Friday, December 31, 2010


First of all, Happy New Year! I was thinking about what to resolve to do better this year, and while there are many things I could choose to try and do better at (like, hmmm, blogging?), I seem to get distracted every time I start to think about it by... life!

So, I think I'll go watch Eat Pray Love while folding the massive pile of laundry on my couch, and let you know if anything good comes to mind! If not, know I'll love spending the new year with my favorite people in this picture (minus the moustache!)

Project- Cabinets!

Why I chose the hectic week of Christmas to redo my kitchen cabinets I'll never know, but I'm sure glad I did- I just love how they turned out!! I've always wated dark kitchen cabinets, and have been tossing around the idea of staining my cabinets darker for a while. But, all the staining, sanding, blah... sounded way too overwhelming!! Then, my mother-in-law gave us an awesome black hutch with a distressed paint job, and inspiration struck! I would do the cabinets to match. Here are the cabinets before:
A little painting, sanding, staining, and some varnish later... ta da!


Christmas was great this year!! We were so glad that Tommy got to spend Christmas Day at home this year (he worked the past 2 years). We started out the festivities by spending Christmas Eve at Grandma DeeDee's, where we learned that Roman's favorite present would be the box :)

On Roman's very first Christmas morning, Santa spoiled him with a lot of presents!

We enjoyed spending the rest of the day with family. And, no Christmas season would be complete without a trip to the temple lights! We spent Christmas evening at the temple, remembering the reason for the season. It was a little past Roman's bedtime, and you can see him snuggled up inside my coat. He was so cuddly- he slept the whole time!

Merry Christmas!!