Friday, November 19, 2010

House progress, etc.

Wesley and Joseph are gone to buy the pipes for the wood burning stove, as it's finally turned chilly enough to need it! So William and I are hanging out, blogging and doing laundry.
The Lord has been so faithful to provide work for Wesley in this economy, and has really blessed our work on the house the last few months.
Adeline was a dear and let us borrow the camera the other day so we could get these:) Thanks sweetie!
Hope y'all enjoy them.

~Rachel Lea

Here's the front room. We're so excited to be able to use it now!

One of our next projects is laying the tile for the hearth.

The furniture is pretty much all temporary but it works great for now:)

We spent a whole week working on the trim for the front door! Scraping, burning and sanding the old layers of paint off, repairing some broken parts, and then caulking and painting it. It came out of an old bank.

We LOVE our piano!! Hearing Wesley play reminds of before we got married. He has such a neat style!

The middle room, which still needs allot of work.

Wesley laid most of the tile last week. He did such a great job didn't he? The stove used to be up on the Morton's third floor when they first moved out here. We're going to sand the rust off and blacken it.

Joey showing off his new bike.

Joe man.

Yes, there are a whole bunch of pictures of my kids. I'm a mom, humor me. ;)

My little cherry.

I tried to get a good one of both of them. 'Good' meaning where they both sit still, smile, look at the camera, don't pick their nose, oh wait, scratch that last thing. My kids would NEVER do that;) Anyways, this is as close as I got, and it ended up looking more like a wanted poster. Here it is nonetheless.

Playing in the dead grass. Oh, I mean in the front yard. ;)
As you can see, little munchie man started walking now.

One of the Morton's gardens which is across the lane from our house.

William posing for a "farmy" picture.

And Joey's turn. (As you can see we're really pushing the idea that we are "farmer people")

And since I didn't get Adeline's camera back to her when I meant to, here are some ham shots from the next day. I couldn't just let a super nice camera just sit there unused could I?

William inquiring as to the whereabouts of his un-photogenic toy.

Gotta love that smile!

Drafting Uncle Tom for a quick shot.

We are now excepting donations for our up-and-coming children's shop 'Morton Consignments'.

I love baby clothes!

The girls section is definitely wanting.

The shoe section isn't though. This is only part of it.

One of our favorite items. Makes you want to have a girl doesn't it?

Anyways that's the latest here at the JW homeplace. Hope everyone is having a delightful winter!

~Rachel Lea