Sunday, September 23, 2007

Settling In

Sunday morning we started off with some praise and prayer in our new home before heading off to church. When we got home from church we were all so tired from the late night before that everyone needed a rest.

Meanwhile back in St. Stephen my parents were not resting as they were trying to pile everything they could onto the back of Dad's truck to bring up to us. I think they managed to get more then we excepted to come on the truck.

Mom arrived late in the afternoon. We once again unloaded all the stuff that she had brought up. Before we knew it the boys had the tree trimmers out, that she brought up, and were working on the back yard. For the next hour or so everyone was cutting branches down and hauling them off to a conner in the yard. Mom and Rhonda were a little intense as they were right up on the ladders using a hack saw to get at some pretty big branches.

The next day mom and I were off to the old apartment to give it a good cleaning. We did make some time to do a little bit of house shopping. We purchased some curtains and when we got home mom put them up before she headed out side to mow the lawn.

While mom was outside doing work I was busy inside taking pictures of our new home !!

This is my beautiful kitchen. Its the first room you enter when you come in the back door. I really love that its yellow; it makes it very warm feeling. My second favorite thing about the kitchen is the mugs that are hanging!!! I just love the idea to have our mugs hanging over by the coffee pot.

This is a shot of the living room, which was taken from the kitchen. This is what sold us the house, we just love that the kitchen opens into the living room through an arch way.

This is the washroom. We really like the color blue in this room and I love how our old shower curtain from our first apartment made an excellent bathroom curtain when we cut a lot of the length off of it.

When Micah came home from work him and mom were hard at work putting the crib together.

It took a little bit of time to figure out where all the parts went and to figure out the length of the screws that we needed but they continued to work at it.

And then finally...they had figured it all out! It looks great! The nursery still needs a bit of work before we show the real final pictures of this room. A creative man from our church is working on a mural for the baby's room of Noah's arch, its going to look so cute!

Even after all the work that we did with our parents there was still more to be done this weekend. Micah's grandparents decided it was their turn to come and put there expertise to work.

Dora is a great painter so once the boys had the doors off and outside she was hard at work. She painted three doors for us that didn't have any paint on them and even did a touch up job in the spare bedroom closet.

The boys were busy at work scouting out the landscaping stuff early in the morning and then getting right to work building shelfs. Micah took a quick run to the hardware store to pick up some boards and he came back with this pretty cool stud finder!

Gramp did most of the cutting while Micah was busy inside finding the studs; so the shelfs would be strong!

They worked hard all day and by the end of the day they had put 7 shelfs in the spare room closet for our books and one longer shelf in the baby's room closet.

We feel so blessed to have had so much help getting us settled into our new house. There is still work that needs to be done but we feel we are well on our way of making our new house a home!


Stam House said...

Wow the house looks great!!!! love the red cutain and the crib! you guys are ready for this baby!!!!

Phil & Geniève said...

Yay for the new house! You guys have put in a lot of work on it already.
Love the baby's room.

Anonymous said...

Hey guys! Love what I've seen so far! Sorry to have missed moving day...hope there's something left I can help out with. Looking forward to seeing you on the weekend for one of our favourite Celibrations!! Love your sis*~

silent wings said...

Oh wow it has been so long since I've been in blogland...but by the looks of things I see that congratulations are in order! Wow a new house and a little baby on the exciting! May Father bless you abundantly on this next journey. :)

Stam House said...

Thanks Kate for the comment I updated the subtitution (It was mybad I read the wrong line on the subsitute ) :-(

HAve a niced Baking day and Can't wait to read about Katie's kitchen!!!!