Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Bye, Bye Blue

We spent a lot of time fishing this past weekend. Caleb has turned into such a patient child when he has a fishing rod. I never imagined he would enjoy something like that at his age. 

He's also gotten so much braver in the water. I don't know if I'm proud or scared to death. We have been so careful about training him to put on his life jacket every time we get out of the car and head to the boat. We just cannot be too careful with him. 

Caleb loved jumping off the tube and from the boat's swim platform. He was just so proud of his little self. 

He's learning to move through the water. When I was younger I taught myself to swim after spending the summer on the lake in a life jacket. I'm hoping that he will get the hang of it soon. 

I got some sun and enjoyed relaxing on the lake all weekend. 

We made some more boat progress this weekend.  

If you know anything about my boat, you know I absolutely despise the ugly blue carpet that came on it. I know it may have been popular a long time ago, but if I could pick the one thing to change about the boat this is it. And I finally get the chance! 

A friend of ours at the marina got us some new carpet for the boat and he's going to help us with getting it cut and bound around the edges. We are beyond excited! 

So Ryan and I finally got to say goodbye to the ugly blue carpet this week! We have had the carpet for a while, but didn't want to replace it until Ryan finished working on the engine. It was such a major project we didn't want to risk getting our new carpet stained. 

Someone glued this carpet to the floor and it was such a mess! Fortunately it had been so long ago the carpet pulled up without too much effort. 

We washed down the floor and we are ready to see a drastic difference in the whole look of the boat! 

I feel so very sorry for our boat neighbors! There's no telling what they think about our fixer-upper. I'm hoping it will be worth staring at this for a few days when they see what we're doing. When we're in the middle of these projects I wonder what our neighbors are thinking... Then again, I may not really want to know! 


  1. Replies
    1. We had such a nice time on the lake! Thanks!

  2. We need a boat.

    Looks like y'all had a blast!

    1. I honestly believe everyone needs a boat! :)

  3. Yay for new carpet! I know you will love it!!

    1. I seriously want to lay on it and smell the new carpet smell. That's just sad!

  4. Can't wait to see the finished product on the boat!

  5. Congrats on new boat carpet! And pfft to the neighbors and what they think. I'm guessing it's one of two things:

    1. dang, they are making it look really awesome! and/or
    2. we need to fix up our boat.



    1. You're right, Gwen! I'm hoping it's number one!



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