Sunday, March 1, 2009

Divine Meeting and Pictures

We had the opportunity to meet a couple who are traveling next Saturday to bring their 4 year old son home. They are about 3 hours from us and we met in the middle to get them some donations that we still had. It was so great to sit and have lunch with them and hear their story. One thing I have come to love is hearing family's adoption stories ... it is absolutely amazing to hear the paths God has people on that hear His call. They said they would love on 'A' for us and give us as much feedback as they can. We are forever grateful for getting to meet this amazing family, for the opportunity to hear an update on 'A' and for the friendship that we will gain with this family. We are grateful for the families that God is intertwining with us and can't wait to see what He's going to do through all of them.

OK, one of the reasons for lack of posts is due to the work on the nursery ... I have been building a window seat/toy box ... and it would have been fine but we wanted to move the electrical plug from under the window so it still could be used while sitting on the seat. Then we thought it'd be good to have a reading light there so we added a sconce. In any event, it's not done yet but here's the progression so far...

This is what the space looked like before...

The framing begins ... notice the plug on the back wall .. yeah, that's the one that needed moved ... and no, there is no sconce yet either.

OK, everything is cut ... the top is just there to ensure it fits ... Amber's mom is coming down this weekend to help on a couple projects ... she's a master sewer/etc so she's going to help us upholster the top of the sat. The plug has now been moved onto the left wall and there is a sconce that you just can't see in this pic...

The box is now primed...

And now painted! We chose the darker blue that was in the elephant from his bedding. His walls will be the lighter blue in said elephant.

Dark picture but you can see the reading light sconce...

I ordered the doors yesterday but didn't realize they could take 3-4 weeks to come in ... so, this project is on hold while I wait for the doors ... but there is plenty still to do. I want to have the room painted prior to the seat going in. I am currently working on the wall where his crib will be. Amber wants to do some wainscotting on that wall between the 2 closet doors so painting it tonight.

We REALLY want to get new carpet for the house as well ... have been saying that for 6 years and now even more so. If we can get a rental house sold (tenant really wants to buy it so hopefully it all happens this month) then we're on the way for new carpet ... otherwise, we will need to wait until we get back from Ethiopia so we can save up and get it ... so when you see pictures of the nursery, just disregard the rust orange carpet in there! :)

I mentioned in an earlier post that Amber's sister got us each a shirt ... thank you again Amy ... we love them!

Amber and her shirt

Her shirt's saying...


Me and my shirt...




My shirt's saying... so very true!

And I thought when I left Chicago that March snows had ended ... guess not ... we woke up this morning to this outside...we prolly had 3 inches or so ... kinda pretty while it lasted ... there's some left on the ground but most of it melted today and will probably be gone tomorrow.


OK, back to painting!

4 comments:

Kerrie (Kendal's Mommy) said...

You've done a great job on the window seat - I know the nursery will be beautiful when it's finished.

Love the t-shirts!

Margaret said...

Great to see your post - again! Exciting stuff!

Kristi J said...

the window seat looks great and love the new shirts...I can't get enough shirts these days :) We didn't get that much snow...hardly any...see you all soon :) kristi
ps...let me know if you get your call..I'm dying to hear about court..I think our date will be around May 22nd..that's my guess :) kristi

Dawn said...

The window seat looks great! Can't wait to see it all done!

I got a sweatshirt with the same little saying on it at my shower - I love it!! :)