Monday, August 31, 2009

Bathroom Redo, After

So, I've been putting off posting about the bathroom because it's not officially finished yet. But I finally decided that since the only thing we still need to do is the back-splash, and who knows how long it will be before we get it done, I better just go ahead and post some after pictures of our bathroom and be done with it.

Here's the bathroom before.

And here it is now. I am SO happy with how it turned out. I ended up painting the cabinets pink and I LOVE them! I want to get some glass knobs for the drawers, but I haven't been able to find what I want yet.
I actually ended up moving our shower curtain from the master bathroom because I couldn't find anything I liked. I love this shower curtain, but knew I didn't want to keep it in the master bath anyway. The walls are a butter yellow. I think it is such a happy and friendly yellow.

We ended up spending more than I had originally hoped, but at only $500 I feel like we still did a pretty good job on a small budget. That covers wallpaper removal; paint for the walls, ceiling, door, baseboards and cabinets; new light fixture, faucet, floor, baseboards, towel rod and toilet paper holder; new towels and bathmat; and accessories/decorations.

It makes me happy every time I walk by and look in my beautiful, clean, new bathroom. (I do have to say that I think it's kind of ironic that the first bathroom we redid was already the NICEST bathroom in the house, if you can believe that.)

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Cherry Hill

We finally made it to Cherry Hill after two years of trying. The weather was perfect and we had a great day playing in the water, going down the slides and hanging out with family. We went to celebrate Ellie's 4th birthday that is coming up this week. Max did not like the slides, but loved playing in the water. Both he and Emily just loved running around the kid pool. We got home at 8 that night and Max wanted to go straight to bed. By 8:30 both kids were bathed and asleep. Thanks for inviting us, Erin and Brian. We had a great time! (Also, thank you Mom and Brian and Erin for helping me out with my kids!)

Saturday, August 22, 2009

We love hats!

Actually, Emily loves hats. And necklaces, crowns, dresses, purses, etc. I think it's funny that Emily is the one introducing Max to the world of dress up and not the other way around.

Friday, August 21, 2009

The Dinosaur Park

On Saturday, August 8th, we had one last family get together with Shannan and her family. Jim had flown in a couple of days before for his family reunion and we wanted to spend some time with him since he doesn't get to make it out to Utah as much as Shannan and the girls.

The original plan was to go to Cherry Hill, but once again we were thwarted by the weather. We decided that 70 degree weather and a high chance of rain would not be ideal for water fun so we went to the Dinosaur Park in Ogden instead.

The kids all enjoyed the dinosaurs, although I think Max thought they were real at first as was a little nervous.

Ellie and Malia were offered as lunch to this dinosaur by their fathers.

All six grandkids on my side of the family:

Kaitlyn, Malia, Emily, Ellie, Rachael, and Max

Poor Max being the only boy, but not for long. (I'm so excited for one of my sisters to finally have a boy!)

Emily and her Daddy. No family resemblance there, ha ha.

Max does this quit a bit. I'm not quite sure what the point is of the hands around the eyes.

Max and Malia, cooking up some dinner.

It was a fun day eating, playing and laughing. Afterwords we had dinner at our house and got the chance to play a couple of games before everyone had to leave.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Grandpa Marc and Grandma Sharon's house is a little kids wonderland. Me, my sister Shannan, and all 6 grand-kids had a BBQ with my dad last night and the kids just played, played, played. Max especially loved driving the jeep around the yard, and I thought he did a pretty good job steering for a three year old! Emily loved splashing in the pool and climbing in and on the playhouse and slides. (Max did not enjoy accidentally sliding/falling into the pool. He hates water in his face.) Other highlights included: playing in the Barbie room upstairs, digging in the sandbox, and water fights with Grandpa.

Oquirah Mountain Temple

The open house took a lot longer than I expected (around three hours), but I'm glad we got to go see the temple together as a family. It was also great to be able to go with three of my siblings, one brother-in-law, my mom, and all of my nieces. It's a beautiful temple and has an amazing view of the Salt Lake Valley.