Family Members are : Father Leslie W.(Bill)Rader, Mother Rea Nielsen Rader, Children in order of birth: Steven Bruce, Jeffrey Paul, Debra, Chris Duane, Janelle and Denise. At Last count there are 67 in our family including spouses.
April 11 Well, girls, since you weren't here to help 'stage' our house, I had my friend Ineke come over and she moved a lot of our things around, (taking more of our pictures down, but putting some of them in the bedroom) and eventually made it look really nice. Dad took these pictures so you could see the results. Tight as I am, I couldn't find any place mats to go with these dishes, so I went to Ross and bought a curtain panel for $6.99 and made these. The blue green is the same as the shade in the plates. It's amazing what the fresh flowers add, isn't it?
I took the little dress form from the bedroom and put it on our bathroom counter. the clock and box are new from Rod works.
Below is most of the stuff I bought at Rod Works, (with Deb's encouragement. :) The scarf is one Gabi brought from Spain.
You probably won't remember how the shelves were before, but this is what they look like, now. Some of the stuff we brought from the curio cabinet in the entry. the one big greenery arrangement that Janelle gave me I had in the dining room by the sliding door, and Ineke said that it was probably better that it wasn't there, since people would be walking by there. SOOO, I took it outside and put it on a stand by the door, since the poinsettias were getting a little outdated. It's looks great there!
I'm not sure why Dad took 2 of some of these. BUT, I have to tell you, that after the open house, our realtor said that a couple of the people who came through asked if 'the lady of the house was an interior designer???' If they only knew! You all know I definitely am not, but I have a friend who is. . . lucky me!
Happy note: I didn't think I had enough stuff to put around to decorate nicely, and thought I'd have to buy a lot, but with a little help from my friend, and spreading it out, not so much! all of the stuff I did buy we will be able to use in our new home. Bonus!
When I returned a couple of things to Rod Works, I bought this faux bouquet of tulips. Since we will be gone for a week, fresh floweres won't be so fresh!
I tried to put these pictures in order but as you can see they are all mixed up. At least I got the pictures on it. How do I get the text and pictures in order. Do I start with the last picture then go to the first picture? Or what . . . Oh well
Yup, we're still waiting. Waiting for someone to come and buy our house, waiting for the rest of our family to respond as to whether they can come to the reunion on one of the dates asked about, and waiting for the rest of you to respond with your "miracles and tender mercies."
WHERE IS THE COMMUNICATION IN THIS FAMILY?????
Really, it makes me sad that you can't take a minute to respond about the reunion, and it makes me think you don't care enough about us or the requests on the "M & M's" to take that little minute. Do you think there was ever a time when Dad or I took a minute---or even hours--- even when it was very inconvenient to comply with one of your requests? Do you think I'm trying to make you feel guilty? You're right.
Yup, I'm having a pity party. What are you going to do about it???