Sunday, November 4, 2007

Our blessings

Just wanted to give a little update on our family for this past week. Its been busy and its been nothing compared to whats coming! John and I have been painting the house with any spare time we have. We only have 3 bedrooms left, the door frames, baseboards, and closets and shelving. So quite a ways still! It was really fun to walk through the house with the finished carpenter and tell him exactly how I wanted the shelving in each of the closets and rooms. This week will really be a huge transformation for the house. The outside will get the color coat of stucco and the flat work will be finished so it will be done minus the landscaping. On the inside we have more paint, the doors will get hardware, the cabinets will be installed, the countertops will be put in, we should finish the painting, the Heating and ventilation will be completed, lights will be installed, and we will start laying the wood flooring! So its going to be a very busy week. I think the poor kids are at the end of their ropes and we are just trying to hang in there for 2 1/2 more weeks!

This morning was the sweetest little moment with the kids. They got up VERY early today and so we all snuggled up to watch Finding Nemo. Normally Davis wont sit for very long but he sat for about 3/4 of the move just laying with his little head against mine. Caleb was draped across my lap with his head on my tummy and Davis just reached out and started to stoke Caleb's head so soft and so sweetly for about 5 minutes. It was the sweetest little moment Ive ever seen my kiddos share.

Well I better get running to get ready for Stake Conference. I really cant even begin to start to share how full my heart is for how Heavenly Father is blessing us through this process and holding our hand and helping this run smoothly. After seeing my friends build and having John be in the industry I have never seen a house be built as smoothly and on time as our house has. That's an especially crazy fact considering these plans had never been tested before. I am so grateful for the miracles and blessing that we have experienced along the way!


Grandma Caroline said...

Oh Honey, we are so proud of you and John and the kids for accomplishing this unbelievable task! I am impressed with both of you and your organization. I hope I can be as blessed when we redo our kitchen!

Sara said...

That is a very sweet story. Sounds like they're pretty good buddies.

SoCal Rogers said...

That is so cool Lisa. You are the ONLY family I know who has build their own house. Can't wait to see what the pictures look like.

SLO Rober said...

I wish I was closer so that I could take the kids off of your hands for a bit. It sounds like you've got your hands full.