Friday, July 7, 2017

This and that...

Whenever summer rolls around I always try to accomplish a few projects that would be hard to do during the school year. Back in May we had one of our bathrooms completely gutted. (I will post about that later!)  We have a small half bath that we put a new countertop/sink in a few years ago.  Because of an overzealous daughter that cleans the heck out of that bathroom my paint was terribly bleached! :)  It was a tan color and I was growing tired of it.  One evening I was home alone with just Macheus!  (That doesn't happen very often!)  I decided to knock out two small projects!

I painted it a light gray, and I love how clean and airy it looks.  I wish I had thought to take before pictures.  I did away with the artwork that I had hanging in there and chose two very simple things instead! (I am so tired of framed pictures!  I used to put so much more money into d├ęcor and realized that you feel guilty getting rid of it.  Now I love doing family pictures on canvas (yay Groupon!) and simple things from places like Hobby Lobby!)

The other little project that I did was I painted our front door!  We have a white farmhouse and it has always had black or dark gray shutters/doors.  I decided to do robin egg blue on the front door, and if I liked it I could do the other front door and the guest house door (Matthew's house... I need to do a post on that too!)  I like it a lot!  Marc and Matthew were not sold on the idea, but since I painted it I think it is growing on them! :) I also painted the ugly brass doorknocker!  Now I just need to find a wreath!

Malachi finished up with all of the "summer schooling" that I wanted to accomplish this week. I will give him the rest of July off and we will start up with everyone in August.  I hated schooling him through May and June, but we had some things we needed to get done.

The other day one of the little boys brought an army backpack in that had been out on the playground for several days.  They laid it on their sisters' bed and roaches crawled out of it!  Mariah and I are both super germ freaks!  I took all of their king size bedding to the laundromat and washed it all on HOT!  We had pest control come spray the whole house inside and out!  I think our problem is taken care of. 
McKenzie laid Elizabeth down for a nap at our house and she went and hung out with me at the laundromat!  We goofed off just a little bit! :) I love that she is close by and we get to still spend time with her! (Baby number 2 is due in five short weeks!  We celebrated sweet Elizabeth's first birthday last week. I will post pictures from that day soon!

Madeline has had a busy spring/summer!  She had four things she wanted to accomplish by this summer.  She graduated from high school, Georgia Military College with her associates, had her wisdom teeth removed and got her license!
This little fellow goes full speed all day.  Whenever I tell him to lay down he always says he's not tired. :)
It has been a hot summer!  We cut a watermelon most afternoons.  The horses love when we toss the rinds to them.

Speaking of hot.....

just us girls got to go swimming on the 4th of July!  We had hair appointments and then spent a couple of hours swimming!

I love my little boys, but it was nice to lay out, read and swim without them hollering and demanding our attention! :)

And, yummy, cold, green smoothies every morning after my run! :)  I love them!  The kids tolerate them!

Well, that is all for this evening! Hope you all are having a fun summer!

~Until next time....

1 comment:

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It shows that it was a great summer and there was a lot of fun. These pictures are just amazing. Thanks for sharing this adventure with us with your happy moments.