Sunday, July 25, 2010

Bathroom Remodel

A few months ago we underwent the task of remodeling the boys' bathroom. We did have someone do the tile work but other than that Tim did the rest. I helped too... I  did the shopping :-} I LOVE how it all came out. I have to say the granite was the best part. It is a remnant piece from what is considered an exotic grade so we saved a lot of money and got something beautiful. We also added a cabinet above the toilet so there is additional storage anda spot to put towels. We plan on getting the same cabinets made for our bathroom when we do that ~ not anytime soon.:






Monday, July 19, 2010

Our day out...

Yesterday Diana and I went on an adventure to Costco and TJ Maxx...yes we are excited by the little things in life. First at TJ Maxx we were on a mission to find REALLY UGLY shoes...there were a lot to select from but not many would fit on our feet...LOL The ones we did try on, while ugly, really don't look too bad in the photos.
Then it was off to Costco...I had to renew my membership so I dropped Tim, hee hee, and added her to the membership. To say she was excited is an understatement!! We always have so much fun when we make the hour drive to get there....needless to say we do a bit of spending $$ too!! The picture really doesn't show how much stuff we really bought...


Thursday, June 24, 2010

Summertime....

Ahhhhhhhhhhhh summer! Time for hot days, being lazy and having fun. The weather has been everything from rainy and storms to really hot and humind but I am NOT complaining.



  • Andrew is away at runnning camp so it has been quite here this week. He returns on Saturday just in time for Nicholas' birthday party.....I am finding it hard to believe that Nicholas is 17 tomorrow!!
  • Christopher has ended the first part of summer band and will have a few weeks off until practice for the fall marching season gets under way.
  • Maggie has been having fun running around with the girls in the neighborhood. They had done everything from riding bikes, playing in the sprinklers and lots of water balloons.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Jazz Evening

A couple of weeks ago the Jazz bands at the high school had a jazz and desserts evening and WOW is all I can say. It is amazing to hear how good the bands are...from the beginning group to the senior group. Here are a couple of videos of Christopher in his group.

In the video he is playing the piano, even though you can't see him very well, he is on the far left of the screen ~ just before the bongo player.

video

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Father Daughter Dance

Maggie and Tim just left for the father/daughter dance at her school. To say she was excited is an understatement!! She was so excited to get her hair done and the pretty flowers that daddy got for her. I am sure they will have a great night.

Monday, April 19, 2010

A Long Time...

It has been quite a long time since there was an update. Track season is here so Andrew is very busy with that. Christopher is busy with the jazz band and competitions. Maggie is busy with school and music too!!

This video is from a race this past Friday night. Andrew ran a personal best mile time of 4:22!! We are so very proud of him and his accomplishments.

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Championship Ring Ceremony

Tonight was the night the cross country team received their championship rings. The team has been waiting 3 months for the rings to arrive and the night was FINALLY here! The kids were introduced at half time of the basketball game. The kids has HUGE smiles on their faces and seemed to enjoy the evening. We are so very proud of them all. They are really nice rings...Andrew's is a big too big so we may need to send it in to be resized. The nice thing is they get lifetime resizing :-)

Friday, February 05, 2010

It's a SNOW day....

School was cancelled today due to an impeding snow storm. So far, the snow hasn't arrived but it has rained A LOT! It appears the snow will now hit overnight and dump the heavy snow. We will have to wait and see. Andrew is disappointed as tonight they were to receive their cross country championship rings. It has been rescheduled to tomorrow night....we will wait and see.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Quick Update

Things around our home have been busy and rather ordinary:-) We are in the midst of a remodel of the boys' bathroom and it is moving slowly but progress is being made. I really should be taking some photos of the project but am just not motivated to do so.

Andrew and I have both been sick with winter colds and it is not fun.....luckily eveyone else is staying healthy.

Tim bought himself a project car. Although it is in good condition he intends on restoring most of it. He has always had an interest in cars and I knew it was only a matter of WHEN not IF he bought something for this purpose. He bought a 1960 Triumph TR3...he actually found it locally via someone at work. Tim called the owner and asked if he would be interested in selling the car and well...you see what happened.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Winter Formal 2010

The winter formal was a week ago and both boys had a great time!
The girl with Andrew was his date :-} The girl with Chris is his friend, not his date, his group all went stag!

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Snow Day


It is our first snow day of the year! At the moment there is not that much snow on the ground (about an inch) but the school system is being proactive as we are expecting 6 inches :-} Since I grew up in the snowbelt of Cleveland I have to chuckle but a day home is nice too!