Posts tagged ‘Messy’

December 30, 2010

Porch Update

As I looked back over some posts before my abrupt hiatus from the blogging world, I realized I never updated you with pics of our {still only almost} finished front porch!  My apologies.  Here are a few more progress pics:

{working into the night}

{Monkey A assisting The Hubs}

{Monkey M had to get in on the action, too!}

{Here come the steps}

{And finally--the almost finished product! We still need to wrap the pillars and finish the cedar siding at the bottom. Yes, it's almost January now and that's still not done.}

{This is the way I like it best--at night, monkeys in bed, sitting with The Hubs and a glass of wine. Ahhhh 🙂 }

Much time has been spent on our new front porch sipping coffee, doing devotions, reading a book, sipping wine with The Hubs or Miss K across the street, waiting for the bus & Monkey A to get home, looking at Kindergarten papers, looking at Monkey M’s preschool papers, watching thunderstorms, taking sweet Monkey portraits, and so many other everyday things.  I just love a good front porch!  Next up in the porch area: wrap the pillars, install/paint the rest of the cedar siding, landscaping.  I’m a landscaping dummy…anybody care to help??

July 29, 2010

The Best Laid Plans…

…would actually require plans to begin with.  At least one would think.

{A porch no more}

The Hubs and I are Monkey-free this week and decided to re-do our front porch.  It’s a project I’ve been wanting to take on for a few years now.  So…The Hubs had a couple friends come over to help demo the existing porch.  Of course nothing goes exactly as planned, right?  The demolition went fine, but then came time to jackhammer the cement steps.  Apparently cement never stops curing and these steps have been here for a L-O-N-G time, so they’re super hard.  The jackhammer was struggling to touch the doggone things.  My poor neighbors and, more importantly {ha!}, I had to listen to this darn jackhammer until almost 10:30pm!  I could hardly hear my TV shows {pout}.  Now the porch and steps are completely gone {a day behind schedule}.

{Oh the jackhammer}

This morning Margaret, our mail carrier, came to deliver a few packages and remarked, “Getting a new porch, huh?  What are you going to do?”  Hmm…good question Margaret.  She chuckled at my response, but the sad part is that The Hubs and I are still {and I mean this quite literally–he just interrupted my typing to show me another plan drawing} trying to make the final decisions!  Hopefully we’ll get it all figured out and mostly completed by Friday when the Monkeys come back home.  I’ll let you know!

July 20, 2010

Gooey Goodness

smores

{The perfect s'more?}

Have you seen those gigantic “campfire” marshmallows that are out now?  We {mostly The Hubs 😉 } thought it would be fun to try them out.  The kids were so pumped to make s’mores tonight after dinner that they wolfed down their mustard peach marinated pork {definitely not something they’d normally scarf} and fruit salad.  The jury’s still out on whether or not these humongous marshies make the perfect s’more.  They’re tough to roast evenly because their weight causes them to spin on the stick and, as you can see in this magnificently messy pic of Monkey M, they’re super gooey and messy!  But the best part…is that they’re super gooey and messy 🙂

July 16, 2010

{un}Perfectly Adorable

{Messy Monkey M}

Some friends came over last night to watch the Monkeys while the Hubs and I went out to dinner with my brother and sister-in-law.  The wife is a perfectly {no “un” about it!} fantastic photographer and — lucky us!! — she brought her camera and captured some moments with the kiddos.  It’s not too often that Monkey M’s face is squeaky clean, so this messy shot is just so him!  {un}Clean in all his ice creamy glory!

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