Saturday, August 29, 2009

Painting, does it ever really end?

The Phillips end of the hallway family wall!
One of my projects this week has been to put our family wall back together. I had it down for quite some time with a zillion ideas and then rejected. At the last family reunion I had gotten some new pictures, (thanks Tammy) and was the perfect time to change everything around. So here is the new family wall. Now some of you haven't aged for some time and I still have some older pictures of you, if it doesn't bother you it doesn't bother me! Glad to have you back again for me to look at. Sure miss those I don't get to see very often, but can at least see your picture everyday.

Here is our transformed house with great colors that Gerry picked, good eye! It looks great and am sure that with the shutters and door painted the same dark brown it will look fantastic.

Looks like we are having fun...we were!

Gerry does the highest part which also means he has alot more house to paint then I do.

I get to do the lower part of the painting since I don't go up more then three rungs on the ladder.

This is the before picture, pretty plain looking.

Well my first attempt at writing and putting up some pictures all at the same time. Will see how it works. Seems I have been painting forever. We began with the idea of just getting started on the outside of the house, and at least just do the front. Gerry and I drove around looking at houses and what colors other people used. I figured that if I let Gerry pick the color he might be more into the whole process. I have just finished the garage doors and felt pretty pleased with myself...then I realized I still have shutters to do...and the doors...and the other three sides of the house. But the front is mostly done and here is some pictures of the process. Well they might be the wrong way but you get the drift!
A funny thing that happened when I was painting the garage doors. The next door neighbor says to me, " just in case no one has told you, the garage doors look great, you are doing a very nice job". I said thank you and made the comment that painting this dark brown color has made me crave chocolate all day. A few minutes later the daughter comes over with the box of Lindt chocolates for my chocolate craving. Yep... they were gone within hours, I did have help at least with the eating of the chocolates!
There you go, I have learned something new and have loved sharing these pictures with you. Take care and my love to you all~Ter

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Milestone week

It looks and feels like summer is back, blue skies and getting warm already. I hope I remember the fan system, we have had a nice long break from them. Even I am ready for some sunny weather as long as it doesn't get crazy hot again.

August is our milestone month, Hannah just turned 17 yesterday. She was home from camp for a few hours and we enjoyed having her with us. Amanda's 23rd birthday is on Monday, we will have a family party for both on the weekend when Gerry is here. I think the girls want cheese cake, so I will be on my way to Superstore since I do not bake in the summer. Gee how convenient is that with all of our birthdays in the summer? Well I did bake back in the day, such a sacrifice for those birthday parties I did when the girls were little. Anyway, I am not baking this time.

The scariest milestone? One month to Laura and Dave's wedding. YIKES!!! We have been avoiding that whole countdown thing, but now we can't any longer. Even without proper math skills, I know it is a month today. We are fairly organized, it is all those little things, programs, music and such that need attended to. And of course people wait until the very last minute to RSVP, so far it is a nice small wedding of about 40, great, maybe we will fancy up the food menu if this is the trend! Or we could just call in for Chinese, that sounds good to me.

How do you like my new topper on this page. You are probably thinking, boy that Terri sure learns quick....ah no. I have my blog consultant... Amanda helping me, and helping me and more of the same. Over the phone she is kind and patient, but I think I need some hands on learning. She took some pictures of some of my things and went home and put them on from her computer! Thanks Amanda it looks great. The cute salt and pepper shakers that Laura got me, kind of look like our dog, if she were really a miniature schnauzer, rather then looking like a smelly woolly sheep. The quilt is on my wall right now, it is the one where I went to Kelowna for a block per month, I even quilted this one myself.

So this week, more wedding stuff. I am to call the flower shop to see what the cost is, I am scared. Take a look at what the church has for decorations. And hopefully that last row of squares done for the wedding quilt, then on to the borders. I also hope to paint the garage doors and will see if I can post pictures of that next time. Maybe all by myself? Will see.

In the mean time, enjoy the rest of what summer has to offer. I am still hoping to go on the boat once this summer! Maybe even my first dip in the lake to boot! Until next time, my love to all of you~Ter

Sunday, August 9, 2009

oh boy

Well here I am in blog land and I feel rather lost! I have had some minimal instruction and see that I will have to have a bit more to learn. I want to add some pictures and share some of the things I am sewing and what goes on in some of my everyday life. I am excited. Okay, that is about all the excitement I can stand for one day! until next time.....Terri