I am finally ALMOST done with my bathroom redo! It turned into a much bigger project than I think I was originally thinking. But I am so so pleased with how it is coming along! I have one more thing to finish and it will be ready for it's debut! Here is what I have been living with so you can get excited about what is to come! And let me just tell you how virtually impossible it is to take pictures in such a confined space!
I figured it was time to change the look of the blog, ya know because Valentines was like 3 months ago...but trying to weed through html code with the kids awake is something akin to giving myself a brain aneurysm.
Keith: Gavin, you're getting too big. Don't get any bigger, ok?
Gav: But Dad! I have to grow up!
Keith: Well, why?
Gav (sounding very concerned): Because I just have to get big and get a wife. And then I have to have kids and be a dad.
*Sidenote: Gav and I had a conversation the other day and once again, very concerned he said, "But mom, I just don't know who I am going to marry!" Whoever it is, as long as they get married in the "yogurt" temple, I'm sure it will all work out :)
My dad pointed out the other day on facebook that I've been pretty much slacking as a blogger. I love to blog, even if people think what I write is lame, but it's more for me than anyone else. I haven't been stuck in a rut or anything lately...just BUSY. Seriously busy with just life. I need to still blog about Easter but those pictures are on my other computer and don't have time for that. So this is more an update of well, not much really! It's spring which means I have an itch to get things organized and cleaned and that goes so SLOWLY with the kids around! I once heard a quote I loved..."Trying to clean your house with kids is like trying to brush your teeth while eating oreos." So true!
With all of the organizing I decided I have to redecorate a lot of my house. Ok, so maybe that is more of a want to than need to, but I am stuck in a rut in my house. I try and tell myself all of the time that i just need to be thankful that I have a house, but truly I feel like we have so much junk and we are all on top of eachother here. I've always kept things pretty basic here thinking we wouldn't live her as long as we have but since we are staying longer than I thought it is time for a change! I was originally starting with my bedroom, but I got some wild ideas for my main bathroom and just went to it. It's almost done I just need some more nick nacky things to put on my shelf and then I'll do a before and after post. It's making me so happy to have something new, but unfortunately the cutest room in my house is now my bathroom!
Mostly I have been busy taking pictures! It has been so fun for me! It really is a lot of work to schedule a time with people, make sure someone is available to be with the kids if Keith is working, and then edit the way too many pictures I take. Nothing makes me more happy though than when I go to someone's home and see the pictures displayed. I'm not great and have so much to learn, but I really appreciate those who encourage me and let me practice. I want to thank my dad also because he is the one who really got me excited about photography. I hate admitting sometimes that it wasn't always a passion of mine. There are those people who say that they have always loved it and always been interested, and maybe I would have if I would have taken photography in high school. I never took it because you had to take basic art first and there is absolutely NOTHING I love about drawing which was all that class was. So thanks Dad for helping me find my most passionate hobby, even if it was much later in life than others!
I'll leave you with a few of my favorite pictures from the past 2 weeks...