Last weekend we took on another fairly large home project – staining our deck. The previous homeowners had neglected it – the stain had wore off on the horizontal surfaces, and the wood was peeling horribly. After several hours of cleaning, power washing, and sanding, we were finally ready. It was pushing 100 degrees last weekend, so we got up early and spent both Saturday and Sunday morning staining. The finished product – Redwood Natural semi-transparent – turned out quite nice, if you ask me.
We had a big family get together at my parents’ house this weekend, using my cousin’s 30th birthday as a great excuse to hang out. With 10 little ones in the family, we were grateful for a gorgeous day so we could play outside. As usual, I couldn’t pick one favorite photo. All of my cousins are so cute!
Yesterday’s outdoor temps were perfect, so we opened up the doors and windows after work and sat outside to eat our grilled burgers and steamy corn on the cob. During dinner I casually mentioned that if we lived in Hawaii, we’d have weather like this everyday. Jerod replied that he would be perfectly fine with moving to Hawaii. Now if we could get all of our family and friends to move with us?
I think we jumped straight from winter to summer in the last few days. I absolutely loved spending so much time outside this weekend. We rode bikes, grilled, enjoyed a couple meals on the patio, and hung out with friends – all outdoors!
1/250 sec., f/4.5, ISO 100
18-200 mm lens (50 mm), natural light
1/250 sec., f/4.0, ISO 100
18-200 mm lens (35 mm)