A Heart Toward Home

"...But as for me and my house, we will serve (worship) the LORD."
Joshua 24:15

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Laying the Tile

For some of our flooring we chose tile. We were very blessed by Bryan's youngest brother and his dad coming to help. Rusty laid the backer board for us with Isaac's help. Bryan's dad put in our outlets and hung ceiling fans. They were a big help! Isaac has learned so much during this building process.

Here is a picture of Elijah and I grouting the boys closet. One Friday night all 7 of us were working on grouting the kitchen. If only I had had my camera and could have captured the moment...it will be one we will never forget. It was late that night when we finished and we all enjoyed a bowl of icecream for our hard work. :)

Rolling On the Paint

One of the things we are not crazy about is painting. To save money we did some ourselves and then paid for a little help
The dining area and kitchen are a yellow and the half bath you see on the left is an orange color. We also tiled this area and the bathrooms, kids closets, utility room, and our closet.
Here is the color for the living room. The color sample on the can was the exact color we wanted but when we got it on the walls it was much more blue than we wanted. 
This is the utility room. The door on the left leads to the master bathroom.
We painted our room green and will pry accent it with black.
Sarah wanted a light blue for the girls room and then we painted their closet with the same color as the living room. Sarah has lots of ideas on design in their room...not sure what we will do.
The boys room has a different color on each wall. We are trying to do a camo look. :)
Both the kids bathrooms are this color...I say it is khaki color. This picture happens to be of the girls bathroom.

I would say that choosing paint colors was one of the hardest choices to make and I am so glad to have that decision behind us.

Friday, November 7, 2014

What is Your Favorite Blizzard?

The last time we were in Alabama it worked out to just being me and Sarah on the drive home. (Long story that I am not sure I will get around to telling. :)) Anyway...my time with her is always fun and includes something good to eat. Dairy Queen is one of our "special" treats so we stopped there for lunch and got a blizzard to go. She got Mint Oreo and I got Butterfinger. Of coarse we did get to taste  each others and ended up swapping. :) We played the "What is your favorite Blizzard?" game and now its your turn...What is your favorite Blizzard flavor?

The Completed Carport

A few post back I showed the makings of the carport...here is the completed project!
We LOVE it!! Can't wait to use it!!

Tubs and Drywall

This is the boys bathroom/tub.
The girls room. 
The dining area.
The master bathroom/tub. The doorway to the left will lead into our laundry room.
The big window upstairs.
A view from the big window back toward the bedrooms. The door straight ahead will be the boys bathroom, then to the right will be the boys room, and to the left will be the girls room. I think a BIG bookcase right here in this area would be great! :)

Sunday, November 2, 2014


After much research Bryan decided to go with sprayed in insulation. This is the only picture I have of the insulation. It is amazing at the difference in tempature inside the house once the insulation was in. The upstairs was hot as ever but once the insulation was in you could actually work up there without pouring sweat. I am sure this will help with our power bill and save us money in the years to come.

Life in the Camper

No dishwasher...but glad to have a sink to hand wash the dishes. We have made a joke with the kids that we all do such a great job at teaming up to wash, dry, and put away dishes we don't need a dishwasher in our new home. ;)
Here is the table in the camper that we enjoy our meals together at. It also converts into...
A bed at night. This is where Timothy and Joanna sleep. We take the extra cushion and Elijah sleeps on it in the floor.
This is where Bryan and I sleep.