We've quickly settled into a familiar routine of cooking, cleaning, play, and work since being here. Something that was lacking those last few months at grandpa's. Who I am definitely soars in the midst of structure and to-do's, so to have that back, even a little bit, makes me feel normal again.
One thing I've been confronting as of late are the feelings I have towards this new house and the process we've been through. I feel the depth of our lessons, but can't find the words to depict such an important season for Bob and I. Until those words come, all I can say is Jesus took something I'd inappropriately oriented in my heart, made it incredibly difficult to obtain, and reminded me he is better.
I can also say it's been a blast assembling the bid/plans for this house. We got to meet with a custom cabinet maker and interior designer (thanks to Bob's talented cousin gifting us a session) yesterday. So fun! By this week's end we should have a good idea how much we can accomplish within our means. I'm excited to see this project begin!
For funsies, here are some before pictures.
|Entry way- dining room and kitchen to the left. Living room to the right.|
I'll have you know Ricky Shipe, I do not intend to paint the staircase white. You're welcome.
|Dining room- oh the wainscoting and crown moulding!|
|Living room- I'm planning to keep the original brick, just clean it up a bit and redo the firebox.|
|Envision wood floors, and white on white on white on white.|
|Master bedroom fireplace. Swoon.|
I'll post some design boards that have been my inspiration soon.