I realized the other day that I sometimes write about things I'm going to do, but then don't post the results. So, here are a few of the things we've been working on around here.
The curtains I referred to in my last post. I'm awfully proud of myself for getting them done, and they do wonders for blocking out the early morning light.
A few weeks ago I redid/updated almost all the framed photos in our house. My big project was to get new frames and pictures for our hall photos. I managed to include 8x10s of both girls, as well as me with Jules, and Jason with Syd. The 5x7s are of our parents and our siblings. And the center photo are black and white photos of my grandpa holding Sydney when she was just a week old, and Jason holding Jules' hand when she was a month old.
Since I'm still holding to my no chocolate/no candy resolution for Lent, I have started finding alternate forms of dessert. Here are some delicious--if not proper looking--lemon scones. So yummy, especially with the mock clotted cream I made for them.
I've saved the best for last: stage one of our backyard plans. Sydney has a place to play! A swing! A slide! An area surrounded by wood chips that Sydney takes such joy in shoveling around! Even though it's on the far end of our backyard--so I have to look out our bedroom window in order to see her--it's still such a treat for us. With all these lovely near-spring days we have already made good use of our play area. Hooray for us!