Friday, September 23, 2011
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Saturday, July 30, 2011
Sunday, May 22, 2011
This is what it looked like when we started back in July of last year:
It took a lot of work and a lot of money, but I think it turned out great. I started writing in detail about every single step along the way, but soon realized that would take too long and be too boring, so here are some photos and the condensed version of the transformation.
Friday, January 28, 2011
Morning dawned, and I went down to really look at it. It was definitely an improvement, but I still couldn't be sure until I got rid of all that blue tape and white paper, and got my living room back in order. I had to see the wall like it was going to be every day; with the piano, adorned with picture frames and decor, pushed against it. After getting my boy off to school and thoroughly enjoying my zumba class, I finally got around to it.
The verdict? I think it's a keeper! It really is a lovely yellow. Warm, but not orange. Able to hold its own, but not too bright. I do think it would be too much though, if I did all the walls this color. It would be TOO big of a big deal. So now I need to find the perfect brown to go next to my big deal yellow, and then decide which walls want which color. I'm pretty sure the wall on the North, the one that goes up to the vaulted ceiling will be brown, but not sure if some other walls need it, too. I'm just going to take it one wall at a time. I think in the end it will all be worth it. For now, I have one wall that I love, but am still surrounded on all other sides by that radioactive stuff. All in good time, all in good time.Here you can see the difference between our original perfect fit (on the left) and the big deal (on the right), though it doesn't do the awfulness of perfect fit justice. Also note my brown and red theme I've got going with the decor. I like it.
Just found this picture my boy took of me folding laundry. That's "light honey" in the background. It only stuck around for a day. Too pale. It couldn't hold it's own.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Isn't she a beauty?! She's a 1952 Cessna 170 taildragger. Andy went down to St. George last weekend with my dad to pick her up. As you can see, she needs some work before she will be air worthy. Most importantly, she needs wings! They took it to a hanger in Cedar City, where my dad will be working hard until she's ready to fly. Andy plans on going down every weekend to help get her up and running. We hope to have her flying by April.
Last weekend, while Andy was gone, I was having a hard time with the kids, mostly because we were all sick (still are), and I was alone with them. I jokingly told Andy that next weekend, he should stay home with the kids, while I go work on the airplane. To my surprise, he agreed! So if I am well enough, I'm heading down South this Friday to do some work on our new baby. I'm so excited to meet her!