Tuesday, June 7, 2011

One Year!

Yesterday marked one year for our family living in St. Louis. You can read the recap of our move here.  It was long and memorable and we ate some delicious Italian food along the way.

I remember standing in my kitchen at our house in Waco, thinking about how much I would miss our home. We put so much time, sweat and energy into fixing it up.  I thought once we arrived to our apartment in St. Louis, I would imagine myself in the Waco kitchen, missing it and wishing to be back there making dinner for my family.

The funny thing is that I have hardly thought about the kitchen or even the whole house since we moved.  The places I imagine most are the homes of our friends in Waco.We shared so many good memories at their places and whenever I felt lonely after we moved, I would imagine going to hang out with our friends.

I have not shared a whole lot here about Jeremy losing his job in Waco.  It happened when Lincoln was four weeks old and it was just three weeks before Christmas. I was so angry about it and still have a bit of that anger taking up residence inside my heart today.  I loved our house and I loved living in Waco, but there were so many times I prayed that we would sell our house. I loved it, but it was so much work and I just wanted to be done with it, start fresh and have a new place to settle in to.  I just didn't expect that new place to be in St. Louis.

Thinking about the house reminded me that I need to share pictures of the finished house on the blog. So here you go...

I'll start with the kitchen. This was our first room to update. We tore everything out. We had no idea what we were getting in to. We did learn that we are not meant to be house flippers. ;)

 I don't want to overload the post with photos, so there are more to come!

Thanks for stopping by!


Laura said...
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Laura said...

we are fixing up our house right now and headed all the way from TN to OR....it comforts me to know you don't think about that beautiful kitchen all the time.

can't wait to see all the pics!!

walkers said...

Diane- do you remember the name of the paint
You did in your kitchen? I love it! Adrianna