Proverbs 24:3-4

By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

4-2= 2

He finally did it!
After years of begging and pleading
my ever-so-cautious,
not-so-little boy,
rode his bike without training wheels.
Eric and I have been working with him for the past two summers.
We took the training wheels off and put them back on.
We took the training wheels off and put them back on.
So at the start of summer, we didn't even bother taking them off.
Yesterday, we went outside and HE decided he wanted to take them off.
I loosened the nuts and let him complete the job.
It took 4 times up and down the driveway,
and the 5th time he was FLYING!

Way to go PILL!

Summer Mantel

You may remember my Patriot Decor post.
I flipped the sign and painted the back yellow. Then I had Luke paint the Lemonade. I walked through the house and grabbed two of my Ball jars, filled one with change and the other with sugar. I found my mom's measuring spoons and tucked them into the sugar jar. YAY! I pulled one of my favorite cookbooks that has the best summer recipes in it. The little white pitcher was a garage sale find and the hydrangea was a gift from Mom B. last year.
I hesitated scissors in hand before I cut 3 of only 5 of my blooms, but flowers are meant to be enjoyed, whether inside or outside.
I think I'll be on the hunt for some lemon decor for next year!

A Summer Project

We were given this beautiful piano, hoping to clean out the house and find a place for it.
Poor Piano sat in the garage for over a year, but thankfully got some attention from the kids playing with it.
Maybe I can set it.
Called the piano company and was told it was too old to tune and our only option was to restore it.
$$$$$.... uh... Nope.
Who knew 1923 was a piano death number?
So I brought an idea to Eric late one night, as he was enjoying a choice beverage and watching his favorite program (yeah, I'm not above bribery).
He got to work one weekend....

New family media center;
made from the bottom front of the piano
and the front string cover board.
The BIBBY letters and hooks I found at
Hobby Lobby for 1/2 off! SCORE!

How it's being used now...
Swimsuit and towel rack

Drum roll please.....
Next on Mr. Bibb's list---- a bench!
But I'll have to wait until the Pastor's office is finished at church.
Mr. Handyman has been hired out.

Covfamikoi 2011

What a blessing the conference was. The kids had such a great time playing with all the other kids and they LOVED their classes and teachers. It was so much fun being next door to Grandma and Grandpa! I can't wait for next year!
It is amazing the means the Lord uses to open our hearts, change our minds and direct our paths.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Kiss and tell...

Since the Hub is away, the wife will play...
Eric left Monday for St. Louis and will be back late Wednesday night. This morning I was lying in bed thinking about our life together. I have to admit I stragatically placed a perfect wedding photo, (given to us by my dearest friend Tabi), on the wall next to the bed. I love waking up to US.
Saturday night I came into the kitchen to see my six foot, burly, bearded husband standing at the stove.
Upon closer inspection I saw a pan of bacon grease and white gravy in the pan on another burner.
He swung around with two plates full of heart shaped biscuts!
Again, my six foot, burly, bearded, shirt-less husband...
It was more than I could handle.
I chuckled and HAD to watch as he served all four kids at the table, MUCH to their delight!
I couldn't stop chuckling, and was caught.
Wrapped in a big bear hug my chuckles turned to full out laughter!
He finally let go and I chuckled my way to the cups. As I filled their cups I surprised myself---
Good grief! I am SUCH a girl!
So today I wanted to remember publish this memory.
I want my kids to know how much their Daddy loves them and what a blessing he is,
because I've decided I am a girl who kisses and tells!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Busy Summer Days

Yeah, they keep me busy...

Monday, July 11, 2011


Eric had a bike before Luke was born and we sold it after Kayla was born. It was a sad day in the Bibby home, but at the time we wanted to move and it was just one of pieces that needed to fall into place.
So here we are five years later- bigger and better!
Honda VTX 1300

Eric finally took the kids for a ride down to the end of the road and they were thrilled!
After 5 years, we did find that our old jackets and helmets shrunk while in storage in the attic. Who knew???!!! HA!
We ordered new matching jackets and helmets and have really enjoyed being back on the bike again. Not to mention it sure saves on gas.


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