Things have been super busy in our lives these past few months. Sorry I haven't done a post in awhile...
I honestly do not know where the time has gone so quickly and I cannot figure out how the heck I made it to today...
So here's what I've been up to...
First, Sara decided last minute to attend her senior prom. We were so happy that she wanted to go, but then the rush set in trying to find a dress last minute. Talk about things being picked over!
But we found the perfect one...and I think she looked amazing!
Something she'll always remember because she had a super time!
Then it was Hannah's turn with her farewell dance from middle school. She'll be attending high school this year and I am blown away by that in itself!
She looked absolutely beautiful!
Then it was kick in mode to graduation...applying to the college Sara "finally' decided to go to and filling out all that crazy paper work! How I made it, I don't know...
Sara's graduation ceremony was a few days after Hannah's dance and it was definitely a tear jerker for me. I just looked at her and realized she was all grown up...sniff sniff.
Afterwards we went to Project Graduation for an all night party for everyone to play, dance and just have fun. Mike and I were so tired...can't stay up like we used to.
Not to mention all of the things we were having to do outside to get ready for summer. And poor Mike...having to go to work too. He's such a good husband.
Meanwhile, I got the bright idea to paint the back deck white. It used to be painted the color of the siding but it was all peeling off. I debated on what type of paint or stain to use so this wouldn't happen again.
Finally I went with a porch and patio enamel. I think it's going to work! We also decided to cover part of the deck with that vinyl stuff overhead. It is so much cooler out there now...I love it!
Then I found a patio set on Facebook Yard sale for $75...I couldn't pass it up!
This was the original color before I decided to paint it pink. Then changed my mind and painted the chairs white with touches of pink. I left the table because I had already painted it.
Now I need to recover the cushions that came with the set. I'll be sewing tomorrow...lol. I had Hannah help me carry the old table and chairs to the pool deck. You can barely see them in the distance here. So far, they are perfect for eating by the pool.
This set came with 6 chairs and the table...can you believe I got if for $75???
The pink was inspired from the flower boxes I painted pink and white that I found on clearance at Lowes for $10. Valspar has the perfect shade of PINK!
Oh, I forgot to mention that we had a graduation party for Sara too.
We had an Elvis impersonator friend that came and made her day...you can see it was fun for everyone else too!
During the party one of our storage building doors fell off...so the next day we had to fix them. Let me say...we were TIRED!
And here are some flowers Mom and I planted in a flower box I made from a cornice and some old book ends.
I love it!
You all have to know that getting ready for a party is work, preparing food, making everything ready for outside(cleaning everything off), getting firewood for a bonfire and keeping everyone entertained and happy. But at least we can breathe a little now until something else pops up that needs fixin' or painted...
So for now, I am working on little things and enjoying the kitty's! I just can't sit still for too long...I tend to get stiff!
Hope you all are enjoying your summer!