Friday, January 12

Getting Back to Normal

Wow. The past month has been B-U-S-Y. I'm sure you all can relate! I returned from PA with the kids on Wednesday, and we were greeted with one crazy mess of leftover renovation supplies, Christmas decorations, dirty laundry, and Christmas toys and presents that still need a home. Oh...and one happy husband and daddy to have his family back in Nashville. :-) Being back together was more important than all the disorganization, but I'm still chipping away at the projects so that our home can get back to normal.

Josh was busy while we were gone. He painted our bedroom to match our new bathroom that Dad Hesse completed over the vacation. We are the 2nd owners of our home, and the people who built it did not correct a big mistake the contractor made in our bathroom -- a stall shower AND a tub/shower combo. Who needs 2 showers?! So "Papa" cut out the stall shower, put up drywall and a door to create a linen closet, installed a ceramic tile floor, and painted the room. Phew! It was a busy 10 days for him. But it looks GREAT -- thanks, Dad! :-) What a great Christmas gift for Josh and me.

Well, I hope you are all adjusting to 2007. How are those resolutions coming? I'm doing great -- mostly because I didn't make any. :-)

I better get back to work. I have a short project for Thomas Nelson to finish in the next week, so there's no time to waste!

It's great to be back home!


Luci Perry said...

So glad you're back home! I can't wait to see you and Josh in a few weeks. It's going to be a breath of fresh air for me. I love where I live and I love my job, and I am MADLY in love with my husband, but sometimes, I just miss my friends. I'm looking forward to it! Much love to you and the whole family!!

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Shelley said...

Hey girl! Welcome back to the addictive online blogging community. :-) The place where you can count on being understood! ha! No really. I love your posts and thoughtful insights. Keep 'em coming in 2007. Also, post pics of your CUTE kiddos! Haven't seen them in a while. I imagine Laney is just getting so big!! I want to plan a trip to Nashville to see you guys one weekend. What do you think? I want to see Laurie's store, so it would have to be after that! Jonathan and I have relatives that live in Nashville, so hopefully we could stay with them! I think we'll shoot for May b/c we already have plans for travel in Feb and April. This traveling with a baby may prove to be hard...we'll see...