Friday, February 06, 2009

Our New House

Hey! Ben's home! I took pics for you all last week, but I've been really tired so I've only done the things I need to do. But it's updated now! I don't have to do this again for a little while. lol

Mom found this green roses at a grocery store here. They were so beautiful!

Here's the diningroom. I finally have a secretary desk!!! See it off by it's lonesome in the corner? It is beautiful. I found it on sale at a furniture store. Had to get it. Ben put together the buffet on the other side of the room, and Mom did the table and chairs. Ben tightened all the screws, though, cuz Mom didn't have time to do that. Tightening the screws took awhile!
I went for forest colors. Mom is the one who mentioned green, and then I decided to do it after I didn't want to at first. lol I'm going to paint a calla lily to go above the buffet and on either side of the window I'm painting earthenware pots. So whenever that's done I'll put it on here. It'll be awhile, though. :-D

The livingroom. We are getting a black recliner to go at the end of the rug by the door and a black bookshelf to go where the brown one is currently.

Mom put together the tv stand for me. The ceilings here are so high!

The kitchen. They moved the top cabinets lower for me. Don't know if you can tell or not.

If you look under the sink, you'll notice they took out the cabinets and took away part of the bottom of the cabinets entirely so that I can do a complete turn in the kitchen. When I'm hooked up and have the big bag it can be difficult, but it still works.

The bathroom. Mom put together that cabinet, too.

The bedroom.

I always tell Ben that he never takes good pics of me, but he did take some good ones last week. Here's one.

This is Zach and Ashley's son, Nicholas. He's 16 months old and so sweet. Ashley did a good job with him.

A close up.

I made ribs for the first time last Sunday. It was a Brazilian recipe. You boil it in lots of spices till the water goes away and then brown them a bit. Ben took these pics of the ribs.

Ben's fave.

I'll end with Ben and I.

There ya have it. Leave me a message. :-)


Megan said...

Wow your house looks big! With plenty of room for you and Harry to zip around. We're so glad Ben is back safely and you are together again. (That IS a good picture of you Mer.) I can't wait to see your artwork ;)

Anonymous said...

Glad to see you and Ben in your new house. What a blessing for you.We pray that everything is well with you.

Aunt Debbie

Anonymous said...

I love it, I love it, I love it!!!You guys did SUCH A great job - it's so you! Can't wait to visit. ;) It looks awesome!! (The food too, hint, hint.) :P

wes said...

wow you guy's house is sweet. i miss yall. i miss my brother i've talked to him maybe 2 minutes in the past year. but glad he is back safe. those ribs looked good. did they have lime taste to them or was that just for looks?

Maria said...

the lime was squeezed on top of the ribs when you ate them. :-) glad everybody like the house so far. we did get the recliner! we need to put the bookcase together, and then i can update with that.

mil/mom/kathy said...

I really like your home! you have it looking so nice. I wish I could have helped you with it too. The Lord has blessed you both so richly.
I miss you both and hope to see you before long.

Karen Nichols said...

House and the occupants look great. Nice to see you smiling so much lately. Long overdue for the two of you. Glad all is finally falling into place. Keep in touch, busy here as usual. Tell your mom I said hello.