Monday, April 18, 2016

Spring! And A Few Changes

Spring arrived here this weekend! And we were ready. Sunday we ( meaning Steve and Rhett) washed off the side porch, filled bike tires, filled 200 or so random balls, swept the driveway, replaced light bulbs and garage door batteries and hung a new basketball net. Once Steve was all done, I had an idea! This year I purchased new pillows and décor for the front porch...ten years is a long time for the same ones, right? Anyway, I suddenly realized that we could hang the old stuff on our side porch! It made it much more cozy. This is where we sit while the kids ride bikes and play basketball. Steve was very happy to comply and got right to hanging all my decorations. : )






We have buds!

And blue skies!

And an independent climber...

who is very proud of herself. : )

And this...notice anything different?

Yep. We took down the baby swing. And Tara, you know how I feel about that...

Project "Prepare Our Home For Spring" Phase 1...
Complete!

Have a wonderful day, dear friends!









22 comments:

  1. What a beautiful porch you have! I can just imagine how nice a place it is to spend time with your family.

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  2. I love your outside decor -so fun and festive just like the rest of your home. Happy spring to all of you!

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  3. I love your house!! That porch looks like a dream, spending hours out there watching the kids play :) Oh and I'm sure it was terribly hard taking down that baby swing, I know I would've cried :(

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  4. It's so lovely to be able to be back outdoors isn't it?! As a fellow sentimental I feel you on the baby swing.

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  5. You are blessed with a beautiful home and a very grand porch, it is so welcoming. I feel your pain losing the baby swing they grow up far to quickly.

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  6. Wow - -it looks beautiful!! What a lovely home and yard!! We need to get to work on the bike tires!

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  7. Yay for Spring! Sunshine! Fun Changes! And Kiddo Joy!!
    Looks great my Dear. xoxo

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  8. Porch looks wonderful! Yes taking down the baby swing is a very emotional time, I completely understand. Hope you are having a wonderful week! Finally revealed our new home and will have lots more posts to come ;-)

    Blessings,
    Jill

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  9. I love your style! Everything always looks great and inviting.

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  10. I love your pillows! So cute. And that porch swing looks comfy. :)

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  11. Wait! I don't think it had a swing there before... not there anyway... did you take it down off of the porch or did you just get a new one? I LOVE the idea of a swing there. (for sitting and watching Flynn and Abigail in that pool this summer) ;)

    Love when hubby just 'goes along with it'...they know I think that it's better to just do it and be done with it cuz after all it's the wife that makes it a home.

    Love all that you do. And you!

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  12. Love the porch! And it looks like you had the perfect weather to get your spring work done!

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  13. It's beautiful! And each year the chain links will have to go up a notch so her feet won't touch the ground. I remember. Sniff. Sniff.

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  14. Yahoo for Spring!!! The porch looks lovely Billie Jo! Enjoy it and the start of this lovely season! xx

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  15. Billie Jo, Flynn has def. grown...wow...

    Hurray for spring, it was a glorious 75* here yesterday. Many Blessings to you, friend.

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  16. Everything looks so pretty! I want to come sit on that porch with you. It's so inviting. Have a great day, my friend and enjoy the spring weather.

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  17. Fantastic porch there!! Enjoy all the beautiful views and fresh air :)

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  18. Oh wow...I love that you have 200 random balls to fill with air and that you just do that all on one day. And I LOVE your side porch. And closing the door to the baby swing only means saying hello to new, exciting doors to come. Happy spring, dear friend! Love all the pictures of your beautiful life!

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  19. Can I come live with you? ;) I absolutely LOVE the porch swing! Everything looks so nice. Sounds like a lot of work but it was worth it!

    Love your bright colors/flowers here on the blog. Did you do that yourself? I'm "technically challenged" so don't make many changes.

    xo
    Pat

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