Tuesday, March 20, 2012

{Slowing Down}

I actually cannot believe that I am saying this, but I really think its true! Life is slowing down! That's because yesterday was my first day of retirement. I have taken a temporary leave of absence from working to pursue my degree (education). I will be doing resume prep and going to job fairs, even doing some job shadowing, hopefully, so that Lord willing I will be a teacher next fall.  That aside I have LOTS of fun/not so fun projects to do in the meantime, I would say day one was particularly successful! Of course, laundry, some organizing and finishing a good book were a priority I also had a chance of this DIY craft! YAYY! I'm thrilled with the way it turned out!

Here is the big picture:


we are in need of a headboard, but that little project will come later. Although, thanks to Pinterest I have a great idea in mind! {more to come later}

Here is one letter up close if you're curious



BUT the BEST part of of being retired: All the work was done when the Mr. got home! That's like FOUR whole hours for activities. What do we do with all the free time???


We set up our new 8 person tent in our living room! (Note: according to this, we can sleep exactly 8 people in our living room...) 


WE LOVE IT!


Can't wait to take it outdoors! {P.S. Shaw family, we're SURE that this tent will fit a pack and play, so lets go camping!!!}

....In hindsight, I probably shouldn't have been so productive on day one, I have set the bar pretty high for myself :)