Sunday, August 23, 2009

Home Improvements......

Well this weekend has been sort of depressing for me, since we keep getting BFN (Big Fat Negative) on the home pregnancy tests. So to take my mind off all this IVF baby stuff for awhile, we decided to pour ourselves into some LONG overdue home improvements. So we decided to redo the guest bathroom...... This is what it looked like to begin with. The sink top is yellow (ick!) and if you look closely you can see on the left side where the previous owners laid cigarettes and they burnt the porcelain! Soooo tacky!
This is the ugly linoleum floor, just yucky.....
So....... when we pulled the old vanity out, I kid you not, this is what we found UNDERNEATH the vanity! It looks like when they built this house over 20 years ago, they just put the vanity right in over all the trash on the floor. I mean seriously....... how disgusting!
Then, when we pulled up the old floor, the paper backing stuck down on the concrete. Sweetness spent 3 hours the first night scraping all that junk up! The brown towel on the floor is covering the hole where the toilet sits. It really was not a fun job!

This is the finished project! It actually turned out very nice! The new vanity sink is bright WHITE, gone is the dingy yellow. And we ended up having to paint all the walls a fresh coat of bright white, and it look sooooo good!!!!

Notice the new floor we put in...... it really turned out nice!

And I love the new faucet we picked out! Yeah!!!! You will never believe how many problems we encountered in this little overhaul, but we did it OURSELVES, and we are very proud!

So then we decided to tackle another project that has been looming..... Let me explain! When I bought this house almost 2 years ago, the spare bedroom was a bright red color. So gross. So I painted it a very soft sky blue (perfect for baby boys :)) Well the closet doors that were on the two large closets were metal and covered in some disgusting brown tissue paper. So I had them taken down when I replaced the carpet in the whole house prior to moving in. Well, lets just say they have never been replaced, and we have looked at this the whole time......
Well tonight we did manage to get up one side of the new doors, also no small feat, but wow they look good! Why did I wait so long?????? This is a pic of the left side, showing the new sliding doors....... the right closet will get done tomorrow night. Right Sweetness????

Well folks,, that is all our excitement for this weekend. I wish with all my heart I had a BFP to report, but I don't. I have talked to several praying friends, and they are all agreeing with me to let God have the last word on Friday's beta test. I am still praying for our miracle, and trusting that God will have the final say, I just have to be patient, and anyone that knows me well knows that is not my strongest virtue.
Again, thank you for praying for us. Sweetness refuses to give up hope that our babies are still in there, and that really makes my heart happy. He is sooo wonderful, my greatest gift from the Lord (apart from my salvation). We will see what this week holds for us, hopefully reason to celebrate!
Ending with a scripture close to my heart:
"Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop may fail and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Savior!"
-Habakkuk 3:17-18


  1. yea...lets just say the bathroom was a test for both of us. next up...the kitchen floor. Lord, please give us strength.

  2. Heather, As I was listening to Pastor Ed's sermon, I thought about you and knew I needed to tell you to download it! It was all about praying persistently and watching what God Can and Will Do!!! So, if you have time go to North Mobile's Website and listen to the sermon from this morning... I think it will be a great encouragement!!!

  3. Thanks Melissa, I will definitely check it out