ever feel like you spoke too soon? as the words are flowing out of your mouth, your mind is thinking, i shouldn’t have said that. that was me, today.
ali’s friend, britt and i threw a babyshower for ali here today. if you read the father’s day post, i referred to my deck that we’ve been slaving over for almost
two years. we’ve successfully had dinner and hung out there a ton of times now, but this was the very first time the weather was supposed to be nice AND
we were having a party. let me say that again, the weather WAS SUPPOSED TO BE NICE. riiiight. so in my spare time (HA!) i bought a bunch of cute
decorations and spent approximately 3 hours this morning getting ready for the shower. at 12:40pm, i got in the shower, got fully ready (including hair
and makeup!), and had 4 minutes to spare before guests started to arrive. i couldn’t believe it! any woman knows you’re still preparing as guests arrive,
never a spare minute. some of her friends arrive and say, ‘thunderstorms on the way.’ WHAT?!?!?! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. i immediately said,
‘wow. it’s true. as i finished preparing outside, i told adam how perfect this day was going to be and i was pumped about the shower being on the deck.’
i spoke too soon. UGGGGH!!!! we went outside to see black clouds creeping over and then the wind picked up. i was screwed. a handful of us grabbed
everything to take it inside. then i realized. oh crap. the inside isn’t ready for a party AT ALL. the excitement of being ready before people arrived was
a faint memory. the rest was history. so the point of this post is because i snapped some pics mid setting up because i was so proud of my deck.
it looked amazing. and now i will show it off. just because i wasn’t able to today. this is the before picture. sorry about all the trashcans
the shower specific stuff wasn’t out yet. i figured i should take pics without it so we can use these images one day when we are selling the house.
from this view you can see a lot of stuff that isn’t done as far as the building is concerned. don’t look too close.
you can see why this project has taken forever. we worked weeknights and around our shooting schedule on the weekends. i think all of my family
touched a hammer or a drill at some point for us. THANK YOU! my friend tom who is an engineer, got us going and then adam’s dad guided us the
rest of the way. rain, heat, snow or dark didn’t stop me from working, once i was out there. i’m sure i could have just hired out, but the feeling of
accomplishment is amazing. and really, knowing that i could even do such a thing, is SO cool. as far as sealing/staining goes, yes, i will hire out. lol.
here’s a quick iphone pic from the shower.
oh, and i found this gem as i was digging through the external hard-drives to find the ‘before’ shot. this was just a regular night. ali was living with
us at the time and we decided cooking dinner with wigs on is way more exciting. adam was not surprised when he got home. this is not abnormal…for us.
yada yada yada. i’m exhausted. and now we must eat dinner. i made chicken pot pie from scratch. peace. mel