We have been busy little bees around here this past week, so sorry for the lack of photos still :) I've actually only taken one picture since we moved in!
We all worked hard this past week to get our new place mostly in order because my brother and his family came up to visit Saturday and are staying until Wednesday. And I spent all day last Tuesday and Wednesday cleaning our old house (seriously 10 hours total!). There was a disgusting amount of dirt and grime hiding behind our furniture :) So while it was a bit stressful last week, we're now all moved in and moved out (with the exception of our satellite dish that's still mounted to the old house--we're regretting that decision to get cable for football season!) and now can just enjoy our home and begin on the long list of things to be fixed and prettied up :)
Yes, our perfect house is full of problems from serious (like the roof) to just annoying (like the ice maker that always spits ice on the floor). It's been a wonderful reminder to me that our eternal home will not have a sagging roof or faucets that all turn on in different directions or rotten boards on the porch. But we are still so very grateful for our new home here! We are grateful that we could host my brother, his wife and their three kids with plenty of room for all and lots of fun to be had in the yard. We are grateful for our new neighbors who the kids have made fast friends with and get so excited when they get to go out to play with them. We are grateful for our front porch swings and tomatoes and cucumbers already growing in the garden. We are grateful for the apple tree and raspberry bushes and grapes all growing in our yard. We are grateful to our heavenly Father for providing for our every need but most of all for our greatest need--for providing a Savior from the punishment that we deserve!! We pray this home would be used to honor and glorify Him everyday!
Drop by anytime :) Pictures to come soon, i hope!!