Thursday, July 25, 2013

Ottertail Cabin

The week after Grady's birthday, his grandpa Mark & grandma Marci, & great-grandparents Mert & Marlene rented cabins up in Ottertail, MN.  They had room for guests (yay!), so we packed up & headed a little farther up north to stay for a few days.

The weather was CHILLY & windy, but we had a few gaps of nice enough weather to go fishing & swim in the heated pool.  Grady had a blast with his cousin Greyson & Eli's cousins Chaq & Kordell.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Ikat entry way

I can't believe that I haven't posted anything for almost a month!  Yikes.  Summer is SO busy with Eli away directing basketball camps for two months.  I'm a single parent for the summer & it's hard to find time to blog!

We haven't completed a lot on the house in the last few weeks, but we're slowly working on a few things...two of which are the entryways.  I tore out two layers of old linoleum in the side entry in preparation for tile, & am in the process of painting an Ikat "mural" in the front entry way.  (Crappy iphone sneak peek below!)

The small entryway used to be painted a medium tan color that was just feeling to dark.  I was needing some "happy" injected in there!  Yellow always does the trick...

Dad has also been working on turning those old windows into French doors for the attic bedroom.  They look awesome, but you'll have to wait a bit longer for a picture of those...sorry!

We're also working on stripping the old, chipping paint off our garage doors so we can repair & repaint them.


I have so much to write about the cabin, circus, the White Earth Pow Wow, Tball, the drive-in theater, Valleyfair, the 4th, swimming at the beach, etc.  Oh, & we're leaving for Michigan early next week!  Hopefully I'll have time to update everything in the next few days & get caught up a little bit!
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