Sunday, July 19, 2009

Merry Christmas in July!

It's that time of year again. And it was appropriately un-seasonably cool for this year's Christmas in July celebration! We had a great time with...


sidewalk chalk

a Christmas tree pinata
(You have no idea how hard it is to find one of these in the middle of summer. Thank goodness for no joke)

pass the parcel

and a celebrity appearance by Rod Stewart!

This is my concrete goose wearing his Gingerbread Man costume. He's pretty awesome, right? Someday he'll get his own blog post.

Whew! Only 6 more months 'till Christmas!

Goodbye Little Pink House

Never will I be able to listen to John Cougar Mellencamp's 'Little Pink Houses' without thinking that Mr. Cougar Mellencamp must have driven down our street and noticed our darling house and been inspired to write a cool song.

On Friday we closed on the sale of our Little Pink House. It was a great house with great neighbors. It was the first house that Rick and I owned together. It was the house that we brought Will home to when he was born. We were sad to see it go.

On the other hand... what a great feeling to not own 2 houses. A very cute young couple bought it and I'm sure they will love it as much as we did.
This is the stained glass window I made when we remodeled the bathroom.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Remember when...


Despite the fact that we made the trip to Phantom Fireworks and got a bunch of neat pyrotechnic tanks and planes and battle ships, Will was most interested in the sparklers. And there were about 75 of them in the box.