Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Our New Addition

Jeremy and I have been trying to come up with a solution to our space issues here at the house. We have outgrown our lovely little house, but are not ready to upgrade to a bigger house just yet. The solution? Jeremy is turning our screened in back deck into a play room/school room. Our biggest space issue is always a place for the kids to color and do crafts, and a place for school to convene. All this takes place at the kitchen table, which makes dinner time impossible until everything is cleared off the table. In order to renovate the room, we had to get rid of our hot tub. It was kind of sad, but we need the space worse, and it went to some friends who I know will get great use out of it. Anyway, I am so thankful that my husband is sooooo handy! He has done all the work himself, and in just a week and a half has almost completed the room. He has built walls, insulated, installed windows, installed a new door, removed the hot tub, put in a new floor, and paneling on the walls. I"m sure there are lots of other things that I know nothing about, and I really appreciate all his hard work!! As you can see from the pictures, it has come a long way. I am so excited, and can't wait to use our new school room!

On another note, I am feeling much better, and am thankful that the medicine is working well. I really can't afford to be in the hospital with pneumonia! My family needs me healthy! Also, the kids went to the dentist today, and there was good news and bad. Only one small cavity out of the three of them, but both the girls' teeth are extremely crowded. They are going to have to start pulling some of Caitlyn's teeth out to make room for new ones coming in. Also, Kylie still has a big gap where her front two top teeth were, and the dentist said the new ones won't be in for awhile yet. Oh well. She is too cute that way anyway! Love you all, and thank you to God Almighty for a very talented husband!