Posts Tagged With: pig

Skoolie paint job is almost done!

How many days does it take to paint a school bus? We don’t know, we’re still not done!

In the last post, Back to the bus!, we had started the process. This included sanding, stripping and cleaning it so we would have a fresh scuffed up surface to begin the painting.

Next, we masked the beast to prevent any paint going where it doesn’t belong and to create clean lines.

Then came brushes and rollers? Nope. We were lucky enough that Bryan just happened to have a paint sprayer! This grey primer you see here helps the final paint adhere to the exterior bus walls. Not gonna lie, I kind of dig the color.

Now she’s ready for a cosmetic makeover, starting with the main color! We chose a rich sandy tone for the neutral base and a vibrant turquoise(ish) color for the accent!

Now we paint!

But first, Peppa the pig! Some of you with amazing memories might recall this buddy of mine from the post Sweet Home Arkansas!

After our beauty was painted we taped off the lines to add our accent tone. There’s no proper name for the actual color but no matter what you call it we, think it’s fabulous!

Oh boy, am I’m excited for you to see what the next addition is!

No hints… sorry not sorry.

I’ll leave you with a glimpse of what we do when the Arkansas sun has won and we put down the paint brushes for some cooling off.

Next up, final work on the exterior!

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Flappy candy ninja crush

Remember when playing outdoors until the sun went down was a daily occurrence? Back when 30 minutes of Nintendo was a treat? I can remember the adults having to find us outside to convince us to hydrate, not with gatorade, fruit pouches or pepsi… just good ol’ water. 

With that said, on this glorious afternoon we didn’t watch a movie or play some flappy-candy-ninja-crush game, we headed out to the woods for some tree loving, dirt stomping exploring!

Two kids, all the dogs, the cat and no surprise to us, Peppa the pig snorted along too! 

 

  

 I was so excited to see that someone had built tree forts out in the middle of nowhere! That was until Lana informed me they were actually hunting blinds. In my world… they’re forts.

  
  What hike would be complete without a silly face piggyback ride?!

  
Or just a free lift during nap time.

  
  
I spy a country kid!

 

What’s on his head? That would be his new found pet turtle named Franklin. Titus with his camo pants, a sun kissed snarle, side kick cat and a turtle hat classifies the following photo as my favorite of the day!

  

Handstand shot!  
The post could end here, but as all country kids know… checking for tics is just a part of the walk!  Toe to head and behid the ears, it’s a partner kind-of-thing. 

 

Tired kids, no tics and a workout for us… success!

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Sweet home… Arkansas?

I’ve returned to stay with my cousin Lana and her family for a well needed visit.  Here’s a post from my last jaunt through these neck of the woods, called Arkie to Okie, crossing state lines.

I recently came from the beaches of Florida where Palm trees populated the skyline and the nearest wild anilmal was a burnt spring breaker playing “Dude, where’s my beer?”. You can imagine how this new setting is refreshing and definitley provides a sense of country comfort. Let’s take a walk!

This house in the woods doesn’t classify as a farm, but there are times I feel like it should. Dogs, cats, chickens, roosters, a goat, duck and one curious pig named Peppa (that follows me on my run every morning).

   

  
 
   

    

  
With an enthusiastic 4 year old boy and a one year old little girl that I nick-named “Spider Monkey”, you’ve got to make time to burn through some energy.  I feel like this front yard is a great start!

   
Yep, that’s a trampoline you see in the distance.  This spring loaded circle-o-fun provides hours of endless games and the appropriate amount of nap inducing entertainment!

Meet Lana and her spirited little boy named Titus (or “Spider Man” depending on the day).

I don’t think anyone can get on a trampoline and not smile… Love. to. Jump!

   

This is my favorite trampoline photo.  A super-mom shining in the moment! 
  Moving on to the next option for kid-fuel ditribution, yard toys!

 

  
  

   

Hopefully tomorrow will bring a long walk and more playtime.  This is all of course dependant on the unpredictable weather of Arkansas.  Rain, sunshine, flash floods, tornado? All possible. We’ll see!

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Germany meets Folsom in Costa Rica

Meet Charles aka Chaps (and “Charl-les” if you’re in Central America). He is the most intelligent teddy bear that will keep you smiling until your cheeks crave a rest. This week brings him right into San Jose for work, which happens to be the exact city I’m picking up my next surprise guest! Here we are at my departure party back in 2011.

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And now we reunite in Costa Rica for a quick weekend of fun. Tonight is bowling with his colleagues. Yeh, I didn’t mention that I had done it before (sneaky giggle here).

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These guys invited me to take a tour in there home country of China. Is my journey about to take an unexpected detour? Maybe!

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This is a native adult treat that is created with an olive being soaked in the local liquor. It reminded me of black licorice that had been set on fire then put out with olive juice. As you can see, some went unfinished… but I’m glad I got to try it!

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The next morning brings a huge present that is being shipped to me all the way from Recklinghausen Germany… Carina! Here we were in 2010 at the famous celebration of Oktoberfest in Munich!

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This round is it’s all hot weather, new food and bikini based adventures!

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“Carina meet Chaps… Chaps, this is Carina”.

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We decided to take a day trip to Isla de la Tortuga with his colleagues to enjoy a day of more sun, food, and new friends! The bus ride departs at 6:30am in order to get us to the boat on time. Then the festivities begin!

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After an entertaining 90 minute boat ride full of dance music, cold drinks and fresh food, we arrive to the island which welcomes us with more music, local food and more cold beverages!

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Although when translated, it’s “Turtle Island”, we were graced with the presence of these fun animals!

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Having fun in the sun! (Do you remember writing that in the your school yearbooks?)

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The ferry ride back to our hotel is all smiles and brings our last photo with all three of us together. Chaps, you made the beginning of Carina’s trip even better than expected. We are still sinking about all of the memories! Thanks for everything and cheers till next time!

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