Saturday, July 16, 2011

This smile is the best

It has been raining here a lot this summer! The first half we went weeks without a drop, and lately we have had a good shower every day.
Our deck is finished, except for the sealing. Herein lies our problem: our much needed rain is preventing us from finishing the task. So, we decided to tackle an inside project!
This morning we pulled up the carpet in the dining room. There is slab underneath which wasn't a surprise to me. Scott got all the tack board up also. We figure that we can get the walls finished (prep/paint) prior to laying the hardwood. After getting the quote to have it done for us, we decided that we are going to try to tackle this ourselves. I keep watching videos on DIY network about laying hardwood. The room is small and square, so that in itself makes it easier.
I also made watermelon sorbet today - my first attempt. I had made a plum sorbet a few weeks ago and it turned out really good. We cut a watermelon last night after dinner and it was pretty good. I just didn't want the rest to go to waste. It takes 8 hours to set. We'll see tonight!
Brooks ate lasagna last night for supper! He has been so picky his whole life - and here recently I have been able to get him to try some new things (with a threat from the spoon sometimes!) He tried it, said he didn't like it immediately, and a few minutes later asked for some more. :) Made this Mom's day! I reheated it for lunch today, and he said: "Thank you Mama for giving me lasagna again!"
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