Thursday, January 31, 2008

Ashley's Simpler Makeover

Ashley talked us into letting her put up Black chalkboard paint on her walls..I was skeptical....but it turned out really cute. She has enjoyed gettting to "Color" on her walls..something all kids dream of.Can you tell she is into Music!

Tim the Tool Man Taylor

Careful these images may be graphic!!!!
Okay, so the pictures got uploaded backwards.

Here is Tim's thumb, after being split open by a sledge hammer. It has already been sewn up. With 5 count them, stitches! The story.... Well we decided that we needed to add a tub/shower to the powder room basement. With 3 girls, we could kick ourselves for taking it out of the original plan. We opted for just the powder room...who knew Tim would make the basement beautiful and we would like living down there? Well we hired some plumbers for estimates...and they varied quite a bit. Tim decided, how hard could it be to bust up some 4 inch concrete floor to get to the already there pipes? Well, harder than it looks! Especially, with a spike and a sledgehammer! Needless to say,we are hiring a plumber, but Tim has insisted on getting to frame the walls. He starts tomorrow..say a quick prayer of safety for him!

Tim cutting into the to a very dusty start.

Tim outside of the room expansion.....looking dusty, but having fun. This is before the thumb splitting, of course he is still smiling in the after picture too. What a sport!

The Room Make-over

Okay we have finished Bethany's room makeover. Yes, it did take a little time and effort to make the room the pre-teen dream room. Bethany is thrilled with it and says it is exactly what she wanted. I included a picture of what the old Wizard of Oz room looked like-and now the transformed dot room. It is definately a bright and cheerful place for Bethany to have friends over in. We took many ideas from the Pottery Barn catalogue for a fraction of the price.

The new twin bed has a trundle bed underneath, perfect for slumber parties! Can you tell Bethany loves-Green and Blue!
Leave us a comment on how you think it turned out!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

New Places in D.C.

This past weekend, we decided to go to DC and visit some places we hadn't been, and believe me we have been to most places. Our favorite was Roosevelt Island...who knew such a beautiful memorial existed on the island. We are going back in the Spring, when the water fountains will hopefully be running.
We also stopped(we have driven by many times) Iwo Jima memorial, and the Netherlands Carillion,both really neat. In the summer, they have bell concerts at the Carillion.
Tim had always wanted to get up close to the Air Force he did. We realize no matter how many times we go into DC, there is always something fun to see and do.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Interior Decorating

There is something I passionately love to do...decorate rooms! Bethany decided as she is entering the teen years this July(yikes) that she is ready for a change in decor. Sadly Wizard of Oz is being packed away for a more hip type of hang out place. As the first picture shows, I spent most of yesterday painting out the room...not fun, but great exercise! Stay posted for the transformation to take place...we are still working on the after picture! One of our favorite channels is HGTV(home and garden TV), so here is our own version of "Room Makeover".

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Carribean Cruise 2007!

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Check out my Slide Show!