You asked, we answered! Here is the video Adam and I made last night answering all the questions ya’ll asked a few weeks ago. It’s not quite as through as I would have liked, but evidently YouTube will only let you upload videos that are 10 minutes or less. I didn’t want to make two videos, so I had to cut it down and this is what we ended up with. Also, that fly we keep looking at was a monster sized horsefly and it was really loud…I’m surprised you can’t hear it in the video. Anyway, enjoy!
Somehow I totally missed the very first question that was asked, which was “What has been your favorite DIY project? Easiest, most impact, or just the most fun.” Sorry Ginger! That is actually a really hard question, I like all of them for different reasons. Easiest…well, if you don’t count crazy easy ones -like my letter M or ruffle lampshade – then I would have to say the Union Jack table or the paisley stenciled table. Those were also some of the most fun, mainly because they went smoothly. The penny countertop didn’t go smoothly at all, but it was fun because it was new and different and I was really excited to finally be doing it. I also really enjoyed making my fake blossoming tree, and getting the pantry organized was really satisfying. Most impact? I think putting down the wood floors made a huge impact on the feel of our house, as did the plank walls and the garage.
Also, I kinda flubbed on the “what is your favorite part about being a parent?” question in the video. All I could think of on the spot is just how stinkin adorable they are, but now I’ve had a little time to think about it I have a better answer. I don’t want them to read/watch this when they are teenagers and think my favorite part of being a parent is actually nap time (not that I don’t love nap time!). So here it is…I love watching my kids grow and learn new things every single day. I love that they get excited about the smallest things, things that I lost wonder in a long time ago. For example, yesterday I was making lunch and Elijah was playing on the front porch. Suddenly he came running in through the open front door yelling “Mommy, Mommy! Come see! Comeseecomeseecomsee!” He pulled me outside, flung himself flat on the ground, and pointed to a tiny little worm inching it’s way across the yard. So we laid in the dirt and watched this worm, and ate lunch really late…and it was awesome. I also love that having kids makes be a better person. I love that I get to mold them…I get to take everything I think is wrong with modern day men and do something about it. I love it when they want to snuggle, and I love it when they go to bed. I really just love being a mom.
So there you have it, Adam and I. Are we anything like you expected?