{pretty, happy, funny, real} - volume 2


I can't believe I never got around to posting our newly painted porch!  Brian finished a few weeks ago and I love it.  So much cleaner and crisper than before.  The previous owners had tried a homemade semi-victorian hunter green and maroon thing on all the porch spindles and rails.  It just didn't work for me, nevermind the fact that two coats really should have been done and the paint was peeling and needed to be redone anyway.  This?  So much better!


Happy is a four year old boy who finally learned to ride that two-wheeler.  I'm so impressed with how hard he worked when this is my guy who normally is afraid to try new things and be out of his comfort zone.  He is so proud of himself and it is so good to see!



What you can't tell what they're impersonating?  Really?  Why, it's plywood!  Obviously.  See the different layers of wood?  Ah, now you can see it, can't you? ;) 


My boys figuring out how to blow up a balloon using baking soda and vinegar.  The real part of this is that I had nothing to do with it.  Who needs fancy homeschool plans?  Just teach the oldest to read, give them some good science books, and then let them have at the kitchen pantry.  (Okay, perhaps that's just a wee bit hyperbolic...I would probably have heart failure if I REALLY let the two year old have at it in the kitchen cabinets.  I did get the materials out for them.)  

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  1. Oh my! You got me with the plywood! I had to show that to the Chief! Too funny!!!

  2. Beautiful bright porch! The plywood is HILARIOUS.

  3. AHHHHHHHHHHH! That porch! I love that porch! I need such a porch! I have no porch. I do have a smallish deck...but it's just not the same. Lucky you! Enjoy!

  4. Yes, we definitely enjoy that porch and it is so much better now that it is all painted! This old farmhouse certainly has a lot of issues, but the porch is one thing that suckered me in :) The plywood is part of a whole strange thing my husband started with them. First they get to be trees and he cuts them down and takes them to the sawmill, then they cut into boards and then made into plywood. And they love it...boys are so weird. Thanks for visiting!

  5. Oh my gosh your little boys are adorable and your porch looks great!

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  6. Thanks, Jamie! I'll go check you out and thanks for following!


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