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Diy, thrifty home decor decorating ideas on a budget. Painting furniture, stenciling projects. Turning trash to treasure.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Green with envy...

 As well you should be green with envy as today was the first day back at school for my boys!~ Was I happy? YES AND NO!!~ I was happy because they clearly were starting to get bored at home.
We however, had a wonderful summer. We saw lots of movies, went to the waterpark/amusement park once a week, went fishing, swam in the lake, and had lots and lots of visits with friends and family.
But now it's time to hit the books! I have to say both boys where excited to get back to school!~ They both have awesome teachers, and exciting things ahead to look forward too.  Here is a little :Green recap of our summer!!~Miss Jenny I did not think I was going to make your class today...but being the loyal student I try so hard to be....I made it! Thanks for hosting your rainbow alphabet party.
Jack sure turned into a master fisherman...well not quite but he is working on it.
He at least learned to be patient, taught well by his Grampa Paul!
Even Alex got a little into fishing this summer...he also made a new friend that day.  Do you think they bugged this guy much? YES they did...lucky he was kind and patient...Grampa type of guy!

And we sure ate some good food this summer! Hence the 10 pounds I now need to lose! Working on it now though.Do you have a Rita's custard near you? YUMMO.  Anyhoot, I even got to do a few green projects this summer...of course this was the BEFORE table.

 Enjoyed watching my Garden grow.........

 I sure enjoyed watching Jack and his friend learn to be creative as well. My kitchen was a disaster this day with clay and paint, but these boys had a blast!

First day of school all dressed in Green, my handsome now 8th grader Alex!!~ He advised me that tomorrow he plans on looking super spiffy....hmmmm...I wonder, wonder why??

Couple more things for the road folks.  My last post on the Before and After mirror you asked the color....
I will do a tutorial of what I did soon....this was however my base color.
Before and After party still going on HERE

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Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Alright now you have the house to yourself again. I know it is hard for summer fun to be over though. Cute photo with the mustaches.

August 18, 2010 at 5:01 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

Kind of was a good summer and now it is gone. :(

August 18, 2010 at 5:03 PM  
Blogger Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Sounds like the perfect summer and the boys had a fabulous time. Sweet memories for years to come. They are both so cute. I think the 8th grader is thinking about girls, what you think. Hugs, Marty

August 18, 2010 at 5:07 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

I'm so glad that your two boys had a great summer. They are too cute!

August 18, 2010 at 5:43 PM  
Blogger Melanie said...

Glad you had a good summer! Hard to believe fall will be here soon. My daughter won't start back to school until the day after Labor Day. She still has a few weeks of freedom left! :)

August 18, 2010 at 5:47 PM  
Blogger Glenda/MidSouth said...

Sounds like you had a good Summer. My Grands started back last week - Summer vacation went by so fast.
Enjoy your quiet time! :-D

August 18, 2010 at 6:08 PM  
Blogger The Decorative Dreamer said...

School start tomorrow here. I am ready but my high schooler sure isn't! LOL! Time to get the house back in order the way I want it! I hear ya about needing to loose some weight. Let me know if you come across any weight loss blogs or any boot camp linky parties...hint,hint!

August 18, 2010 at 6:11 PM  
Blogger Beth in NC said...

Looks like you had a great summer. Ya know, I've seen a Rita's around here somewhere, but I've never been. We could be neighbors for all I know.

Cute family!

August 18, 2010 at 6:22 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

Yes envious for the same reason, boredom with my two...bittersweet, check me next week about that. Love the 'staches! I laughed out loud! Alex is slowly morphing into a young man right before our eyes! And Jack, little ray of sunshine that one!

August 18, 2010 at 6:42 PM  
Blogger Kris said...

Uh oh, could there be a cute girl to dress spiffy for? Cute pics!

August 18, 2010 at 7:11 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

The collage is great! I loved seeing the pictures individually too.

August 18, 2010 at 7:32 PM  
Blogger Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

What a darling post!

My youngest started back to school today too! I hate it! I miss him so much I could be sick! Empty houses are so depressing!

I am going shopping to try and get over it;)!


August 18, 2010 at 7:40 PM  
Blogger Blondie's Journal said...

Now that the kids are back in school...let the real summer begin!


August 18, 2010 at 7:52 PM  
Blogger Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

I'm so glad you had a wonderful summer with your boys! I love the photos you took of them, especially the one where they are fishing with their grandpa!
Lots of good memories!!!

August 18, 2010 at 7:53 PM  
Blogger Through My Red Door said...

Thank you for stopping by and leaving such nice comments on my table!

What a great summer you and your adorable boys had! Love NC!

August 18, 2010 at 8:17 PM  
Blogger Jo said...

summer is still here where i am ... school doesnt start till the first week of sept ... wonderful post, love those mustaches!!!

August 18, 2010 at 8:26 PM  
Blogger Vicki/Jake said...

Future heartbreakers for sure!
Glad you enjoyed a fun summer with your boys Debbie. Be watching for your 'how to'

August 18, 2010 at 9:02 PM  
Blogger Anita Diaz said...

Oh they look so handsome!! My little guy starts 4K next week, and that will be hard!! The last one at home. He's only going 2 morning s week, lol!

August 18, 2010 at 9:23 PM  
Blogger La said...

Your boys are very handsome. That guacamole looked amazing! La

August 18, 2010 at 9:31 PM  
Blogger mrs. c said...

I am glad that you had such a nice summer with your family. I am a teacher and the beginning of school is always bittersweet, I love my summers but I also love to get back to school and teaching my little ones.

August 18, 2010 at 10:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alex is going to make the girls swoon! I LOVE your recap!!! This blog surely has to go into a book!

The pictures are happy and so very fun!

August 18, 2010 at 10:06 PM  
Blogger nannykim said...

Wow, back to school, eh? Our schools start on just seems way to hot here to be starting school....ah welllllll.

August 18, 2010 at 10:21 PM  
Blogger Viki said...

School starting is always bittersweet. The schools around here start next week. They don't have air conditioning though, so I don't know how they are going to stand being there ugh!! Looks like you all had a great summer.

August 18, 2010 at 10:28 PM  
Blogger Annesphamily said...

Summer flew by that is for sure! My baby is a high school junior and starts school tomorrow! I can not believe it! Great greens and your boys are very handsome! Anne

August 18, 2010 at 11:52 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

This sure brought back memories...sigh...they grow up so darn fast. Love reading about your boys so I can reminicse

August 19, 2010 at 12:28 AM  
Blogger PERMANENT POSIES said...

Well, sounds like your summer was awesome but you know you have to love it when school starts back. I always did, at least. Summer with 4 kids and little money was always a challenge for me. My kids were stair-steps...oldest was 5 when I had the 4th. They sure could fuss with each other. (that was a nice way of saying they fought a lot) Anyway, I pray that they have a blessed year at school....and you have a blessed year with them at school.

August 19, 2010 at 12:41 AM  
Blogger Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

love the pictures at the lake, very nice.

I love the color you are going to use, it's a very popular color right now, it's very pretty.

August 19, 2010 at 1:43 AM  
Blogger Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

The mustash photo made me giggle!!

August 19, 2010 at 1:49 AM  
Blogger People Who Know Me Would Say: said...

It looks like it was so much fun...and the best part is a grandpa teaching his grandson to fish....okay, that and the spiffy mustaches!!!

August 19, 2010 at 6:34 AM  
Blogger Wendy said...

Summer went way too fast! Although my kids (and me) are ready to get back to a routine! It looks like you guys had a great summer! Love the picture of them fishing :)
Enjoy having your home to yourself again for a few hours during the day!!

August 19, 2010 at 8:04 AM  
Blogger Julie Kwiatkowski Schuler said...

Your boys are very handsome, and I'm jealous they are back to school. I still have one ornery toddlepants at home with me this year, but next year is going to be awesome.

August 19, 2010 at 9:11 AM  
Blogger Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

You just have the most adorable boys!! Mine only have a half day today so to me tomorrow is the first official day of school! I am looking forward to it. I love the boys but I sure like having the house to myself all day!! AND THE COMPUTER!

August 19, 2010 at 9:37 AM  
Blogger Susan Anderson said...

What cute boys you have! And I wish I did have a Rita's near me.


Gotta love it!

Great post.


August 19, 2010 at 12:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for the lovely comment you left on my blog and also for following my blog. You have a beautiful family by the way. Love your blog, have a wonderful weekend!

August 19, 2010 at 1:59 PM  
Anonymous Teresa said...

It's so nice to see a young man want to be all spiffied up. Great green post!

August 19, 2010 at 7:44 PM  
Blogger Betty said...

I've never heard of Rita's. Guess they haven't made it to Texas yet. Hope school goes well this year. Great assortment of greens in those photos.

August 19, 2010 at 8:08 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

You've got some handsome men living at your house.
Glad you and the guys had a great summer together, but take advantage of some free time for yourself now.
Love the greens around your place too. ~ Sarah

August 19, 2010 at 9:03 PM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

Nice bunch o' greens for a woman who thought she might miss the rainbow this week. Your 8th grader is adorable all ready for school.

August 19, 2010 at 10:26 PM  
Blogger Linda Bob Grifins Korbetis Hall said...

lovely greens,
some make my mouth watery...

Happy August!

August 20, 2010 at 9:58 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

it looks like you had a great summer! Love the kids fishing.....

August 21, 2010 at 2:57 AM  
Blogger signed...bkm said...

You have such handsome boys....what a blessing....great green Mom post...bkm

August 21, 2010 at 4:03 PM  
Blogger Jenny said...

Debbie, those boys are so handsome. I was going to say adorable but I think they're probably at the age when that just annoys them!

It's so strange when they go back to school, isn't it? It's almost like the house echoes.

I'll say you had some yummy treasts this summer. Those wraps look scrumptious!

Thanks for linking Miss Debbie.

Waiting on garage sale weather so I can come back and play with your meme!


August 22, 2010 at 5:06 PM  

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