This year Britton and I decided to go for the real deal... a live Christmas Tree. The past two years we decorated my grandmother's artificial table top tree. With the living room and the dining room of the house somewhat settled we decided to get a real tree since Britton had never had a real tree before. We drove south of Oxford to Springwood Christmas Tree Farm to cut down our own tree.
In the cabin they had hot cider and Christmas Cookies.
We took the day off of work on Monday to work on our screen porch. It is about to be perfect weather for sitting out on the screen porch and enjoying the weather. We had to cut the screen on the porch to remove the refrigerator from the house, and Angie had created two other holes in the screen.
Removing the old screen.
Enlarging and moving the door opening. The door was a single door and we made it a double door.
What a wonderful summer! We got so much accomplished on the house! (I'll save that for another post, though.) As fall sneaks in I wanted to post a few pictures from the summer that never made it to the blog.
I have always loved this living room in the Cottage Living New Orleans Idea House. The colors remind me of the beginning of fall. There is a crispness in the air on September first (even here in the south!)
Friday afternoon after my first 40 hour work week in over a year, Britton and I took Angie to join Mary Kathryn and Lewis at the waterfalls in Abbieville. Angie chased Lewis's puppy Minnie Lou and the other two puppies all over the place. It was a very relaxing end to a long week. Mary-Katheryn took the photo above and several others she posted on her blog, Almost Famous.
Summer is in full swing! It is HOT and HUMID in the South. I pulled these prints out of an Anthropology Catalog over six years ago and they still make me smile when I see them! The titles on the prints remind me why I love summer!