Saturday, August 23, 2008

Lake Powell Aug 8-15, 2008

This is part of the gang on Halls Ferry crossing over to Halls Marina, it was not cheap!
We paid for 1 van & 1 truck w/boat=$75.00 one way, but it saved 1 1/2 hours driving time & all that gas; besides, it was kinda fun. It was really hot the week we went to Powell, we spent most of our time in the water. 
Gracie enjoying the beach.
Jack so intent on playing with his bucket of water.
Maggie doing water aerobics.
Garrett having a good time...more photos to come.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

My Garden & stuff

This is my vegetable garden-4 tomato plants, along the west side of my yard; a honeysuckle plant on both sides. Really, I don't have a lot of free time, & these are pretty easy, other than an occasional pinching off of shoots here & there & watering.

This is for Jennifer- see how I just snipped off the top of the plant, just above the last flowers, & also notice the pinch off between the main stem of the plant & the branch.

Another view of a pinch off. This helps the plant concentrate on making bigger & better tomatoes(sure, sounds good to me!).
This next photo is of the window sill in the new family room. Builder Mike layed/laid the tile in the fall & we just never got around to grouting it. Well, last Sat, I took a tiling class at Home Depot, I thought...Hey this doesn't look too hard...Well...those HD guys sure make it look simple. It was a little more tricky than I was expecting, but it turned out ok. I'm sure not giving up my day job to become a tiler, that's for sure. I'm definitely looking forward to Jenn & Aaron coming at Thanksgiving to help with all the tile we are going to be doing- the shower, sink, floor, around tub & partially on the wall.

OK- This is my artsy picture. The sun was shining on the little red flowers & I was hoping to catch it just right without Photoshop.

More pictures of bathroom construction...

Friday, August 1, 2008


Builder Mike busy working with his torch & copper tubing, doing the plumbers thing.

This is the top of the shower. Notice the slight archway to the doorway. Also brushed nickel arm for the shower head.

This next picture is inside the shower. This is a "niche" that Builder Mike built in to the shower wall. It actually has a 2nd little shelf under the bigger one, good place for shampoos, soap, etc...

This is a shot from the outside of the shower. 

Just the guts to the inside of the shower controller.
Just wait till the whole thing is done-it will look fantastic!


This is the sink we chose for the upstairs bathroom. It's hammered copper. It's different & kinda cool.

This is the shower head. All of the faucets & stuff are brushed nickel. There will be another photo of the shower where this shower head will attach to.

This is our family room, I just dusted & cleaned the leather sofas & I think it looks so nice & cozy. I can't wait till the rest of the house is done.