Tuesday, March 31, 2009

A couple more nursery pics

I was talking to my mother-in-law tonight and mentioned a couple updates to the nursery ... her response, "Did you post the pictures yet?" Ugh, not yet. So I quickly went upstairs tonight and took a couple pics of the updates...

My father-in-law came down this weekend to help build a bookshelf for Silas. Over the weekend, I found my new favorite tool ... my paint sprayer for my air compressor. I've had it for a while but never had the right attachment to my air compressor. He informed me that I could get that at an auto parts store so we got it and ... wow. So much easier painting anything/everything by brush or roller.

So the doors for the toy box/window seat came in and we sprayed them and I got them installed last night ... I think they look good ... I hope when we get new carpet, I didn't install them too low ... we'll see ... I may be redo-ing them in a month or so...


The bookshelf I think turned out great ... it is the same color as the toy box. The client ...er, my wife, changed her mind a couple times but this is the general thing she ended up wanting. She is happy with it so that is what matters. My father-in-law is great at woodworking and I learned a couple things from him ... just don't tell him :)


I think the nursery pictures will be on hold now until it is complete. We can't put furniture up there until the carpet is in so it's going to stay unfinished for a bit. I got a few projects to finish before carpet goes in and Silas comes up ... wrapping up the nursery, tiling under our stove in the basement and entry from the garage, installing baseboards in the living room (haven't put it up since we remodeled this winter) ... gotta get outside as well ... got a hayfield out there. I have worked on getting the mower ready the last 2 nights and mowed a little tonight.

Had a freak-out for a bit after mowing ... lost my wedding ring. Couldn't find it anywhere ... searched the garage, yard, trash, etc, etc. Nowhere. Amber came out to help look. Nowhere. UNBELIEVABLE! The thought of losing the symbol of our marriage was boiling in me. As I was in the garage, I had a thought (well, I believe the Holy Spirit dropped it in my mind) to search the gloves I had on when working on the mower. In the bottom of the glove was my ring ... THANK YOU LORD JESUS!! I come upstairs to tell Amber and she says 'I've been praying the whole time.' God is SO good even though I doubt so much.

The next couple weeks are going to be crazy busy so my posts will probably be as sparse as they have been ... sorry. Amber's shower in Indiana is Saturday and I just started tonight trying to get a video done for it. Going to be interesting.

Next weekend we get to celebrate the resurrection of our LORD!

The weekend after Easter we were blessed to be given a cabin in Gatlinburg so hopefully the weather will cooperate and we can do some hiking while we're there and visit some AGCI families.

OK, back to the shower video...

8 comments:

Beckett and Helen's Mom said...

Hi Troy~
First, I want to congratulate you on your son! I have enjoyed reading through your blog since your referral. I tried to post on the AGCI list serv this afternoon to introduce myself and tell you our number on the boy list, but I'm not really sure that I have done everything correctly. I would love to find out more about the list so we can begin the countdown to our son! I'm not sure, but I think we might have met you at the AGCI picnic in Knoxville this past summer. We were in the beginning stages of the process at that point. Anyway, sorry to be so long, but I wanted to congratulate you and tell you that I will be praying for peace for you guys as you await your court date!
Blessings~
Andi Harper
beckandhelen@yahoo.com

Kerrie (Kendal's Mommy) said...

Thanks for the update - I love the toy box and bookcase. Tell Amber we said hi and we miss her!

Tisha said...

It all looks wonderful! You and your FIL did a great job. Praise the Lord you found your ring.
Have a great few weeks. :)

jody said...

oh man, my hubby lost his wedding ring once, and to make it worse, my dad MADE our rings, and we were freaking out-even went and bought a metal detector (asking the guy if we could return it in a few hours-haha, he said totally) and we looked and looked, ane it was nowhere. I had not looked with the big grooup b/c I was afraid I'd be mean to my hubby, not b/c I thought he did it on purpose, but you know how you do stupid stuff when sort of panicky (well, maybe YOU don't, but I do :) ) Anyway, I finally decided to grow up a bit and went out to look, and I found it sitting all by itself on a little patch of mulch right under a little tree near where everyone was looking. WHAT a relief that was!! And we got to retun the metal detector ($100) unused-woohoo! it is nice when God cares about the "little" things!!

Dawn said...

Yikes - glad you found your ring!! And all the details of the nursery are looking GREAT - it's really going to come together nicely. Hang in there & keep yourself busy - makes the time go MUCH faster! I hope Amber has a WONDERFUL shower & is blessed!

Three2Five said...

It must be really difficult waiting longer then others. It's really hard to see people move forward when it should be your turn. I will pray God gives you peace and the time literally flies by.

tuesdaymom said...

Oh my goodness, my hubby just lost his wedding ring the other night. Like the night of our court date. I was honestly more upset over the ring than the court date. We scoured the house -- he had no idea where it could be. He finally found it the next morning -- in the garbage can, like the one that goes out to the curb! I cried and praised God for that little bit of mercy!

Renee said...

Troy,
I'm not sure its sunk it yet..still walking around in a state of shock. We are pretty good on being ready to go..few more things on the to do list but not to bad. I talked to Christy yesterday and heard a little more about my boy and I got an email from the Brocks this morning so i'm just soakin it all in. I know christy has pictures to send out to the waiting families as soon as she gets them sorted so i bet you'll have some kind of update coming this week.