What's Up Wednesday

Antiquing, Appointments & (Not) Alot More

WednesdayI feel like y’all have been robbed of What’s Up Wednesday posts for the past two weeks, being that both Christmas and New Year’s Day fell in the middle of the week. Unfortunately, our lives aren’t that exciting – 😉 – so today’s post just reverts back to that of a typical “What’s Up Wednesday”.

So what’s up?

Well, for one, I have been working on our home decor – as usual, and so, while Craig was away for work, I spent last Saturday afternoon perusing Dupre’s Antique Market on the Marietta Square… Folks, oh. my. goodness. gracious. I love love love a good antique store. Seriously, other than Goodwill, antique stores are my favorite places to shop – and for the same reason I love Goodwill shopping: You just never know what you might find. (And I love discovering a treasure underneath a pile of junque {that’s fancy junk, in case you were wondering}.) What makes most antique shopping even better than Goodwill? You can barter down their pricing!

Dupre’s has everything from fine china to local original artwork.

The next time you’re in the Atlanta area, you really have to visit this place…

We have been in the market for an occasional chair to “finish” (ha, ha) out our great room, and (under a pile of genuine junque) I came across this:

wpid-20140107_223124.jpgA gorgeous grey French barrel cane chair – vintage, of course!

wpid-20140107_223136.jpg wpid-20140107_223042.jpg wpid-20140107_223156.jpgJust look at that detailing…Ahhhh. LOVE this addition!! (& so does Craig!) It fits perfectly with our great room coloring and now, all we’re missing is a great lumbar pillow to complete it… Any suggestions?

While scouring Dupre’s from top to bottom, I also found a great set of drapery panels for our kitchen.

wpid-20140107_222919.jpgCraig was pretty surprised when he returned home from his trip that afternoon I had hung these babies on my own! 😉 Little did he know his wife was handy with a cordless drill! 😉

wpid-20140107_222801.jpgBetween the gorgeous chargers I found at Goodwill last week, and these draperies, our little kitchen/breakfast room area feels really warm and inviting! Interior design for your own home is always the most fun! 😉

In other news, 2014 is going to be the year of the physician visit. Between Craig and myself, this year alone has already meant our gracing the offices of 4 doctors. Ugh. I can feel our HSA Account groaning! But, this is a good thing! Items we have been putting off are being taken care of – namely, my 90-year old right knee, as we affectionately refer to it.

The Scene Of The Crime

Since the dreadful skiing incident of (early) 2012 when I hit a mogul and fell face first down the mountain…My knee has been in bad terrible shape. For the first 3 weeks, I couldn’t move it at all. It was swollen up like a sausage, and the pain…Oh, I can’t even describe that. It was excruciating. Well, even now – 2 years later – my right knee creaks loudly when I bend it, and it is still unbearably painful to do any sort of ‘high-impact’ exercise (which is why I switched to Pure Barre). If I put any strain on my knee, or walk too far (seriously), I pay for it for the next week. Craig is all too familiar with the look on my face that says it’s time for Aleve and Ben-Gay.

Now that the insurance stars have aligned, I was finally able to see a Sports Medicine Specialist/Orthopaedic Surgeon…who told me he was pretty sure I have been dragging around a torn ACL for the past 2 years, and it (shocker!) has not healed correctly.

No wonder it hurts so much, huh?

Now to wait for the results of the MRI. Stay tuned.

Otherwise, we are awaiting our inaugural appointment with the Atlanta Center For Reproductive Medicine. Fingers are crossed for better care than we’ve been given at Horrible OB-Gyn of Nameless Town In Georgia.

Prayers, please.

Now that y’all are allllllll caught up on the lives of the Newlywed Lefebvres, I have one little question for you?

Let us know. Your answers will be shared only with us and are completely anonymous. We just want to know how YOU feel!

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Until Tomorrow,

All Our Love,
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Two Years Ago Today…

Good Morning Everyone!

Today is a very special day indeed! Two years ago, on this very day, at this very time, I must have been sitting at my desk at RB Management, poring over magazine pictures and talking with my friends at the office…Trying to decide what I was going to wear for a VERY special date I had that evening. A first date. A first date with the man who turned out to be my husband.

One year ago on this day, I had received a (what appeared at the time to be) very odd package delivered to me at the office…It contained a CD of special songs…a sweet letter…and another envelope I wasn’t allowed to open yet. I left work early for a doctor’s appointment, and afterwards watched a DVD of our past year together with Craig and then went to get ready for our Anniversary Date, only to be met with beautiful flowers and an AMAZING proposal.

Two years ago today my life changed forever, and one year ago today, it changed even MORE and for the absolute best! Happy two year anniversary of our first date, and one year anniversary of the day you asked me to be your wife, Craig! I love you!

One Year Ago Today!
One Year Ago Today!

 

It’s the first of these years we have not been able to be together, but such is the life of a pilot’s wife! I am, however, able to enjoy this Holy Thursday with the adorable Miss Daisy, and her sister Lucy – both babies are napping and so I finally had a chance to write this blog!

The Girls
The Girls

In other recent news, the draperies are (halfway) completed! 1: We misplaced, and JUST found the return for the other window, and 2: Craig has to be here to thread the bobbin on my sewing machine… SO (or SEW ha ha ha), I did the first panel with stitchwitchery to try and surprise my hubby a few weeks ago with completed draperies… BUT it took almost 4 hours to finish one panel, and my sewing machine just would not allow me to thread it…When C got home, he threaded the bobbin and the second panel was completed while he washed the car with Lucy (fun for him! lol), but then we couldn’t find the return for the 2nd window in our bedroom…So, one window – two panels – are complete!

Draperies DraperiesI’ll try another picture where you can better see the entire window treament soon. I’m not sure why, but the flash on my camera made everything look blue…Oh, well, at least my side of the room is darkened – which means Lucy doesn’t wake up with the roosters, as she did BEFORE the drapes…Whew! 🙂 I really love the wa the window turned out! Craig’s cornice board, made with shims and leftover finish from the refurbishment of our  dresser, plus these draperies, against the deep blue accent wall, really do a lot for our bedroom!

We have ANOTHER new addition in our home, as well: “Alfred”.

Alfred AlfredThe cow rug! :-)If you are in the design world, this rug is a Safavieh! Pricewise, we STOLE it! If you know my husband at all, you know two things: First, he is not likely to pay a lot of money for a rug…Especially one that is solely for decoration. But also, he has a thang for cows and all things farm. “Alfred” (along with the cow print I gave him for Christmas) really makes a statement in our den! Both we AND our girls just love it!

If you haven’t been over in awhile…ahem….please come and visit SOON! You must see all the changes that have turned this once-bachelor pad into our little family’s home!

Little Lucifer Lucy has been growing like a WEED – or maybe faster!

Baby LucyThat was the day we brought her home. This is the other day:

Big Girl!She has discovered a new walking trail, which is DEFINITELY her favorite! The only downside is the 20 minute drive to reach it, along with the fact it is FIVE MILES LONG. You certainly have to carve out a large portion of your day to be able to indulge her!

Walking with DaddyThere are plenty of opportunities for her to get into trouble, considering this is a true nature trail. Yesterday she dove right into a creek that runs alongside the trail, and desperately attempted to catch a fish – which was actually just a floating leaf, but I didn’t have the heart to tell her. Three hours and a 20 minute car ride home later:

Well Worth ItThis was MY reward! The 5 mile walk is MORE than worth it! 🙂

Craig and I celebrated 6 months of marriage a few weeks ago:

Perfect Six Months!And these truly have been the best six months of my life. Hands Down. Without Question! And so, on that note, let me say that we were overjoyed to celebrate the marriage of two more of our dear friends this past weekend: Ashley and JW (or John, or P. Diddy???? Not sure WHAT to call him after the speeches we heard at the rehearsal dinner…) 🙂 It is wonderful to be able to welcome another set of our friends into the bliss and journey that is marriage! Congratulations Ash & J! We wish you all the happiness!!

Ashley Well, I must go! Lucy needs a walk, I need to finish my Bible Study, and then I have to get ready for our parish’s Holy Thursday service! Being in the choir has been SUCH a blessing!

We wish you all the best, and send you all of our love.

In Christ,

Pier & Craig

 

 

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Six Months of Marriage!

Today is a wonderful day marking SIX MONTHS of Wedded Bliss for Craig and I! Such an absolute blessing these recent months have been, and there is no one to thank more than God above! Thank you; Thank you; Thank you – Infinite thanks! Never could we have found our jigsaw puzzle piece matches without His omnicience!

In other news, I apologize it has been several weeks since I last wrote – the tides, they are a-changing! 🙂 And with those changes, of course, come a lot of time consumption! 🙂 What all has happened since we last met? Well, due to an…interesting turn of events….I ended my employment as an Executive Assistant a few days earlier than planned…My, that’s a long story…As we noted in the last blog post, Craig and I had been planning for me to leave for several months, but when we KNEW the time was right, we acted…and within DAYS, we had not just one, but 4 different job opportunities staring us in the face – and I hadn’t applied for a single one of them. Please know, we aren’t pointing this out in order to boast, but simply because it was only further proof we were on the path God was leading us down! Jesus says in Luke 17:6, “If you had faith no bigger than a mustard seed, you could tell this mulberry tree to pull itself up, roots and all, and to plant itself in the ocean. And it would.” We listened to the Lord, put our trust in Him, and He provided. Nothing is impossible with God. (Thanks to our choir director, Dian, for reminding us of this again last week with a BEAUTIFUL song – “Nothing Is Impossible With God”, sung in four parts. Come hear us sing at St. Francis in Cartersville! Sundays at 10am!)

We prayerfully considered all of these 4 positions, and in the end, chose the one that, while on paper may not look the ‘best’, is certainly what we feel I am being called to do at this time. The new job begins in April – so more details to come!

Other than this new career path, it’s been a busy couple of weeks filled with catching up on cleaning and resting and COOKING! 🙂 We even had the pleasure of entertaining my brother for dinner one evening when he came to meet little Lucy! Stuffed pork chops. Delicious! If you’re interested in the recipe, send us an e-mail, and we’ll let you in on our EASY to prepare and gluten-free secret! 😉

Lucy

 

Well, I must be off! Before my husband returns home, I promised him I’d finish sewing the draperies for our bedroom – a long overdue project I finally have the time to complete!

Take Care All Of You!

Much Love,

Pier & Craig