How was your weekend? The engineer and I celebrated our 24th wedding anniversary this weekend, and it was awesome. Last night we went out for dinner at one of our favorite downtown Columbus spots and today he and the boys (our girls left for a church mission trip today) made dinner.
I also got a present. Eeek!
Brad nailers are the traditional gift for 24 years, aren’t they?
Well..if they’re not, they should be.
We’ve celebrated a few milestones this summer. Besides our anniversary, there was child #2’s high school graduation, and child #3’s sweet sixteenth birthday.
To catch you up
Oh how I love them.
So anyway, we hosted a small but loud gathering of teenagers to celebrate #3’s birthday a few weeks ago, complete with a volleyball net, a trampoline and LOTS of swedish fish.
The party was in our backyard, which is small. and dark. at night, I mean. Cuz we have no lights.
Or had no lights…
The engineer and the genius (child #4’s preferred nickname) devised a plan for some DIY patio lights to light up the night.
They bought 4 galvanized metal trash cans, 4 ten foot galvanized pipes, and 8 bags of Quickcrete from Home Depot.
The pipes were “cemented” in to the center of each trash can with the Quickcrete, using 2 bags for each can.
Once the concrete hardened, we hung Christmas lights from each pole with a small clamp and plugged them in.
And another view.
The lights were strung from corner to corner.
So. many. teenagers.
We’ve enjoyed these twinkly lights so much, they’re still up!
Have a great week!
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