Tuesday, June 29, 2010
I came home started pulling the boards off the pallet... and my goodness, they are stuck on there really hard! They have those pallet nails I guess they are called, they are twisted nails, so they are inbetween a nail and a screw. They don't pull out too well. I had a hard time getting them out without breaking the boards or splitting them in half.
I finally just got Robert's circular saw and cut down the sides of the pallet, then I just had the middle nails to get out of the boards. Some of the boards would have 4-6 nails in just one side of the board. Once I started cutting the boards things went much smoother.
I then decided to paint some of the boards pink and some grey. I painted all my boards and about 4am, I ran out of paint. Ugh! I didn't want to go to the store to get more paint with the kids at home. I knew I needed to clean the house too, so I went inside and cleaned the kitchen starting with the dishes.
I woke up at 8, took a shower and suprisingly felt pretty good all day. I think it was because I was too busy and was on the go all day so I didn't have time to be tired.
I talked to my sister for ideas... since I wasn't loving it and was afraid it wouldn't look rustic but instead just look like it was unfinished with the screw holes and the cracks in the boards. I was afraid the fabric style and the headboard style wouldn't match. After talking to hear I decided to putty some of the holes and paint the whole thing grey and leave the pink out. I puttied and sanded, then repainted.
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Emily is in California with her Grandparents (Robert's parents) visiting family. I thought it would be fun to do some fun things with the girls while she was gone. They haven't complained about not getting to go but I wonder if it will come up later.
Last year we didn't ever make it camping. I hope to go camping this year. My girls are getting older now so it should be easier right? One of the things the girls LOVE to do when we camp is of course.... make s'mores!
One day after church Robert had a meeting so we were kind of on our own for dinner. I told the girls we could cook a hot dog on the fire and then roast marshmallows afterwards. They liked that idea.
Sunday, June 13, 2010
While the girls soccer is over, Robert is on a competive league (Utah Soccer Associate I think) and also on a different co-ed league. He is no longer on the indoor team but I am sure he will be when the other soccer ends.
Friday, June 4, 2010
Thursday, June 3, 2010
On Samantha's birthday... we had soccer games for the big girls and also a dance recital for Amber. It was a busy day. Amber was all excited about her dance... she wouldn't even take a nap that day. Poor thing was so worn out by the time dance started at 7pm with no nap and bedtime is early for my girls anyway. She still did great!
By the way, I made her tutu... cute isn't it! It had more static electricity than I wanted but forgot to get something for it. I did rub a dryer sheet on it but it didn't fix it all.