Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Caution: Wet Paint!

It has already been a year since we have moved to Charlotte and the time has flown. It has been my fall project to finally start putting some color on our stark white walls. Today I tackled the living room.

I had a few helpers...or hindrances. Maggie found the plastic drop cloth a blast to roll around on and hear it crinkle.

Jack hid UNDER the plastic drape trying to stay out of Maggie's tantrum and ...

Abby was an onlooker that competed with me for the ladder.

Below is the finished project. Due to taking the picture with my flash at night, it looks like two different colors on the walls, but it is all the same on all 4 walls.

We will start on the dining room, kitchen and foyer next..and hopefully by next year we'll be completed :)

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Labor Day

We had a wonderful Labor Day that started with our friends from Virginia (Marty, Amy and baby Avery) coming to visit us for the weekend. We neglected to get photos of their visit...oops...but have photos of the rest of our weekend adventures.

On Monday, we made our way up north to Stone Mountain, NC. It was absolutely stunning and reaffirmed why we love NC so much.

This is us at the bottom of Stone Mountain...

And this is us at the top!!

Maggie enjoyed cooling off at the bottom of the Stone Mountain Falls.
LAKE WYLIE!!! On Sunday afternoon we were invited to a lake house on Lake Wylie where we took Maggie and Holden (Maggie's little friend we were watching for the weekend).
Many others brought their dogs for the cookout at the lake so Maggie had plenty of friends with which to play. Maggie was a big swimmer and paddled around the lake quite well. She loved the water although getting her to jump off the dock was quite the ordeal.

The weekend was a lot of fun and much of what we needed. We are gradually getting out to experience all the great things NC has to offer! We were supposed to go to the beach this upcoming weekend but Hurricane Hannah is going to put a halt to those plans. Better safe than sorry!