Friday, January 30, 2009


We rearranged our furniture in order to move the desk from Cassie's bedroom into the front room. Trevor had been doing his homework on our kitchen table (a little card table), and we were also trying to eat meals, pile mail, and store our laptops there. It was getting a little crowded and our desk was going unused in Cassie's room. I wish I had taken "before" pictures so those of you who haven't been here could see the difference. It's not necessarily better now, but it's so refreshing to have a little change.

Here's a progressive panoramic view:

Check out Cassie playing in her little corner. I put all of her toys on the bottom shelf, and she likes to sit there and pull all the toys off of it.

You may notice that we have a brand-spankin'-new, BIG flat-screen TV. That was our Christmas gift to ourselves. :)

See that floral arrangement on the piano? I'm so proud of it! It turned out exactly how I imagined it.

The red throw pillows were a Christmas gift from my brother and sister-in-law. They make the couch so much more colorful.

You'll notice that the kitchen table only has one item on it. I intend to keep it that way (except during meals).

Overall, if I were a design expert, I'd probably say that the room is a little too "busy," that there's too much stuff crammed into one place. But I've decided that when you're living in a little two bedroom apartment, practicality trumps aesthetics.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

We're back!

We took a bit of a blog-vacation over the Christmas holiday, so we have some catching up to do! Here's how awesome Christmas 2008 was:

Cassie's favorite thing on Christmas morning? The wrapping paper, of course!

Frosty Jr.
Good morning, grandpa!

Our little snow angel- she loved the snow.

The Hawkes grandkids on Christmas morning

Cassie enjoying a grueling ping-pong game between Daddy and Aunt Taja

Trevor being crazy on Christmas morning