Tuesday, October 25, 2011

down by the river on a sunday night

Sunday night josh and i decided to go down to the river to take some pictures of our little cuties.

Apparently, the gnats had plans to hang out by the river too. i got some cute pictures but you can see the swarms of gnats in most of them, o well. 

it was still fun and we got some good shots, enjoy!

this little heartbreaker is going to be trouble  
can't believe he is almost 2!! 
i absolutely love this picture of josh and henry tate 
happy, happy boy!! 
brotherly love. 

my sweet henry 
ohh jakson, he is our wild man! 
see the gnats above our heads?!

MY boys. they make me so happy!!
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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

dining room- before and after

A couple of months ago we finally sold our dining room set. It was a huge table with 8 chairs and a china cabinet. It was beautiful but totally not our style. It was shiny and elegant...and that's not us. We are rustic and imperfect kind of people :) Especially with our crazy little man. keeping something scratch free and perfect was impossible!

So we put it up on craigslist. A couple of people came to look at it that weren't serious buyers...ANNOYING. {if you know you aren't going to buy something from someone on craigslist don't waste their time coming to look at it. i now know why people always write serious buyers only on their ads!}

Thankfully the third guy that came to look at it was serious. He pulled up with a U-haul truck and two guys to help him load it! I did a happy dance when they pulled up at our house! They hauled it off and josh gave me the cash and told me that it was my budget for the new set.

Needless to say I couldn't find exactly what i wanted for the price that i wanted it~ so frustrating! For over a month josh and i ate dinner at jakson's mini table while jakson sat in the highchair.

i finally found the table of my dreams at a store in marietta. i went to look at it and it was perfect.

The next day josh and my dad picked her up and brought her home :) 

So now i was on the hunt for chairs. I headed to goodwill bright and early monday morning and found 4 of these lovely little things...
In great condition and super easy to recover and at 13 bucks a chair, you can't beat that!

So this past weekend my hubby worked so hard on our new dining room. He was up until 2am friday, saturday and sunday night working on our dining room. gosh, i love that man! He painted, hung up our awesome oars and recovered our chairs! All of his hard work paid off because it looks like a brand new room!

Dining room before--

We didn't get a picture of the room with the orange curtains and table. so here is a picture that shows the room before the new table and color (please ignore our mess and my huge belly)

the paint color before...

love my table!
{our pictures in the dining room are of canoes so we hung up some awesome old oars that the hubs had lying around}

New wall color, new blinds and no more curtains!

i love my new table :) can't wait for the bench to go on one side!
chairs that the hubs recovered.

i love it!
We still have a few things left to do--

-josh is going to build a bench for one side of the table and we will put the chairs on the other side. (the table is 8ft so we will have plenty of guest space)

-we have a hutch that is chillin in the garage for now waiting to be refinished! whenever we find the time to do that we will. we are just too stinking busy for that right now so it will have to wait.

But it looks like after he makes the bench i should come out perfectly on budget, wohooo!

Let me know what you think!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

what the burfitts are up to these days!

Life at the Burfitt house has been crazy busy but oh so fun :) 

The hubby and i have been training for the savannah half marathon and it is just a few weeks away. We are SO ready for it to be here. Training can be really hard with 4 month old and a wild [almost] 2 year old. But i have loved our training team. josh pushes the double jogger and the boys just chill. Henry usually sleeps and jakson points out trees, dogs, the moon and "airpanes"! The weekend of the race we are staying in a house  on Tybee with 7 other couples{my family and some friends} and no kids! It will be my longest time away from the boys so i am a little nervous but really excited. i know it will be good to get in some adult time and we are going to have a blast! Plus, i am just ready to get this half over with now! Josh and I are hoping to beat my time from my last half marathon. We shall see :) 

Of course we have some house projects going on at the moment. Once our kitchen was finished we decided to start working on the dining room. We sold the old furniture and got an awesome new table and i scored some goodwill chairs that we are going to reupholster. Josh painted the dining room and we are taking out the curtains and putting in blinds. i can't wait to get it all done. It looks like a totally different room! 

Henry finally went into his room this past week. Josh was out of town until thursday so i let him sleep with me until he came home. Thursday night Henry went up in his own bed. It was a long night for me but he has had a little bit of improvement every night since then and last night I didn't get up to feed him at all. He woke up a couple of times but thankfully he quickly went back to sleep on his own. So there is hope!! i am hoping that it only gets better from here.

Here are some recent pictures of our latest adventures :)
this boy loves having fun with his daddy.

mr. handsome after preschool.

mr. smiley
 We took the boys to a pumpkin patch for Jr's birthday...
at the pumpkin patch with my little guys.

henry tate and his cowboy boots.

Pop loves his boys.

 my wild one.

Happy birthday Jr!
i will post on henry's room, the kitchen and the dining room ASAP...promise! 

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Walk to End Alzheimer's 2011

we got up bright and early saturday morning to walk for Alzheimer's. We were Team Dewberry and we walked in honor of our grandaddy! Thanks to everyone who donated money. It was a wonderful morning with family and was for a great cause!

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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Yummy in my tummy

so ever since i was introduced to pinterest i haven't even opened a cookbook. we simply search on pinterest when we want to find something new. the hubbs is worse than me...he loves searching pinterest for recipes and pinning them so i will make them. we are quite the team :)

{and speaking of cooking...that brings me to the kitchen. i still have to do a blog post on our new kitchen. it is totally done and is AWESOME!! thanks to my man and his bff jason for working so hard on it :) i promise i will post on that soon}

so without further ado, here are our favorite recipes thanks to pinterest...enjoy :)

Sour cream chicken..EASY and so creamy and delicious. i was a little skeptical about this dish with the sour cream on it since hubbs isn't a fan. well he LOVED it!

chocolate chip banana bread muffins. SOOOOOO SOOOOO yum!!

chewy chocolate chip cookies- they were perfect :)

baked fries. a major score with the hubbs and jakson

homemade blueberry pancakes. these were SO good!!

chocolate molten cake (need i say more) TRY THIS!

lemon chicken pasta (we make this every couple of weeks now)

kale chips. the perfect substitute for fattening lays!

mini cinnamon rolls. easy, cute and delish!

spinach and chicken bake. i enjoyed this more than josh. it is kind of garlicy and he is not really a fan of anything garlic.

my sister made these cookies and they were yummy and EASY!

TWO ingredients for these pumpkin muffins. i made a cream cheese frosting to go on them...soooo good!

i hope you make these and love them as much as we do :)
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