Thursday, December 25, 2014
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Well, it didn't happen until the day before Christmas Eve, but we finally were able to decorate our Christmas tree! We love how it turned out!
At last! Moving Day! We went early Saturday morning to get the biggest U-Haul truck possible. Would everything fit? That was the question in our heads! It's amazing how much stuff you can accumulate! I thought back to our move from St. Barths to Fort Myers. We had no furniture. None. Yet, the Lord provided EVERYTHING we needed! Couch, loveseat and chairs, Dishes, 7 beds, so many casseroles and kitchen items, my Grandma's China Cabinet (what a precious heirloom!), lamps, dressers, Oh my it's overwhelming! As we moved our things, I was reminded of people that gave us so much!
What a blessing it has been to live at the house by our church. It was the place that God used to help me in this phase of my illness. God knows exactly what we need and is always right on time!
While we were in Fort Myers, we wanted to celebrate Christmas with Denise and Marc. Warning, complete picture overload! :o)
Such a great evening with our family. They were so thoughtful and sweet and showered us with many gifts. Thanks Denise and Marc!
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Well, we've worked. And worked some more. We have muscle aches we never knew were there! Yet, there is still much to be done! Isn't that the story of a homeowner? Love it!
(Cue the Jaw Harp Music for these next photos!)
(I'm thinking of the episode on Little House on the Prairie called End of the Rainbow. Anyone else remember that one?)
There's still the Master Bath...haven't even touched that yet, trim work, trim paint, touch up paint, curtains to hang, and we haven't even touched the outside either!
And unfortunately our carpet wasn't going to arrive for a bit. So, we decided to head back to Fort Myers, let Josh see his Grandparents, and get a U-Haul truck to make the final move. A little hectic moving in without carpet? Oh yes! But, the thought of being moved in before Christmas sounds mighty nice. We are so longing to be settled in one place...and together.
So, it was off to Fort Myers we went. It was a whirlwind trip, but it was great. More pictures to come!
Plans, plans, plans....they are not exactly turning out the way I had them in my head. But, I like the real version better!
Since our move is being bumped up so close to Christmas, we haven't had a chance to unpack any Christmas boxes. (Kind of hard when they are almost 300 miles away) So, we decided we can at least get a tree! One of the things I put in the rental van as we came to see Josh arrive in the airport was our tree stand. Priorities, priorities! So, we went to the Tree Lot...closed. Lowe's....5 trees left with half the needles gone. Choose and Cut Tree Farm...closed, closed and closed again. What were we to do? Then, from the backseat Silas said, "Mom, next year can we be like Mickey Mouse and chop down our own tree in the woods?" Patrick and I looked at each other. Forget next year! Let's do it this year!
Of course, Josh is like his Daddy and any reason to use a power tool is a good thing!