Yesterday was Ruth and Ammon's wedding and we are happy to welcome Ammon into our family and it appears Ruth fits right in with the Opie family.
Sunday, June 23, 2013
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
The week before Andrew's family visited us back in March we needed our carpets cleaned which resulted in emptying four rooms in our house and while they were empty I thought it was a great chance to do some painting so I took the opportunity to paint and switch Elliot's room with the girls room (Elliot's old room was bigger and the girls needed the space).
That was couple months ago and the rooms are still unfinished but I'm getting there a little bit at a time. When switching Elliot's room I wanted to change it to look less toddler and more boy. As much as I like the red dresser I was ready for a little change (the paint was chipping and the lime green and blue underneath was rather unattractive) so we got a sander and I went to town. The above picture is before.
That red paint dust got everywhere in the sanding process but it was fun trying out a new tool.
The Home Depot employee assured me that one can of primer was sufficient. He was wrong.
I managed to spread out three cans of primer but when I started painting with yellow I quickly realized that you can never have too much primer. The yellow covered much better in the areas I heavily primed. Also, the areas that I was over-ambitious and sanded down to wood needed a ton of primer and paint.
Three Home Depot trips, 10 cans of primer, and lots of painting during naps and the job was done. Well, as done as I was going to make it. I think I could have easily use more paint.
Again, here's the before.
And the after.
^ ^ Like Elliot's Lazer Tag drawing? ^ ^Things I learned:
- get twice as much spray paint as you think
- regular paint is cheaper
- don't over sand
- use the recommended sand paper grade (mine was too rough)
In the end I'm happy with result and look forward to doing more in Elliot's room. His walls are still empty so maybe that's my next project!
Sunday, June 16, 2013
Did you have a good father's day today? We tried to make it special by making crepes for breakfast, with Nutella!!, of course. The kids made cards for Andrew two weeks ago and already gave them to him because they couldn't wait. For dinner we had homemade pizza night with my parents.
Andrew is truly such an amazing daddy.
He's the kind of daddy that reads a book to the kids for the 100th time in a row.
He snuggles his kids to sleep every night, not just because they want him to but because he wants to.
He is the comic relief in tense moments.
He is constantly teaching me to be silly and not take things too seriously and I love him for it.
There are some wonderful men in my life, including my brothers, and I hope they know how much I appreciate and love them!
Sunday, June 9, 2013
Ruth enjoyed being the center of attention and even had a moment of overwhelming gratitude for all the magnanimity her friends and family showered on her. She had Ammon are very loved. Ruth is not one to be subservient but her flashes of honest gratitude are one of her best characteristics.
Two weeks until the wedding and so much to do!
Friday, June 7, 2013
May was such a wonderful month. Elliot finished Kindergarten and lost his first tooth the first day of summer, Avery finished pre-school and mysteriously had hives (still don't know how she got them), and Zara has taken up climbing on top of everything, getting into everything, drawing on everything, and she found her laugh!
So ya, everything is normal and happy. In June we look forward to Ruth's bridal shower and wedding, my best friend Julie Dangerfield's bridal shower, and I'm taking a class on Photoshop Elements. So fun!