Monday, August 17, 2015

Something New

August 17th and January 1 share more than one similarity, the main one being a new start.  I like today better than January 1 because we are focusing on backpacks/fresh haircuts/new clothes/Pinterest signs/cute front door wreaths/school supplies and the focus is not on diets.  So much more fun!

Pictures of newness fill the Internet and it is a sweet sight.  Little ones launching out into another year of growing up. 

We have been renovating a house and are trying to wheel that bad boy into the driveway.  It has been a month of living out of boxes which has been a stretch for me and my high need for order.  This year we are tag teaming some of teaching load with our sweet friends.

This little darling got tubes last month and has been a new child!  Happier and talking more, I am so thankful we did tubes!

So, about the house.  When we purchased it Shane wanted to renovate it and flip it, I on the other hand fell in love with it the first time I walked in the front door, and wanted to fix it up to raise our family here and stay put forever.  So guess what I did?  Prayed, prayed, PRAAAAAYED and asked the good Lord to change Shane's mind and let us stay.

You can imagine my surprise when one night we were at a Kid's Eat Free eating establishment and Shane grabbed the blue crayon, flipped the coloring page over, and started mapping out what it would look like for us to stay in our reno.

Such a happy night for me.

Can't wait to show you pictures of the house!  I have been in paint sample heaven!