Monday, May 21, 2012

Five on the 5th (actually the 21st, oops) and Walls, and Thoughts on Walls

 The boys are standing in my favorite room in my house.  Is it the living room?  Is it the kitchen?  Is it the master bedroom?  Nope.  It's the mudroom.  And I'm so thrilled to be able to have one, it makes me giddy just thinking about it.
This is my Five on the 5th picture.  I guess I was pretty busy on the 5th and forgot about it.  But better late than never.

I think we left off with sheet rock.  It was hung and for the first time I got to feel the shape of the rooms.  This is the kitchen.  Under that window will be my kitchen sink, with lots of dirty dishes.

The view from the kitchen to the living.

Excited about these beams.

Somehow Graham is NOT very excited in this photo.  Being the big brother gets old at times, I'm sure.

A cute brother shot.  In front of their future bed.

Always something to mess with in the back yard.

The boys got a kick out of the guys walking around on these.

Doesn't it look a little bit fun?  

I've been so impressed with all the workers at the house.  They work hard.  They get there in the morning and don't leave until dark. 

I've not used to people working for me (except my children... ha!).  Walking on the job site at times has been a bit difficult, because I know these guys are building us a house that is nicer than the one they live in.  And I really can't stand that feeling.  It makes me wonder what they must think of me.  Of our family.  I didn't grow up in need of anything, but I definitely grew up without much extra.  I learned a lot from that.  I learned to appreciate the little things.  And there's a part of me that doesn't like that our kids won't grow up that way.  But at the same time, it will be so nice (and a luxury) to not be all crammed in a house.  There are moments I feel fine about it, and moments I feel like it's too much.  

Just being honest.  All these emotions in home building.  Who would have thought?   I guess it's not all concrete, nails, sheet rock, and tile.


Krista Sanders said...

I hear your heart. I get that. The Lord will teach His lessons.
It’s looking fantastic! I really can’t wait to be with you there.

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Niki said...

I thought your favorite was the bathroom! I haven't done the 9 on the 9th, or the 10 on the 10th except for once since you inspired me to do so.

Knowing your heart Sarah, your home will be used to glorify the Lord no matter the where you live. I do understand your thoughts and wonderings.

Aidyl Ewoh said...

Wow, that looks like a lot of work! Keep it up. =)

Rebecca said...

Its funny to see your house when I come visit and then see your posts about it. The wedding is one month from today! I hope we will see all of you on a more regular basis now that we will be in Dallas instead of Waco! P.S. I am thinking about starting a blog soon.

Sarah said...

Wow it's going up so fast...I know I say that all the time, but it is. SO jealous of your mudroom! :)

love said...

okay, first--5 boys! i LOVE it. i wish i knew more about you...all i know is that i always appreciate your kind words & smiled really big to come here and see your family.

second--i get your thoughts about your house. my husband is a custom home builder and we build for ourselves every 2 1/2 years. having a nice home is what allows us to do the things He's called us to [it serves as our model home--so it really does 'make or break' us] but sometimes it all just makes me cringe. i just ask Him to help us continue to use it however He would like.