Weekend Update

Productive is an understatement when trying to describe last weekend; really productive is better. Highlights? Ok!

We’ve been trying to get the pups out more often – they made their maiden voyage to Starbucks on Saturday morning.

Then we went treasure hunting. Ok. We went thrifting. Adam found this hat.

Jack found a penguin…

…and a sweet new ride.

Layne found all these frames and turned them into these frames:

She put souvenirs from the trip to London inside.

Adam resurfaced the tub – the last project to complete before we were able to put the whole bathroom together. More on that later (We said “more on” – heh heh).

Sunday was music at church, finishing the bathroom and Qwirkle. Yeah. Qwirkle.

Layne won the first round.

Katy won the second.

Dan put up a good fight.

So did Adam.

June was the only loser. She was captured and snuggled…

…and snuggled some more.

Upon her release she gave us this look. “Really?” Yeah, June, really. We snuggle in this house.

We hope you had a wonderful weekend. We also hope you snuggled someone or something.

Project: New Bathroom – Where We’re At

With everything going on, we’ve not had a chance to put the finishing touches on our beautiful new bathroom. However, here’s where we’re at as far as progress.

The final piece of renovation is completing the re-finish of our antique tub. Adam is beginning the prep work and intends to finish this project this weekend. Here’s what the tub looks like right now.

As you may or may not be able to see, Adam had this baby sandblasted down to the original porcelain. We found some spots of rust that we’ll treat before we lay down primer and paint.

We bought and installed our new mirrors (after spray painting the shiny nickel finish to match all our brass fixtures).

We’re on the hunt for a sweet makeup vanity for Layne but as a place holder, we’ve put this sweet dresser and mirror combo in that corner of the bathroom. Everything is messy due to being mid-project but this will give you an idea of what we’re working with.

Note the shower surround leaning on the floor. We are so excited to install it and get our shower curtains hung up. That shower surround is the reason we opted for shiny brass fixtures. We know. They’re outdated. But so is our antique tub and we really liked the warm color of the brass. So. We’re trying it out. If we end up hating it later on, we’ll paint/replace just as easily as we did this time.

Messy! But we are so, so, so close!


Sunday Dinner

Here’s hoping that every Sunday night is as enjoyable as last Sunday night. We hosted a handful of our friends for a taco feed! We purchased our house because we loved it instantly but also because we knew it would be a warm and inviting place to entertain our friends and family.

We were so right and couldn’t be more grateful to have found such a sweet home.

We couldn’t help but feel a little giddy when our buddies started to arrive.


Our friends Aubrey and Kate and their little man, Jack.

butz dinner

Meet Tim and Jessie. They have a rare condition called ‘Permasmile.”

jessie tim

Dinner time produced plenty of great conversation and a lot of laughs.

There was even a tickle fight.

After dinner, we enjoyed a little jam session.

Adam showed off his ukelele skills.

Jack showed off his mandolin skills.

Things got what we like to call “cray.”

We’re looking forward to many more Sunday dinners with good friends!