Thursday, July 26, 2007

The Great Room Switcheroo

I'm not sure whose bright idea this was to begin with - but it sure is a lot of work. Chris and I are switching rooms. He is getting what was my sewing/craft room in the basement, and I am getting his bedroom upstairs on the main floor. It will be nice to have the boys further apart and Chris goes to bed earlier than everyone else so will get more quiet at night... but so much work!

His new room downstairs has been completely emptied, repainted and furniture moved in. I still have one cabinet with items in it but he should be ready to fully unpack and get settled.

My new "activities" room upstairs? Well, let's just say almost everything is in there - but it's not even remotely close to being organized. I got rid of 5 huge garbage bags full of "treasures" and there's still a lot of items. I'm hopeful that the close proximity to the living area and our bedroom will enable me to get more time in the room to accomplish things. There's material I bought to make the boys clothes back when they were itty bitty that just never got done. Not to mention all the quilt materials, stained glass, painting, polar fleece, yarn. I need to get crackin' and produce some stuff out of all that stuff.

I'm still here!

Sorry it's been so long! Things are busy busy busy this summer - of course that's pretty normal around here. On July 11th our "baby" turned 13. THIRTEEN! How did that happen???

My brother (from Idaho)was in town for a visit and we got to celebrate Chris' birthday with him and the 4 gorgeous women in his life. It was great to have little ones splashing and having fun in the pool and to get cake and ice cream all over their faces.

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Vacation at the cabin

Ahhhhhh - there is nothing like a week at the cabin. We were blessed with lots of sunshine and blue skies. We even were treated with a daily visit from our lake's resident swans and their 6 babies. We spent many hours lounging outside with friends and with just our immediate family. We watched Drake "fish" for hours and swim with the boys. We even did a little celebrating on July 4th with our cabin neighbors and others on the lake who shared their own firework displays.

The picture is of Tom sitting on our steps down to the lake, feeding the swans some corn right from his hand. They also love bread.

I read 3 books and finished the left side of my 2 button jacket. The right side is just a few short cm from being completed. Then it is on to the sleeves and collar and I'll be ready to wear it!