Saturday, February 19, 2011

Wilderness at the Smokies

We planned this trip months ago, anticipating getting a break from gray Winter skies - it turned out to be a GORGEOUS week here in the mountains, but the change of scenery was still welcome!
We ventured to Tennessee to the Wilderness At The Smokies indoor waterpark. We stayed with 3 other homeschooling families, all sharing one gigantic hotel room. We love these mid-week Winter trips - very few hotel guests meant practically no lines to wait in, as well as discounted rates. Didn't get too many great photos since most of the fun at a water park is inside dark slides or in the water! The boys spent most of their time in the wave pool, and doing slides. I did snap some pictures of Reed doing the Surf Rider machine - he was a rock star!

The hotel room slept 15, had 3 bathrooms, a fireplace, and a FULL kitchen - so we had potluck-style meals and plenty of grown-up and kid time :)
Late-night UNO game:
Reed getting a little swing time on the climbing structure:
Here's hoping there's many more sunny days for the remainder of the Winter!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Weekend Projects

Just to catch up - this was the first quilt I made! I made it a couple weeks ago for my dear friend Melanie's birthday! I am consigning a bunch of vintage feedsacks for her on ebay. I used some that had too many flaws, cut patches out of them and made this wall hanging. Pretty cute!
Here's the biggest project for the weekend - which will most definitely stretch beyond the weekend! Bobby is painting the kitchen!! To say I'm happy is an understatement. The walls and shelf above the cabinets were such a dark brown they looked black. Primer for now even looks like an improvement.... I'm thinking of going orange for these walls :)
And my project for the weekend was to give a little more love to the baby! This is his/her changing table/clothes storage, etc. Needed a little somethin' - I think love was the answer :)

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