Friday, March 25, 2011

So Here’s Some Random Stuff

I really want to share more progress on the house, but there hasn’t really been any. 

So that would be hard to share. 

So I won’t. 

I guess we’ve been focusing on other things around here.  I can’t think of those particular things at the moment, but I am sure they exist. 

Anyway, tomorrow is a big day for me.  I am headed to Honduras with the youth group from church for a week.  I am excited.  And nervous.  But mainly excited, I think.  Actually, I am just praying that this will be a great opportunity for all involved.  And honestly, for myself, I am hoping I will realize how blessed I am and that I need to start doing more.  More of what? I am not exactly sure.  But if this is going to be a swift kick in the butt, I’m ready.  I think.  Maybe.  No, I am.  I’m ready. 

Speaking of doing more, have you read Crazy Love?  I randomly picked it up yesterday to read on my plane rides tomorrow.  But then I accidently read the whole thing already.  Seriously, it will light a fire in you.  Hopefully I will be able to process that and write more about it later. 

In other awesome do-good news, my niece is coming home soon!  This has been a long journey for my sister and her husband, and I couldn’t be more thrilled for them and their new family.  If you haven’t caught this video yet on FB, watch it.  It makes me ridiculously happy. 

A video my brother-in-law made of the journey to meet their daughter.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Moving and Stuff

Goodbye house.  We’ll miss you!  You’ve been good to us.

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But now we’re gone.  And, ugh.  Moving is so hard.  Me no likey. 

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It was stressful, and I am soooo glad it’s over!

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And now we are in the new house, and life feels chaotic.  We’re slowly settling.  But sometimes we look around and just feel overwhelmed.  I shouldn’t be on the computer right now, but it’s a nice distraction. 

I wanted to be able to share some before & after pics, but it what I currently have to share is more like before & during-the-chaos pics. 

This room, formerly the den, is now our master bedroom.  It has seen the biggest transformation. 



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It is a lot more room than I am used to.  And I am loving it.    But obviously we’ve got more tweaking to do. Like inserting dresser drawers and other crazy awesome design stuff like that.   

The sunroom will be serving as our dining room, and it is by far my most favorite space in the house. 

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Because of the views.  And our visitors. 

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We love that we live right in the middle of town, and these guys still visit us everyday!  We usually see about 4-5 at a time, a few times a day, but we have seen up to 16 playing in our backyard.  And of course Grant wants to keep them around, hence the big pile of corn they are munching on. 

So that’s where we are right now.  Living with boxes all around, not able to find our belts or the laundry detergent, and watching the deer.