Monday, April 13, 2015

My Catcher's

It is baseball season and I could not be any happier. My boys are playing ball and my Astros are back on TV. All is right with my world again. 

For the first time ever both boys are catching. R1 been catching since he was 8 or 9 and R2 is following in his footsteps starting this year. R2 isn't playing catcher all of the time but he is learning. 

These boys make me proud every time they step on the field. 

 R1 doing his thing.


 

 And R2 doing his thing.


Monday, April 6, 2015

One Of My Favorite Days Of The Year

PLAY BALL!

Monday, March 30, 2015

Livingroom Remodel Take 1

Hubs and I bought our house almost 14 years ago. At the time liked it. I thought it was nice and clean and would a good place for us to raise our kids. (when we purchased the house, R1 was a year old) But I have never been in love with it.

Over time I began to not like things so much and we began saving money to do some home improvements. And the three of you who have been here know that Hurricane Ike took care of some of the remodeling we wanted to do. We ended up with new walls and ceilings, new carpet, new paint inside and out, and a new roof. And after that unexpected remodel I liked the house a bit more but was still never in love with it. 

One thing I have never been a fan of was the tile around our fire place. It's kind of a pinky/mauve/rose color and it doesn't match a thing in my house. But I have always been to scared to change it. What I really want to do is knock it out and replace it with brick and that was not going to happen anytime soon so I've just been settling and basically ignoring it.

Over the years I have become a fan of several DIY blogs. They change the color of paint in their homes like I do loads of laundry. Every week it seems they are painting another room, or doors, or even floors. They keep repeating it isn't perfect but nothing in our house is and it always turns out better than the way it was. And after years of having "I'm throwing paint to the wind" envy, (yes I know that is a corny play on words but it's my blog so oh well) I decided what the heck and threw caution to the wind and painted the tile around our fireplace. 

Here are the before, during, and after pictures. 


 
I can not believe the transformation. I love it! Yep that's right I said love it! Hubs even liked it. It totally transformed the livingroom and now instead of being just that blah ugly can't even describe the color,  it has become the centerpiece of the livingroom. And you know what, it's not perfect but it is definitely better than it was before. 

We liked it so much better that we began to do other things around the livingroom. We hung the TV above the fireplace and added bookcases to wall. You can see we started the shelving while I was still painting the fireplace. Do not pay any attention to the ALL those cords and how the there is more space on the left side of the fireplace than the right side, that was mid project, it's all fixed and pretty now. And now I love my livingroom. There are still a few things we need to do regarding the bookcases and I'll post pictures when we are done. 

And you know what I learned from this small one day project, it doesn't have to be perfect it be pretty. 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The boys of Spring

They're back! Be still my beating heart.



Friday, March 6, 2015

Basketball All Stars

Guess who made basketball All Stars...this kid

Yep R2 made All Stars. So basketball season isn't over for him just yet. 

I'm really proud of how hard he work this season and this is his reward. 

This is new territory for us as R1 isn't a basketball player and this is only R2's second year to play. I'm excited for all of us. 


 

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The boys

So it's baseball season. And those of you that know me, know how much this warms my heart. Baseball is my happy place. 

High school baseball is just getting started for R1 and basketball season is just ending for R2.

This past weekend was a flurry of games, one college baseball game on Friday, two basketball games and one and a half baseball games on Saturday. (half game against a school and half scrimmage, guess that makes it one full game?)

Here are two pictures of R1, his first hit on the high school team and the other of his first catch. He did great and I was proud of him. I could not get over how grown he looks out there on the field. 

  
And here are a few pictures of R2 during one of his two games this past Saturday. He is an aggressive player, so much so he fouled out with only 42.53 seconds left in the first game.  but he also knows the rules and uses them to his advantage. 



Oh be still my heart, I love these boys!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

It's High School Baseball Season

Guess who made the high school baseball team this week?

This guy!


 I'm super proud of him and all of the hard work he put in, it paid off.