Monday, April 14, 2008

Weekend Warriors

We were weekend warriors! My weekend project was to tackle my guest bath with wallpaper. With a little help from my Mom, I turned the sky blue box into a glamorous place much to
pretty to do any "bathroom stuff" in. Take a look at the before and after shots, let me know what you think.
Before
After


Richard and the new front door finally made peace with each other. (With a little help from his father in law...) It now closes perfectly. We put new evergreen trees out front to help frame it.
Our home projects are such a great distraction for us. They bring us instant gratification and keep us very busy. We need prayers in the coming weeks though. Lilly has been gone for 6 weeks now. We just can't believe we have lived without her for that long. The reality of the permanence of our situation is definitely sinking in. She would have been 5 months old today, that too is hard to believe. Richard's birthday is on Sunday and Mother's day is not far behind that. We need continued prayer for strength and peace and to find our joy in each other and celebrate life the best we can.
Thank you again for the love everyone continues to show us!

43 comments:

  1. Beautiful bathroom!! Gorgeous! You have great taste. Yes, and prayers your way very often. God bless you as you press on, ejw

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  2. I linked to your blog through quite a long prayer chain, but know that I am praying for you (in Alabama, no less). I will be praying specifically for birthdays, mother's day, and other milestones that I just can't imagine. I am praying that you will find comfort in the Lord and in each other...I just am so sorry.

    I am SO IMPRESSED with your home improvement projects! That bathroom is AMAZING! I LOVE the wallpaper -- what style/brand is it? I'd love to recreate your look at my house (since I live in Alabama, we'd probably never have any of the same people over) :-)...

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  3. Love the bathroom! Great choice on wallpaper. I just love anything black & white. Jeremy and I pray for you and Richard almost everyday, and we will continue to do so. Thank you for sharing so much of your life, with so many people.

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  4. First of all...love the bathroom. It is so glamorous! The front door looks great. Will continue to pray for you and the events ahead. Just remind yourself every morning...You need to be strong for one day.

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  5. Jennifer the bathroom looks great! I think it is always so fun to do something unique in a guest bath! I like the blue accents too.

    I was thinking and praying for you guys yesterday, realizing that precious Lilly would have been 5 months old. We love you both and continue to lift you up in prayer. Lots of love, Betsy

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  6. Hi Jennifer.....

    My prayers are with you and think of you very often and always checking your blog for updates on how you both are doing.

    Bathroom? OMG! I need your help! Im moving into a new house in San Angelo , coming to SA anytime soon? I need your help! he he. Your too talented. Where did you find that wallpaper and such?

    In Gods Love,
    Lisa S.

    I can give you my email address, just didnt want to publish it on your blog, since you have many new blogger fans!

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  7. Wow I am really impressed with the bathroom. I haven't tried wallpaper but I do like to paint.

    Thinking about you and the upcoming events.

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  8. Beautiful...I know you don't know me but I think of you often and pray for you and your husband. I know from experience how hard the milestone dates are. Keep taking the time to just be...you are not ever going to forget sweet Lilly. You are amazing parents...

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  9. If you don't mind me asking, where did you find that wall paper? I LOVE it! We are wantng to re-do our bathroom and I just love what you did!
    I have been praying for you and your sweet family. I cannot even remember how I found you, but I am so glad I did.

    JaclynRunderwood@gmail.com

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  10. you are so strong - and such an inspiration.

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  11. I LOVE the wallpaper! Maybe Keith will finally wallpaper our dining room after seeing that bathroom! Looks fabulous!

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  12. Hi Jennfer...

    Ill go ahead and leave my email , since someone else did! HA.

    shayandlisa1@verizon.net.

    Look forward to hearing from you!

    Lisa

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  13. beautiful bathroom....i will continue to pray for your family.

    Moriah Freeman

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  14. You don't know us (we have met Sam & Mandy through our lifegroup) I have really enjoyed reading your blog and watching you receive God's peace to help you through this season. Your bathroom looks beautiful. I really like what you picked out and you have changed my distaste for wallpaper! I had no idea it could look so pretty. Blessings, ST

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  15. I love, love, love the bathroom!!! Yall did such a great job and now can teach me all about wallpapering!!!
    I prayed for you none stop yesterday as I knew it would be a hard day.
    Just continue to remember to take it one day, one step, one breath at a time!
    Love you both!

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  16. oh, and Richard - the front door looks great and I think the trees are a great addition! Its all coming along so great!

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  17. Love the new bathroom. Looks great. I will continue to pray for you and your family.

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  18. The bathroom looks amazing! You (and your mom!) did a wonderful job! You will continue to be in my prayers!

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  19. The wallpaper is a black and white Damask. It is called Contrasto by Printers Guild Productions. I ordered it from a specialty store. The wallpaper books at Lowes and Home Depot have some great options too though. Thank you to everyone for their sweet comments. I am now encouraged to press on with my decorating!

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  20. The bathroom looks AMAZING.
    I am continuing to pray for you guys and this new journey you are on.
    Keep up the great work on the house!

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  21. The bathroom looks great! We love you guys and continue to pray.

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  22. Great job on the bathroom Jenn! It's much more your style. I vote CC party when all of these projects are completed! I am proud of you for finding such a productive distraction. We all continue to pray for you and are here for you always...

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  23. Your weekend project would be a month project for me, but I am not surprised with the talent of you and your momma - it looks AMAZING! Love you and praying for you all the time. Lunch next week? Love, j

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  24. Your new bathroom is fabulous. I love it. Great taste!
    I will continue to pray for you & your family in the weeks ahead.

    Take care!

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  25. It turned out so good! i think they should make a show about you and your home improvements. surviving life's curveballs would be a good title for the show too! or at least a book, i mean you have hung a door and wallpapered -- thats pretty major! luv you guys and will miss you at the party sunday -- but you will be in our prayers

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  26. Gorgeous! Good work, it's very beautiful.

    I have been praying fo ryou and will continue to do so. I hope it's not too odd to have a complete stranger praying for you. I cannot begin to imagine how difficult this must be for you but I know this: You know Jesus and He alone is the source of comfort and hope. I rejoice in knowing that you know Him!

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  27. Praying for you... and your broken heart. May God grant you peace and hope in walk through the valley!

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  28. OOOoooooohhhhhhhh!!! Impressive.

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  29. We will definitely continue praying for you guys. Your bathroom looks AMAZING! I am very impressed! When you are done with your house, I may be calling you to help me with mine!! Email me and let me know when we can do lunch! Love ya!

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  30. What a transformation! The bathroom looks beautiful! And the trees definitely complete the door look. Great job!

    Still thinking and praying for you guys in these days ...

    In HIS power,
    sharon

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  31. your bathroom is gorgeous!!! great choice!

    you don't know me, but we are praying for you guys every single day.

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  32. WOW.. your new bathroom is STUNNING.. you have beautiful taste...

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  33. you guys are on my heart today...praying always

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  34. WOW... that bathroom looks AMAZING!!!!! I WANT IT!! Can I have it? Puh-LEASE???

    Like others... you don't know me. I am a friend of a friends, of a friends- and my heart continues to ache for your family. I think you are doing everything the way it needs to be done... one day at a time!!! Best wishes!!

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  35. Your bathroom looks amazing! I am amazed that you have found the energy and inspiration to renovate your home. You are both an inspiration to us all.

    I'm another stranger that has been and will continue to pray for you.

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  36. Your changes are fantastic! I love the bathroom and am going to search for that wallpaper... it is just perfect for the "toilet room" in my master!
    I have been praying for you and will not stop. I found your blog through a prayer request link on another blog, and I have been praying for you since.
    Blessings, Angie

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  37. Hi Jen and Richard....

    You two really need to blog more often....HE HE

    Lisa

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  38. I will so be in prayer for you in the upcoming days and weeks. My first daughter only lived for 30 minutes and I can't imagine having her for the time that you did and then now it has been 6 weeks without her. My heart just rips for you. I know you want this blog to be upbeat. I know it is only by His grace that you are even making it right now. Much love and prayers.

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  39. Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwsome bathroom! Do I need to come to Dallas and help? I'm great at telling people what to do -- chuckle.

    May peace and the hand of God be with you both!

    Aunt Cyn

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  40. The transformation is amazing. WELL DONE!!

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  41. Jen and Rich,

    You are in our prayers all the time. We love you and miss you tons. Happy Birhday Rich!

    Love you!

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