Feb 1, 2015

Sunday Afternoons, Summer style

Need I say more?

Gahhhhh!  crazy!  I had two babies at the same time.  No wonder people look at me like I'm crazy.

Traditional riding down the hill at gram's.

Portland Coast // Day 5 // Redwood National Forest // Northern California

I would totally visit the Redwood Forest again.  It was breathtaking.  Literally, we'd just sit there in awe.  There wasn't a sound in the forest, except the cars going by.  We never saw any wild life, it was just as still as could be. 

Supposedly, this is where all the elk and moose gather.  None was seen by us.  You can't even tell how HUGE the redwoods are in this photo either.

We didn't get out to do much hiking that day, mainly because we had two very tuckered out babies. 

So we took turns making pit stops and just sitting outside the car.  Luckily, it was fairly cool and we could leave the windows down. 


Meet, Big Tree. 

I can't even remember the road, but we took this little side road into a very unpopulated area. 

The lighting is just surreal.  It would get super dark, just because of the tree cover. 

While I was feeding brother, the husband was trying to get an epic picture of Aiko.  But she kept obsessing about putting rocks in her new found pocket. 

Honestly, it was kind of nice to have to stop every couple hours to feed this chunky man.  It made us go slow and enjoy things a little bit more.  Usually, especially Derek, is always ready to go, go! 

Jan 27, 2015

Feeling like it's a I-can-do-anything kind of day.

Months ago I painted the piano, but there were just a few spots that needed to be finished.

Like this weird material...I'm assuming it's for acoustics and to keep dust out. I opened my little lemon piano, pryed off the molding around the material, cut the brown felt and then tried re-nail the molding in.  It only halfway worked.  But worked it did.

 I rather like the looks of it.


Last but not least, the knobs.  When I bought it, there was only one tiny knob.  I have this pile of knobs, literally, like 15.  I was once upon a time going to make a hanger with a bunch of different knobs, hence the reason they don't match, but decided, I had to just keep up with my natural habit.  Chaos. 

Therefore, we have two different knobs.


Funny how those two simple things made the piano complete.  Now, if only I could get someone to sand the bench.