Saturday, May 29, 2010
Most of the back yard
This bed was in bad disarray because when we worked on the sun room project the painter knocked over a bunch of rocks and it was a mess.
See how straight the edge is and how nicely the rocks are arranged. If you are OCD you can appreciate otherwise you probably think my husband has lots of extra time on his hands (not true at all).
Friday, May 28, 2010
Monday night I was making instant potatoes (I know a few of you are thinking "really, she makes instant potatoes" yes, occasionally I do.) and Griffin reached for the packet just as I open it. I was holding it as far away from him as possible but it still spilled. Oh yeah, instant mashed potato flakes all down my shirt, in bra, all over Griffin and of course on my clean kitchen floor. I handed Griffin to Bill, knocked all the flakes off him then removed undergarments and wiped all the flakes off me and got out the dust buster. I spelled like sour cream and chive potatoes until I was able to shower after getting the kids bathed and in bed. So the clean floor is very fleeting. Tuesday night Bill knocked over the pitcher of crystal light and it was all over the floor. Oh well.
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Now all it needs is a little caulk and paint.
Fresh paint on all the inside!
Looks like a brand new room.
Once all the painting was complete Bill spent a few hours scrubbing all the screens with soapy water and washing the floor on his hands and knees. We could tell a big difference looking out the screens.
We did pay someone to do all the painting, he did a great job. Bill has had some problems with his neck lately and is in physical therapy so painting really was not a good option for him.
We are thrilled with the finished product and we have spent many evenings sitting out in the sun room even when it has not been sunny. I have sat out a few evenings with a sweat shirt and blanket and even in the rain. I love hearing the night sounds and it is a great place to read a good book with a light. This room is one of our favorite things about this house. Do you have a favorite spot at your house?
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Kids eating lunch
Syd loves these things, whatever they are called?
Griffin and I hanging out
He is usually happy just to be outdoors, on a blanket with a few toys
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
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Saturday, May 15, 2010
Duck eggs! There were actually two but not right next to each other. We have been back soon and they are now closer together but have not hatched.
This is the fairway to the hole behind our house, the grass is so green and the sky was beautiful. I did NOT enhance this photo in any way.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
If you said an American Flag you are correct. We have lived in our house 5 years this fall and the whole time there has been a bracket to hang a flag already on the front of the house but we are just now hanging a flag. Why now? Well because we are working on a few improvements around the house and yard and hanging a flag made the list. Also because we are proud of the country we live in.
We want the world to know that we believe in our country.
The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag: "I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."
Our country is still at war. I forget that we are at war, which is a shame. Men and Women give up their lives daily to defend our freedom and I forget we are at war. I am a visual learner so now that we are proudly displaying the US flag I am better about remembering. My brother in law Rick was just deployed and seeing the flag in front of our house has been a good reminder to pray for Rick and all the other soldiers.
"Lord, thank you for our country and for the freedom we have been granted. Thank you for the peace we can having knowing you are in control. Protect our soldiers and help them to bring our country honor. I ask that you be with the families of soldiers that are left behind, give them strength while their loved one is away, and bring our soldiers home safe it it is your will. Bring peace and hope to a world at war."
If you have a flag display it proudly and if not consider getting one, big or small, as a reminder to pray for our soldiers and country.