brick by brick

It seems more often than not these days we are meeting in this place after the days end while I sip a glass of Joe’s amazing wine.

I do imagine the days leading up to our trip north to zip by as the to-do list gets checked off. I have sticky notes lining my kitchen cabinet door of things I need to do to. I should share a picture of that with you. Sticky notes are truly an amazing organizational tool for me.

The weekend was full. A trip north to get our eldest, and here we are all are under one roof for a brief bit. I’m loving up my little boy who is completely enamored by his giant-ish older brother. To see his face light up as he bellows “Sammy”. It’s a heart melter every time. 

But what I really came here tonight to share was our recent house project. We hauled these bricks one wheelbarrow at a time onto the patio. Load, unload, stack, stack. All in the hot, hot sun. 250 of them. Which is equal to three pallets.

 

brick by brick

 

brick by brick

air, tunes & math

 

brick by brick

the first row…

 

brick by brick

stacks….

 

brick by brick

progress…

 

brick by brick

 

brick by brick

smitten!

 

brick by brick

 

Over the past two days it’s come together. Somewhere along the way, we ran out of mortar and made a trip to the hardware store for some more. We also came home with a high powered fan….

which means I am currently sitting outside quite comfortably with my wine and enjoying the sound of peeping frogs mixed with live guitar music. We’ve got sore muscles and creaky backs. But I think, for us, the best of hard work is measured this way.

I’m looking forward to many cups of coffee & glasses of wine shared in this lovely space.

And for now, I hear the live music is ending in 15 minutes…. so I’ve gotta run.

See you soon…

~s

 

31 thoughts on “brick by brick

  1. Thank you. We've been thinking {dreaming} of doing it for awhile. I am so glad we did. It really makes that space feel like an outside room. A good selling point for sure!

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  2. gorgeous! i hope we live close one day so we can visit you in this space (or another one you transform into ‘amazing’!).

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  3. looks so nice! you all worked your butts off but it will be a special memory of something you all did together!

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  4. The bus is my hubby's baby 🙂 He adores it. ANd thank you, we're quite pleased with the results. One little thing checked off our never ending house list too…

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  5. I love it!
    That is so inspiring!
    We recently enlisted our kids in hauling bricks to line our garden beds. But that’s nothing compared to the work you just did! What a summer you will have out on that beautiful patio.

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