Stroke, Stroke, Glide

Seth was born with gills. He loves to swim and swim and swim. Naturally, the activity of choice for him was Swim Club. I was happy to discover a year round swim club less than 3 miles from our home.

I also came to the realization that trying to take a good swimmer's photo should be left to the professionals.

To Make You Smile

While I was perusing the Design Mom blog. I came upon a post that made me smile. I think all women require one of these. Although, upon entering we may never come out.
See more images here.

Up, Over, Around, & Through

In an attempt to keep my kids active, I searched for some activities I though fit their personalities. For my oldest darling, it's rock climbing. She has excelled in climbing since she was just a little thing so I hoped this club would be perfect for her. She's into her 2nd week and I'm glad to report she loves it.

Reports on the other darlings are coming soon...

If It's Broke, Then Fix It Up

We have lived in our current residence for over 6 1/2 years. That is a record for me. I have never lived in one home for so long. I suppose that's why I have it in my head that we need to keep all those packing boxes in the garage, or why I made neutral decor decisions for the next owners of this home, or maybe it's why I peruse realty sites for our next destination. It hadn't really occurred to me that this may be the place or a least the place for longer than 6 1/2 years.

And as we have lived here for 6 1/2 years, I am noticing things that need to be refreshed, renewed, fixed up. Whereas, before, we would have been long gone to our next residence. This is somewhat new to me, the "If it's broke, then fix it up" motto. We decided, more like I whined for years until I got my way, to embark on a remodel project. I have had a battle with my master bathroom shower since day one of our arrival. The choice of materials, the installation, the everything about it, I absolutely abhorred (that's fancy for hated with a passion...we've been reading some Fancy Nancy books from the library...they're great early readers...we love them).
Anyway, after just a few weeks (that seemed like eternity) our master shower is refreshed, renewed, it is fixed up!


Day One
Demolition and Constructing new walls

Day Two
Sheetrocking and Sealing seams

Day Three or Four, I can't remember
Tiling, tiling and more tiling

Day I Don't Know
After Painting the Walls,
Waiting for Grout to Dry,
Sealing the Grout,
and Waiting for the Door to Show Up
The Finished Product
(That water droplet on the door is not's a cleaning instructions sticker. I knew my little sister would ask:)

Finished tub backsplash and new faucet.