Thursday, December 3, 2009

Pictures … you’re welcome :)

Last Saturday was moving day. We rented a U Haul and moved our remaining items from storage into the basement of the house. Exciting stuff! We took two trips – one of mostly furniture items, and the other of boxes. Some We Care friends (Bucher’s) and their friends stopped by and the men helped John unload the furniture load while I got my baby fix. The Bucher’s have a one-month old who is just a cutie-pie and I was working hard rocking him. Really, it was hard work :)


The kids enjoyed riding in the truck with Daddy when we returned it.

While John picked up the remaining flooring, the kids and I went for a trip to the McWane. Our membership expired at the end of November, so we got one last visit in.


Here, they are “catching coins”



OK – now for some house pictures. We have set up temporarily in the basement while we finish the rest of the house. It is wonderful! The only thing we lack is a kitchen space, but we are managing with the microwave for now.


Before moving in – the kids doing school work at the table while I painted. It is so nice to have them right there with me.

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Wall colors are tricky to photograph. I guess I’ll have to get out my nice camera and try during the daytime.


My honey, enjoying his couch … and laptop :) The wall behind him is yet to be finished – a remnant of our poured concrete walls.


Grand Central – where I am currently broadcasting from. Note: the screen is showing the current status of the OSU – U Of O game – Go BEAVS!!! Current score is 30-21, Beavs. Winners go to the Rose Bowl.


My orchid, and blue bird (aka penguin). Don’t laugh at my dust!! There’s a lot of dust around here right now.


Kitchen space – don’t you love it?


The dogs are loving being in the house, too. They were a bit concerned with all of the hubbub of the moving truck, but have settled in rather nicely now.


“Did you forget to show them something?”

Why, yes, Lilly – I did! I can’t believe I forgot - the orange room!


When I first painted it, the only word to describe it was WOW! I immediately thought that I would be needing to repaint it in the near future. However, after seeing it during the daylight, it actually looks pretty good. Bright, but it is a color that grows on us. We both like it now, so I am thrilled that I can wait a while before painting it again.


The color is called Rejuvenate – and by the way, this is our guest bedroom space … eventually.


Last, but certainly not least … aaahhhh – a real chair!!! I LOVE this chair! Notice Mercy in the background – she’s pretty comfy, too.

We are so grateful to be at this point. I am still painting – concentrating on the main level right now. Tomorrow, I should finish priming and then be able to start on the first coat.

Psalm 105:1-4

1 Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name;
       make known among the nations what he has done.

2 Sing to him, sing praise to him;
       tell of all his wonderful acts.

3 Glory in his holy name;
       let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice.

4 Look to the LORD and his strength;
       seek his face always.


  1. Wow Shirley!! It looks wonderful!! I'm so thrilled for you and how everything has come together for you to be able to move in at this time!!! It's amazing for me to think back over all your progress and that you are actually moved in!! I'm sure it is even more amazing for you and I'm just glad you started the blog and we can watch the progress!!!

    Oh, by the way, what's wrong with poured concrete walls? ;-P

  2. Just so happy for all 4 of you, and the dogs!

  3. We moved into our home about 2 days before Christmas about 6 years ago. It was one of the craziest yet most special Christmases ever. :)

  4. Oh, fun, fun, fun...don't you dare paint the orange room anything different. I LOVE it! :)

    It's so fun to see the pictures...

    those shots of your kiddos catching the coins with the shadows are cool...I thought it was especially funny, because I just posted something on my blog...and I promise, I didn't look at your blog post first...that half brain must be kicking in again. (I actually took the pictures on Friday)...

    Okay...thanks for the update!

    Love ya,

  5. YEAH!!! love all your wall colors! We have very similar tastes!!! Have fun being inside!! How long till the rest is done?


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