Are you ready for some football? Ryan decided to play football this year and has had two games so far. Unfortunately his team hasn't won...yet. He hasn't played for a few years so we were slightly surprised when he asked to sign up. Ryan ran with the ball yesterday and gained some yards for the team - exciting to watch our "quiet one" at work.
#53 on the white team.
This was the first full week of school for the boys and Carl and I were so happy for summer break to end. Don't get me wrong, we enjoyed the summer with the boys, but it was time for them to get back into a routine, see their friends, etc. This is Ryan's last year in elementary school and Kyle is a sophomore in high school. Kyle found a job at a local fast food restaurant. If you're in the area, look for him when you order a frosty :)
Racing has been wonderful lately. Ryan came in first last Sunday at the MWXC race in Brazil and I think he has the points lead in the 65cc class wrapped up. Carl came in second - woohoo!! He's been wanting to place in the top five for a while now and he did it. Kyle came off injured reserve and placed 12th which we were very happy about. He broke his hand in the beginning of July and hasn't been able to ride until one week before this race. This has been a wonderful year because all of my guys are racing hare scrambles - no motocross this year - and I get to be their biggest cheerleader! Here's a picture of them after the Brazil race.
I have three projects going on at home (honestly, there are lots more than that - I'm just concentrating on a few right now). The first one is the laundry room. We took out some cabinets and put them in the kitchen (will be blogging about that later), and I want to paint and add a shelf. Here is the inspiration for my laundry room.
I love the color, the bench, the shelves - it's cute! I'm not going to do the board and batten - that would require painting of the trim and I don't want to do that. I thought about putting bead board in my laundry room, but I think I'm going to paint it blue on the bottom and a light brown on the top - the shelf will probably be stained golden oak. Here's what the laundry room currently looks like.
I'm also working on sprucing up the outside of my house and finishing some yard work. To brighten things up a bit, I'm repainting this milk can that I've had forever. My parents had this before I did - mom cleaned it up and painted it blue then I stenciled the sunflowers, but now it's time for a face lift. I'm painting the can black and then I'm going to use my Silhouette machine and cut some vinyl words or designs. Here's the before and the finished product will be displayed later this week.
Remember when I blogged about the sewing machine that Carl bought me? Well I've started my first quilt and it's been a bit of a challenge. The pattern I chose was for a crib size quilt and my sewing encyclopedia friend Kelly has given me a wonderful idea on how to resize the pattern so it will still look nice. I'm working with Moda Giddy fabric. Sandy Gervais designed it - do you remember her when HGTV first aired?
Well, other than football practice, cleaning the housel, and work, that's all that's been happening here. Hope everyone had a great weekend :)