Thursday, June 09, 2011

thus far...

it doesn't seem that the first week of summer should already be coming to a close.  but isn't that just like summer?  always just flyin by...right before your eyes.  we haven't even gone to the pool left.  we are gonna have to make that happen this coming week.  although...i'm not gonna lie...the mental picture that i have of taking all four kids to the pool by myself does not conjure up feelings of relaxation.

the kids have enjoyed their down time.  they've been doing things like:

this...

and i have been doing things like this...

we planted two flower beds in our backyard.  we chose the hottest day of the year, thus far, to bust this project out.  it. was. hot.  i planted two sioux grape myrtle trees that will bloom pink; gardenia bushes along the fence that smell amazing; and purple angel mists with zenias along the front.  i like the way it turned out.  now...onto the patio project.

annslee's been doing stuff like this...


and being entertained by things like this...


colt's been busy winning the little league city championship.



not too shabby, eh?

i have to chose a color to paint the foyer.  i want my house to have a rustic, woodsy, cabin feel.  the living room is dark brown and the kitchen is dark, rust red.  any suggestions?  whatever we chose has to go in the two story foyer and then be taken upstairs to the arched hall that overlooks the balcony...all seen by the front door.  please help!!!  i just know some of you have a good eye for that kind of stuff!!  here is a picture of the area to get you inspired.  ready.  set.  comment!!


happy start of summer...and cheers to all of our summer projects.

2 comments:

Granna said...

Remember the kiddos have Camp Gran next week, so plenty of swimming then. Got the menu and activities planned--homemade ice cream, s'mores, coke floats, swimming, Bible School, and more! Can't wait!!!!!

meredith said...

Sounds like you guys are having a blast this summer! I can't get over how cute your kids are!!

I would suggest painting the foyer like the perfect mustardy/goldish yellow...it would have to be the perfect color. But I think it might be a good compliment to what you have going.