4.21.2011

The Passion

Last night as I was unpacking I was browsing through the crazy channels of Bright House Cable and saw The Passion of the Christ was playing. I have yet to see it, so I decided what better time than Holy Week to be my first time. I started watching as Jesus stood before Pilate and the crowd-who demanded Jesus be crucified. Pilate was just as awful as I imagined. As the guards beat Jesus I was infuriated. These guards were scared of what Jesus represented so they mocked him. I busted out the Bible and followed along-as they approached the hill and threw Jesus on the Cross I started sobbing uncontrollably. He asks forgiveness for these men who are driving stakes into his feet and hands.
How undeserving are we? 
Have you taken the time to think about what this week represents?


 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?”
 John 11:25-26

4.09.2011

A Blank Canvas

We met with with the home inspector yesterday afternoon and everything went great! He said you would think new homes would not have much of a punch list, but more times than not, he turns in a list with 100-200 problems! CRAZY. That all made me very nervous until he wrapped up. I think Mike Holmes would be very proud of this guy's thoroughness. He found 3 or 4 minor things that can be fixed in 2 hours time. Our fence looks great and everything is really starting to come together!

Here is a peak inside!

Family Room

Dining

1 of 2 Guest Beds

Guest Bath

Master

Master Bath

love my tub : )

Shower in Master Bath

yard for our Lola!

Stay tuned as we begin to move in and start making this house our home : )

4.06.2011

Empty House Syndrome

I'm sure all first time home buyers go through what I am currently experiencing-empty walls and floors. We haven't moved in yet, so that is part of the problem, the other part(s) is that we've been in an apartment since we've been married, and haven't had the space we have now. Fortunately, I am in the perfect field to fill these empty spaces :) I think this makes Taylor very nervous. How can I tell? He made me a spread sheet that has every piece of furniture and accessory I want to eventually purchase categorized 1-5. 1 being an immediate need and 5 being a want of lesser importance. Each item has a high cost and a low cost...goal is obviously to be in the low. Initially, I thought I would be upset about this, but it has actually been a great thing. It keeps me from getting overwhelmed and I feel a sense of accomplishment when I come in under budget. (Hopefully this will happen frequently)
They have started building Lola's fence and should be done by Friday when we do our final walk through. I can't tell you how ready I am to be out of this apartment!