We're In!

Well, we made it into our new house!
I can't even describe to you how much I love it...  I don't know if you remember, but I was never fond of that rental that we moved out of.  Especially the color of the walls...and ceiling.... yuck.  (if you care to refresh your memory, here's the post)
I feel like this house is a gift... a pure and wonderful gift.  This past year has been very hard for me.  Life has changed so much.  We left our home and family, entered into full time ministry, moved to a new town, new church, new friends....
I would call myself an adventurous person, but for some reason this all was especially hard. And oddly enough, the "home" part was one of the toughest things for me to adjust to.  I do everything at home.  I'm kind of a homebody.  I stay at home with my girls, home school, and have a home business... And I also happen to get a lot of enjoyment out of decorating the spaces I live in.  It never felt comfortable...settled... at home in that rental.
But now God has given us the gift of a comfortable home.  We were not expecting to buy a home here so quickly, but God lined up every single detail.  It was nothing short of a miracle... sometime I'll share the story with you all in more detail.  But for now... I'm just stating how incredibly grateful I am for this amazing gift.  ...just in time for baby, too :)

Here's perhaps my favorite room... it's far from decorated, but it is functioning as my workspace/office.  Check out the HUGE window.... love, love, love it.   And it was already painted that wonderful aqua green color!!!!  perfect.

The other room that is obviously getting alot of attention right now is the nursery.  Baby boy Jordan is scheduled to arrive by c-section February 8... 2 weeks from today!!!!  And this is what the nursery still looks like :(  We painted the walls a cool gray color, but we are still working on the wood work.  What a pain.  JJ is still trying to figure out the best method for painting it...

I also wanted to show you what I'm thinking for bedding/and color scheme for the room.  My mom-in-law is going to make the bumper pad , bed skirt, etc...
This is the bedding I would love to buy... but alas... I could never afford it!

Here's some fabric I found that I really love... I think I'll do the bumper pad out of the cars... with the orange polka dots on the inside... and the skirt the funky blue print.

Anywho... lots to do!!!  I haven't even begun the other "normal" baby preparations.... wash clothes and bedding, get out car seat, set up cradle, pack bag.... I suppose it will get done eventually!



  1. Brad and I painted a TON of woodwork in our old house, and we found something that helped a lot...we used an old license plate to press the carpet down, then painted the trim with a brush. It still takes forever, but using the license plate helps SO much!

  2. Congratulations on your new home! I completely understand about the need to have a place that feels like home and being kind of a homebody. I love that God knows all these things about us and takes care of all the details(like aqua colored walls:)) Ugh and I totally feel your pain with the trim, I have lived in AZ all my life and there everyone has white trim, it comes standard with all the homes. But when we moved to WA it seems as though the brown stained trim is the norm. I think we just taped down the carpet that butted against the trim with a couple layers of painters tape. But I think I had to give the carpet a haircut here and there:)

  3. I've been thinking about you this last week and wondering when your little one was scheduled to arrive. Enjoy your new home and your new little guy.

  4. i'm so happy that your settled... especially since the baby is coming so soon. i hope the next few weeks go smoothly. sending prayers your way!

  5. Happy for you Amy! You deserve a great house and non-icky paint colors :). Miss you! Can't believe you are so close to your due date!!

  6. So glad y'all made it in the house! We painted all of our stained trim white too. I used 1 coat of KILZ then 2 coats of a semi-gloss trim paint....now you can't tell it was ever stained!

  7. I love the fabric you have picked out. I would have never thought to put all those together! I'm sure it will all look great!


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