If you know me, you know that I have been wanting a white slip covered couch from Pottery Barn for about 3 years now!! However, when we went in and had it priced it was almost $4000 and my husband was like, "Heck NO!" Don't blame him, that is alot of money! Then I was settled on getting a couch from Ikea, but I just felt like they were so uncomfortable, and we are a family that really lives in our living room. Everyone thought that I was crazy to want a white couch because we have little kids at our house daily, not only that, but we have teenagers and friends here all the time. I have been searching for a long time for a couch and this past weekend, I finally found one that I really love and is so comfortable. It fits our condo perfectly, it actually makes the living room look alot bigger. It looks like a dark brown in these pictures, but it is not that dark. Everytime I lay down on the couch, I actually fall asleep, it is that comfortable!
I forgot to post these pictures of Brentons Homecoming from September! Brenton went with this sweet girl named Emmalee, and they went with their friends, Halee and Taylor Van. Emmalees mother made the kids a delicious meal, then drove them to the dance....after the dance, myself and Kenna Van took the kids out for dessert! This was Brentons first high school dance and I think that he had a wonderful time!! Do you think he needs a haircut?
Our Bristyn loves to paint....as a matter of fact, she has paint drops all over the carpet in her bedroom! One day, I casually mentioned that she should paint this ugly wood table (which is an antique), and she jumped right on it! I used to have this table hiding in the basement because I always thought it was ugly and useless, but i love it now! I have it in Brentons bathroom and it is the perfect height to grab a towel. Since she painted this table, she has also painted a chair, I need to have the cushion fixed then I will take pictures. Have I mentioned how much I am missing Bristyn?
Remember a couple posts back when I mentioned that I organized my laundry room closet and was wishing for a new washer and dryer? No joke, the day after I posted that, my washer totally broke! I was so excited, it would have cost about $500 to fix it, so Mike gave in and said we could go look for a new washer and dryer. We actually got them the weekend of July 4th, so we got a great deal on them! Now that Bristyn is in college, I try to do laundry on Wednesday and Saturday, 2 loads each day. I love these, I know it is a simple thing, but they really are wonderful. And yes, I do have a year supply of laundry soap, snuggle and fabric softners!
I love this time of the year! The trees are so beautiful here in Fort Collins, and fall is definately here! I had to wear a sweater today because it was so chilly. I did just a little decorating this year...we only have Brenton left at home, and I don't think that he gets excited about Halloween decorations!
My life is never dull....I have a very exciting family, with the best husband in the world (Mike) and the most wonderful 4 children that Heavenly Father has blessed me with. Britnee, Bradley, Bristyn and Brenton, the 4 B's.....we live in Fort Collins, Colorado. Britnee is a new mom to our beautiful granddaughter, Caralynn, Bradley is attending Clark College in Vancouver, WA, Bristyn is in the 10th grade and Brenton in the 7th...our children are our lives.