The weather here in Georgia has been odd during the early portion of winter. It was an informal holiday tradition for my family to go and pick out the largest tree on the lot on what usually turned out to be the coldest day of December growing up. This year, the tree was only 6-7 feet tall and it was a warm and sunny afternoon we when got it. All I know is that I would love to have some snow this year. It has been forever since I have been sledding.
We spent Christmas Eve and Christmas morning at home and then travelled to both of our parent’s house over the long weekend. It was amazing to be in north Alabama during the end of December and be wearing short sleeve shirts. While we were visiting north Alabama, Jordan and I ventured into Decatur, AL (funny how Decatur in both GA and AL produce our best finds) and stumbled across this beauty.
We love the Haywood-Wakefield stuff, but just in moderation. We think this will end up in the basement between a couple chairs. The table is in overall good condition however, maintains a couple cigarette burns (a sign of the times I guess). In addition to this Christmas present to ourselves, we were very fortunate to receive a wonderful new component to the kitchen.
Jordan’s parents gave us the new refrigerator this year and we both love it. It is the ideal configuration for a refrigerator that we have come across. It maintains both style and great functionality. If you think back to the previous post, you will remember a brief mention of three inches causing us a huge headache. Well, these three inches relate to the distance that we had to raise the kitchen cabinets in order to fit the fridge in the kitchen.
It was a pretty smooth process over all, and the additional height requirement required by the refrigerator does not impact the ability to use the cabinets. The tricky part was the builders of the house used nails to attach the cabinets to the wall. These nails were a real bugger to get out. A little patching to the wall and cabinet backs and then some paint and we were back in business. It looks good, and I think once we tackle to counter tops, we will be able to tie the refrigerator and stove into a more cohesive portion of the kitchen.
2008 has been busy and stressful at times but has been amazing. We are both so thankful to everyone around us and understand how a little hard work can really lead to great things. To everyone, have a safe and wonderful New Year’s Eve night and let’s all work on achieving a more positive perspective in the New Year. While it is often much easier to be negative about things, we all live in an amazing world with boundless opportunity and a place where we should all celebrate.
Happy 2009 to Everyone!