I know I should of been updating a little sooner but we have been uber busy over here! Moving is a crazy amount of work! First things first though...Matthew's birthday! As you know his birthday and our closing fell on the same day, causing his birthday to be a little overshadowed but we will make it up next year! He did make out with a few pretty sweet gifts though (not to mention a house! How are we going to top that?!). Grandpa Jim and Granny B got him a pretty sweet ride!
I wish I would of snapped more photos but we were so busy we only got a few... 0 points for mom on this birthday.
On to the packing/moving/renovating/unpacking/chaos of our home right now! I want to warn you the next few photos are a little scary!
Close up of the floor tile.
Can you find all the differences below?
okay, there is really only one difference other than the furniture...
Aren't they BEAUTIFUL!?
We didn't have to do a thing to them other than rip the carpet up!
Yes, I was jumping up and down!
right now...except I am sitting at the table typing this...
Yes, yes, yes we have already purchased a new stove and an over-the-range microwave but they don't get delivered till Wednesday. Which I don't have a problem with because as you can tell I have some organizing to do! We also bought a gas stove and the current one is electric so my wonderful stepfather will be fixing that problem as well as a very VERY long list of others.
Another view of the kitchen
We have big plans for the kitchen/dining room but for now they are a mess!
I know, I know, you can't believe we are living in these conditions but it really isn't that bad...and I promise I won't invite you over with it looking like this, well most of you!!! I realize there are many more rooms (not to mention another floor) that I haven't shown but there is plenty of time for that! AND believe it or not I don't even have a front view of the house! And its raining right now so I am not going to do it until the weather is a little better!
We have many reasons to be thankful everyday, but I feel especially thankful and excited for this week! We have 2 HUGE occasions and a lot of little things that make us smile so big our cheeks hurt!
First and foremost, our wonderful Matthew Corrigan turns 3 on April 8th! I can hardly believe it! Every day I am so amazed at how much he understands! I love looking at the world through his eyes. I love seeing how innocent and naive he is. However, it scares me. I don't want him to understand the hardships of this world. I want to be able to keep him safe forever. I am so proud of my precious Matthew and I love watching him learn and grow! It also breaks my heart to know what he still has to learn and experience. My biggest hope and prayer for my dear Matthew is that Patrick and I are able to show him the love that Jesus Christ has for us. I pray that he will learn to love Jesus and put all of his trust in Him. Quite frankly, I don't know how else you could make it through this crazy life! Happy Birthday to the coolest 3-year-old I know!
Reason #2 we are thankful this week, on Friday, April 8th we close on our house!!! It is so close we can taste it! We have our apartment 75% packed and have purchased several items for the new home! Including a new dining room table, a washer, a dishwasher (it was actually free. Thanks to Brian, the best step-dad a girl could ask for!) and a dresser (also free!). Yahoo! We are so excited to have a yard and a driveway that Matthew can run around in and ride his tricycle! I cannot wait to post photos of our new home! But, in the meantime...another sneak peak!
Do you see how they not only put wallpaper on the walls and ceiling but they also found a matching shower curtain!!! I am amazed and extremely excited to rip out ALL that wallpaper! Wallpaper removing party Friday, April 8th!
...and finally but most certainly not least some little things to be thankful for! Patrick is one week closer to becoming a nurse, spring finally feels like it is here and its pay week!