Sunday, March 30, 2008

His weekend "off."

Yes, the glorious weekend was here. Trav's week off of treatments. In my head I was picturing our family holding hands running through a daisy filled meadow. (Okay, maybe not quite that, but I was really thinking it would be a great family weekend.)

Travis had other plans. He really wanted to get some jobs around the house done while he was feeling good, and with Adyson still not feeling 100 percent, we rolled with it.

Of course, we woke up to snow. Lots of it covering those flower beds he was so desperate to dig into. So we opted for plan B. Painting Adyson's room.

When we first moved in we painted Adyson's nursery a lovely shade of yellow. The color was fine, but then Adyson was born and had her oh-so sensitive eyes. When the sunlight hit her walls it was really bright and made them water. Her room was next on our very long list of painting projects and we were excited to get it done.



I am so pleased with the finished product. I know, it's yet another green room....apparently we love green..., but it is much calmer and Adyson loves it. Also, my friends Crystal, Mandi, and Barbara surprised me with this darling shelf for our house, and I was able to put it in Adyson's room, painted bubble-gum pink of course, and hang my favorite quilt from Grandma Kidman from it. I have wanted to hang this quilt for such a long time, so thanks girls! I love the shelf and am so grateful to you for your kindness!



While the paint was drying the sun came out and the snow melted and we were able to get some yard work done. Dead-heading, weeding, and Trav even swept out the garage. I think he was really thankful to be able to get to all of this because it has been eating at him for a while.


It's looking a little bare without all those weeds...time to plant flowers I guess.



Saturday night Travis had to do month end, meaning he works all through the night, sometimes till 6 in the morning. So in the morning I made him this delicious brunch, and we skipped church and relaxed and watched basketball for the day. We missed church, but still enjoyed the relaxation we needed!

Mmm...aebleskivers. Delicious.



I know that it doesn't sound like a great weekend "off". I think that Trav worked harder this weekend than usual, and I'm sure he is totally exhausted. We didn't run through daisy fields, or even make it to the zoo, but this weekend was totally fun in its own way. It was great to spend time working side by side and just chat with each other. I am constantly thankful that my husband has his priorities straight and takes such great care of our family. He always gets done what needs to be done. And we have a zoo day planned in a few weeks...so we will get there eventually!

One more thing. Our next Paint project is pretty much the rest of the house. The color in the kitchen, hallway, front room....you get the idea. I really want a nice earthy tan. Anyone have a favorite color to share. I'm having a really hard time deciding! Thanks.

25 comments:

Natelli Johnston said...

Her room looks so cute! I like the green.

Jami said...

That sounds a lot like my weekend. We painted our laundry room and Paul was anxious to get out in the yard as well. I love her room-very cute.

Justin & Ashlee said...

Her room looks great. Good for you guys going after all that. I painted a house with the natural tans once and I love the color "Brown Teepee" from Baer. I got it at Home Depot I think. But anyways just a suggestion.

Wesley, Erin, Hayden and Gracie said...

Hi Hayley!
Thanks for your comment on my blog. I miss all those ladies from your Bunko group, tell your mom Hi for me, she is such a neat lady! Speaking of your mom, it looks like you inherited her fabulous decorating skills! I love Addison's room, how cute!
~Erin

Maegan said...

Love the green! I am in the process of deciding all these paint colors for different rooms and I constantly am leaning towards green. My tan walls are called Frontier Tan from Kwal. We like it. Now if I can just get my hubby to help me on the weekends too!

The Allen Family said...

I really like Lenox Tan and my bathroom is painted Cat tail? I think? It has a little bit of green in it and I love it. Anyway I get all my paint from Bennetts, I am not sure the brand though? You are welcome to come look!

Kristen said...

The bedroom turned out PERFECT! I love the beadboard on the top of her wall! So now you can add to your list of expertise...(I'm sure this list could go on and on!)
1. Pink Party Planner
2. Detailed Decorater/Designer

Troy and Cami said...

I hope addy gets feeling better soon, her room looks way cute. im glad to her trav got the week off and you guys got to spend a weekend working together, i love it when troys home to helps me with projects.

Aaron & Mindy said...

I am very impressed with Trav's helpfullness even through March madness. The room looks adorable. Suggestion for a tan color. When we moved in to our house all the walls are a toupe tan color and I really like it, it's not to dark but not to light either.The color is called Nomadic Desert from Shermin Williams

Michelle said...

Looks Great!! Im impressed you painted a whole room. All I could do was 2 doors.
I cant wait to see.

Amy Johnson said...

I meant to go in Adys room and look at it when we were there the other night but forgot! I love it!!! You guys are going to be pro by the time you are done with your whole house! You'll have to come do ours! :)

Katie said...

Darling, just like everything else you've done in that house! I love greens too- that color is alot like Jack's room. I'm glad Travis had some time off- how is he feeling? And little Addy- what does she have? Poor thing. Get well soon!

Tracy, Courtney & Peyton said...

I love her room! Way cute! I hope Addy is feeling better! What a fun nice relaxing productive weekend. I love those! I really like the color macadamia, it is a sherwin williams color. That is what my basement is!

The Wolfley Family said...

Travis is definately the man! I'm impressed that he took is tiny repreive to paint his little girls' room! It looks awesome -- you know how much I love green!

4 days by my count! (Remember, today is almost over so it doesn't count!)

Michelle said...

Hey Hay!

You guys are amazing! I still cannot get motivated to work on my house since we have been home! You are such a great example! Thanks for that! :-)

Hayley said...

As in Michelle Buttars Falk...I can't tell because the link takes me nowhere, but did you start a family blog? If you did I need your address...

Letti said...

I love what you did in her room. I really like the wainscotting (sp?) very girly.

kEnZiE b said...

Hi Haley.. I hope this doesn't creep you out but I found your blog through Amber's, I'm Kenzie(Jones) Evan and Debbie's daughter.. I don't know if you'll remember me but I just wanted to tell you that I love your blog, and I think your family is adorable!

Sherisse said...

love the green, you guys are so productive. Hope addys gets feeling better. Lets do lunch next monday if that works for you. Just let me know. We have a haircutting class that morning if you want to come, its just at the salon.

Bre said...

It is very cute! I lOVE green as well! I just love your taste, your house is beautiful, and your weekend sounded a lot like mine, getting things done though really does make a huge difference and makes ya feel so much better and it is still being together right?! I hope that Ady is feeling better!

Matt & Jill said...

I love Adyson's room! It's bold and I like it! I hate month end!! Matt doesn't have to work all night but that whole week he has to stay 2 hours later. Grrrr. Anyways, we have a good dark tan our house. We have really like it. Let me know if you want to know more. :)

Jamie said...

I think that sounds like a great weekend! I just love what you did with Ady's room, it is so adorable! If I ever have a daughter I want to hire you to decorate! You are the best girly mom ever!:)

laci said...

Sorry I struggle with my postings as you can tell. But no, I disagreed with Simon. J.C. all the way! I couldn't figure out how to get the video from youtube to my blog. It wouldn't ever download all the way. Weird. And....very cute room. I love the colors of everything.

Jan said...

I've never seen a picture of your house that I didn't think was just awesome! You are so creative and motivated. Love it!

The McClellan Clan said...

okay seriously 24 comments. I want your friends. I'm lucky to get 4 ;) jk
I love the room and the color.It just blows my mind how fast you guys can paint stuff. Seriously its like I week long project for me!! How do you do it???
Looks great!!! I think I love your house. I haven't seen the full flow, but everything you put on looks so cute!!! Take care :)