Saturday, June 30, 2012

Our Mega Den!!!

A few months ago I saw a casting for a show on the DIY network called Mega Dens. They were looking for families in the Atlanta area with small kiddos that wanted to dramatically change their den. Now, to give you a bit of background on why this intrigued me...Jared and I had been talking for MONTHS, I mean MONTHS about how great it would be to open up the wall between the living room (aka the boys playroom) and the den and to lay hardwood floors since our carpet just continued to be in constant need of cleaning with two small friends. Okay, now back to the casting, I sent in an email answering their questions and didn't think too much about it when a month or so had passed and I hadn't heard anything back. Well, while we were at the beach with my family they emailed me back and set up a phone interview, and then an in home visit, and after a pitch to the network and an approval our date was set for our home makeover!! Mega Dens is a crazy show because you basically surrender your house over to the design team and you are pretty much kicked out for the week while they transform your space...being my normal planner and OCD self, this was a little challenging for me but I had watched the show previously and knew that we were leaving it in good hands. Okay, so now I'll stop talking and show you the pictures since that's all you probably want to see anyway! Our Den Before:
Our Living Room/Playroom Before:
Our New Mega Den!!!
Coleman and Carter's artwork! They made this secretly with the hosts of the show one day and I LOVE it!
Probably my all time favorite piece in the rooms...they did such an awesome job of matching our style with the makeover. Jared's, of course, is the new 3D tv.
It's safe to say that the boys are pretty much in love with the firetruck. The red light on top lights up, as do the headlights and Coleman and Carter control all of this from inside of the truck, so of course they think they are top dog. Carter woke up an hour early this morning saying "firetruck firetruck firetruck"...poor little guy must've been dreaming about it all night long!
And of course they love that they can still watch Thomas the Train in their new den..
Here are some action shots during the week...Jared and I painted the fireplace (and I wanted to kinda freak out), sanded and drilled the custom built-ins...although we didn't know what they were at the time.
And here are the boys with the hosts of the show who were seriously amazing!!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day!!

I am beyond blessed to have such a sweet Daddy and husband in my life and I hope that all the other Daddies out there had a great Father's Day today!! I am not good at keeping secrets, well I take that back. I'm good at keeping secrets if they are from someone else, but when it's something that's directly related to me and I'm excited about it, it's almost downright impossible. So, of course keeping this Father's day present from Jared was seriously eating away at me!! Jared LOVES the Atlanta Braves and the boys have never been to a game, so I figured there was nothing better than taking the boys to their first game on Father's Day :o) To prepare my little surprise I took the boys hand prints, not once but twice (if you do this don't use an inkpad...just go straight to using acrylic paint!), and put them each on a baseball. Sadly, Coleman and Carter are beyond used to putting their hand prints on things...guess that's the teacher in me with all their projects! And on the ball I wrote, "My first baseball game with my Daddy" and the date, etc. The boys wore their Braves hats and delivered their balls to Jared. I was just as excited about the game as I was that I kept the secret for so long! Here is a picture of the balls: After church we loaded up and headed to the Varsity for lunch...the boys love hotdogs, onion rings, and frosted oranges so of course they love eating here: Then it was off to the game: Jared squated to be closer to the boys, so of course they had to squat too! Love it! In the 5th inning we headed up to the kids area for the boys to run the bases: AND...they were on TV!!!! While Jared and the boys were waiting in line the camera man asked them to wait so he could get a shot of them for the game being broadcasted on television...of course we didn't set our DVR but it's still fun to know those three cute guys were on there :o) We had SUCH fun time at the game and now have two snoozin' boys...and a Momma and Daddy that aren't far behind.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Beach Trip!

We spent a week at the beach with my family last week and had an absolute blast! It was the best weather we've ever had for a week long vacation, and the boys are at such a fun age to build sandcastles and play in the pool. My nephew, R.T., just began walking and really took off after a few days of being with the boys...the three of them are going to have SO much fun growing up together! I took over 800 pictures at the beach, so here are just a few of our fun time together.