So, lets see… since I last posted some time has passed. Bummer how that happens so quickly! You think you have it down and a month and half goes by. Well, right now in my life I feel like I am 40 steps behind on just about everything so, I guess I’ll just have to live through this and pick up where I left off. Which is: we moved.
I hate moving. But it was worth it. This place is a little paradise.
We have tons of kids, tons of cherries and tons of awesomeness and love for what we are doing. not to mention tons of work!
This was a uh, motel? and all the rooms are being transformed into livable spaces. Inotherwords, walls are getting ripped out, bathrooms are getting ripped out, kitchens being built in, etc etc etc. The potential is enormous but to get there we are having to sweat a little.
But I love it. I.love.it.
Here are some pictures:
(Don’t worry, the children were getting paid by the hour.)
just kidding. They had fun riding up and down the lift. and they really liked being “helpful.”This is our new place. Us and 4 other families!We had to store all our stuff in the barn for the meantime.This is one small part of the very spacious garden. (I can’t call it a ‘yard’ cause, well, it just doesn’t fit. So, I am going to call it a ‘garden.’)Onto our apartment.
This will be the girl’s room. I am working on the floor now and it is turning out really cool. I am painted it and am in the process of stenciling it.This will be our sleeping room.Right now this is our living/eating room until our kitchen/living room gets built.This my friends…will be our kitchen. Chah. sweat, is what I said. Right now it is the attic. It will be amazing.This will be another room (connected to the kitchen) and we are planning to dedicate it to…
It will be a place where I can make things. Glorious!The weather had a freakish warmth that turned into heat. Yet again, glorious! So we had to bust out the sunscreen. This happens 3 weeks out of the year.The kids are happy. and cute. and all over the place.All of the rooms have showers. (ALL OF THE ROOMS) and none of them bathtubs. So, we took a showerbath for the kiddos.World Cup: Outside.I love these people.This is our living room at the moment. It has furniture in it now and everyday I look outside and bam! GREEN.
Soothes me despite the trantrums.
The view from my window.Like I said, we have a lot of cherries. When I say a lot, I mean, we could pick 3 buckets full a day and be picking for weeks. The tree is blessed in God’s abundance.So we picked cherries, go take dip, pick some more cherries….like I said, it is a little paradise!And when we are not playing this is what is going down. ARBEIT! This is what it looks like to tear out an old motel and turn it into a livable home.And in the meantime, the kids are together, all the time. playing, being adorable and sometimes bugging eachother. Being together all the time is a whole new ballgame for all of us and we are learning how to find the balance and pull away when we need to. But actually, the new challenges that come along with all these projects outweigh the old challenges.If you want some cherries, come on over!