So you wouldn't think I'd jumped off a cliff (yet), I thought I'd just give a picture review of the week.
Early this week, we made a Chinese food run. You should have seen how big the kids' eyes got when Libby (10) opened her fortune cookie:
Yes, I do believe God speaks in mysterious ways. Allie (14) was dumbfounded at the "fortune." I'm especially praying for her, as she just found out she got the part of Lady Larkin in Once Upon A Mattress. Our original plan was to move whenever we sold our house, even if that meant not finishing out the school year, but now I don't know.
The counters and backsplash came out great. Here's my poor, cockeyed stove.
I love how they put the little squares in the backsplash, even though it took them FOREVER.Yesterday they finally got the stove put in. I was so excited to BOIL water for spaghetti. I put the water on, went out of the kitchen for a while, and came back to see that nothing had happened.
Upon further inspection:
It's always something.
The sinks are in in the bathroom, although now there's a drainage problem, so we are waiting on the plumber. Final pictures next week. Like I said, it's always something.
We decided to replace the carpet in Neal's (13) room. It had pet stains (and odors, on humid days) from previous owners, and should have been yanked out of there long ago. Knowing it was on its way out brought out the graffiti artist in Neal. It started off like this.
He's learned from his Daddy how to warm my heart:
Then, when the replacement was delayed a day, the carpet became his to-do list:
As the delay continued, he waxed spiritual. Yes, I do believe God speaks in mysterious ways. After a crazy week, I needed a thirteen-year-old boy to remind me what it's really all about.
The grass withers, the flower fades,
But the word of our God stands forever.
Isaiah 40:8, NKJV