Busy as Always!

I can't believe how I've let time slip away from me once again since my last post. 
In my defense, we have been incredibly busy with our new house, practice and just plain ole life!
Summer months are the busiest for veterinary practices, and thank the good Lord, we have been slammed!!
But, we have been trying to juggle making our house a home and making our practice our own despite the craziness of it all.
Here are a few pictures to show y'all what we've been working on...I can't wait to show you the finished ones:
 Our yard is coming along.
 Hydrangeas I grew.
The painting has been relentless...
 When I get a chance I sneak off to the pool :)
 Our garden has been growing.
 Our flowers are blooming.
 The painting continues...
 We have also been putting up crown molding, chair rails, and judges paneling with shadow boxes the past few weeks.
 We had beadboard installed underneath the bar in our kitchen.
 That's my Papa working. God Bless that man. His talent for carpentry work is a true gift and he uses it well. He was a custom home builder for years, and now at the age of 71, he does small jobs for people.
He is the ultimate perfectionist and completes every task as if it were for himself.
I also want to ask for prayers for him as he is going to be having surgery next Wednesday.
He has a hiatal hernia and has been in a great deal of pain.
So, you see, I do have an excuse!! Our house has been a construction zone for several months.
ALSO, I have some oil rubbed bronze fixtures  and some glass globes that we have changed out and I'm going to be selling them. Would any of you be interested in them before I list them on ebay?
They are in mint condition. If so, I will be happy to do a post on here with pictures!
I am planning on catching up on our posts from the summer including our beach trip, 4th of July, and our trip to San Diego, so stay tuned!
 PS-We got our season tickets in the mail a few weeks ago!
I can't believe football season will be here at the end of the month-exciting!


  1. I remember when we moved into our house in November 2011...it is SO time consuming to make all the changes you want. It is so worth it when it is all finished! everything is looking gorgeous and I can't wait to see the finished product!!!

  2. Glad you are back I always enjoy reading your blog. Your house is gorgeous!

  3. Bless y'alls HEARTS with that high ceiling painting! :( Looks like it's coming along nicely. I LOVE those hydrangeas. They look very close to what I used in my wedding. Happy Weekend! :)

  4. Wow you new house is gorgeous!!! Love all the work you are doing to it as well!!

  5. I am in love with your house inside and out, just beautiful girl!!!!!!

    Glad ot hear you all are doing well!!!

    Your hydrangas are so pretty!!

  6. Your house is absolutely amazing! It looks like it should be in a magazine!!! Good luck with everything...

    Happy weekend!

  7. Prayers for your Papa, indeed. I'll be praying for a speedy recovery because his plaid shorts and dress socks are just the cutest!
    Looks like y'all have been quite busy, but it seems everything is coming along beautifully. =)

  8. You sure have been busy! I love the built-ins in your living room. That's one thing I wish we had included when we built.

    Hope your Papa's surgery goes well!

  9. Your house is looking beautiful!!! Can't wait to read about what all you've been up to this summer!

  10. So glad to see you're doing well! That looks like a LOT of work.:) We've been in our house for 3 years and still have tons to do, so keep going. You'll be so glad when it's all done! It looks beautiful!

  11. Hey. Saw your blog thru Kelly's Corner. I am from Blairsville, GA! You have a beautiful home!

  12. Your house is beautiful. Lucky to have a father who has such amazing carpentry skills, also sending prayers for him. Hope everything goes well!

  13. Everything is looking GREAT! Can't wait to see how you decorate it...I know it will be beautiful :)

  14. Hi! Your home is beautiful! Would you mind sharing the paint color in your kitchen? I love it!

  15. Welcome Back! I figured y'all got really busy. So loving the house thus far. Just think once it's all done you'll be so happy! Can't wait to see more!
    Woohoo for season tickets! I am actually moving to Georgia in about a week and a half and I am excited to follow the Dawgs this year! Can't wait to see your posts!

  16. Sweet girl you & Brandon both have green thumbs wish I had that. However I do not sadly! The house is coming along great. I cannot wait to see the final product of it because I know it will be adorable! & yay for a few sneak days away at the pool & I cannot wait for football to start love me some UGA :)

  17. Your home is gorgeous!! love all the colors you are painting too. very pretty

  18. what color of paint are you using?

  19. Your house is so nice! = )
    I am one of your new followers, I love all the pictures on your blog! CUTE!



  20. Cherish,

    Your post brought back many memories from my childhood. Your Papa built the house I grew up in on Hwy 141 in Cumming. He would come over and do odd jobs for my Mom during the summer, and he was always so so sweet to me! I can still see him hanging on a ladder on the side of our house. :) We recently moved up to Coal Mountain and built a new home. My mom says on a regular basis, "This house just isn't built like the one Robert built!" Just thought I would share! Please let your Papa know that the Fagans on 141 think the world of him! :)



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