I done tole ya I was going to show you the parental unit's lakehouse. And today,
I'm here to deliver.
Perhaps you remember when I talked about the lighthouse the Daddy-o made to go next to the lakehouse?
I want you to know I froze my baguettes off outside to snap some pics. Just for you.
It's 'cause I love ya.
And it was a cold, dark, stormy night. Perfect night for lighthouse picture taking. Or a murder. Either one.
you wouldn't believe the kind of work that's been put into this lakehouse. It just has a certain. . . je ne sais quoi about it.
I think I know what the Mommy-o and the Daddy-o were thinking when they began decorating/major construction work.
First, they're thinking an overall, elegant, "water" theme.
Man, I love that scuba helmet thingy.
Here I am, trying desperately not to show that my son is on the couch eating massive amount of snacks, and that, is a TOTAL NO-NO.
Dang it, Johnny! You totally busted us! And now we're uninvited!
Perhaps one of the things I love best, are these picture portholes. They're old family pictures, and I've said it before and I'll say it again:
I'm quite taken with them.
Do you love these picture portholes like I do? Awesome, Mom 'n Dad. Virtual butt pat for both of you.
But back to what the parents are thinking on this massive house decorating project:
they're thinking: family together/fun/togetherness/grandkids, too. So there's that. 16 grandkids, and counting. SIXTEEN.
Which is why they converted the entire 3 car garage to a playroom.
Complete with soft flooring, a tv, air hockey table, slide, toys, and
the hanging boat swing. My daughter is getting so old. Cry with me a moment.
So? Are you ready to see the first room's makeover?
I call this. . . "The Luggage Room". Kids call it "The Treasure Chest Room". I like that one, too.
The hanging, triple bunkbed, luggage beds. Daddy-o made them.
A little secret, here: The beds are secured to the wall with french cleats on both sides. Solid as a rock. The rope is just for decorative purposes. Daddy-o: you are too legit to quit.
Let's talk about this picture for a second. It's a 3' by 4'. One of thee ole Office Max engineering prints. Daddy-o made that awesome frame.
Man, my great grandpa was quite a dish.
Can you say "dish" for a guy?
And here it is all together now:
Great use of space with tons of sleeping areas, no?
Get excited for the Pirate Ship Revenge Room, 'cause I know I'm excited enough to wet my pants for the both of us.