If you know me you know one thing, I love pictures! I love taking them, being in them, looking at them even when they are not mine! Why? Because pictures tell stories and because stories, as we all know, are better with pictures! Pictures validate. They make events real for years to come. That is my intention with this blog. Every one of my stories will be accompanied by a picture or video. After all that is why people tune in to blogs is it not? You can count on it here!
So off to project 1,000,000,002 for the Graduation party!
For our second child's graduation party we painted the garage floor and it looked stunning.
Until winter came and the salt and sand peeled it all up in tiny little chips of paint began trickling into my house.
Sometimes things seem like a good idea until they go bad. Then you're just stuck vacuuming up the mess.
So with the next graduation party quickly approaching and leftover residue on the garage floor from old cars that we no longer have, dripping oil and other fluids onto the floor, we decided that we would Epoxy the floor this year. So my husband moved everything from one side of the garage to the other, vacuumed and prepped the floor for painting and then he went to town! I LOVE IT!
As of right now It looks awesome!
One of the best feelings in the world for me is a clean garage! I don't know why but this clean look just makes me smile.
I always admire people who keep clean garages and now mine looks good again too!!!
I know by December I will be wishing we hadn't done it but right now it looks and feels amazing and I can't wait to have a party!!
For the last grad party that we had, we rented a moving truck for $20 and put everything from the garage into the truck and parked it a block away so we had the entire garage decorated and open!
We will be doing that again this party season!!
Its what you do when you have a little Cracker Jack house.
Even though we rented a 20x40 tent for the backyard with side and back panels, it is still nice to have the nice clean garage with no grease stains and a fresh coat of paint on the walls!
Good job honey!!! LOOKS GREAT!!!
Now all we need is that cool Refrigerator I have had my eye on for a few years!!!!
On one hand we have the ever growing and greening of our priceless perennial, GRASS.
Then the perfect beauty of a blossoming Cherry tree.
I mean seriously these are my favorite thing to see as I walk or bike! The perfect pink makes me smile and sneeze but mostly smile. It is blossoming into summer and I LOVE SUMMER!
When I was a kid and the cherry trees were blossoming around Mother's day, I would make corsages for moms and try to sell them out of my little red wagon!
I do love these pink beauties. I wish they could bloom all summer.
Then there's the emerging June bugs, which sends me indoors the minute I hear the B52's flying over. It is truly a miracle that they come from the ground (eew) and then have the ability to fly, not well I might add, due to their weight they seem to only be able to fly about head high!!! MY HEAD!!!
They are attracted to me like a magnet, they are attracted to everyone like that. They have these Velcro legs that cling to your hair with a Kung Fu grip!!
Whatever the reason for their existence I LOATHE THEM!
The very sound of them ends any outdoor conversation I may be having at the time.
The fact that they cling to my screen door and I find them "mostly dead" on their nasty backs, legs still moving in the morning, is just revolting!
There are 3 Things I intend on asking God when I enter Heaven:
1. WHERE'S EVE???
After that "conversation" is over, question
2. WHY JUNE BUGS AND SNAKES???
3. CAN I HAVE THE PLEASURE OF THROWING THEM INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE WHERE THEY BELONG??
(Let me clarify: not Eve just June bugs and Snakes! )
I do love spring in Minnesota but I could do without these!
Just the other day I was telling some friends, that I know some people who are having 800-900 people for their Grad party.
I was saying how graduation parties have just gotten out of control.
Well I guess I am a contributor as well because I have spent my day cutting and painting branches Hot Pink.
WHO DOES THIS?
Me apparently. I think they look fabulous and when the tables are set and my Hot Pink branches are front and center I will smile. Because after all that is what women like to do. We like to make things special for the people that we love! Even 8-900 of our closest friends! Well in our case, only 200 people. But it will all be worth it.