Sunday, November 16, 2008

New Carpet - Check, Painting - Check

Things are really coming together on the new house. We have been working every spare minute to get things ready for moving in. Our babysitter, who is also named Becca (spelled differently from our Bekah), has been very busy making money over at our house while Kent and I tried to make progress cleaning, prepping, painting, etc. It was slow going with just the 2 of us, but we finally got the master bedroom painted and ready for new carpet to be installed, which it was on Thursday. Now that room is completely transformed. My good friend, Arianne, suggested I do before and after pics, which I'll post when things are done throughout the house.

So, we got the new carpet in, some of the rooms prepped and painted, and then yesterday we had a painting party with some of Kent's family. We are so blessed to have family close by and that they are so willing to help. In one day we almost finished painting the entire house. There are minor things left like floorboards and 2 bathrooms, but the majority of the house looks amazing. Kent's mother who was suffering with an abscessed tooth spent the whole day cleaning while she was doped up. Bless that woman! No one can work as hard as she does! By the end of the day it was so amazing to see a beautiful house emerging from the filth.

On another note, my heart has been heavy with news of so much hatred poured out against the Mormon church. I think many of us who grew up in the church often heard stories of the pioneers' persecutions, and it sounded like a world away. Now thoughts of our ancestors are so much nearer, and I realize that we truly do live in the last days. I'm also sad that the feelings of many members towards people who live alternative lifestyles have been so misinterpreted. I love all of my friends, straight and gay. I would do anything to help any of them and I support everyone's right to make their own choices. But I believe that marriage is ordained of God for the creation of families, binding children to a mother and a father for eternity. I believe that we can disagree and still love each other; we can feel strongly and yet be civil and understanding of our differences. Isn't that what tolerance is all about?

4 comments:

Paul and Celeste said...

Hey Kim! I can't wait to see the before and after pictures. I am glad that things are going well for you and your family! :-)

Lara said...

I'm so happy that you're getting closer to being able to move in. How exciting!

I, too, am saddened by all of the riots and things due to Prop 8. I have gotten to the point where I just can't open articles on this topic anymore. It just makes me too upset.

Ben, Jen and the kids said...

Well, I am way way excited for your new home! Can't wait to be neighbors.
There are people full of hate and it makes my heart heavy. But I try to keep the faith and hope that tolerance can be seen again!

Agree to disagree! We should be able to believe what we believe....

jen

Tammy said...

Congrats on the new house! How exciting for all of you! We have lived in ours since 2000 and are STILL working on it...
Yesh. It never ends. As soon as you finish up one thing - there is always something else to do. Welcome to homeownership. It's a blast.
We have been locked out of our ward building for the next little while. It seems we had a little leak in one of the bathrooms and now we have mold. The building was half-way taped off last week and we only had sacrament meeting. But this week the doors are chained. Stupid air-quality. We are meeting at Lakshore. I am counting my blessings that I am no longer in Primary - that will be a zoo! :)
Love you - Miss you!