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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Long Time No Blog

It’s been awhile eh? I guess when you have like one reader (thanks Jodene) it’s not a huge deal anyway! Lots going on here! We have been in the midst of a construction project. Painters and construction. 4 years ago my fabulous husband decided to do hardwood floors in the house. Something I’d been asking him to do for years. Well this was a huge task because it involved tearing down some walls for the stairs and such. He eventually finished all the floors but never the stairs because we ran into some issues and we’ve been walking on plywood stairs ever since. Fast forward to this year, I decide I’ve had enough of looking at unfinished stairs and before we start more projects I’m hiring someone to finish the darn stairs, the trim all the way upstairs in the hall and into my bedroom and the windows! We had windows and siding put in and I decided that because the new windows are white and all of our trim in the house was stained that didn’t look right so btw, we need to hire painters because all the trim needs to be painted white now! So for the last week the house has been in quite an uproar to say the least! It’s starting to look great as the stairs are almost done and I can’t wait to see the finished product! It will be nice to have it all complete.

And then we will start all over again! We are adding on two additions! A two car garage with attic space above it on one side of the house and a big family room on the other side of the house. The garage will be first so that Michael will have somewhere to work on the other side. I hope this project doesn’t take another 4 years! Once it’s done I’m looking forward to doing some entertaining in my house because I’ll have a room big enough to do so!

In other news, we have been enjoying our boat. Last weekend Michael and I went out on it again while the boys were away for the week at my in-laws. We docked in Newburyport and walked around and did some shopping. Had lots of fun picking out some nautical decor for the downstairs bath. I decided since we are boat owners now I wanted a nautical themed room. We also found a yummy bakery where I got a gourmet cupcake, peanut butter flavored goodness! YUM! Michael snapped this photo of me enjoying it

IMG_9502Then he did some fishing and caught a few cod and this big cusk:

IMG_9562And we saw I pink boat which I loved so had to take a photo:

IMG_9508   And then we went out to the Isle of Shoals and saw the scenery there plus a bunch of harbor seals:

It was a very nice day and I didn’t even get a little nauseous! We had a great dinner at a place called Michael’s Harborside before we headed home that night. I could definitely get used to that kind of life. Maybe in a 100 foot yacht! ;)

The boys and I also had our annual week at the beach with my mom in July! It was a fantastic week of perfect weather. We met my uncle and cousin for lunch one day, had pedicures with my mom’s friend and her daughter one day, the boys had a friend up for several days. Couldn’t have asked for a better week. Here are some highlights from that week as well:

So if you’ve stuck with me this far you are a true friend! This was a long one! I’ll try not to be so scarce so I don’t talk so much next time!

I’m headed down to my scrap room so I can get out of the painters way! Happy Weekend all!


Rach said...

You've been a busy busy woman, Pam. By the looks of it, you have had lots of fun. I love that pink boat too .. cute!! Congratulations on all the finishings up around your place, and the two new additions to come. Oh my! I can't believe it's been four years since your floors went in .. I remember that!

And by the way, you have more then just one reader. :P

Karen said...

Finally the additions you've wanted for so long! Yippeee!! I'll have to take a trip up there when it's done to see it all. Congrats on finishign the stairs too!

Sounds like a fantastic summer!

Btw, I still read your blog whenever it pops up in my reader. :-)

Jodene said...

No wonder you haven't updated, you've been out having a blast! Glad to see you are enjoying the boat (without the motion sickness)! Can't wait to see pics of the house either, I bet it's going to look gorgeous.

Tammy@ Not Just Paper and Glue said...

Glad you are getting your house finished. That is awesome! Love the new boat - we have been wanting one but we wonder when we will have the time to use it ;) Thanks for keeping in touch.