Thursday, October 4, 2012

Bathroom Makeover

 Well, here they are, the pictures from our bathroom makeover.  It's been done for some time but for some time we've been pretty busy. Here's what we started with...

 Over Christmastime we had our family sign the walls before the new drywall and tile went up.

 We decided on a shower instead of a bath since we have a bath upstairs and I can count on 1 hand the number of times I've taken a bath in the last 15 years.  Don't miss it at all and love the tiled bench seat so much more!
 Self-leveling compound for a floor that would never be level.  Love older houses:)
 Ahhhh, are my tootsies glad we put in the radiant heat flooring:)

 The Potter is Kerry Brooks and we found this gem on our trip out to CO this Summer at gallery.  Love it:)

 Cubbies for all that 'stuff' that you need in a bathroom but don't want to see.  Love that it's out of direct line of sight from the rest of the room.
 Very expensive, but so very nice, shower system.  And below is my waterfall faucet.
 Wayne installed his own medicine cabinet in between the studs with wiring for an outlet so he could charge his razor out of sight:)

 And crown moulding and extra lighting make all the difference.  Wayne did an awesome job and saved us oodles of $$$ by doing all the work himself.  We still spent way more than I had originally thought we would, but I think it was all worth it!

Friday, September 7, 2012

1st Day of School 2012

 Denver headed off to 4th grade, cowboy boots and all.  Willa off to 2nd grade.

 Flew off the bus after great 1st days:)  Exhausted by 7pm.  Ahh, the routine of school...

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Taking a Collective Breath

Silence here usually means that life is speeding on without many moments to catch our collective breaths.  But we have this one week.  One week where there is very little on our calendar and we can all take a deep breath before July takes us on its' adventure.

 June brought us many happy diversions(sorry, channeling my inner Austen).  For one, I got to try my hand at gum paste flowers.  I like to make fancy cakes.  I think the older you get the fewer opportunities you get to really make beautiful things.  Life kinda gets in the way.  So this month I got to make 2 cakes.  One for a bridal shower and one for my Niece's Graduation party.  I enjoyed every bit of it, though having my kitchen turned into a gum paste making, drying, and storing factory was...inconvenient.  God Bless my patient husband who never complains and didn't once break any delicate little flowers drying while sitting in a myriad of cups on the counter or hanging from racks upside down.

We also had our 2nd Annual Block Party.  It took much less planning this year, which is good since we had a lot less time to put to it.  But I love that nearly everyone on the street came out and spent nearly the whole day with each other. It has definitely changed the 'feel' of the neighborhood.

 My Aunt came in costume for a full day of face-painting.

The Barnard Fire Department sent over a firetruck and the kids all got hats and a chance to climb up into the truck.  And everyone humored me while I snapped a group shot.

 You can't tell but Wayne had my name "tattooed" int the center of the heart;)

And we finished the night with tractor rides up and down our closed street and an outdoor movie projected onto someones house.

 Then Father's Day celebrated at my brother's house.
Then the Barnard Fireman's Parade and Carnival...

Then my Sweet Niece Mikayla, graduated from High School.

And then here we are...taking a breath before July starts...