Monday, July 30, 2012

My Day (more like morning) Trip

Yes. I am procrastinating cleaning.

When my husband and I started to get to know each other, we had this one conversation that I will never forget...

Daniel: yeah my dad has a plane.
Me: um, like a real airplane...????
Daniel: yeah my dad has a plane.
Me: you mean he has a real airplane?!??
Daniel: yeah. he has a plane.
Me: like one that flies in the sky and real people fly in it...???
Daniel: yep he HAS a plane!
Me: stunned in silence

Way back when, I thought that only the rich and the famous had their own airplanes. When I found out his dad had one, I just could not believe it. Regular people that I know have airplanes?? What?! Made no sense to me. Now that I really know his airplane, and the fact that he built it with his own bare hands from the ground up, it is even more unbelievable. I have never seen such incredible knowledge and handiwork in my whole life. So, he has been building this airplane for 7 years. He just had his maiden voyage within the last year. It was a great day when that plane flew to say the least.

Anyways, since the plane has been done, my father in-law has been wanting to take me on a day trip. After discussing the local options we decided on Destin. On Thursday he called while I was at work and asked if I wanted to go Friday morning. Thursday night we decided to do it! It was strange driving to the regional airport the next morning, knowing that I would get in this tiny plane and within a little more than one hour be on the beach. Craziness. Just plain craziness.

We got to Destin in about an hour and 15 minutes. We used what's called a "crew car" to get ourselves to the beach (cars sitting at regional airports waiting on people coming in to use for free). We went to the public beach behind The Back Porch (famous restaurant in Destin). We swam around, flew some kites, swam around some more, watched the airplanes come in over our heads, watched the military planes practice (right by the Air force base), and then we got hungry. We walked up the stairs and into The Back Porch. We got seafood gumbo, raw oysters (my first ever), and then I had a blackened grouper sandwich with fries and the best coleslaw I had ever eaten. It was pretty fabulous. After we stuffed ourselves we went back to the airport and came home. It took us less than an hour to get home!

All that to say it was a wonderful little trip! Here are some pictures!!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Not Guilty

I am just going to go ahead and get it over and disappoint you. Just so you know, now that the floors are done, I will not be posting pictures for awhile. Let me explain why....

Now that the floors are done, I have to clean my house. Cleaning? How hard is that? But what if parts of your house hadn't been cleaned in... 9 months? Would you want to show pictures? I mean, just sayin'. And to add on top of that, we have been using power tools and all kinds of things in the house that make a lot of mess. It is overwhelming the amount of work ahead of me. I hope that I make it through.

So now that you are grossed out and picturing the piles of dust around my house, I am guilt free of feeling like you are anxiously awaiting reveal pictures of the floor. And don't worry, I do not think you are refreshing this page waiting for anything, but just in case you are that crazy, you have been warned.

I won't be posting for awhile either unless I am procrastinating the cleaning process, which is not impossible for me to do :).

Also, you are more than welcome to come help me clean this pigsty!!

Have a good week!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Sneak Peak

Okay everyone. Hold on to your hats. I have some WONDERFUL news.

Are you ready for this........???????

The floors are DONE!!!!!!!!!

Here is a TINY sneak peak.....


The floors WILL be done today!!!!!

Monday, July 2, 2012

New Project

As you can probably tell from this blog, I love projects. You would never guess that considering that almost everyday since Thanksgiving, I have complained about our house being a wreck (yes people, we are STILL installing our laminate flooring, but I am pleased to say that the floor part is complete - we just don't have any baseboards). So anyways, I wanted to show you my next project. With the help of a few experts (my mom and sister), I plan to re-do/finish this set of table and chairs that I bought from "the junk man" as I lovingly call him.

I plan on stripping the top of the table and the seats of the chairs and staining them a dark ebony and then painting the rest of the table and chairs with Annie Sloan chalk paint. I am so anxious to try out this paint. I found it so many months ago, but I have been too chicken to actually splurge on it myself.

Hope you are excited to see how it turns out because I TOTALLY am!

P.S. I am blogging from a campsite in my tent in Kentucky. Craziness, right?!