Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Long overdue

It's been more than a month since we slipped away for a family vacation to the mountains of Va, and I'm just now getting around to posting some pictures.  Kinda tells you how busy we are at the moment!

We had a really wonderful, relaxing time.

We did some hiking....

A lot of swimming...

Some family gaming....

Spent a morning at the Children's Museum....

But in the end, the highlight for the kids might have been taking baths in the jacuzzi tub!
This is the face of pure, relaxation bliss, don't you think?

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Our Garden Is Growing...

Scott has been hard at work expanding our garden this Spring.  So far, he's built 3 new raised beds, begun a fence and built me a bluebird house to go with two others I inherited from Mom and Dad. 

 Isn't it gorgeous?!  Buh-bye groundhogs!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Getting Rid of the Last of the Boxes

We've been in our house for almost 4 months now, and I've decided it's really time to get rid of the boxes we still have lying around-which are mainly books.  Scott and I are both book hoarders.

So, the other day, I built a makeshift bookcase.  If you can believe it, the kids "sort of" played board games the whole time I worked on it.  I say that because Gus built a castle out of Quirkle tiles, Uno cards and marbles and Kip made a fun design across the rug with the same supplies.  

It's really fun for me to make something useful out of our leftover renovation materials, plus they are free!  I used bricks from the huge stack we have left from when Scott pulled down the chimneys and boards we saved from the old porch/laundry room. Recycling at its finest!