Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Making a Splash!!

Well thank goodness it's not a water type splash! I have had enough of those to last me awhile! I'm talking back splash for the kitchen!! It is finished and looking fabulous! Jared and I are so pleased with how everything came out! Maybe just maybe it was meant to be!! Our house is practically brand new now! We absolutely love the floors, the tile are now are back splash!!!

Jared's parents came up this past weekend and had a MAJOR role in the facelift of our kitchen yet again!!! Jack did all the tile laying, jared did all the cute, Lori helped grab spacers, hand off tiles, and make sure the lines were straight, and I buttered....the TILE silly!! Yes you butter tile...with adhesive not butter so it will stick to the board and stay in place! I must say it came second nature to me!! It was quite the family project! It took about 6 hours on Sunday and Jared finished it up last night! Our kitchen is AMAZING!! We are so happy with the out come!!!

Thank you so much Lowe's for coming up this past weekend!!!!! We couldn't have done it without you!!! Enjoy the pictures!!
The first tile is laid!!!
Such thought and precision!
I'm butterin!!
This is how your make the perfect cuts!!
OOHH OOHH we have 7!!
BOW WOW!!! I like my new tile!!

Details details!!
Perfect cuts!!
oh yes we have grout!!!
Isn't it pretty!!!

A little out of order...but tiles with spacers

The new kitchen floor tile

here is the new wood with the furniture
The finished product!!!


Thank you again Jack and Lori for coming to Waco to help us make a kitchen look AMAZING!!!!

Saturday, September 11, 2010


YEAh...the house is slowly getting back to normal. We have most of the furniture back in place, but we still need to put the washer and dryer back in and fill the china cabinet with china! Well I say we...but I mean Jared! hehe! It's nice to be able to get in the office now, get to our bedroom easily, see the floor in our bedroom, and watch tv on the couch! Oh the little things in life! Well we are VERY pleased with the outcome! We couldn't be happier with how the tile and floors look! They really update the house and look really good with our furniture and theme of our house! We have one small project left...the backsplash! Jared picked up the tile today and it looks great! Once that is completed we are going to take a BREAK from remodeling the house! I hope the dishwasher, washer, air conditioner, and hot water tank heard me!!!

New floors next to the semi new carpet

Living Room looking towards the front door...china cabinet on your right

New Tile- it's on diagonal pattern


Living room floor with our chair

Well it has been a busy 3 weeks! I can't believe 3 weeks of school is complete! This past week we had our open house! It went well. From a couple parents that came, they told me I was their child's favorite teacher and that they love coming to my class! That made my night!! Well then comes Friday morning...the day after open house...I had NO voice!! I not the world's biggest talker, and having to talk for about 13 hours straight did me in!!! I've never lost my voice like that!! NEVER!! I was very worried how I would get through the day without a voice! Kinda of a necessity for teachers!! Well each period I had another teacher to come in and give the spelling test! That was awesome! Did I mention how SWEET, NICE, GENEROUS, KIND, LOVING group of teachers I get to work with on a daily basis!?! Well if not they are AMAZING!! My classes were GREAT! They were so understanding of my lack of voice! They got their work finished, did great on their re take test, and were so quiet!! It was so cute, they would whisper me answers for their warm ups! It was sweet!

Progress reports go out on Tuesday...I think my email and voicemail will be flooded! Work has been keeping me very busy!! I feel a little disconnected right now with the outside world! I'm trying to catch up and get in a routine of some sorts! My classes are tying me up at nights and on Saturdays...they are the BIGGEST waste of time! I really wish they weren't such a waste and that I would get something more out of them! They are too expensive to be such a waste! But oh well...they are going to get me officially certified!!

I can't get over how fast time has gone by!! My 2 nieces and 1 nephew are all in school- Kindergarten and pre-school! A lot of "NEW" happening in our family in 2010!! Little William will be a year old next month!! WOW!! We will have lived in our 2 years next month--oh homeownerhsip!! January Jared and I will celebrate 3 years!! WOW! Time flies!!

The Lowe Wedding Day

The Lowe Wedding Day
I'm holding it together pretty well here!


On our honeymoon in Cozumel


My dad and my niece at the wedding!

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A photo is a freezed moment in time that can bring back an emotion, a smell, an age, a place that is meaningful to you and most important family memories. I hope to capture those memories! I have just dived into the world of photography and am LOVING it! Enjoy the pics!