Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Memorial Day Weekend

We're keeping busy here! I'm deciding that our Memorial Day weekend started with seminary on Friday morning. I figured the kids weren't going to be too interested in a serious discussion (and I figured correctly), so we spent our time reviewing scripture mastery and celebrating the summer birthdays. It actually went well. Only eight more days of school!
After seminary it was time for a Relief Society activity - our first temple trip to Fort Lauderdale. It's always fun to spend time with these wonderful ladies.
We forgot to take a picture before loading the van, so we snapped some shots from/in the car, and took a couple more when we got home.

We got up bright and early on Saturday to help out with an Eagle project. Can you guess what we did?
Then it was time to do some painting on our own house. After finishing the second coat above the garage, Wayne made the famous 1905 Salad and we barbecued hamburgers to go with it.
I was going to say Sunday was a normal church day, and I guess it was, but we did stay afterwards for a baptism which doesn't happen every week, and Michelle directed the choir in singing an arrangement of "Truth from Elijah" that turned out really well. (It was really called "The Hearts of the Children have Turned to their Fathers arranged by Evans and found here.) We decided that family history is a great sacrament meeting topic for Memorial Day weekend.
Monday morning we woke up early and started painting the next section of the house. That's the inside of the front door entry way. (The outside part is comes next.)
Wayne had to do most of the work, and his legs are sore today from climbing up and down the ladder. My job was to paint what I could reach and keep his roller/paint brush filled. It worked and we were able to prime before lunch and put on the base coat after lunch. It was a long, 12-hour day of painting!
And it was HOT!!  That's 98.0° and it got hotter after I took the picture. No more pleasant temperatures with nice breezes like last week!
One more coat of paint on this section, and then we can move to the next!

It seems that most people spend their Memorial Day at the beach. I guess we're not most people.
Instead, we went last Wednesday, avoided the crowds, and had a wonderful afternoon!


Delirious said...

What is the 1905 salad? :)

Becky said...

1905 Salad - http://neverboredrecipes.blogspot.com/2014/09/1905-salad.html