Thursday, July 22, 2010

The Fair, Dirtbikes, and a Painted Room

Ahhh, the crowd, the food, the smells....hey wait.....what did I step in?  All kidding aside, we did go to the fair tonight and met some friends for dinner, although Carl said he was only going to see how many different foods could be fried.  Ryan did see a couple of friends - here he is with David.  I only wish my son would have smiled, but I will remember this picture and pull it out when he graduates from high school. 

We also saw a 2 week old goat.

The corn dogs and elephant ears were delicious, it was a fun evening spent with friends, but I'm happy to be away from the smells.  I even grew up on a small farm - you would think I would be used to it.

Kyle and Ryan raced three days this week.  They were at the Clinton County Fair twice and then at the Hendricks County Fair on Monday.  Ryan got 2nd place and Kyle 7th at Clinton County.  Then at Hendricks County, Ryan got 3rd and lets just say that Kyle had a rough night.  After a couple of wrecks, we were happy that there were no broken bones and no broken bikes. Here are a couple of pictures from the Hendricks County Fair.


Ryan and Carl.....


Carl recently told me that he thinks our house needs "color".  I took a look around  and thought it had color, but then I started looking at magazines and other blogs and guess what - our house needs some color!  That leads to project #1 - painting the entry way.  It's basically a large box that we don't use for anything other than a hallway.  I did have some old porch posts around the doors and couldn't decide if I wanted to keep them there - well, they have been removed.  To see a before picture, click here.  We decided on Benjamin Moore Van Duesen Blue which is a dark blue and we love it!  I told Carl that we had to work on project #2 so I could find something else to talk about.  Here are some pictures of the finished project.

Porch posts have been removed.  Now I need to figure out if I want to put curtains (or something) on the doors. 

The walls are a bit plain, but that can be fixed by shopping

I'm going to hop on over to Leslie's blog to see what everyone has been working on lately.  If you like to sew, Leslie's blog is one to read.  She is soooooo creative! 


Anonymous said...

Love the new blue room! Looks great. ~ Janna

Anonymous said...

It does look great! Wonderful color choice - love, Kimmy

Kindra-At Home With K said...

Does it make you nervous having your boys ride bikes? That is something my 3 year old would love to do someday, I'm sure!!

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your new BLUE room! Love the decor, everything!

Nancy said...

Ryan, looks like you had lots of fun at Fairs this week but guess what is coming to Winter Haven Florida in the fall of 2011 - Legoland. Gram Nancy

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