Monday, November 26, 2007

finally finished with the painting

After a big push (4 days of non-stop painting), all of our rooms are finally painted. Here's some highlights of the downstairs.

in the living room, looking towards the foyer and dining room

in the dining room, looking towards the living room

the dining room, as seen from the kitchen

the fireplace


detail of the intricate painting

Gobble -- gobble!

Here's our Thanksgiving dinner, which I have to admit was fantastic as always.

the table

some of the sides

the bird (yes I'm in desperate need of a turkey platter)

my favorite... the creamed onions.

Friday, November 2, 2007

trick or treat

we had a great halloween... and gave out tons of candy to the 75-100 kids who stopped by. we had spooky sound effects playing and a neighbor lent us a smoke machine -- it was fantastic!

we're all ready!

the front door with cobwebs, spiders, mice and bats

our entryway with my homemade wreath

jen and her creation

ricardo budding up to the scarecrow

tip: gourds make dying flowers look better

happy halloween!