Monday, December 31

Happy New Year!

May you find peace and joy through Jesus as we close 2007 and begin 2008. Jesus truly is the beginning and the end of all things. He was before us, He is with us, and He will be long after we are gone!

"Behold, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to everyone according to what he has done. I am the Alpha & Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End." Revelation 22:12,13

Wednesday, December 26

A Merry Christmas

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! Todd's family drove up from Shelton, WA to stay with us. They also brought their dogs, Jasmine & Spencer! It was a little chaotic, but fun :) It was so nice to have room for everyone in our new house. We pray our home will be a blessing to others, so please come and stay with us!


Tom, Brandon & Kali

From left: Cindy, Tom, Jasmine, Brandon, Kali, Spencer & Todd

Rib roast for dinner, we had lots of veggies too :)

Thursday, December 20

Before & Afters

Here are some long overdue pictures of the master bedroom and bath. I still have some decorating to do, like hanging pictures, but you will get an idea of how the new colors look.

Monday, December 17

O Christmas Tree

We got our Christmas tree this past weekend. It was raining and cold, but still fun! Of course Todd did all the hard work, I just had to decorate it :)

Finding the perfect tree

Todd cutting it down

Bringing it home

Decorating it

A very pretty tree!

Sunday, December 16

Moving Day

We have been busy with the new house but I thought I would share some moving pictures from a week ago (Dec 8th). We were able to borrow a truck from our friend Jennifer's dad. It was so much fun to drive, I want one now! Our friend Jason drove down from Richmond, BC to help us move all our stuff. It was a long, but productive day :)

Our spacious garage

Tuesday, December 4

Master Bath

The master bath looks better already with the wallpaper almost off. There are a few small pieces to get and then I need to wash the walls. I picked paint colors today for the master bedroom and bath. Believe me it is not easy choosing colors. Trying to imagine a whole room painted from one 2" sample card is difficult :) We will see how the colors pan out in the next couple of days. They are neutral brown tones, so hopefully they work.

Monday, December 3


We have begun cleaning up the house. I am working on wallpaper (an endless chore) and Todd is building a wall in the master bedroom. He is boarding up one side of a 2-way closet door that once connected to the office. The pictures will hopefully explain it. The second picture shows the green office behind Todd (he is standing in the closet). Todd measured once and everything fit perfectly...he is really good at anything he tries. Well, it's been fun making it into our place. There is a lot to be done! As you can see we picked the perfect weekend to start our projects...there was snow! It was pretty cold but we got the heat going. Today it warmed up to 50 degrees...almost T-shirt and shorts weather ;)

Our lovely house in the snow

The wall frame

Putting up the drywall

Cutting and stapling the carpet

Talking to my parents and stripping wallpaper