Life is full of so many ups and downs. I want to thank you all for the comforting comments on the loss of my sister in law. It is still hard to grasp that she is actually gone...and hard to see the look of great loss on the face of my brother in law. I know that all the love that has been shown to our family helps us all get through it. Thank you for your part in that.
Life goes on and we still find things to find joy in. Shortly before Kirsten passed away Janae and Sidney announced their engagement. They have been dating since high school and it was wonderful to find out they were going to make it official. Kirsten called me and told me how excited she was for them..which is a wonderful memory now.
We are planning a cozy garden wedding in our backyard. Our house is small, as is our yard, but we all decided we could make it so pretty and it would be a wonderful place to have a beautiful ceremony! Janae and Sidney's dogs are going to be members of the wedding party--no surprise there! lol We are so looking forward to the big day and I will post many pictures--so it will feel like you were all there :)
Another happy thing is tomorrow is Janae's 25th birthday! Seems like yesterday I was suffering through 42 hours of labor. Janae and I have many plans tomorrow (which include mostly shopping and eating :) ) and so she came over tonight and we had a little early family birthday party. I have been so excited to give her the big gift I made for her. It started out looking like this...
A cabinet I found free on the side of the road not far from our house. I knew that Janae had been wanting a clothes closet for her boy Pom, because the closet in their Pom playroom is already full of the girl Pom clothes. I knew I could make something cute from this cabinet and I am just tickled with how it turned out.
Isn't it adorable? It was one of those projects that was so much work but so much fun to do.
Jerry hung the closet rod on the inside for me. I am sure it will be full of clothes shortly. Yes, these dogs have way more clothes than I do! For those of you interested in how I did this I am planning to do a post soon of both how to do the gingham painting technique and adding the photos to the furniture. Stay tuned!
I also painted a frame for Janae with a recent photo of all her Pom babies.
I hope this finds everyone enjoying the beginning of Fall--or whatever season you are experiencing in your part of this world.
Thanks for visiting!