Monday, January 5, 2009

The most wonderful time of the year!

That's right, the kids go back to school tomorrow! :) I am not ashamed to say that I am happy to send my kids to school! We are driving each other nuts after 3 weeks of moving, unpacking, Christmasing, and "vacationing". I think everyone, especially mom, can use a little time apart. We also sent Vaughn on his way today, to do his instructor refresher course. I thought it would be fun to make him a little treat, so I attempted homemade caramels last night. They turned out pretty darn good! My sister-in-law put the recipe on her blog a few weeks ago, and I was happy to try it! The kosher salt sprinkled on them is fabulous! I also thought it would be fun to try and show what my kitchen looks like. It is still pretty bare and not very organized behind the cupboard doors, but hopefully, that will change soon! I love the red, but I don't know how well it shows up on the computer.
We had our first dinner guests last night, and it was fun to have a little more room than we have had in the past! We have a few pix on the walls and most of our stuff is put away. I just feel like I have a lot of decorating and homemaking to do to make it really comfy. Hope everyone is having a good new year. I hope to get our family newsletter out soon, but we might end up doing Valentine's cards like last year!

5 comments:

Camille and Jay said...

I need that recipe!! Can I just say amazing, you made carmels after we left, you go girl:) Maybe I will just have to stop by and taste a carmel (i'm kidding I really wouldn't invite myself over) please let me know if you need anything while Vaughn is gone, and when he gets back:) Thanks for dinner it was great!!

Marianne said...

Your kitchen is lovely, Tam!!! And the caramels look delicious....

Can I just tell you that Andy was on the webcam with Kate last night and he made us all laugh like crazy hyenas. He's such a fun boy, we love him!!

Love you guys! Let us know if you need anything while you're single-parenting again!

The Dennis's said...

Those carmels look wonderful! Where can I find the recipe? Also, I love your kitchen!

Tami said...

BTW, Erin, sorry I haven't answered your question! We are here in the 25th. Vaughn is back at PIT right now. You are the cutest pregnant lady ever!

Lainie said...

We've been in our house over 4 months and I just barely started hanging pictures and painting. I'll post some pix soon on my blog. For some magical reason, I feel like its ours once I see my cute kids' mugs up on my walls. Enjoy settling in, Tami!!!