Thursday, April 12, 2012

Resurrection Sunday Photos

I have been meaning to put some of the pictures that Esther took for us Resurrection Sunday and have been so busy!  (Check last post!):-)  But, so all who would like to can see them, here they are! 
This is our family! (At least what is living with us now.)  From left to right, Kenny Miller (Bro. Mike's Dad), Bro. Mike Miller, me, Daniel Paul, Elisabeth Abigail, and (our photographer) Esther Ruth.

And this is our congregation.  We had twenty in attendance for our morning service.  This may not seem too many to some people, but when you are a little country church back in the Ozark hills, it was very special!  We thank the Lord for each and every one of them.

And because I am a grandmother, here are a few of Seth's children (at least the girls):
  Madelyn Grace

Anna Nicole
Alyssa Danielle

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Faux Barn Wood

For some reason, about once a year we all get in the mood to do some redecorating and painting.  My major redecorating usually comes one room at a time, but we are putting in new flooring this year.  Painting was just necessary but I had no desire to paint walls over new floors!  So we are doing some long, overdue projects in our dining room.  I don't have any pictures as yet to show you our progress, but I will try to add some in the next few days.  But I just had to show you a tutorial that I found that will give you an idea of what I am doing in the dining room.  I do not like dark wood finishes since they tend to makes things...well...dark!:-)  So all of the trim in this room will be painted to look like barn wood.  I also painted the walls two tones of gray, the top a light color called "Waterford" and a darker shade below the chair rail called, "Slate Roof".  I found out (the hard way) one very important aspect of paint.  MIX IT EVERY TIME YOU USE IT!  It was one of those things that I know but not to the extent that I should have.:-\  I had to paint the lighter color twice.  Anyway, check out the tutorial listed below and maybe you can find a good way to use the same technique.  Blessings to all!!

Faux Barn Wood Tutorial
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