Movin’ on up!

October 4, 2009 at 10:20 pm 10 comments

Last Sunday, just one week ago, we slept in our attic for the first time!!!

Our project is now complete!

I promise, promise, promise that I’ll post pics or a video this week. I’ve been trying to get all our stuff situated. Finding a home for everything is what takes the longest. And with a 13-month-old in tow, things seem to take 13x as long.

We still have some paint touch-up to do. Kelly@LoveWell shared an awesome tip for ongoing paint touch-up that I plan to put into place.

We’re feeling very satisfied with the end product (actually thrilled). Just to have a legitimate bedroom with a door that closes… it’s amazing.

As the project neared completion, I was actually feeling worried about having too much space. But God gave us a sweet confirmation about how to use our space the other night.

A fellow blogger and Twitter friend, Zach Nielsen, tweeted the other night that he and his wife were likely going to be stuck in the Minneapolis airport overnight on their way to the Together for Adoption Conference.

Abraham tweeted him back and said, “If you end up needing a place to stay, call me.” (We’ve met Zach in person before and we share a lot of mutual friends—we don’t necessarily invite any old stranger to spend the night.)

A few minutes later we got a phone call, Abraham left for the airport, and we had our first house guests in the newly-purposed guest room!

We have lots of decorating to do, but that’s easy work in comparison with what we’ve been doing. Most of all, we’re just happy to have all the major decisions made, the heavy stuff moved, and two healthy kids sleeping deeply in their new room.


Entry filed under: Family, Home.

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10 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Elizabeth Esther  |  October 4, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    Can’t wait to see the pics! And isn’t it beautiful how God just fills the space right up? It’s like “if you build it, they will come.” LOL. Ok, wow. That was a bad analogy. Clearly, I’m up too late. 🙂


  • 2. Kimberly  |  October 5, 2009 at 12:00 am

    It feels so good to complete such a big project and how fabulous that the Lord already used it!

  • 3. Andie  |  October 5, 2009 at 7:35 am

    I am SO EXCITED for you. And Elizabeth’s comment is really true. Our guest room was full for almost 15 months straight, at which time Byron at 6 weeks old moved in and it became his room. God has a way of keeping guest rooms full! (Just ask the Mathises… ha ha)

  • 4. Zach Nielsen  |  October 5, 2009 at 8:39 am

    It was so good to hang with you guys. Hope we can do it more often!

    You guys were a blessing to us. Thanks.


  • 5. JessicainFlorida  |  October 5, 2009 at 10:11 am

    Hooray! I am so happy for you.

    And how like you to immediately use your space for hospitality. I can’t wait to see pictures.

  • 6. Dorothy  |  October 5, 2009 at 11:59 am

    Can I sleep in the guest room next? PLEASE….

  • 7. MrsMK  |  October 5, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    Oh, it sounds so nice!! I grew up in a family that was always in the process of fixing up the house, so a bedroom WITH A DOOR (that closes??!!) is something to be excited about, indeed!! Can’t wait to see the photos!!

  • 8. Jill  |  October 6, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    a “sweet confirmation”….I like that!!

  • 9. Kelly @ Love Well  |  October 7, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    I’m such an HGTV geek. I’m dying to see the before-and-after shots.

  • 10. Kim Nielsen  |  October 8, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    Your addition is absolutely beautiful! What a blessing it was to have have you open your home up to us. I enjoyed meeting you and getting to know you in person (instead of just your blog life :)). Can’t wait to be able to have you stay with us some time on your way through Madison!


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