I am thankful... that Hubby made it home this past Sunday night! Thank you all for your prayers for his safety.
I am hoping and praying... that our first day of school, which will be in the morning, will go well and we will get off to a good start for this coming school year, despite the fact that I am still not "ready." I don't think that I mentioned it here, but we did look into putting at least some of our children into school for this year, but in the end I just couldn't bring myself to do it. I keep telling myself that things will be much easier when our remodel is finished and that I shouldn't be making any major decisions while our life is so overwhelming and chaotic. Right?!?
From the kitchen... It has been so nice to have a refrigerator and oven in the house once again, and
It has been awhile since I've posted any pictures here, so here are a few:
Tile Floors, Base Cabinets and our new Fridge!
Plywood Countertops, Shelves and Drawers!
The Pantry, which I absolutely LOVE! We were suppose to do all the painting, but our contractor painted the shelves last week while Hubby was gone so I could move all the food into the house. :-)
From the learning rooms... Back-to-School Schultütes for tomorrow morning!
Living the Liturgical Year at Home... Happy Birthday Blessed Mother!! In the past years we've always baked a cake on the 8th, but this year I think we will wait until the 12th.
I am listening to... audio books with my children, particularly while driving to and from town! We recently finished listening to the Chronicles of Narnia, Once Upon a Time Saints, and Enemy Brothers, and now we have moved on to A Little History of the World.
I am creating... plans for Little Flowers.
I am wearing... my ankle brace (when I remember to put it on), but I am finally getting around pretty well without crutches! Yay!!
I am reading... the summer issue of Mater et Magistra.
Our little Rose... is turning into a toddler way too quickly! Her bottom right tooth was the first to break through on Aug 25th, and tehn her left bottom tooth and top left tooth came in this week. She is standing up (but not get walking) on her own. Oh, and she also loves to climb! Thankfully Hubby had just lowered the mattress (again!) to the very lowest setting a couple weeks ago.
Noticing that... Rose giggles every time she sees her reflection. It is so cute!
Around the house... I posted a few pictures of our new tile, but our wood floor has been installed as well! I somehow managed to order the wrong color (aka: not quite the color Hubby picked) but, even though it is very dark, I think it turned out gorgeous!
On keeping home... I had a feeling that all 18" of Baking Sheet Storage would come in handy. :-)
One of my favorite things... With all of the new hard surfaces in our home I am just loving my new Dirt Devil and Shark Steam Mop!!
A Picture thought I am sharing: