So here's a few highlights........
New kitchen granite counters are now installed and I LOVE THEM! Here's a before picture and after picture I snapped with my cell phone. Dang those cell phone camera's come in handy at times!!!
Before new counters.
A few pictures of the new granite.
New sinks too.
I do love the color.
Now of course I must change out the handles on the cabinets and drawers. I've got to buy new bar stools because when they took out my drop down bar off my counter then the bar stools I have are now too short. Bar stools with backs or no backs???? There's also a little touch of painting on one wall that needs to be done and I had no intentions of painting my kitchen cabinets but now I'm having 2nd thoughts. My cabinets are 22 years old and solid oak and I love them. But...now I am wondering if I need to go with a darker color cabinet. Paint or Stain? Give me some ideas ladies..... I love my kitchen floors but then would I need to replace it with another color if I change my kitchen cabinet color! And handles for the cabinets....oh my! 29 of them I need to purchase! Decisions, decisions...MONEY, MONEY!
But my granny used to say...."Rome wasn't built in a day".
Another highlight for me recently was that I was invited to speak at one of our local nursing homes for Mother's Day where my mom resides and needless to say "God was good". The place was packed out with family to support the mothers, grandmothers, and great-grandmothers.
Then I had another wonderful opportunity to speak to mothers and daughters at an event the same afternoon. The decor was Mad Hatter (in which I do love) and beautifully done. Needless to say when I arrived home that night this old chick was dragging but in a GOOD WAY! I did snap a few pics with my phone camera to share. There was an array of fingerfoods and desserts.
My prayer through the messages delivered that day was that our Lord would be honored.
My oldest daughter just celebrated her birthday on May 3. She wanted "Brownies and Ice cream" for her CAKE and that's what she got.
She got all sorts of nice gifts but this one cracked me up.
My middle daughter is always telling her sister (the birthday girl) that she is a Trophy Wife. She loves to aggravate!
Mother's Day couldn't have been any better. Anytime you are surrounded by your children and grandchildren it's a true blessing. I am so proud of the mama's my girls are to their children. Raising them in the Word of God is the sweetest gift I could ever ask for in my life!
And speaking of gifts.....I just have to share this cute picture of the newest grandgirl that is a gift from heaven. She is about ready to go to the beach don't you think? LOL!
And I just couldn't let the opportunity pass me by today without paying tribute to my motherinlove for her birthday who is walking on the streets of Glory with our Lord.
She would have been 78 today. She is so very missed by our family. She was a wonderful role model at what it truly means to be a Godly Mother, Motherlove, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother. Her life was her family and she taught us all well what family truly means. I am looking forward to the day when I will see her again.
Next week I'll be sharing a simple and easy recipe for mini chocolate pies...and OH YES....GOOD, GOOD, GOOD!
Hugs and blessings, Cindy