Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The beginning of something exciting {demolition/disaster phase}

Almost immediately after we had that day of great news a few weeks ago, we started to get really excited.

Not that we weren't excited before, but there was just something about the way that God worked that day that confirmed that what we had been hoping and praying for all these months was finally going to happen.

It's still going to be a few more months at the bare minimum, but now it FINALLY feels REAL that N and M will get to be a part of our family! The Lord did the impossible and now it is only a matter of time before we will be together again. And we pray that the time goes quickly!

Although we have thought about N and M all the time for 10 months, it wasn't until a few weeks ago that we started to let ourselves really plan and get ready for 2 more kids in our home.

Enter the demolition and/or disaster phase. {!!!}

This is what our house looks like at the moment...

Current sleeping arrangements...
What? Your kids don't sleep in your dining room? 

Closet removed in Jensen & Nathan's room

All furniture gone and everything off the walls. Getting ready for 3 boys to be in here! Yes, we had to remove the closet in order to be able to fit 3 beds. Still trying to figure out where everything that was in the closet is going to go! 

Which means all the stuff gets stored in the loft. Wonderful.
(Actually it looks a lot worse now- a few days after this was taken!)

Tub and tile removed in boy's bath

Just a little messy. Trying to decide on a paint color.

Enter at your own risk.  Do you see how many holes that were on just the one wall?!  That's a homeschooling family for ya!

Paper rugs everywhere. Nice.
The boys have taken over the girl bathroom.

Austin conveniently got the tv from the loft and the video games in his room. Life can be rough sometimes.

So yes, we are right in the middle of a little remodeling project around here and even though it's a disaster right now, we know that it's only the beginning of something exciting! The past 3 weeks have flown by as we have been picking out furniture and bedding and paint and tile and fun things like that. We've been cleaning out closets and drawers and cupboards. I think this must be adoption nesting! :) Our boys are getting into it too. Although I think they are mostly excited about moving all the school stuff downstairs so they can have a nice "hang-out" spot with a couch and stuff upstairs! I'll post some of the finished pictures when it's all done!


Noel said...

I'm so excited for you!!! I can't wait to see you united with your kiddos!!!! YEAH!

Noel said...

I'm so excited for you!!! I can't wait to see you united with your kiddos!!!! YEAH!

Charity Hildebrand said...

Just found your blog and wanted to say hi! So excited to hear things are finally moving with your adoption! WOOHOO!


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