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I'm a mother of five of my own children, very blessed adoptive mommy to one, step mother to three! Married to a wonderful man who forgives ALOT! Grammy to 6!I also have the best "kids in law" that I could have! I am blessed to be able to baby sit for our grandchildren a few days a week. I am blessed to be able to NOW stay home full time to take care of our home, children, and grandchildren!!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


Central Indiana was hit with a pretty hard ice storm the last few days! The roads are completely covered with ice and not much traffic is moving! This is our current house with Roger and Gideon trying to dig out of the ice/snow. The ice/snow is so hard that they are walking on inches and inches of hard stuff without falling through! (I, on the other hand, have been keeping toasty warm in our house...with the exception of taking these pictures!) Jennie, Gideon and I all dug out the sidewalk yesterday. Becca has been sick so I didn't have her help out!

This is our "old" (current) house...Roger owned this house before we married almost 4 years ago. We then added two bedrooms, a big bathroom, and a huge family room on the back. It's a wonderful size but it is something we can live without. We've been trying to follow God's leading in our lives and downsizing. (Basically trying to live debt free...enabling us to adopt!)

This is a LOT of ice piled up on my poor little van!!

This is the inside of our new "old" house! I got the order of the pictures mixed up when uploading them. This was supposed to be the last picture! Anyway, this is the living room. The walls will be painted dark blue and the cabinets at the end will be white. Sadly, the man who owned this house before did a lot of work before losing it. It is still in process of the work that we will finish.

Two years ago I came upon this fabric at my all time favorite store...GOODWILL! I have probably 20 yards of the center plaid fabric and I purchased it for $9.99!! It is Waverly! When we eventually add a family room behind the kitchen, I plan to make curtains out of this. The flowered coral colored fabric will be my kitchen curtains with a little bit of trim from some of the others thrown in! I think I will make some pillows as well. I had intended to recover a cute little settee with the huge amount of plaid that I purchased but realized that I would be covering the same kind of fabric, different color, that didn't wear well at all! So, it is going to be on our windows instead! I think I spend less than $20.00 for all of it and there is a LOT of it! God knows our future, doesn't he, and provides for us! I had no idea that I would be making things for a different home! Praise the Lord!
Most likely, we will paint the kitchen cabinets white, the walls (which are knotty pine) the darker green, and the walls into the kids' bedrooms the lightest green.

THIS IS OUR NEW (OLD) HOUSE! (We will be closing on it next week!)
Lots of work to be done, a new covered porch, new siding (probably green), some windows need to be replaced, and the sliding glass doors removed and replaced with wall and windows to match the end windows. None of it needs to be done right away and if God directs otherwise, I'm happy to live in it just as it is!
WHAT DO YOU THINK?? SHOULD WE PAINT THE WOOD?? I'M LEANING TOWARD PAINTING IT, ROGER REALLY WANTS TO PAINT IT, BUT SOME HAVE TOLD ME THAT IT WOULD BE HORRIBLE TO PAINT SUCH NICE WOOD. (I kinda think that you have to be happy with it...paint isn't very expensive and it would really brighten up the kitchen!)
Another view of the kitchen. We will certainly paint the cabinets, most likely white. The appliances are really old but most likely we will keep them until they fall apart!
(The light fixtures really have to go......I feel really guilty that I'd be getting rid of something functional but......)
Isn't this gorgeous?? Lovely little corner cabinet! I can't wait to get started! We're not sure if we are going to paint this, too. I just think that this painted wood would make our home so cozy looking, as well as cottagey!
Well, the schools have just been called off for yet another day. My hubby has been home today as well. Poor Becca, since she is homeschooled, school for her must go on!! Unfortunately, we had a Missions Conference scheduled for our church this week and it hasn't been able to happen because of the dangerous ice!
Have a lovely day, keep warm and safe!!
Oh, by the way, Missy....when we had our new house inspected, there was no dead mouse in the kitchen drawer any longer. It makes me wonder, though, since I hadn't been in the house since mid November, how long does it take for mouse remains to just disappear?? Hopefully the realtor took care of it....


  1. I would paint the kitchen. The wood is pretty but overwhelming.

    It is so amazing that you will own it next week!

    Love all of that fabric!

  2. Yes, I agree! I think it will really change the looks of the kitchen a LOT! I really think the kitchen is one reason the house hasn't sold sooner...that, and of course, GOD SAVED IT FOR US!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. I think it would brighten everything up to paint,as it does seem a little dark with the timber. We are going to do the same with our new (old) house although it's the outside that was painted a very dark brown. Not cottage at all. I believe you have to love your home and make it really yours with the colours you like, otherwise you will be living with something that is not quite you. Just some thoughts. I'm sure you'l have it looking lovely very soon. Whilst you are freezing over there, here in south east Australia we are having crazy weather as well. Cyclones up north and so so hot further south.

    Blessings Gail (Australia)

  4. Heehee, I laughed about your mouse corpse. Doo-doo-doo-doo... That was the Twilight Zone theme song.

    I'm a natural wood kinda girl, but that's WAY too much for me. Paint it! But make that corner cabinet stand out, don't blend it with the rest of the room. That thing is gorgeous!