My parents were SO generous to come and spend a week here to help us. My dad and Ryan worked on the bathroom, and my mom landscaped our front flower beds (will do a separate post for that) and helped me with the girls. Not only did they offer their manual labor, but they also funded the cost of all our renovations! Wow! We had planned on doing it anyway, but when they offered to pay for it, we were blown away and so thankful.
The before pictures of the bathroom really give you an idea of what the whole house was like before we fixed it up. They are almost embarrassing to share, but they really make the new bathroom seem like a MAJOR upgrade (which it is).
I just love how clean and bright it feels. All total, it took us three weeks to finish. The first week, they worked pretty much nonstop. The second and third week, we took our time a little more. We have learned that projects always take 2-3 times longer than you think. My dad helped us with some major plumbing stuff that we wouldn't have been able to do on our own, and my handy husband was able to deal with some pretty irritating plumbing issues under the sink all on his own! I am so proud of him for learning as he goes with all our household projects.