Monday, August 31, 2009

Is it time for school already?

I just finished a really long post, clicked post and everything went blank, i'm starting from scratch...so you are getting the condensed verion.

Wow, it's been a long time since i've posted anything. Summer has just flown by. Since I last posted we have been able to do some fun things. We took a trip to the zoo and enchanted forest. Picked lots of berries, swimming, etc, We played a mean game of rook with our friends the Parmenters and finally went up to Spokane for the Harvey Family reunion. We stayed at this great campground called Bear paw campground. Each family had there own little cabin. It was perfect, we were right by the river and had a pool, tennis course, volleyball, horseshoes, Koob, basketball...it was just the perfect place for a family reunion. After the reunion Brent flew home, Jacob went home with his cousins to Yakima, we kept our cousin Alysee, and we hung out in Spokane for 4 days. The kids had a great time playing with their cousins and I had a great time hanging out with the girls. On our way to Yakima to pick up Jacob we stopped at one of the greatest waterparks in Moses lake. (of course No pictures to document this) I was so thanksful that my SIL Blayre came along to help with the four kiddos. We had a fabulous time. If you are ever near Moses Lake it's an amazing waterpark. It's just in the middle of nowhere. I was really proud of Malia, she was brave enough to go off the high dive. Of course there was an ice cream bribe involved. That night we stayed in Yakima. While we were there my SIL took these pics of the kids.






Overall it was a great trip. The week after we got home Brent left for his annual's "All brothers hike." (that's another post in itself) While he was gone I kept myself busy doing some redecorating. And as requested here's some pics.

The after pic: I found this great bed at a garage sale. It was a steal! I painted the nightstands, replaced the curtains and painted the walls "pebble grey." I love how it turned out. Claire's room, my SIL took these pictures of Claire. Did some digital scrapbooking magic to them and had them sent to Costco for me to pick up. Thanks Sara. She did all the work and i get to enjoy them. Just how I like it. :)

Our big project was putting in these new french doors. Before the space was a large dining room/living room area. We hardly ever used the dining room, it was just wasted space. So we decided to turn it into our office.

I did a lot of new vinyl projects. This is one that I think turned out well. It's so fun to be able to change my decor with the vinyl.

We are all ready for school to start. Still another week and a half. I'll have three in school this year, i'm so looking forward to that!



7 comments:

Annie Ditto said...

I love all your projects!! They look so classy!! I guess you figured out how to cut in sections? I thought about it all afternoon after you called :)

Julia said...

Wow, everything turned out so great! The french door project looks amazing--I had no idea it was so extensive!

Debbie Tovey and Family said...

Oh, how I wish you could come down here and give me some re-decorating ideas. I've never really done anything with the girls' room, I'm not a fan of our room...Someday, someday...

Love your bed!

Dawn said...

Wow - you never cease to amaze me. I love your bedroom - it reminds me of ours:) Our paint is a similar bluish gray and we have a bed that looks similiar as well. The french doors are great - what a smart thing to do and your kids look beautiful - Sara did a great job with the pictures! Can't wait to see you in two days!!!!!

Ditto Family said...

OH MY!!! I'm in LOVE with everything!!! I LOVE your bedroom paint color. I've spent the week thinking about paint, buying paint, and now painting. And now I am totally second guessing myself. ARg!!

The kids pictures sure did turn out cute. Claire's room looks so cute. I want to see the vinyl that you put in there too.

I LOVE all your vinyl projects...so classy. Brent told us all about the great find of the bed (and tool).

ENjoy the weekend--sara

Deyce and Garrick said...

Deena,
Thanks for the pictures! Everything looks great. I love the pictures of the kids, too. It's fun to hear from you guys. Sounds like your summer was (note the past tense :( ) great!

Alison said...

You are pretty darn amazing... I'm starting to wonder if you could give Laurie a run for her money :D And you know that is a TRUE compliment!
And the kids -- you could open your own in house modeling agency! You Ditto's do it right!