Sunday, March 21, 2010

Can't Stop Blogging

Well, you know the old saying, "be careful what you wish for!" I haven't blogged for a month, and now I can't stop! Here's some things I found while sorting through photos that I haven't shown yet.

Our division is creating a multi-purpose cafe out at Robinson Barracks that will have a coffee shop during the day and then host classes and parties after hours. One of our responsibilities will be to teach classes out there. First though, we have to get this place ready to open. The space we have started out as a theater lobby, so those doors you see below are to the theater. I took photos of the place and did some computer mock-ups of what would look cool in there. We had many debates of colors, and finally chose some. I took inspiration for the designs from a lot of coffee houses whose photos I found online.

The team spent one day getting the main paint on the walls, then a couple of people worked on the trims and small sections. Last week Corinnea and I went out to do the graphics. Praise God for Corinnea because without her help I would have been alone and would not have finished in one day. Well, it's not completely finished, but all that's left is the stems of some small trees. But anyway... here's one set of before and after pics. There will be more when it's completely finished.

This is a nice little sampling. Corinnea did the awesome coffee bean "trees" on the right and part of the graphics on the left. I did the big blocks of color (there is more that is not visible in the photo) and the leaf. I won't say it was fun, but I will say I think we did a darn good job!

Here's Haven getting that retainer I mentioned. This one is not a pretty site. Haven might have said something like if I post this picture I'm the worst mother ever. I don't think she actually meant it! :) Actually, she said I could post it IF I put a disclaimer in that she protested! Hahaha!

Here's the boy beating the Pastor at fussball! Hahaha! Ok, he didn't actually win, but let me tell you, this little boy is serious about fussball! He can barely see over the table, and I'm terrified that he'll get hit in the face one day, but he is GOOD at that game! Well, for a five year old, I guess... but he can beat me! (although, that's not saying too much...)

And because I know I will need LOTS AND LOTS of blackmail for the boy when he becomes a teenager, here's another video of Ethan dancing. This is him following the instructions on TV to some cartoon. It's dark because it's at night, and it's shaky because I was trying to hold in my laughter. I won't think less of you if you don't watch it all the way to the end, but it's worth a few seconds of giggling!


corinnea said...

Hey! We did good! I thought it was ok, I hoped my wonkiness would end up stlyish and not, you know, yucky.
I am thankful that I didn't have to do the big wall painting! Or the enamel painting around the doors! (just got the splotch off my arm from leaning into it, that stuff takes too long to dry)

Poor Haven, I HATE the molds. That picture made me gag I hate them so much!

Pantless dancing Ethan. HUGE blackmail potential. Very funny.

insanely crafty said...

LOVE the wall painting. Mum hadn't said anything about this project!
YUCK! Molds.... well I hope she wears her retainer mine never fit and I never wore it... oh well!