Tuesday, October 11, 2011

What I Did Last Weekend (Point Form)

1. I had a birthday.

I turned 32 on Friday. In this stage of life, birthdays pass by in a blur, a busy day among every other busy day... But it was good - and special "luve" notes like this one from Micah made it extra special :)

2. I painted. A lot.

The kitchen project isn't quite finished yet. But it's getting close!
And on a side note, I totally sucked Erik into the painting vortex (just as I predicted!).

More pictures will come, but here's a glimpse of how it's been going:

After painting the backsplash in the blue-green colour I had chosen, I didn't like it at all and thought it looked pretty tacky. So, I painted over it with an ivory to match the cabinets. I'm still planning to paint the other walls in the blue-green but haven't felt totally happy with the colour choice. Anyway... I'll have to devote a whole separate post to that once it's all complete!

3. I pulled out the potty.

Let's just say a certain little boy is getting over his fear of the potty and a certain mommy is getting over her chronic procrastination... There has been no success yet, but there also hasn't been much time devoted to this. Hopefully soon I can put my energy towards this next endeavour...

Maybe when the painting is done.

4. I ate turkey.

We hosted the Toews family Thanksgiving dinner at the farm on Sunday night where we all squeezed into our sunroom-slash-dining-room for turkey and stuffing and pumpkin pie. And then we ended off with a bonfire to enjoy the rest of a warm fall evening. The perfect kind of evening where the grown-ups visit around the fire while the kids run around the yard, chasing cats in the barn and trampoline-jumping under the stars, and claiming they're not tired enough to go to bed even when 9 pm rolls around... Which makes us all thankful for holiday Monday to recover :)

Hope the rest of you enjoyed a happy Thanksgiving weekend!


kelly ens said...

this all makes me smile.
all the best with potty training :)

The Koops said...

I love imagining your communal life on the farm...

the Dees fam said...

Your Thanksgiving visit around the fire with the kids running free sounds WONDERFUL! I'm sure you're already very thankful for your new house/property!!

Trev and Rebekah said...

Love the post. So excited to see you guys and your place when we come on the 29th! And way to tackle painting and potty training. You can do it Jamie!

Anonymous said...

Well happy belated birthday! I pray one day, I will be able to host a great time like that too!!!
Carly Penner

Anonymous said...

Well happy belated birthday! I pray one day, I will be able to host a great time like that too!!!
Carly Penner