Saturday, December 3, 2011

Still Moving at the Speed of Sound

Next on the list:

Back to home depot for spray paint for my next home project...
Painting frames to go in our future bedroom.
 I got all of the frames at the Good Will for a total of $20!

Kyle had to help me get the backs of some of the older frames.

Only one of the frames needed to be sanded.
Sanding it a lot of work. I decided against any
future projects that involved sanding. Ever.

Spray paint primer.
In case you're curious, yes we did this inside
and no that's not a good idea. Fumes everywhere!

Project complete!
A mix of white and coral frames to match
and accent the colors in our future bedroom.
While I painted, Kyle burned boxes (and boxes) of old files. 

Then, we organized the spare room/office/garage (henceforth
referred to as the Combo Room). 
 I decided against the before picture of the mess on the floor because it was just too disastrous to look at. We opened the door and moved right into clean-up mode. We got these racks at Home Depot and LOVE them. I still need to pick up big storage bins to put everything in, but at least it's up off the floor now.

If you know me well, then you know exactly how much I am
delighted by this particular shelf on the rack :)
On Monday, Kyle and I picked up our marriage license!
I made him take this (super dorky) photo of me - 40 days and counting!
I started my new nanny job on Wednesday.
Day 1: assemble a new hair chair...

Little Guy helped me by banging the screw driver on various surfaces...

It even stayed together when Little Guy triumphantly climbed up into it for lunch!

Today Callie (my dear friend from childhood) and I took
her daughter Bella for a girl date around Downtown Edmonds.

We shopped at KinderBritches for Christmas gifts
for little Adelaide (my soon-to-be niece)...
And got treats at the Edmonds Bakery (check out all those cookie jars!).
Then we got candy at Namas Candy Shop. Fun day!
Giving it Grace: Holidays will make you crazy. Writing a thesis will make you crazy. Planning a wedding will make you crazy. Preparing a future home will make you crazy. You get the idea...combine them all together and you get random outbursts of tears from me and general fatigue from Kyle. Would we change any of it? Never! Jeremiah 29:11-12 says "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you." We know that we are living out God's plan for us and our lives, and our only job is to make sure we are listening for His calling and giving the glory back to Him. His grace is sufficient to help us live out His plan for our lives!

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