Thursday, April 29, 2010

Out With The Old......

Windows....that is.  In with the new.
So pretty......
Now if the weather will hold, we will be getting our new roof next week!  What a difference these things make on our 35 year old home!  My poor plants!  The extermination really burned them. The two azaleas on the left have not sprung back yet.  Hope they do.  They should all be in bloom right now. 
Now we need to decide what colors to paint the house.  I am leaning towards black shutters.  Not sure yet.  Then again, I have always wanted a brick red front door, so that is an option. I just know I don't want to keep it the same!
While the windows were going in, we had to stay here and it was hard keeping Noah busy. I drug this box in from the garage, and set him up with crayons to decorate it.  This kept him busy for two days.  One for coloring it, and one whole day playing with it.  Hiding in it, racing cars in it.  I am on the lookout for an applicance size box to build a fort with.  I can remember doing that when I was a kid.
I made my first little project with wool.  Used the cream from that wool coat I got a while back.  Needed a cupcake to put in middle, but didn't have one.  I have a love/hate relationship with cake. 
This little cutie came to visit for a few minutes this morning with her Mommy after dropping sissy off at school.
Lastly, in every planter, both in front and back, my purple irises are exploding!!  Everything is in full bloom, but the tall purple irises are standing tall and proud everywhere I look. They are called grape irises, and they smell exactly like a grape sucker!
This planter is filled with poppies, and irises.  The color is so nice.
Below are roses that I dug out of my Mom and Dad's yard when Mom sold the house shortly after my Dad passed away. He planted these roses only a few months before he got sick.  My Mom and I bring them with us when we go to chat with him at the cemetary.  These are beautiful roses, in vibrant yellow and red.
There is a gohper doing some serious damage right next to this planter.  I am on gopher watch!!! GRRRRR!!!
That's it from here, where we are one day closer to the weekend!!!!   Yippeeeee!!

14 comments:

Genn said...

The new windows look SO nice. SO fresh and white. I love them. And I think black shutters would look great. Can't wait to see the paint too.

Thanks again for letting me borrow your camera!!

NanaNor's said...

Hi there, Congrat's on the new windows-they are very pretty and it will be fun to see the new look with paint. Love the grands-so very cute!
My mom loved Iris's and my dad always planted them for her each year-so whenever I see them I think of both mom and dad. Thanks for sharing-have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs, Noreen

Kristi said...

Oh please go with the black shutters. I'm dying to see it all done. I love black shutters. My vote is the only one that counts right?

Your yard looks so pretty with everything blooming and your windows are gorgeous!

Katie said...

Your windows look so fresh and CLEAN!!

I have always wanted a RED front door, I think that would compliment your brick very well!!

Your Roses are so pretty too ;)

Can't wait for the weekend too, mine just started, today is my friday and we are off to the BB game!

Gammy said...

I like the Black window shutters idea, and maybe a black Front door with brushed gold accessories. Love your new windows, house looks great!

Mrs. G said...

My parents have a RED door, and it's supposed to mean "Good Luck".. Can't go wrong with that :) I think black shutters would look so sleek and modern.. LOVE that idea :)

Cathy said...

Love your post, Kris. Black shutters and a red front door are a dynamite combination with brick. Your home is looking great. Oh how I envy your new windows. I need them too and am dragging my feet.

Diane said...

LOVE the new windows! How exciting! There is nothing like a cardboard box for tons of fun. When we were kids our parents got a new combination console TV and stereo that came in an enormous box. We had a ball with that thing out in the garage! Your flowers are gorgeous. The iris are simply stunning.

Lauri said...

I've always loved your house. I would definitely paint the door...I love painted doors.

New windows...what a treat!

this blessed nest said...

hello!

answering about the picnic party -

make your favorite recipe, write a post with the recipe & a pic or two - then link up on MONDAY!

easy!
thanks for asking.
have a lovely weekend.

Debbie said...

Oh the windows looks soo pretty and I am with everyone else. I think black shutters would be perfect right along with a red front door. Looking forward to seeing it all done....your flowers are gorgeous...And kids always prefer the box, haha...I remember the one my sister mentioned soo well. How much fun that was! Have a wonderful week-end Kris..

Pam said...

The new windows look so pretty. My kids would much rather play with and decorate a big box than most of their toys.

deb said...

Black shutters would be awesome but theres something about the blue with brick that I love....I painted my front door bright red and I love it.....

Kelly said...

ohhh, i love new windows! they can really makeover a home! and i love the idea of black shutters and red door! although i also love a black front door! cant wait to see what you choose!