(This was initially intended for my "ilovepurplemorethanyou" blog but it is having some technical difficulties)
Recently it was time to repaint our purple house. If you want to know how our house became purple you can read about it here.
We've had the same painter for over 10 years. He's the one who painted it purple in the first place. He's from Korea and is a 5th degree black belt in Tai Kwan Do and a 3rd degree black belt in Hap Ki Do. When he arrived in America over 30 years ago, he joined the U.S. Olympic Team and became an Olympic Champion. Why is he now a painter? Because he was the first born son and in his culture, he was given the option of joining his father's painting company or being disowned by the family. His younger brother started his own Martial Arts school and our Jason helps out with it, as well as participates as a judge during competitions.
Since our kids are Kung Fu trained, and our oldest son Haven is almost a black belt, it was indeed an honor for Haven to spar with Jason, our painter in our home dojo.
I don't know why my husband lets me do crazy things like this, but I think there's nothing wrong with adding a little more "fun" into your life. And for us, that means having a purple sparkly house. Yeah, I'm a little quirky. But I always have a smile on my face when I back out of my driveway or pull into my driveway and see my purple, sparkly house.