Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Productivity this past weekend…with the help of wonderful friends!

Okay well…maybe not friends, but friend. Let me explain… Our fabulous friends Mike and Aimee came into town this past weekend to help out with the house. Sweet Aimee asked, “Kat, what can you and I do this weekend?” My response, “I don’t think there is a lot that us ladies can do yet, so we should probably go shopping!” So maybe Aimee and I didn’t help with the house, but we were helping in spirit and were Great moral support. Aimee and I were off to Austin to hit up our usual shoppin’ spots with a break midday to enjoy ships, salsa, and queso, while sipping a margarita; meanwhile, the boys were back at the house working hard. Don’t feel too bad for them, I think they took a break midday as well to have a cerveza or two??!!

So, the girls really did go shopping and the boys actually did work Very Hard, and were extremely productive. We are really grateful for all of Mike’s help with the house!! The boys cut out the opening for the new hallway, moved locations of doors, as well as hung doors. The plans that our awesome architect drew up, our cousin Travis, are starting to come together!

a look at the boys hard work

opening on the left is the new entrance into the hallway

After a hard days work, we ended the day at the 59th annual Taylor Rodeo…yeee-haww! It was Aim’s first ever rodeo experience!! She had a great time expect for her concern for the cows heads twisting off during the steer wrestling! We assured her that they were just fine, and that is didn’t hurt them at all!! We all had a Great time at the rodeo! Thanks Mike and Aimee for your help this weekend!!

Bathroom update

David completed the bathroom tile in the tub area a few weeks ago, it looks great! We finally got our floor tile in a little over a week ago…that was a long story. We still didn’t get exactly what we ordered, but all in all, it worked out really well. We had ordered penny tile for the bathroom floor probably a month ago, in the end the correct amount didn’t come in; we instead got an order of really cute small white subway tile, so we ended up using that as a border. We actually ended up really liking the way the bathroom floor tile worked out!! My all-star husband has also taken up the trade of wiring. David wired our bathroom lighting and fan. He really does impress me daily on what he is able to tackle. The bathroom is actually started to look like a real bathroom!

Tub area tile Complete!!!!

A look at the added detail
Tiling away...

Up-close look at the awesome penny tile

Before grouting
a cool angle (d took this pic)

With grout...I LOVE IT!!!

Looking more like a bathroom!

Let there be light
(but not from flame or explosion)

And there was light...and it was Good!!
(and it also had an exhaust fan)