Friday, September 25, 2009

Painted nails!

It's been many years since I've painted my nails, but today I did them up nice and proper--to make up for lost time!
See...? :)

Here's the reason for the grand occasion:

Yes, my afternoon was spent in painting the merry-go-round! :)

While I was busily painting away, (and splattering myself!) there were some other busy beavers working hard...

Jacob started painting colors onto the teeter-totter board:
Andrew was busy spreading again:

Mother painted around the front door...

And my dad hauled grain from 7:00AM to 6:00PM. (Sorry, I don't have a picture of him today...)

Here is our now very colorful merry-go-round. You may notice that it's a bit tippy... It got to be that way after several big people rode on it all at the same time years ago, and we've thought about straightening it out since, but have decided not to! The reason is because it's really fun to be able to lean in and out and "Pump" yourselves as you go--plus, this way, you don't need someone to push you in order to keep going round and round and round and round.......
Want to go for a ride? :)

Jacob & I also repainted the boards on the swing-set, as they were a little dinged up already and we want to varnish them this time, so wanted them to look nice before we do that.

Now I really need to get to bed, as we're getting up early to do our chores, as we're going to the annual "Harvest of Thanks" at the Alfred church. We have several dear friends over there, so it will be wonderful to be able to visit with them!!! Mom and Jacob cut up a bunch of tomatoes to take and share...

Here's a closing thought by Margaret Brownley~
"As a rose fills a room with its fragrance, so will God's love fill our lives."


Dilvin said...

You did a great job painting!
That merry-go-round looks so fun!
If we are ever in ND, we are going to have to stop by for a ride! :)
I like the thought of the rose and God's love.

Now I have to go milk the cow and goats

Hannah said...

I loved this post! An the merry-go-round looks very nice too!

Anonymous said...

Great job painting! When I painted my room I have paint splattered nails AND clothes, of coarse I was nine and trying to get myself and painted and colorful! Looks like you had alot of work to do...but now those things look great! Love the multicolors!

*~Virginia~* said...

hahaha! I LOVE THAT!!!!! About the painted nails! haha!
Hey , I'm so sorry I havent been checking your blog as much as I wanted to! I missed readign it! Things have been so CRAZY here lately! Can you believe its FALL already??? wow, the cummer FLEW BY!!!:-)
God bless!
Much love in Christ,

Naomi K said...

That rose picture at the end was amazing!! I loved it! and I have to say, that's the prettiest merry-go-round I've ever seen :)