Monday, April 11, 2011

Snapshot Summary #34

Sunday March 27, 2011
We had a wonderful visit with Laura, Dan and Andria and little Caroline!  I think our company enjoyed themselves too :)  We shared food, a time around God's word, ping pong, a walk . . . you get the idea.
March 28, 2011
My sister Dawn sent this wonderfully enormous box filled to the brim with items for everyone!  Here is a taste of what was inside.  For a full view visit my Picasa web album - Package from Aunt Dawnie

March 29, 2011
Steve came today and did much work!  He had some good help too :)
He started with the bathroom, but you will have to wait to see pictures of that in the next and hopefully final Bathroom Update! Here are some pictures of the sanding of the kitchen floor.

The wet looking area is where bleach was applied to try to lighten the dark water stain in front of the sink. It was this stain that we tried to hide when we painted the floor green.  The bleach worked to lift the stain quite a bit but it is still really noticeable, although significantly lighter than before.

March 30, 2011
After some sanding on the kitchen floor the transformation of the Living Room floor began.
Out with the old revealed the termite damage from long ago (several previous owners of this house ago).
putting in new to us boards that Steve procured from his parents.
Abi hammers a new board in place.
Cob holds his own with the hammer too.  I kept asking Steve - are they slowing you down.  He assured me they were helping!
Oh and we did have the paper route to get done :)

March 31, 2011

Last night Drew and I decided to have Steve sand and finish the living room and dining room floors Friday (today).  So I started moving all the junk (I mean our precious treasures) to the office.  Then we decided it just wasn't warm enough to ventilate properly, but since the big clean had already begun, I went with it and renamed it Spring Cleaning :)
I always say things get WAY worse before they get better :)
Finishing the work on the living room floor.

Ah, this is starting to improve.
Last board in!
Office jam cram full :)
Steve and Cob put boiled linseed oil on the kitchen floor today - Wow doesn't it look fantastic! I am so thankful to have that green chipped and pealing paint GONE!

Anna arrived this evening.  Grant was in the neighborhood and dropped her off.  Everyone here is thrilled to have her visiting!

April 1, 2011

Steve did finishing work on all the projects today while we were away at our science co-op.  The girls and I did quite a bit of shopping tonight.  We started at Hobby Lobby.  Went from there to Wal Mart and then on to Jo Ann's for fabric.  I was disappointed there wasn't enough grey to make Anna's cloak matching with the girls, but thankful to find enough of a beautiful shade of maroon.

April 2, 2011

I cut out Anna's cloak this AM while everyone built figures out of crayola's wonderful air drying clay. 
It was really hard to say goodbye to Anna when Grant came to pick her up :( I finished the cloak in plenty of time but forgot to take a picture so this one is courtesy Aunt Kari :)
After the sad goodbyes Drew took the children for a bike ride while I organized and did laundry! (there was enough maroon left after anna's to make a small chloe size cloak!)

April 3, 2011

After lunch today we took a wonderful bike ride down to the Mississippi.  I don't know if it shows in the first picture, but the water was REALLY high and swift moving!  On the way home it really looked like rain and Abram was starting to poop out.  Drew and Cob high tailed it back home while I read to the others (Our 2nd or third time through "The Princess Bride").  I felt one drop just as Drew pulled up with the trailer to pick us up!

April 6, 2011

We are really enjoying the teaching and fellowship at our new assembly. On Wed. nights the men and youth group are studying Grudman's Systematic Theology.  The younger children are doing missionaries through "Hero Tales" and the women are going through Kay Arthur's "Names of God". 

April 7, 2011
By now the living room is looking "together" but the office still needs major help! Pictures when all is done :)

April 8, 2011
What to do with leftover linoleum . . .

April 9, 2011
A visit with Grandpa and Grandma!

1 comment:

Tonya said...

So fun, loved catching up on what is going on in your home adventures!

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