I spent the last few days having fun with some of my family and also trying to get organized by doing little projects around the house. My brother dropped his grandsons (Tommy and Eamon) off with my sister-in-law Ann, and she and my niece Erin brought the boys over this weekend to play with Jayden and to swim in the pool. My brother-in-law Donald also came over and he very nicely brought me some more beach glass and a pretty bracelet that he found on the beach too (those will be another post sometime)!
Here's Jayden with Eamon and Thomas. What's with Jayden's eyes?! I guess he didn't want to turn his face away from the camera but wanted to look at the boys at the same time?
Tommy and Eamon live out in California, my nephew Thomas (their Dad) is in the Navy and he's stationed in San Diego right now, but they will be transferring to the East coast in the Fall. They'll be a little closer to us, but they will be down south. The boys were visiting with my brother in Maryland for awhile, and now they'll be with my sister-in-law for this week so we'll hopefully get to see them a lot.
Here's Mia enjoying her new duck book that she got from Erin.
I love Eamon's red hair!
Here's Erin laughing at Uncle Donald.
Tommy with Uncle Donald (the big kid).
Donald was climbing over Ann to get to the other side of the love seat but then mid-way decided he would just stay there! Ann looks so thrilled, doesn't she? I think she was actually saying, "Why me? Why me?"
Ann, my sister-in-law Susie, Jayden, and myself are going to the beach tomorrow with Donald. Do you think Donald will survive us? Or, better yet, will we survive him?
Here's a few more 'before' and 'after' pictures.
I really have some nerve showing the before pictures, they're gross.
Our bathroom tiles were really bad news. No amount of bleach, or bathroom cleaner, or scrubbing would get rid of the mold! Ray got in touch with Sanigrout.com and had them come re-grout the tiles with a new (anti-mold) grout product.
It looks beautiful now, but only time will tell if it stays that way!
Before ~ Yuck!
After ~ Ahh!
Another before ~ Disgusting!
And after ~ Beautiful!
I also did a lot of reorganizing in the bathroom, and de-cluttering, I threw out lots of things I don't use anymore (why was I hanging onto fifty bottles of lotions, shampoos, and conditioners with only drops that remained at the bottom, or had long ago since dried up completely?). My bathroom shelves and etagere are cleared and I'm determined to keep them that way.
Next I have the big task of tackling my bedroom! (Shudder).
'See' you all on Tuesday!
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