We got the keys to our new house! We don't own it yet, as the closing was AGAIN pushed back from last Friday to sometime this week. :-/ But, I just told them that we could not wait any longer to get in there and start working, since there is a lot to be done. Especially because of NK next weekend, my time is extremely low. So, we did get early possession of the house and started working Friday night until last night, and will be back there every day this week. There isn't a ton of work for us to do, but plenty still. We literally have to paint every room of the house. Then, a lot of little fix-it projects and our big basement project are being done by a family friend.
We did finish the green in the kitchen/family room (the color similar to the Bailey's main floor- I just LOVED it there!), and started a gray-blue color in the front living room. Both colors look amazing and are exactly what we wanted! It feels so wonderful to finally have a home that is OUR OWN that we can paint and do what we want too....I'm so sick of white walls from our rental homes. We're not even living in the house yet, but I can give you 100 reasons why it is so much better then where we are now. It's just a really beautiful house. :)
Although fixing up and moving into a new home is very exciting, but also extremely stressful. And, since I'm trying to be a wife and mother of two, a student, a NK lay director, AND move into a new house, that complicates things even more. But, I read a lot of Danielle Bean and Faith & Family Live to get good suggesstions and an occasional laugh or two from their children. :) Today, I found a post by one of the mom bloggers-Arwen, and just really found it awesome for Catholic moms, espiecially this line:
"I firmly believe that God blesses us with His grace as we work to live out our vocations. Motherhood, especially with young children, leaves little time for extensive contemplation - but if we seek to love and serve God while we love and serve our children, He will fill our hearts with Himself just as much as He does for contemplative nuns who spend whole days at a time in the chapel." It is just what I needed when I get down on myself and feel guilty about not accomplishing the daily prayer that I was so 'good' at accomplishing even a few weeks ago.