Wednesday, May 29, 2013

♥ Summer is Here! ♥

I thought I'd better pop in here and let you know that I haven't abandoned my blog!  I'm here!

My nephew and his wife (Trey & Shauna) are here for a week, so we've been busy.

But to catch you up on a few things.......

Our mini vacation turned into a stay-cation, which turned into work around here....imagine that!

What was supposed to be a spray-the-deck-and-be-done-in-a-day didn't work out that way.  But does it ever work out like planned?  Nope.....we're having to roll it all on....the entire BIG deck!  And not just one coat....but two!  So needless to say, we're not even close to being done.   Why do we start one project before we are finished with another?  :)

But the kids are enjoying the pool in spite of the deck painting. 

Alot of swimming has been going on around here.  We got the pool opened and ready last Friday and the kids swam in 66 degree weather.  Not this girl.

We've had friends over.....

School is over for awhile....and we celebrated because Algebra 1 is finished (and we're trying not to think about Geometry and Algebra 2).

Oh and Joy and I got new genuine cowgirl boots......we've wanted some for so long!

And Mr. Luke has been practicing his casting skills getting ready for fishing......which he has been talking about doing for some time now!  :)

The next few days will be busy as we have a trip to the zoo planned, a homeschool book sale, and a wedding, but I'll be back as soon as I can!

Thanks for stopping by!  :)

♥ Tammy ♥


Trace4J said...

Thanks for letting us know you didn't run away somewhere fun..hehe
Love the cowboy boots.
I am a cowboy boot dreaming.
Luke is soo cute.
Good for Joy! Yeah!
Love the deck and pool.
Oh summertime.
Woolie hugs to you Friend :)

Primitive Stars said...

YAY!!!! time to play, love the swimming pool......Great boots there, look wonderful.....Sweet Luke, what a sweetie, Enjoy, Francine.

Karen said...

Isn't it Murphy's Law that when you plan something or start something that it turns into something bigger and more work - or leads to MORE WORK...seems to be that way here. One thing leads to another. Nothing can be 'simple'

Love the 'Cowgirl' boots.
Denim shorts - shirt tied at the waist, a cowgirl hat and lots of line dancing...I can see it now!


Wendi said...

We are in the mist of our stay-cation. Just like you it has turned into a work-vaction. I don't mind as I love getting things done!

Cowboy boots are so comfortable. Swimming is going on here also. Not in 60somthing degree water. Brrr!

Have fun staining!

Jill said...

You have a BEAUTIFUL home and pool! Filled with love too...the best of the best!

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Looks like life is good. I am glad your daughter is doing well. Yep my daughter wrapped up the same math this year too. Today is the last day of school for her too.

Simply Shelley said...

All sounds fun,except maybe the work on that beautiful deck :) You do have a beautiful home,inside and out...wishing you all a wonderfully blessed summer.

~Sara said...

Oh how fun! Sounds like you are ready for a fun summer.I love your deck and pool. You must get so much use out of it. I know we had a pool when our children were growing up and they loved it. It sure keeps them out of trouble.

Susannah said...

Such work! Love the boots. I still have mine from when I grew up on our horse farm. I will never part with them. The grandkids love to see them!

Bless you, Tammy!

Prims By The Water said...

I was going to say that I was ready to jump in your pool...until you said it was only I will pass for now. :-) Happy Summer days! Janice

Danice said...

Great photos. Your home really is pretty. That deck painting, yes, it really is a job, lol!

Raymond Homestead said...

What a great pool, everyone's going to enjoy that!

Holly said...

Sounds like your summer is off to a great start! Your deck is beautiful and Darbee and I are just a bit jealous of your pool. :) Love the boots. Luke looks like he is ready to catch that big fish! Have fun.

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Hello Tammy-
Sounds like you have been Busy!
LOVE the cowgirl boots! So Sweet!
Luke looks like he is having fun in the pool.
Have a wonderful weekend!

~Backroad Treasures~ said...

Tammy love your home and the pool looks so refreshing, we had a pool years ago when all the kids were home, alot of work but worth it at the time, I remember doing the exact thing staining that never ending deck... Yours is alot bigger than what we had.... Hopefully by now it is done.... The kids look to be enjoying their summer already.... how fun.... love yours and Joy's boots, such the fashion now adays... and Mr. Luke ready for the fishing hole, will have to let us know how he does.... enjoy these summer days...

Shelley said...

HI Tammy!

Wow - I can't believe how much Joy and Luke have grown since I've last visited your blog! Beautiful children. And your deck looks like a fabulous place to hang out. I finally did a blog post and now trying to catch up w/ my blogger friends.
Hugs to you!

Walking on Sunshine said...

Your pool looks so inviting! I remember the ONE time I painted our front porch railings. I had my parents come over to help me and I told my hubby I would never do it again. Fast forward a few years and hubby had to paint the front porch railings and when he finished he said, "never again." the next time they needed painting we replaced them with the vinyl. Best "vacation" we ever had. :)

Terri said...

I'm afraid that's a little too chilly for me to take a swim! LOL!

Joy ~ Doodlebug ~ said...


This has been a great summer so far and we're not even half way into it! ;) I think the best part was finishing algebra. ;)

I love you! 8!

Joy :)

Tanya said...

Oh my...that looks like Summer has definitely arrived at your house! :0)
We filled our little 15' pool and I just have NOT had the desire to get in! Must be young blood!
We will likewise be stained the deck soon as well. Big job but sure helps!
I am ready for some hot temps. We have had such rainy, cloudy, cool weather! SO NOT May! The rain has been wonderful for plants, gardens, grass but now it's time for some good ole' Vitamin D!
Happy Lord's Day!

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