Wednesday, February 11, 2009

DIY Network

James loves the DIY (Do It Yourself) Network. It seemed that every time we climbed into bed at night he would turn on DIY. Which was fine with put me right to sleep. As most know I'm not a do-it-yourselfer. I'm more of a James however really enjoys building things himself, as I have come to learn. One Sunday while sitting in sacrament meeting James hands me a piece of paper with a sketch of what he would like to do in his office, to which I say, "looks good hon", thinking this would be done sometime in the future.

Fast forward 2 weeks. My little brothers come for a visit. I'm upstairs when I hear what sounds like a chainsaw turn on downstairs. I get downstairs and find my brother John cutting a hole in my wall. When I ask James what he's doing he said, "Remember, we talked about this. I'm building my cabinets." Apparently he figured that showing me a drawing while I was barely paying attention (remember..4 kids and sacrament meeting) qualifies as a discussion. I guess when he told John and Bud what his plans were they said lets do it. I'll give it to men, they're certainly not indecisive. So basically I worried about the gaping hole in the wall that led to my garage. I envisioned spiders and all other creepy crawlies that would soon invade my home. BUT James finished his project, as promised, in record time. Not only that, it looks amazing. So I now have a list of projects that I fully expect the same amount of commitment to.

This is what I found when I got downstairs.

Apparently it's still "FUN" to punch a hole in the wall.

No one ever gets tired of seeing the MAN POSE.

Somehow the words "I Told You So" comes to mind.

Halfway done. At this point I had decided in the future I would let him do any project he wanted.

Finished. I think it turned out beautifully. Especially the screen saver with
"James Simmons".

Thanks to my handy husband, thanks to my little brothers and thanks to DIY Network. Oh and here is my absolute favorite picture. It proves my point that boys never really mature passed the age of 16.


Mark and Niki said...

So my house next???? WOW James!!! What a hidden talent!! It looks AWESOME!

Burgon Fam said...

ha ha ha! That seriously looks sooooo incredibly nice...jess and him would have fun together!

The French Family said...

Looks like boys never really do grow up but it seems like they had a lot of fun too. It turned out really great - it's amazing what you can do with a little help from the DIY network!

Tatum said...

Send him over when you are done... Is this a "Please take a number" kind of thing or can I just tell you what weekend works for me?

I will have my people call your people. :)

The Wachel Family said...

James, my goodness...such talent! That is really gorgeous! Love the picture of John's belly...good heavens.

DM said...

that's hilarious...i love the pics! I'm all about goofy pics that's for sure! Boys really do never grow up do they? lol! I love love love your house are so talented!

Katie said...

Wow! They look amazing! I see there is already a line for James to come do work at people'e houses, but I am getting in that line!

Daniel Quillen said...

Absolutely astounding James, John, and Spencer!

Anonymous said...

I likey! I haven't seen the finished project in person......hint hint :0)