Let’s just say my house in under construction and leave it there.
In cuteness…Brother swinging
The jasmine and ballerina roses are blooming
Visiting my friend Melanie on her birthday. Joy loved the shake I brought home.
Lots of work going on…
We ripped out the desk in Becca’s old room and tore apart the entertainment center upstairs. We cleaned out closets. 11 years of memories and junk. It was a late night! Thankfully the garage men hauled it away! And yes, if you live in Texas, you also know it was STARR testing for Jessi and Lizzy. I am the Mother of the Year that had them up till 9PM cleaning out closets because I’m awesome like that!
As the carpet was ripped out, Jason screwed down planks on the stairs so they wouldn’t squeak! The new carpet looks awesome!
The counters and backsplash were demolished.
Meanwhile our family got the stomach bug and Joy got Fifth’s Disease.
All the tile and the toilets in the upstairs bathrooms were ripped out.
New subflooring and tile
Playing around on the plastic sheeting Tea party
Becca and Aunt Marci told us about this idea. Take cinnamon rolls from a can and cook them on your waffle maker – yummy! Yes, this week required pizza!
Lots of eating outside, no kitchen, so grateful for the grill!
Granite in – kitchen cabinets and three bathrooms
Summed up it was a long week. We were stuck in the Master Bedroom since everything else was torn up. Sickness and no kitchen. Jason worked from home while the chaos reigned supreme. He took off one day to care for me and the kids because I was so sick. Not an awesome week.
By Friday night we were able to use the kitchen and Jason fixed the dishwasher so it worked again. And then I had my moment. I was finally able, after three days, to do dishes – ah, the simple pleasures. I was using a new super deep sink, with a super fancy faucet, undermounted on fancy granite and I started to cry. Silly me. Really it’s pride rearing it’s ugly head. But I’ve never had anything fancy like this. In Kentucky I won’t have anything like this either. I spent Saturday second guessing myself. Did we really need to move? Why couldn't we just stay and enjoy this home? The girls are good here.
Saturday afternoon as I drove to the Woodlands to donate some children’s books to a friend Jessi and I heard this song on the radio. Loved it! We came home and bought it~
Saturday night as I read my scriptures, I flipped to the Bible Dictionary to read about pride. There isn’t an entry there. Instead my eyes fell on the entry for Proverbs. I read that Proverbs 3 is the most often quoted. So I turned there and read. I read the first four verses, good stuff. Then I came upon verses five and six and I cried again.
These two verses have always been a favorite of mine. I even cross stitched them as a teenager and it hangs on my bedroom wall. But reading them Saturday night was like reading them for the first time ever. How I felt Heaven’s love for me! His desire that I just trust Him and follow Him. To Kentucky. It’ll be good, even if there isn’t granite and stainless steel appliances and brand new tile and carpet. It’ll be His Plan and it’ll be good.