Ever since we moved to Twin Oaks on August 8th, there has been workers here almost every single day.
The progress has been steady!
The littles loved watching out the sliding glass door the day they were working on the deck!
While we waited for things to be finished, we made the best of what space and things we did have!
We were SO excited with each bit of progress!!
A working stove after one week without one?
The delivery of the new refrigerator after it had been on back order for two weeks?
The appliances were a gift to our family – which is just such a huge blessing that I do not have adequate words for!
I am so thankful that we had that semi parked in town and did not have all of that stuff to deal with in such a small space.
The four youngest kiddos slept on mattresses all over the upstairs floors, and Grant and Addie Mae slept on the couches.
For three weeks!
Last Tuesday when the downstairs floors were finished, the kiddos could not carry their mattresses down there fast enough!
They were so excited to stretch out!
We kept Tate and Eliza upstairs for a few more nights to be close to Blake and I, since Eliza has the chicken pox.
Bedtime massages help get everyone wound down for bed time though!
We started moving into basement this past Thursday night by setting up the bedrooms and family room first.
The boys teamed up to build their bunk beds.
The guys also started to slowly empty out the living room and carry the furniture down.
Then Friday night was date night!!
I LOVE date night!
That guy I love always buys the coffee and he makes all of my organizational ideas come true!
Blake planned some shelves for the new storage room and so we headed to Menards to pick up the lumber.
After the coffee, that is!
Then Saturday morning came and it was time for that semi to be delivered.
We were supposed to be traveling to attend three weddings this past weekend, but when the chicken pox arrived our plans obviously changed.
Since we had five adult people here for three full days, we figured we might was well tackle this HUGE project!
The boys cleaned and assembled some shelves we had back at Adoni Acres, and Addie Mae and I carried all the extra kitchen and grocery stuff down from the garage and put it all away.
The storage room floor was scrubbed – because construction dirt is over the top dusty!
Next up was to get those shelves built, because most of what was on that semi was going to be stored on them.
The guys would carry boxes to the back patio, and then we would bring each box inside to the family room to open it and put it away.
Things got a lot worse before they got better!!
Like high chairs in the bathroom?
Sometimes a certain someone would get caught goofing off!
Addie and I also worked hard to keep the house in order and to keep three little people fed, entertained, and happy!
Addie is my laundry girl.
No, you cannot have her.
That closet there?
It holds the everyone’s hanging clothes, except for Addie’s.
The more toys that we found in boxes, the easier it was to keep the little people smiling!
Blake and I planned some fun for the weekend too – and surprised the kiddos each night with our fun plans!
More on that later!
By bedtime on Monday night we had finished unloading everything from that semi that belongs in the house, had everything put away, and the house and floors cleaned.
We have the most amazing crew!
I walked around at that point with my cell phone and took photos.
The great room –
The main bath –
The master bedroom and bath –
The school room –
The hallway game closet –
The beautiful Amish made stairs –
The soon to be music nook –
The storage room –
The boys room –
The family room –
The girls room –
The soon to be kids bathroom –
I took these photos of the outside of Twin Oaks earlier in the week –
It was a BIG weekend with a TON of work.
We enjoyed it SO much though!
The Mama of this family kind of loves to organize things!
There is still much that needs done for our new home to be finished, but we are so pleased with all of the progress over the last two months!
I have to admit, I am most excited about getting our yard graded and planted and sitting on that beautiful deck!
Lord willing, it will be soon.
Twin Oaks feels like home and is just the perfect downsize for this season of our lives.
Now we just need to fill it with people!!
Come on over and stay awhile!