Sunday, April 26, 2009


I haven't posted in a while, but there hasn't really been much to post. This past week has been pretty low key.

There was revival at church, but Ronnie and I didn't make it...God really kicked my butt about it this morning at church too. I should have gone...God doesn't buy silly excuses. I took Ethan to youth group today. We made a card for one of the members that just found out she has a brain tumor. Other than that he ran around like a wild child.

The inside of the house is finished. I was called over there on Thursday to sign off on the trim crew's work. So now all the flooring is in place, all sheetrock is up and cracks have been repaired, all connections between the two halves are in place, and the handrail and OSB are in place upstairs. I think that all the company has left is the electricity and plumbing. We still have to get the well, septic system and porch done. After all of that we will close. It's getting close.

That's when all the real work will begin. We have accumulated a ton of stuff and I want to sort through it as we move so we can unload what we don't need. I have already started refinishing Ethan's furniture so it will hopefully be ready by the time we move.

I've discovered that there are entirely too many colors of paint to choose from. I picked up at least 25 or 30 paint chips at Lowe's this weekend and still have no idea what color to paint anything! I've got to recruit an interior designer or something.

I quit WW a couple weeks ago and have watched to scale inch back up a couple of pounds. Over the past two weeks I haven't walked as much nor I have I paid much attention to what I eat. I've got to get over all of that! Yesterday I was up and gone for my 3 mile walk by 6:30 (yes, a.m.) and I'm making a personal commitment to eat better this week. I would be disgusted if I gained back everything I've lost!

I think that's about all I have for today. Have a great week!

Friday, April 17, 2009

House pics!

Here are a couple from when they moved the house in last Thursday.
And here are a couple of the house being set on the foundation.
And these are some of the inside.


I know you're excited! First I'm going to post pics of the flowers that I arranged for grave stones for Easter. They actually turned out rather well considering that I haven't worked with flowers for almost a year now!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Our house is on the foundation!

So, Ronnie, Ethan and I got to see the house be put on the foundation this morning. Suprisingly, it was a fairly quick process. By the time we arrived the back half was almost in place. We got to watch them place the front half and then we watched the crews raise the roof (literally) before we were able to go inside. That was the cool part. I'm getting really excited about decorating and can't wait to be able to move in. I'll share pictures soon.

Saturday, April 11, 2009


For the first time this year I gained weight instead of losing it. I knew it was bound to happen. I gained .8 from last week. It's ok...I knew I didn't eat like I should have and I don't think I did one bit of excerise. I got what I deserved. Maybe I'll do better next week.

Have a Happy Easter! He lives!

Friday, April 10, 2009


Yesterday our house was delivered! Yippeee!!! Ronnie and Ethan were there to watch it be brought in. They took pictures and videos, but I don't have the camera with me to upload them. I'll have to do that later. The set-up crew will be there Monday to put it on the foundation.

We were able to peek in through the windows. The flooring is already down, but covered up pretty well since the roof is laying in various rooms. I was relieved to see the kitchen countertops because I really thought that I had picked something with red in it. Thank goodness I didn't! It's black and beige speckles...that's the best I can describe it. Now I can go SHOPPING!!

God bless!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Some good news

It's not the news I expected to share, but it's good news nonetheless.

I was teaching this morning when the phone rang. The student that answered muttered something about it being "some man." Usually some man is my man so I made a joke about it probably being my boyfriend. I think they really started wondering when they saw my happy expression. The guy was actually the construction manager from the company we're buying the house from and he had an update on the house. It will be delivered TOMORROW! Then they will set it up on Monday. So far everything has been ahead of schedule so it looks like we'll be in this thing sooner than we previously expected.

Just pray that Ronnie gets a j-o-b soon!

Monday, April 6, 2009

I'm still here...

Sorry that I haven't posted lately. There's been a lot going on and I honestly haven't had time to sit and write a post. So I'll just post a few tid-bits about Kidd life as of late.

-School has been crazy! I can honestly say that I have been scared to be at school. And I didn't like it at all. Hopefully things won't get worse, but there's no telling.

-Ronnie still does not have a job. Not even any prospects.

-However, he did win a little from a lottery ticket. That'll help for a little while.

-The house is scheduled to be released from the factory on April 15. It will be delivered within a couple days of that. We also have a driveway! It's not finished yet (rain, rain, go away), but it's still a lot better than the mudpit we previously had. I'm getting a lot more excited, but a little more worried about the money situation. God will provide.

-I made a card last week, but forgot to take a picture so I won't be able to share that.

-I am still doing WW. I lost one more pound this past week. I'm down a total of 17 pounds. Yay me!

-I guess that's all for now. I'll be back later...maybe with some good news.

Have a great week!