Summer just flew right by. Thankfully we were able to pack in a few fun outings this past week as David took a mini stay-cation at home with us. Half was fun time and half was projects. My sweetie replaced the collapsing retaining wall at our back door with nice looking blocks. It made such a difference back there. And I re-grouted the second bath so he could put the toilet back in that's been sitting in the tub since May. Yes, I'm very good at procrastinating the icky jobs. but it's so nice to have that done now.
I however still have a long to-do. Sam's dresser and my desk have gotten 3 coats of red paint now, add at least once more is still needed. Maybe red wasn't such a good idea? This is taking forever! I'm also wishing I had just gotten out our paint sprayer because even though I used a good, new brush, you can still see all the brush-strokes (and I didn't paint it on too thick either). So now I'm going to sand everything again before the next coat. Ugh... Is it even possible to give something a distressed look after 4-5 coats of paint? I think my only choice now will be to add a coat of poly at the end and pray it doesn't chip easily.
So, back to the fun stuff. We took the kids to see Minnehaha Falls and had a great time. I had forgotten how beautiful it is over there. The park is beautiful and I remember having family pic-nics here when I was younger.
Next time we'll rent one of this fun bikes.
I didn't remember this sign, but thought it was hilarious.
But these stairs I remember well.
I think it's time to give David a little camera lesson.
This was the only pic where we were in focus. LOL
They've really done a lot with the grounds. I can't wait to go back and enjoy the area at a slower pace. We were headed off to the Mall of America right after to get some lunch and enjoy some rides.
I had been hoping we could hold off on his first haircut until we get to Magic Kingdom in November, but no such luck. I've heard they have an old-fashioned barber shop on Mainstreet that makes a big to-do about first haircuts. Wouldn't that be fun? Well, we just couldn't wait any longer, and 9 more weeks just seemed impossible. So it was time.
The scissors part didn't bother him, it was that red cape he didn't care for. Go figure...
Maybe bubbles will help?
Nope, not so much.
Feeling a little better now that those bubbles are gone.
How short to you want it Mom? I have no idea. You decide.
Works for me.
We love your new haircut Sam. You look so grown up!
...of peace, comfort and of course a miracle, for my sweet friend Lisa.
After a summer of chemo and radiation, the tumor in her brain has not given up. She will be moved shortly to hospice care. Please keep Lisa, her husband Jason and their son Jack in your prayers. She has been so strong through all of this (even the second time around), she is a fighter. I know she would greatly appreciate any additional prayer warriors.
This collection has been in my head for months and it's such a delight to see it come to life. As you can see there were many changes including the addition of skirt and tees. We are so so pleased with how everything turned out.
My favorite part of this collection is the pairing of a skirt under the embroidered jumper top. I love the layered look, added softness and how it turns the top into a dress.
David remarked that at some point I'm gonna have to actually tell jokes instead of saying "Pretend I just told you THE most funny joke."
Anyone have a good one I can use?
These girls crack me up!
So many expressions all within the span of a minute.
I'm getting the shop ready now and everything should be available mid-morning.
Each piece will be a la carte for easy mix and matching. We'll be able to offer at least two rounds (hopefully more) of each piece, the second set will need a slightly longer lead-time.
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I am a sewer, crafter, photographer, spray painting fool, list maker, furniture re-arranger, picture straightener, lover of all things domestic, a Minnesotan born in the South, referee, work in progress, best friend to a handsome guy, nurturer of two precious little girls and one beautiful boy, but most importantly a child of the one true King.