Saturday, February 23, 2008

Week in pictorial review

We are running like crazy people here, trying to think we can pull off an open house tomorrow (insert evil laugh here: MWAAAHHAHAHAHA).

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


mholgate said...

Good morning Katherine! It's nice to see the update. You said that God speaks to you in mysterious ways...I just posted on that yesterday on my blog. He is so good to remind us of His love and His plans for us when we are in the middle of what seems like chaos to us.

May His peace and His strength renew your spirit today and always,


p.s. Congrats on being able to cook on a stove again! : )

Susanne said...

The carpet graffitti made me smile. I love how you guys are seeing God in all the busyness and crazyness of this renovation. Congrats to Allie on getting the part. Now if you stay at least you'll get to enjoy the new kitchen and bathrooms a little bit. Bless you on the last leg of this renovation.

Becca~CapturingSimpleJoys said...

The carpet made me smile too. At least you all are able to have some fun through this!

Beck said...

The carpet graffiti made me laugh.
I hope Libby's fortune comes true!

GranolaGirl said...

Your house looks beautiful! You should save the piece of carpet with the scripture and do something silly with it... bulletin board maybe? Or framed in his new room?

Good luck with the open house-- let us know how it goes!

amyanne said...

Great post! Maybe you can just cut out that carpet square and take it with you...maybe you can hang it in the new house's garage?

Or better yet...shadow box it. :)

Anonymous said...


I don't comment very often, but I so love to read your blog. My family and I are currently going through the same thing. Your blog reminds me I can get through it and it's alittle easier with 3 kids!! Best of luck :)

Michelle in Arkansas

Totallyscrappy said...

What a pretty backsplash.

Lori said...

It's really amazing how our children always bring perspective! I really love reading your blog and pray that things go smoothly in the coming days.

Unknown said...

It all looks really great!

Family O'Foxes said...

Looking good!
Great fortune cookie. That is a keeper! hee hee!

Also like the carpet "talking"!


Jen said... awesome.
The house looks great and your son...well he is so right.....good luck tomorrow.

Laura said...

Wow - that house is really coming together. I love those squares too. And the graffiti on the carpet - so fun.

Julie said...

How fun the carpet graffiti was. Loved it!

Everything looks great in the house. You'r doing a great job holding it all together. I am sure it isn't easy.

God Bless,

Dimple Queen said...

Oh my....your back splash looks just like mine...that must be the thing to do these days, add some of the marble to the backsplash...I posted a couple pictures on Jan. 14th in a post called, "My Kitchen and a Christmas Present" They are kind of dark, but if you look close enough you can see the squares in the back....too funny!

And for the cookie....I laughed out loud and had to share with a coworker about it! too coo!!

Thanks for the update!

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

I LOVED the carpet graffitti. You've gotta have a sense of humor.

Praying that God's peace floods your soul during this transition.

Blessings to you and your sweet family.

Jennifer@DoingTheNextThing said...

The house is looking great! My son, S, was in Once Upon a Mattress last year - it is really a cute show. Lady Larkin is a fun "romantic" part. S's drama club just wrapped Pirates of Penzance, Jr ... come see pics.

Anonymous said...

Lady Larkin - that's so sweet!

I was Queen Agrivaine once upon a time. It was hilarious - the boy playing the Prince was six feet tall and I'm five foot two.

Hope it works out so she gets to do it!