7.09.2010

RED PICNIC TABLE

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We inherited an old picnic table (shout-out to the Grimmers!) earlier in the summer, and had big plans for its makeover.
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We spent several afternoons sanding it, priming it, and painting it red.
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Then we laid down on this blanket to watch it dry...
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...And make eyes at each other.
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We do that sometimes.
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Anyway, for 2-3 weeks out of the summer in Rexburg, it gets to be unbearably hot. I know that my Arizona relatives are laughing at me right now, as they sit in their 120 degree temperatures.
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But THEY have air conditioning.
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By about 4:oo in the afternoon, when the western sun is pouring through the largest window in the house, and I have to start thinking about firing up the oven for dinner, I get to feeling that we live in a literal oven. Our only escape is the shady patio and our happy, red picnic table.
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.It is so heavenly out there. I've gotten to where I just automatically set that red picnic table for dinner every night.
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...or barbecued hamburgers.

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Our standard of living since this red picnic table entered our life has improved significantly.
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You guys should all go out and get one.Just be sure to paint it red. The color will make it or break it, I'm tellin' you.

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Happy Summer,

Rachel

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3 comments:

Breanna said...

I am so very jealous of your red picnic table and all that comes with it! As always, your pictures make me wish I was there and your post makes me smile. Thanks for the update!

Jessica said...

Just wanted to let you know that this post is exactly why I like you so much! I can just picture your little family out enjoying your red picnic table and soaking up all the happiness of summer. Keep posting the happy stories and beautiful pictures! I love them!

Cole said...

The table looks great! I'm hoping to play with paint soon on my kitchen table. Can't wait.

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