Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Transformations Begin Again, Part 1

Once again we are taking advantage of my brother, Randy Chambers' rotten luck and terrific talents. He's found himself needing work again, and we need some work done.  We have decided to do some remodeling, starting with the master bathroom. We needed to take the bathtub out and make a walk in shower. We started the process on September 15th, and the master bath was finished today! We have been using it for two weeks without the glass shower doors, we used a shower curtain until the doors could be installed.

Here are the before pictures:

It really did need some major updating! I really was not sad to see that yellow tub go! 

Now for the demolition and rebuilding process:

Everything was removed, clear down to the studs. Blake and Randy and Randy C. worked hard. The hardest part was getting the heavy tub out! Pretty much filled the horse trailer with all the mess.

Jared came and wired for the new lights and put a new fan in. My dad came and helped with the sheet rock mudding one day. The huge cupboard that would go behind the door was not going to make the turn into the bedroom, so Blake had the idea to put it through the bedroom window. It had maybe an inch clearance on the top of the window. The Randys and Blake really used their muscles that day.  We decided to have Mickelsen Marble do our huge new shower, and we had to wait for them to come. They also had trouble getting one of the big pieces in and then turned right in the shower. They had to cut it a little, then come back 4 days later to finish.  It all turned into a huge process and waiting game.  

Here's a picture I found on Pinterest that I used for inspiration for the sink and cupboard next to it:

Now here are the pictures of the final product! It turned out wonderful! I love it! The huge shower is amazing! I think it all turned out so well, and is so pretty and functional too. I love the tile, and the lights and the color of the shower. I'm not very good at visualizing what it will look like from samples, but I think it turned out great!

It's really hard to get good pictures. These pictures really don't do justice to it.
I love the cubby in the shower for the shampoos and soaps, I also love the bench. I feel like I'm in an upscale hotel! Thank you Randy C. for helping our dream become reality!

Stay tuned, there are plenty more transformations in the works!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

General Conference Activity

Courtney and Nikelle decided we needed to get some pumpkins and carve them for a conference activity. So, that's what we did during the afternoon session. We found some patterns online. I think they all turned out really great!

Getting started...
Everybody's working hard...

Birthday Boy

September 19 and 21, 2014

Blake turned 59 on Sept. 21st! Holy cow, he's getting old! On Friday, the 19th, his mother and sister Natillie met us at Texas Roadhouse for a birthday dinner.  Blake has always said that he doesn't want a big deal made of his birthday, and not to tell people at the restaurants that it's his big day.  Well, his mom told them, and they came and made him sit on the saddle, while they sang to him.  He was a good sport and even smiled! He told them that he was 60!

Courtney and Nikelle helped make his birthday cake! It's an ice cream cake made with ice cream sandwiches. Sure do love you Blake, even if you are old!

Another trip to Boise

September 6&7, 2014

lake and I kind of horned in on a trip to Boise with Jared and Nikelle.  They had tickets to the BSU Football game, and we just went along. We left early in the morning and went to the Boise temple when we got there. Then we went to Cheesecake Factory to eat.  Blake and I just stayed at the Shilo Inn while Jared and Nikelle went to see her Grandma and to the game. We got up early Sunday morning and drove home in time for church. Fun little road trip!


September 3, 2014

Jared and Nikelle announced to the family that they are going to have a baby! Yay! Due April 13!

Labor Day

September 1, 2014 - Labor Day

We kind of ended the summer the same way we started it, fishing! Before we went fishing we decided to go to lunch at McKenzie River, a restaurant in Idaho Falls that Blake and I had not tried.  The food was good when we finally got it almost an hour after arriving at the restaurant. We might have to try it another time and give them a second chance!

The fish were not biting too well, but it was fun family time!


August 30, 2014

Randy and Courtney had a place in their backyard that needed more sprinklers, so Blake and Jared helped them install them.  

They rented a pipe puller (yeah, I don't know what it's called) and it worked really good. They got the sprinklers all in and they work great, much better than using a hose!