Sunday, September 23, 2007

Eight Pitchers

Joseph and Aunt Sue worked together to read his baseball numbers book. A budding statistician!

Even more videos from our trip to the Mayborn Museum over Labor Day Weekend:

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Sic 'em, Bears!

That's what all the Bears say, right, Joseph?

A few other videos from our time at the Mayborn Museum over Labor Day Weekend:

Friday, September 21, 2007

Joseph on Drums

Joseph got a big kick out of the children's part of the Mayborn Museum Complex at Baylor when they were here Labor Day Weekend. Here he is playing the drums with his Daddy.

More pics and video still to come!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Labor Day Fun

Now that we're done with the daily bathroom updates, it's time to backtrack a little. Here are some pics from when my whole family came to our house for Labor Day.

Hopefully this slideshow deal works for everyone, but if it doesn't, click here to go to the photo album page.

If you want to read the accompanying captions, mouse over the bottom of the photo and click on the speech bubble icon that shows up on the left.

You can also see Aunt Sue's pics from Labor Day here, or see Kim's pics here, here, here and here.

Future updates will include photos from Joseph's 2nd birthday party and videos from both the party and Labor Day. Stay tuned!

Friday, September 14, 2007

Before the remodeling...

Finally found a simple, free program that would edit video (no thanks to you, Windows Movie Maker) and was able to pare down a long video that we took of the house before we even bought it. Here's a 30-second clip from then that shows the master bathroom before the remodeling; take a look at it, then compare it to the video below after the remodeling was done. If you like pink tile, then maybe you prefer the "before," but we think it's quite an improvement.


Yes, I am absolutely drooling over the new iPod Touch... Once I save enough money, the main question is: should I wait for one with just a little more storage? My music right now would almost exactly fill the larger 16 GB version, and I'd like to be able to have some video on there, too.

We'll see. Right now, I don't quite have enough money. By the time I do, maybe I will have decided.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Bathroom Remodel- COMPLETE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It's done!! Sorry for posting the pictures so late, I just finished painting :) . We are most excited about the new bathroom. It's got a towel bar on order, so that's not in yet, but most everything else is done.

Please let us know what you think! We want to hear feedback!!!!

Here's a video tour:

Here are pictures!!

Sink/Toilet Area:

Other View of Sink/Toilet Area:

Shower Curtain & Wall:

Shower Area:

Back of Shower:

Mirror Area:

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Baylor Football!

Since we don't have any bathroom remodel pics, how about some Baylor football pics?

Bethany and I got season tickets, and yesterday was my first game in the stands at Floyd Casey since the Bears lost to Miami in 1997. Here's the view from our seats:

Oh - how random is this? We get to our seats, and who has season tickets directly in front of us? The couple we bought our house from!

We had fun; Baylor won 45-17, and Baylor's quarterback set school single-game records for passing touchdowns and passing yards. Nice home start!

Bathroom Update

Hi Guys!

I just wanted to update you on the did not get finished yesterday (*SIGH*). The electrician came out and installed the bathroom heater/fan and the outlets, but the plumber never showed up to install the shower faucet, toilet, vanity, etc. The contractor promises me they will both be here first thing tomorrow, so we'll see. Tomorrow evening, I plan on painting the bathroom walls with the faux finish whether they're done or not, so we'll see what happens. We'll keep you updated!!!!

Thanks for following our remodel, we love to hear your feedback!

Bethany & Jeff

Friday, September 7, 2007

Bathroom Remodel - Day 9

The bathroom will be done tomorrow! Or so the contractor tells me...but I believe him, he's been true to his word so far. Today they grouted the floor tile, put up the shower tile and touched up a few places here and there. Tomorrow they grout the shower tile, put in the faucet/shower fixture, and install the mirror, toilet and vanity again. Then they're done!!!

Here are the pictures for today...

Floor Tile with Grout:

Shower Area:

Back Shower Wall:

Shower/Tub Shelf:

Bathroom Remodel- Day 8

Sorry this posting is so late! A somewhat last-minute errand called us to another city and back last night.

The bathroom should be done tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thursday they laid the tile on the floor and painted the bathroom. Friday they will put the tile up in the shower, then Saturday the electrician will come back and finish up with the heater/fan combo and the outlets and everything. It's looking good!

Here are the pictures:

Mirror Area:

Toilet Area:

Tile floor (no grout yet):

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Bathroom Remodel-Day 7

Today more progress was made in the bathroom! Mike the carpenter came (and just left a minute ago!) and put up the wainscoting and chair rail, then also did the crown molding and the frame for the shelf behind the bathtub. It looks great!

The ceiling was also textured so that now you can't really tell there were ever walls taken out.

Tomorrow they are supposed to start tiling!

Here are the pictures for today:

Toilet Area:

Bathtub Shelf:


Another view of ceiling:

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Bathroom Remodel- Day 6

After a few days off from the remodel, things were up and running today despite an almost 2 hour power outage that threatened to thwart the entire day. The guys worked today primarily on the ceiling and on the walls. On the ceiling, they worked on smoothing out the texture and actually putting a ceiling over the shower. On the walls, they put this black tar like substance that makes the sheetrock waterproof if it was ever to get water on it. I think it also helps the tile stick. The tile was ordered today and should be in tomorrow (coming from Dallas), so hopefully that will still happen.

The carpenter was supposed to come today and put up the wainscoting, chair rail and frame out the wood shelf behind the tub, but after several hours of waiting, I don't think he's coming.

Still, there's progress!!!

Shower Area:

Shower Ceiling:

Tile we chose: