Friday, October 21, 2011

Goodbye, Benbrook...Hello, Keller

Well, we survived the move. This week has been filled with nothing but chaos, but we made it through. We closed on our new house Tuesday, scheduled movers for 9 a.m. Wednesday morning, and had our first successful night in the new house Wednesday evening. {Successful = boxes everywhere, fast food galore, and just glad we were able to have sheets on the bed and find toothbrushes.}

Thursday brought a bit more settling. We got almost all of the kitchen unpacked and semi-organized. Somehow, having the kitchen unpacked makes it feel like home. If I know where my pots and pans are, and can cook a meal, it's home. {Granted, the meal I "cooked" included Campbell's chicken noodle soup and some oven-baked chicken nuggets, it was still better than Mickey D's.}

In the spirit of transparency, here's where we stand now...

Miss Allie is starting to feel at home. Here she is
laying in our bed watching cartoons yesterday. {Of
course, not without her baby.}

The semi-organized kitchen. We're getting there...

Allie has already successfully demolished the living room. Juice has
already made its way on to the floor, and there are crayons, toys,
and tiny bracelets everywhere. {I secretly love it.}

I am seriously in love with the archways in this house. I cannot wait to
decorate them at Christmas with garland. {Assuming my pregnant self
can climb on a step-ladder to do so at that point.}


In the midst of all this, I have been throughly enjoying my amazing new furniture, especially this awesome accent chair:

My new favorite place to sit. LOVE it.
We were also able to get an awesome new stainless steel fridge. You know, the awesome kind. With the freezer drawer on the bottom. And the side-by-side double doors on top. And it can hold 2 gallons of milk in the door. Come on.

I feel a little like I'm living in a hotel at the moment. New furniture, new fridge, new house...it's all pretty surreal. I am so humbled, grateful, and dumbfounded at the ways God has gently led us through this season, and into a new one. I can't wait to see all the new relationships, ministries, and exciting things He has for us in Keller!

1 comment:

Jen said...

Tori, your house is beautiful! I can't wait to see it in person! Congratulations on everything! What an exciting time for you and your family!
xoxo