Friday, September 29, 2006

The Guest House

I am feeling the need to post every day, if only to say "no baby." I'm sure that if I don't post your assumption is that I might possibly be in labor or something, so I'll just try to post. And, you can be sure that after the baby comes, we will be posting an announcement that the baby is here. So, believe me, you won't be left out.

Here is a visual of where we are living now. We are staying in the cutest little guest house that you ever did see. There are 2 bedrooms, a bathroom, and a great open kitchen/living room area. Also, the outside here is super. We are in a little development in Kilgore, TX. But, we are also in a very quiet area with lots of woods all around us. It's super. So, the kids play outside all the time. Right to the left of our house in that fenced in place (see the first picture) is a great sandbox that Joel just restored...they've been busy in that all morning. There are also a couple of swingsets, a treehouse, a pool, and lots of open spaces and woods to explore in. And, the road we live down is great too...we take lots of walks. We love it here and are so thankful for the chance to live here and the generosity of our hosts. Oh, that's another plus...great neighbors. Our kids love to play together too (they have a 3 1/2 yr. old boy and a 6 yr. old girl who loves to "babysit"...they also have a 9 yr. old boy and 7 yr. old boy).

Anyhow, here you go...our wonderful little guest house:

The front of our cute little guest house.

As you walk in the front door, you see the kitchen area straight ahead. The kitchen and living room area is all one big room...we love it.

This is what you see if you look to the immediate left as you walk into the front door...the living room area.

The kids' room. The twin bed on the right, we dismantled and put the box spring on top of the top bunk and the mattress under the bottom bunk as a trundle to "catch kids" in case they fall. The kids both sleep on the bottom bunk. It's been a bit of a challenge since Hadley has always been either in a pack-n-play or a crib, but she's getting better about staying put. They both sleep horizontally in the bed...that is, with their pillows up against the left wall, their feet pointing out toward the trundle bed underneath.

The hallway leading to the bathroom on the left and the master bedroom at the end. The kids' room is there to the right.

The perfect size bathroom.

The master bedroom, which now has our king-size bed in it instead of this bed...this bed is propped up against the wall. It also has our spa-n-a-box in it...what we are using for our birth pool.

Keep us in your prayers and we will keep you posted.


Ali Elam said...

What a great guest house you guys get to live in! :) Fun to see the pics and get a glimpse of your super cute place! Thanks for the updates! I'm now predicting you go into labor this weekend and baby is born Oct. 1st! :) I'll be praying! :)

Mama said...

Wow! What a great place! Your family is so blessed. God is so good and is taking care of you. I know the kids are really enjoying this little venture. Yes, I am just waiting for the NEWS! I have to help Mr. Roland with a lawsuit next week for a long ago claim that someone cut timber off their place and delivered it to us at the mill. Fun! I'll have to go through boxes and boxes of records. So wait until after Wednesday. HA!
Love y'all.