Wow, has it been busy around here! Between swim lessons, homeschooling, MOPS activities, having company, regular house/yard work and remodeling, I haven't had much computer time lately. I thought I'd do a catch up post. Last weekend we were so excited to have my parents (Nana and Papa) come to visit. We enjoyed every minute of our visit. They helped us with the kids and our remodel project. We also had a chance to go yard saling, but it turned out cold and rainy, so not much luck there. My dad got a few items he was looking for, so that made it worth venturing out.
When my parents got here Friday night, Michael had promised the kids they could help with the painting. I seriously had to leave the room. Good thing we aren't keeping the carpet that is all I have to say, LOL! They had it strung everywhere, but boy where they having a good time.
See what I mean? This is on our kitchen floor. Michael or my step-mom cleaned it up before I freaked, LOL. Somebody snapped this picture for me.
Diana was a big help with edging while Michael put on the first coat of paint over the newly textured drywall. You can see my dad supervising from the couch, LOL.
Hailey, Miss Snuggles, got to do lots of snuggling with Nana and Papa. She is fascinated with his long mustache and loves to twirl it between her fingers. Who wouldn't be? That thing is huge!
Nana read stories to Josiah and also listened to him read. She played Legos with him, which is totally his love language and something I'm not good about just sitting and doing. That is what grandparents are for, right? ;) Thanks, Nana!
After yard saling Saturday morning, my dad helped Michael pour the cement for our new front porch. This was a big job and I was so grateful that he was able to help Michael with this project. Thanks, Dad!
Oh, the temptation of wet concrete! Saturday night we put on the second coat of paint inside. Love the color "Golden Ecru"!
On Sunday, Michael built some temporary steps so we could use the front door again. Yeah! After church, Michael and I took turns going for motorcycle ride. It was wonderful just to get away from everything and ride by myself for a couple hours.
Sunday night, I helped hold boards while Michael measured, cut and attached them to the ceiling. We put these up to hold the bead board in place. My arms were getting tired, so I was using a step ladder and my head to hold the boards up. Whatever works, right! I guess I need to work on my upper arm strength. Next, we'll start painting bead board and attaching it to the ceiling. This is going to be much more difficult that I thought, but we're committed now.
Well, that is about it. I'm hoping I'll have a chance to catch up on all your blogs during the next couple of days.
Blessings On Each Of You,