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That’s A Wrap

What a whirlwind the past few weeks have been! So much awesomeness packed into such little time! I’ll just let the pictures tell the story. The many, many pictures. ;D

A new globe! We saw this one in an antique store and Ginger was so sweet and got it for me as an early Christmas present!

And as we neared the end of the month, just before Christmas, our family received the biggest blessing: Larry came home! My sweet sister, Ginger, met her prince charming more than 25 years ago, but due to difficult circumstances, they were unable to be together until now. Finally, he is home and they are able to truly start their happily ever after!

And we had the best family Christmas in *years*.

So much happiness, much-needed by all of us. 2013 was a very hard year in many ways. Looking to 2014 now. Onward we go!

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Progress

Progress. It was the theme for this week, everywhere I looked.

A Dollar Tree store is coming! (See what I did there?) 🙂

Huge progress has been made on the house.
The view out the living room window, Wednesday morning. Shingles being torn off and thrown into the back of a dump truck. Bye, shingles, thank you for sheltering us for so many years!

And by Wednesday, we had this.

Funny story about this new roof. Apparently, the construction supply store that our builder uses sent the wrong shingles. Instead of sending and delivering regular, 10-year house shingles, they sent architectural, TWENTY-FIVE-YEAR shingles instead!! The roofer went ahead and used them, and since it was their mistake, we got a pretty sweet, free upgrade on our roof. This roof can last until the house is paid off! Well, unless we have any more trees move in with us.

Yesterday, a couple guys came by to patch the hole in the hallway.

They’ll be in and out over the next few days, mudding, sanding and then, eventually, painting the whole hallway. Almost good as new! At least the holes are whole again.

In other progress news, I have been hard at work on decorations for my niece’s upcoming wedding, which is now two weeks away! Eek!! I have made pinwheels and poufs, and yesterday, I bought all the silk flowers I’ll need for her bouquet, corsages, boutonnieres, and other decorations and projects. I have a long to-do list for the next two weeks!

Progress is a good thing.