Saturday, February 27, 2010

Home Again, Home Again

We finally made it to the Buckeye State, and it's been a very cold, snowy welcome indeed! But really, we're very pleased with our new home, our area, and the amazing welcome given us by our new church family.
My goal is generally to be totally unpacked (except photos on the walls, for which I need my busy hubby's help) in one week. My eldest son informed me this morning at breakfast that I had only 5 hours left, so I'd better get moving. *giggle* Really though, thanks to my parents who spent a week with us and herded our herd so we could empty boxes, we're very close to ridding ourselves of cardboard for a while and should be totally ready to go to by the time hubby starts his new job on Monday morning. I've been guaranteed a trip to Ikea on Sunday afternoon (ALMOST HEAVEN!) and that should help me check off those final "needs" for getting settled in.
My favorite room so far is the upstairs bath. Now that the kiddos have their own bathroom (Yes!), we are having fun decorating it using my eldest's Monart Method sea-life art as inspiration. We added a super-cute under the sea shower curtain (it features an octopus pirate - hilarious!) and some new aqua-colored towels, and it's just a whole lot of watery fun for my Oceanic Five. :)

Thanks for all your prayers and patience during my absence! I can't wait to share about my trip to Ikea. (Oh drool...what a wonderful start to this new adventure!)

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Heidi Schaap

Heidi is a child of God, a homemaker, wife to a studly backyard lumberjack, and homeschooling Momma to nine fun, highly energetic outdoorling children. Her family homesteads a small patch of woods in Ohio and when Heidi’s not in the kitchen baking bread or cookies, she’s growing veggies, playing tag with dairy goats, and shooing chickens off the front porch. Heidi loves books, natural living, and coffee…Actually, let’s put the coffee first. She is the author of Bootcamp for Lousy Housekeepers, a book she hopes will bless you immensely.


Melissa said...

This post is worthless without pictures.

Unknown said...

Yes, ma'am, I'm on it. :)