Thursday, January 23, 2014

I can see the light

Ever since me have moved in I have DREAMED about beautiful pendent lights above our peninsula in the kitchen.

But Matt has been VERY against switching out the pod lights for pendant. he just wasn't seeing my vision... Here is a photo shopped image that I shared when I bought the stools for the bar.

So... in true Julie fashion I took matters into my own hands and secretly asked my parents for two of these beauties for Christmas

This is the Ryder Instant Pendant Light Conversion Kit from Home Decorators. At only $75.00 a piece I think that they are a GREAT price and I LOVED that they were as easy to install as changing a light bulb. All we had to do was adjust the cord and screw it right into the existing pod light fixture. Matt had to help me to make sure that they were even and after only 5 minutes for each pendant we were left with...

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Snow Fun...

Yesterday was going to be my first day in the Joint Staff Protocol Office at the Pentagon... instead we had a four day weekend thanks to some snow that hit our area..

After Hunter's nap time we took him out for some fun! Emma of course went to go sledding with some middle school girls in our neighborhood... for some reason that appealed to her over playing with a 16 month old...

The cutest is the little motion pic that Google+ did towards the end...

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Hunter at 16 Months

Strangely, Hunter almost completely left the holiday decorations alone this year. He sometimes picked up the nutcrackers and carried them around the house. And he liked to look at the tree. But, he didn’t grab anything from the tree or break anything. (So only his mother broke things this year.)

We had several Christmas celebrations this month and Hunter  was a trooper through all of them. It was really nice to see so many family members and friends. He even did great on a long weekend trip to Savannah (We drove and he was awesome!). Of course, he received many generous gifts and even got the hang of unwrapping presents this year.

I was also expecting to see tears when Hunter visited Santa (Twice) but he loved the guy and just tried to play with his beard.

 Okay, I could probably go on and on about Hunter this month. He’s truly developing such a personality and he’s a joy to watch grow and learn.

  • Elmo
  • Sophie (our dog).. In fact he loves to sit on Sophie and She is such a trooper
  • Dancing
  • Legos and Mega Blocks 
  • Snacking.. he runs over to the pantry and points at a snack and says "momo" which means more... he also does the more sign.
  • Breakfast 
  • Walks
  • Eggs of any kind
  • Being told no... especially when it comes to getting out of Sophie's food container. Hunter tries to be SUPER helpful and likes to try to scoop her food and place it in her bowl... which is super sweet EXCEPT Sophie would eat about 10 cups of food a day. 
  • Naps... we are getting to the stage where he fights back a little more when it comes to nap time. I think that we are getting to the point where he will only take one nap a day.
Here are a few photos from the month!

And some special photos from a walk the other day! LOVE his new shoes and how he likes to walk around outside trying to keep steady.


Thursday, January 16, 2014

New Jewelry for the Kitchen???

One of my goals for the month of January is to update the hardware in the kitchen.. because well the current dirty looking bronze hardware that we currently have on the cabinets isn't really doing too much for me...

Here are a few options... let me know your thoughts!