Sunday, April 1, 2012

A is for Anniversary!

So, this being the first day of the A to Z April challenge....i need to start with "A".  Good thing this has been my anniversary weekend or you may have been treated to a blog about ants or antibiotics!  So, how do you spend your anniversary?  We chose to take on a project to test our relationship!  The hubby and I spent the majority of this weekend renovating our kids' bathroom.  I also completed the refreshing of our half bath (just a a little paint).  It has only taken us 2 1/2 years to complete the bathrooms in this house.  I can't believe we're nearly there!  I have 2 entire Franklin Covey planners where every week has "bathroom" listed as a 'to do' item.  I may have to take the day off to cross it off! So, we started off with icky white walls, cracking light-colored tile, and a builder's grade sink and vanity set.  We've actually had all the stuff since the day we moved in because we wanted to replace all the sinks and vanities in all 3 bathrooms and also paint them all the same color.  So, we've done this twice before, right?  It's the biggest bathroom in the house and.....drumroll's square!  Hallelujah!  Umm..right?  So we, started off....took out the biggie.....took out the vanity and the cabinet.....easy enough.  Ok, tile removal time.  Yeah, ok.  so not cracked enough to come up easily.  Poor Mike.  Then we discovered that the tub we had put in when we moved in was.....wait for it...... professionally adhered to the old tile!  Fabulous.  (insert sarcasm here)  Slowly, and painfully, e managed to get it out.  No worries that the tub is now floating about our new floor's level by half and inch!  ok, so then we needed a break....he took a, i can't sleep in the middle of the day, so i took to painting.  coat downstairs, coat upstairs, another coat get the picture.  Then i tried to apply the boarder in the kids bathroom....the roll is 15 ft....the wall.....15 1/2 feet!  Darn it! (again!)  Mind you,  bought this border 2 years ago!!!  So, off to Walmart we go.  No luck.  oh well, i'll figure it out, right?  So, on to dinner..actually had our nice romantic-spend-too-much at 'Jimmy the Greek'.  I highly recommend the French Onion soup!  So, back to the house around 10 and decided neither of us can do it anymore.  To bed.  First thing this morning I got up, my brilliant idea to paint a mural on the wall to account for the missing 6 inches....i ended up painting a palm tree with a monkey, copied from the border.  Mike got up, we attacked the floor....i won't go into the full drama, but let's just say we now have a contractor friend fitting us into his schedule to completely uninstall and re-install the bathtub so that it is done 'right'.  At least the toilet and new sink are back in and the vanity will be shortly.  Below are the before, during, and after pics...the after pics aren't totally complete since the vanity and sink are still missing doors, but the little one went to bed and drilling had to come to a stop for the night.

I AM happy to report that we are still very much in love and no threats of violence were uttered this weekend!  Happy 7th Anniversary, Mike! and, Thank You, Mom and Dad and Mandy for watching the boys and making this possible!


  1. i Love the palm tree and monkey! very nice

  2. Thanks! very last minute, but i think it came out ok! Haven't got a thing accomplished on my other projects...maybe tomorrow!

  3. Happy Anniversary! I love the jelly bean background of your blog :)

    And I am here to welcome you to the Challenge!


  4. Jenna - the bathroom looks awesome. Good thinking on the palm tree & monkey. I think they look lovely.

  5. Looks great Jenna! You guys are making me feel lazy!

  6. It looks like you had a little helper too! :)

    Christi ツ
    Beach Dreams and Love Always

  7. Wow, all the best with your house!

    This is me, Duncan D. Horne, visiting you from the A-Z challenge, wishing you all the best throughout April and beyond.

    Duncan In Kuantan

  8. Happy anniversary! You're doing a great job with the bathroom!

    Nice to meet you through the A-Z Challenge!

    English Speaking Zone

  9. Happy anniversary! Glad to "meet you". I found you through the A to Z list. :-)