Thursday, January 21, 2010


The topic of this week is rain, and lots of it. There has been storms passing though California since Monday, and that means that the kids have been inside all week, and I am having to find new ways of keeping them quiet.

With that though, God is so good in how the rain comes. Early in the week, when I was driving myself, there would be tons of rain throughout the day, but not in the morning or afternoon when I was driving.

Wednesday, Blake decided to drive me to work because he knows I hate driving in the rain, and it was not really rainy on the way there, but he figured it might be after school, and MAN am I glad he did. When it was time to pick me up it was pouring! Totally, completely, scary to drive in pouring down.

Today he drove me too, but it wasn't really needed because the rain wasn't falling hard on any of our drives (to work, from work, to Bible study, from Bible study).

When we got home from my Bible study, we decided to take Roxie on a short walk, and we had decided on the route. It was windy, cold and we knew the storm was coming (I brought an umbrella and rain boots in case it came back during the walk) but we decided she deserved the chance to get out. So we go, no problem, no rain, and then we reach our door, he is getting out the key, when we both turn because it sounds like rain. We look back, can't tell for sure if it is rain or wind, he walks out a bit... sure enough it started raining LITERALLY right when we got home. I was shocked! But I really shouldn't be because God is so good. (not that it would be a big deal to walk in the rain... but for it to stay dry for the exact length of our walk, considering all of Roxie's sniffing and everything... crazy!)

We're told that there are only a few more days of this before it lets up, and it is none too soon. But it is good for the plants, so I am thankful for it.

Laundry Room

Over Christmas break we completed the Laundry room, another long standing project. I had no cupboard doors in there for over a year because it kept on getting past over for more urgent projects like the garden or the bathroom.

But now it is done, and I LOVE it! It is really cute, actually probably my cutest room in the house, which is sad because only Blake and I go in there, but it makes doing laundry better, and that's worth the effort in there all by itself.

The only thing we might add later is a window covering... but again, its just us who go in there, so why bother?

Bathroom Remodel... Part Two

So... after months... and months... of not posting, here is a new year, and I want to get better at chronicling my life... because I should. I don't want to look back on my twenties and have NO idea what went on during this time.

First things first, we did get the bathroom done. It was done by Thanksgiving 09, which was our goal. I really like how it turned out, and it feels like there is tons more space in it, which was our goal.

I LOVE the furniture we found for the corner. Its big enough to fit what I wanted on/in it, but still small enough that it feels big.

The toilet is a special water saving toilet, which scared me at first, but it works great! We are actually planning on putting another one of the same toilets in our master bathroom upstairs.

The mirror was a great find. I was looking at "shopping" websites all over the internet, but was not finding the large oval wood mirror that I was looking for. I ended up going to ebay and buying this antique one, and I couldn't be happier.

Although I don't love WHY we had to remodel this bathroom, I am really excited that it finally got done, and better than we imagined. Yay!