Monday, August 15, 2011

hello monday.

hello Myles.
our attendant on the Minneapolis Queen.
the boat we took this weekend.
for my sister's bachelorette party.
big fun.
i think he must be 12.

hello snazy new haircut.
almost ready
for the weddin'.

hello clean countertops.

hello new boxer cups.
from Targets dollar section.
looks just like our Baxter.

hello cute new frame.
bought with Kohl's cash.

hello sneak peek
at new wall of frames.
lets just say,
Katy Hall has outdone

hello first night of
football practice.

little mama.

Monday, August 8, 2011

we now have a pillar.

pillars.  can't say that i have ever thought about them.  im not much into architecture.  it's fine.  i can take it or leave it.  our house was built in 1969.  it was super plain.  being the young couple we were when we bought it we just wanted a decent place to live.  we have done our share of sprucing up.  tore out carpet, put in hard wood floors.  took out cabinetry and put in open shelving.  built a privacy fence for the backyard and a picket fence for the front.  but the bones of the house have stayed the same.

bring in friendly and talented woodworker neighbor/friend Tim.  his wife had wanted 2 pillars she thought.  after he built them she decided she only wanted one.  so they asked us if we wanted a pillar.  hmm. i guess im not sure.  but i am always willing to save good projects from the burn pile.  so i went over and had a look at hers and decided that maybe we also could use a pillar.  hers has a lot of molding on it.  ours is more simple.  more our style.  their decor is a little more refined than ours.  one free pillar, free trim and leftover paint and i now have myself a bit of architecture.  go figure.

this is the view from the living room.

this is the view from the kitchen.

this is the view from the hallway.
note i did not pick up
one thing before taking
this picture.
there are cleats in the floor.
toys all over.
real life people.

this is the view coming in the front door.

i actually quite like it.  especially for something i never thought of before.  WorkinMan really likes it so that makes me happy.  so never be afraid to think outside your box a little bit.  for me bright colors are the norm for you pillars might be.  you can blend styles very easily if you make the item your own.  

little mama.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


so.  i am not a summer blogger. 
 so sue me.  i am a great summer mom tho. 
 we are busy.  busy is good.
i don't spend much time on the computer. 
 haven of color suffers.
  but not my babies. 
 life is good.
  here is a few things we have been up to.

our cutie boys went to church camp.
with their buddy and their cousin.
they had a blast.
and didn't miss us.
not at all.
not super great for a mom to hear.
but im glad they had fun.

this boy missed them.
a lot.
thus he got to take 900
pictures of everything
and anything with my camera.
most of himself.
not bad for 4.

told ya.

we have been doing a lot of this.
and truly enjoying each other.

we have visited the new donut shop.
maybe too many times.
we heart it.
there is my sister, the upcoming bride!

we have been helping.
helping my sister plan her wedding.
nothing like having little boys help make decorations.
she is brave.
and sweet.
they Loved being involved.
we are very excited.

there is my sweet mama.
and her bald head.
she rocks it.
she also rocks a scarf.

we also have been
doing lots of exploring.
the boys were examining
a bumble bee
with a magnifying glass.
so cool these boys of ours.

so we are well.  having fun.  being kids.
being a family.  loving summer.
we just had the big boys football draft.
yes, people there is a draft.
we are thrilled.
the boys both got awesome coaches.
and WorkinMan is coaching
SportsBoys team.
so we end the busyness of baseball.
and go right into the busyness of football.
training in the morning.
practices at night.
hope we can fit school in there somewhere.

little mama.