Category Archives: Our First Home

Once Upon A Time.

Campus life is in FULL swing.

Yesterday, we were on the Horseshoe with 5,000 other people watching sorority Bid Day. (Now THAT is a hilariously interesting experience…another post for another day.)

Once upon a time we used to have time for Home Repair Projects.

Here’s a quick “Before & After” shot of our deck that Joel and his brother stained this summer.

Before:

This pic is just to show you the color of the wood BEFORE Joel and Hunter spent 12-hours straight staining it…

After:

It is so beautiful and so weather-proofed! Thank you, Hunter and Joel!

Can’t wait for it to cool down so we can have a little “Fall-Kick-Off Party”! I hope that it will be cool sometime before November this year…though it’s doubtful.

Hope you are loving those last few days of summer!


Our “Library Room”

Please raise your hand if you live in a home built sometime around 1950.

Please keep your hand raised if that sweet little home has this awkwardly big hallway/atrium area where the old furnace used to be.

While you will get beautiful transom windows above all your doors…you will be stuck with the awkwardly big hallway/atrium and a giant hole in the floor where the furnace used to be. 

In our walk-through, (photo above-doesn’t show quite how big the area is…it’s about 8ft. by 7ft.) I mentioned to Joel how awesome it would be to turn this space into our “library room” (a.k.a. hallway with a bookshelf).

Here’s the process leading up to our now completed “Library Room”!

Okay, please forgive my husband’s offensive frat shirt. He says, “what better shirt to ruin?”

Anyway.

Here it is now!


I love the molding up top. It looks like it’s always been a part of the house!

P.S. It is very difficult to fit all your ministry/seminary/fun books fit onto one bookshelf.

All re-styling suggestions are welcomed.

Thanks, Joel, for a beautiful transformation of our hallway area!!