Shopping with My Two Favorite Guys

We left work Friday and went to Knoxville for the night.  We had some shopping we needed to do Saturday and it’s always nice to have a night away from home.

20150717_220102  We have talked about bunk beds for Rylan’s room for a while now and decided to start shopping for them.  We lucked out when we went to Ashley Home Furnishings and found the exact ones we wanted for such a great price!  We were able to get the beds and mattresses cheaper than anywhere we had found just the beds for!  I was also happy because these are detachable which will give us more options with them.

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We have to go down in a couple of weeks to pick them up.  I’m looking at bedding trying to decide on what to get.  I want something that will be durable and last through interest changes.  I found some bedding from Pottery Barn Kids that I’m seriously considering.

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Madras Bedding from Pottery Barn Kids

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Brody Sheet Set from Pottery Barn Kids

So far that’s what I’m thinking.  That may change though.  I still need to go to Pottery Barn and see it in person.

I’m excited to get it all finished and see what Rylan thinks of it!

We had some other shopping to do.  While Daddy was in the Hobby Store (or the Man-Child Store as I like to think of it! 😉 ) Rylan and I stayed in the car and made each other laugh until it hurt!

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He does this thing where he says “Why?” and does that little hand gesture.  It’s so funny!

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Funny Faces!

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This kid is so funny!  #SelfieGameStrong

I bought a few nice shirts and of course loaded up on clothes for Rylan…’cause you know he needs ’em y’all!  😉  Haha!

It’s always so much easier to find things for him than for me.  I was disappointed in Belk at Turkey Creek though.  They had no Under Armor stuff in 2T or 3T.  I would like to have had some t-shirts and polo shirts for him.  Under Armor is pricey but it is so tough compared to most everything else.  He’s very rough on stuff and I need it to last more than a couple of wears.  I’ll be going to a different Belk today so maybe they’ll have some stuff.

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My Old Chair

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This chair is old.  It holds so many precious memories for me.  I used to sit in it and read.  I’d watch the news.  Discuss world issues.  Ponder life’s problems.  Dream about traveling to faraway places.  Listen to tales of World War II.  Eat snacks.  Study and work on homework.  This chair means a lot to me.

I’ve had people come to my house and make comments about my “old chair”.    No, it doesn’t “go” with my decor.  No, it isn’t new.  Yes, it is ripped and showing it’s age.  I don’t care.  It’s mine and it means a lot to me.

The man that gave it to me was very special to me.  He died in 2007.  Sometimes I can still hear his stories and his laugh.  He was like another Popaw to me.  He gave me this chair a couple of months before he passed away because in his words, it had always been mine anyway.  

I still sit in it sometimes and read.  It’s comfortable even if it is worn.  It’s big enough to fold up in with a blanket and a good book…or a napping little boy.

Rylan seems to like it just like I have all these years.  He climbs up in it with a toy or a book and he’s content to sit there, which for him (or any toddler I suspect) is quite a feat.

I hope to get it reupholstered this year at some point.  Up until now it just hasn’t felt right to change the look of it but nowI think it’s time.

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