Monthly Archives: July 2011

Burns REUNITED and Kazakhstan Goodies!

Though it took us two trips to the Memphis Airport this afternoon, we finally gathered all the KazBurns together under one roof again!  Hurray for family!  Allison and Dan  enjoyed their trips to Colorado and Kazakhstan respectively (and have so many stories to share), but we are happy to be together once again!!This evening Dan unpacked […]

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Decorating – the Garage??

Abby found the wardrobe of her dreams at the Pottery Barn Outlet.  It is white. And beautiful. And has a mirrored door.  And weighs 270 lbs.  In Dan’s absence, we were lucky to figure out how to get it in and out of the car.  And so, there it stands, occupying prime territory in the […]

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Kitchen Remodel and Furniture Dudes

We are very, very grateful that our home’s previous owners remodeled the kitchen with granite countertops and nice cabinetry.  Their funds must have run out just prior to the kitchen backsplash, however. . . So, in order to “finish” the look, we opted to put in some tumbled marble tile this week.  Here are some before and […]

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Ukeleles and Mud Island

It has been such a treat for us to be with the Norman cousins this week!  And, through touring the city as well as  simply hanging out together, we have gotten to know them in new ways.  One of the new talents which we discovered  is Thomas’ skill on the ukelele!  We were highly entertained.  What a stud!!    We were really sorry that […]

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Duck Marches, Trolleys, and Civil Rights

We met the cousins this morning at the Peabody Hotel in downtown Memphis.  After we parked the car in a nearby lot, we walked into a VERY crowded lobby.  Unwittingly, we walked into the hour of the “Peabody Duck March.”  The Peabody Hotel has a long-standing tradition of  hosting ducks in their lobby fountain.  The ducks […]

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