Monday, July 6, 2015

2015 Blue Jeans Week 27

It is crazy to think that summer is almost half over--HALF over!  Crazy!!!  We had a great 4th of July week--did a lot of work on the house--finishing up painting, and then enjoyed some great family time on the 4th.  Here is a look at our week--and I finally have "before" and "after" pics of the house because we decided on a front door color :)  so take a look. . .
Sunday afternoons are one of our favorite family times.  We love to play games.  Ben and the kids were playing Blokus today.  That is a great game if you are looking for a new one.  

We got the main house painted, but we still have the summer house and the shed.  The kids have been given the job of painting the summer house.  So each day this week they have done a side.  Doesn't Mr J look thrilled up on that ladder?  I am proud of their hard work, though. It is looking good!

Enjoying one of summer's perfect desserts--strawberry shortcake!  Yum!

and a "before" house pic from early June

And an "after" house pic from last week.  We painted the front door a turquoise, and love it.  So nice that it is done!!!

For church young women activity tonight, Miss O had to tell Miss E how to draw something while blindfolded.  It was a lesson on faith that was awesome.  So grateful for good leaders in my kids' lives!

Back to work, Miss E and Ben work on getting a new door installed in the summer house--white one behind Ben is new door.  Miss E is taking off the base from the old one.  The list of things to do doesn't ever seem to get shorter, but it is nice to cross some things off!

And for 4th of July we went to a move before heading to friends for a delicious BBQ and fireworks.  For one of Ben's Father's Day presents he wanted to take everyone to see the new Disney Inside Out movie.  It was really good, and we all enjoyed it.  A late Father's day present and a great 4th of July activity!

Thanks for visiting!  Hope you have a great week!


  1. The house looks amazing. I like how the lighter color helps the brick pop and what a fun and fabulous door color. Yep, the kids looks thrilled to be painting the summer house. How cool you have a summer house! Glad you had a good 4th. I'm hoping to take my kids to that movie soon.

  2. Nice job on the house! Looks fantastic! We have to re paint our front door too. I love the color you chose. Joshua and I went to see Inside Out. Great flick. I really loved the Pixar short "Lava" right before that. I miss the islands so much!