Another Work in Progress

Last Tuesday, I painted the children’s bathroom. Apparently I have yet to regain my senses, because tonight I helped Ryan paint his new office.




After a coat of primer, we put on a really pretty shade of blue paint. There’s still quite a bit of work left to be done in the room, including furniture moving and a visit from an electrician, but at least the most time-consuming (for me, anyway), project is done!

Bathroom Makeover

I have clearly lost my mind. You would think the furniture rearranging (which touched every room of the house except the kitchen), furniture buying, basement and garage cleaning for the large item trash pickup, and the impending electrical work and painting in Ryan’s new office would have been enough in the way of home improvements, right? Apparently not.

The children and I have been talking about me paining their bathroom for years, but I never got around to it. Yesterday, however, I was in there cleaning, and thinking that if we were going to paint Ryan’s new office, the children really deserved to have their bathroom painted, too. So, off we went to Home Depot to find the exact paint color we wanted (we had already decided on some shade of coral), and to purchase the paint, which was a first for me…I had to ask a lot of questions!

When we got home, I got to work.

It really didn’t take too long, although it seemed like an eternity at the time. This morning I put the room back together (I didn’t buy any new bathroom accessories, but what  we already had looks great with the new color), and I love how it turned out! It’s definitely an intense color, and when the lights are on, the whole room glows. The children love it, and I was treated like a hero for getting it done, so it was a pretty fun project in the end!

Summer Fun 2013

Well, I guess now that fall has officially begun, summer is really over. We had a lot of fun these last few months, starting when school let out, until the last official day of the season…here’s a look back at some of the things we did!

We visited a lot of playgrounds:


And spray parks:


We saw a dock dogs competition:


We went to Grant’s Farm (twice!):


And had a few tea parties:


We saw a lot of baseball games:


We went to Eckert’s and picked blackberries:


And peaches:


We visited Six Flags St. Louis for the first time:

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And celebrated the Fourth of July:


We visited the zoo:


And saw the new sea-lion exhibit for the first time!


Turkey played in his fourth season of baseball:


We celebrated some birthdays:



And had fun at VBS:


We volunteered at and/or visited the LCMS convention:


And toured the Gateway Arch for the very first time!


Bunny met a few famous people, who happened to be married to each other!



We went on a few road trips:



Ryan and I repainted the front room of our house…it looks so pretty in blue!


We visited the Art Museum:


A new school year began:


We toured the Science Center:


Some of us were just cute!


Did I mention baseball?


I worked hard to make this a fun summer, even though, as always, we didn’t go on a vacation. It’s going to be hard to top this amount of fun next summer!


This is the state of our den right now:


It’s complete chaos. We’re patching, sanding, painting, and rearranging, with a little furniture disassembly and assembly added, just for the fun of it, and nothing is where it belongs. When it’s done, I know I’ll be happy with it, but right now, I wish we could just sell the house so that I wouldn’t have to deal with it!