

Cant wait to see the finished dining room!
Bella is a cutie in her soccer outfit!
Have fun in Vegas you busy little bee!!!

Tiffany September 27, 2008 at 10:49 PM  

I love the photos of Bella and I can't wait to see your dining room.

Denise C September 28, 2008 at 7:27 AM  

Ooooo...I cannot wait to see the finished dining room! You have such lovely taste!!!
Miss Bella is precious in that soccer outfit!
I'll bet she just loves her coach! hee-hee!!
Have a fabulous party....can't wait to see pics!
Love ya girl!

Rebecca September 28, 2008 at 3:50 PM  

Hi Krista!! :)

I am very excited to see what you do with the dining room... I am trying to lighten up my house lately, too.

Enjoy those Nettitinis, and the upcoming trip to Vegas!!! Fun fun!!

angie September 28, 2008 at 6:56 PM  

Busy week.....I can't wait to see what you do to the coffered ceiling and walls. The table looks like it does have great the style too. The drink names are perfect. Have a great time in Vegas!

Melanie September 28, 2008 at 10:46 PM  

Wow! You've been busy!
I can't wait to see what you do with your ceiling!!!!

Ronda September 29, 2008 at 3:04 AM  

Oh my goodness you are busy. Can't wait to see the final project.

Bella looks like a pro out there on the soccer field-love it!

Have fun in Vegas-is Bella going or just a couple thing?

Have a great week!


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