Tuesday, September 23, 2014

summer iPhone shots

Here are some more pics from when we went to the Bormann Family reunion.  We went to this great little park in Algona.  It's like they had every piece of equipment we had as kids.  

I love this pic of Olivia and Oliver

the boys with a couple of their cousins

Olivia and Sierra are like 2 months apart so they had plenty of fun together.

Teach them young!

Olivia was so darn tired!

Having fun at grandma Ludwig's farm.

Our tired little girl

Always taking care of her brothers.

Ever been to the Grotto, it's quite the place.  My boys love it.

Back in the tree at the Bormann farm.

My kids love Triad open gym.  I really should enroll them in gymnastics again.  Even Olivia had a blast!  Unfortunately, I don't think she has a future in gymnastics.  Notice this pic of Dylan, do you see Carter in the back???

No fear with these two.


I think she went down this slide at least 25 times.

These two are so silly together!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

This may be my only DIY accomplishment this summer

This was my first time painting a garage.  If you plan on painting a garage, I highly recommend doing it BEFORE you move in, hang shelves and store 500 bottles of this and that.  This is something I have been wanting to do for sometime, but lacked the motivation.  I finally got started the night before we went on vacation, I figured if I did one wall it would keep me going.  I quickly decided painting a garage was like obstacle course painting.  First, our ceilings are about 12' - I don't love heights.  Second, we (and by we I mean I)  had to take down all of our shelves and the junk that sits on them. Third, there were tons of bugs and things I had to clean off the walls.  Fourth, I had to have the doors shut because the bugs would come in and with it being August, it was very humid in the garage.  Finally, there were so many odd things to paint around - like the garage doors.  So this lady is happy to finally be done!

I let these two help out a bit, they thought they were pretty darn cool! 

overall, I'm super happy with how it turned out, so totally worth it!  

I should also mention that I used Behr flagstone paint with the primer from Home Depot and I got away with one coat of paint on these super dry walls.  Four cans, so I went through a lot, but I was very happy to only do one coat!  So I would highly recommend their version with the primer, it works great.  Plus they can color match if you are looking for a specific shade.


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