Sunday, May 30, 2010

Home Sweet Home

Wildflowers

We're finally here! Hooray! We've been busy moving, unpacking, and sprucing up...

Wildflowers-2

The kids have been helping...

Mowing

And it's a good thing they're helping: we're need all the help we can get. It took Tim and William most of the evening to mow half the yard...

Mowing the Meadow

HELP is something we have not been lacking. In addition to the many tasty meals that have been brought over, we also had help on moving day! Here's pictures of some of the help we had moving last Monday. I'm not sure even half of the helpers are pictured...

Tiffany, Joe, Brannon

Loading the trailer

Ann and Ashlea

Mover Girls

Larry helped work on the columns some more yesterday. They are really coming along!

Columns

And I hired help to move the piano, to the relief of MANY.

Piano Movers

We are beginning to feel a little settled. Every day there are more empty boxes to get rid of. Since we are done with school now, and done with baseball, we can really get a lot done.


Baseball Star

There are a few more pictures on my flickr account that you can check out if you want. Just click on any of the pictures on this post, and it will take you there!

Flowers

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Almost There...


Moving Mess


So, I am not blogging from the new house, as I anticipated. Instead, I am sitting in the middle of this big mess.

How I am thanking God today that He tells us to take a Sabbath. My back is stiff, my arms and legs are stiff...I am worn out! All that mess in the picture above is what we carried down out of our old attic yesterday. Whoo! That was a work out.

And since we needed a place to put it at the new house, we worked on that yesterday, too.

New Shelves

Tommy called and offered to help, and brought his friend, Joseph.

Tommy and Joseph

They pretty much did all the work.

Joseph

Thanks Tommy and Joseph!

Neal came and helped by painting drawers for the kitchen and master bath, and painting the cupboards in the bathroom, too. Tami brought lunch. The day was a big group effort. Thanks Tami and Neal!

When Neal wasn't painting, he was helping Tim install our NEW dishwasher!

Tim and Neal Tackle the Dishwasher

It will happily replace our old one:

Old Dishwasher

All the fun drew out the neighbors to help...

Justin Sanding

Well, at least it brought out our friend, Justin, that lives next door. :) Thanks for sanding and painting the cupboard doors, Justin!


Tim has also made a ton of progress on our laundry room.

Remember what it looked like before?

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Much better now:

Laundry Improvement


And just in time, too...

Delivering the New Dryer


Meanwhile, life goes on. Samuel had his last week of school. They had a little party one day, and Tim kept the kids so I could go.

Samuel's Splash Party

Like his hat? He made it at the party.

Sam's hat

Samuel actually had another hair-raising experience last night...

We had removed our door-sized bedroom mirror to get ready to show the house. It has been sitting behind our bathroom door for a while now. Last night, while the boys were getting ready for bed, Tim and I heard a huge CRASH. Good Daddy that he is, Tim RAN for the bathroom. At first we couldn't get the door open, for all the huge pieces of glass in the way. Once we got it opened a couple inches, we could see the mess: Glass everywhere, and Samuel (in nothing but his pull-up) right in the middle of it. He had to pick up one big sheet of glass and move it so we could open the door. Poor little guy. He was crying, and dripping blood on the floor. It was pretty scary!

Once we got in, we could see that all he had were a couple minor cuts on his arm and hand, which we got cleaned up and bandaged. He was very tough, and calmed down really quick once we were there, and told him he was okay. :) He never would tell us what happened to make the mirror fall...and we're just glad he's okay!

It seems to me that he could have been badly hurt. Even the inside of the bathroom door has a couple of gouges and scrapes. I am so thankful that God protected him from harm!

So, I have been praising God today, and enjoying this little guy "extra much".

Sam at the Splash Party

We move tomorrow! I'll let you know how it goes!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Sam Lost His First Tooth!

At 8:00 this morning, Sam discovered that he had a loose tooth...and by 2:00 this afternoon, he had pulled it out! I guess he's not a baby anymore!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Home Plate. Paper Plate. Full Plate.

Whhoooaaaa Nelly.....Is the world really spinning faster this year, or is it just me?

I didn't think I had very many pictures to put on here, but then uploaded from both our cameras, and realized I was kidding myself. We have been so busy that even though I only have pictures from a tithe of our life, it's more that I can blog about.

I am downloading 186 photos from Tim's camera as I type, and it is so fun to look through them. Yep, this is why I keep blogging. It's just too fun to keep to myself.


Let's see. We had an another anniversary. That makes 9. We celebrated with the kids at Applebee's... on Cinco de Mayo...that was festive.








What else? We had Mother's day about 4 days later. We had lunch at the new house, and I played some checkers.





Also, we have taken in a lot of baseball games! William is playing Coach-Pitch baseball this year, and it is a lot more exciting than T-Ball, as fun as that was.



I have soooo many fun baseball pictures, I'm working on a slide show to put on here. I can't wait to show it to you...



What we have been doing the most of is working on the house, of course. Moving day is in 8 days. (Aaaahhhhhhhhh!)

We are done painting and carpeting the bedrooms, praise God. Here's a little before and after:

The Master Bedroom






The School/Craft Room






The Foyer







The Columns






We've had a lot of help on the columns...Tim's dad and brothers have spent many hours helping us! It's almost like a party!






And we are tackling these BEAUTIFUL rooms. Lord willing, I will have some nice after pictures to show you soon...real soon...



this blue room is the laundry room



We are painting the cabinets...




Another fun event was Samuel's Spring Program. After he sang, we went to his classroom to celebrate...

video





We've also just had some plain-old-fun. Here's a funny picture I took over my shoulder in the car the other day... William and Samuel have plastic sacks...er...helmets...on their heads. Trever is reading...as usual. That's another of his new talents. :)



Here's a sweet one...they have a turtle in their box.



Well, I guess my next blog will be from our new house! I can't wait...