It seems like so much happens in a single day it's hard to find the time to blog about it, and then several days pass and it's hard to remember all that we've done. These last few days we have hit a major milestone and encountered a setback or two.
First, I've got to backtrack to last week - I took Columbus and Cleo to take their driving permit test, and we now have two permitted drivers in the house. They're pretty excited and happy about that.
Now, onto more current news - we got the stove and dining table moved into the new mobile, and it is......SO AWESEOME!!! At the risk of sounding like a Valley Girl (am I dating myself here?) we are so totally in loooove with it! The new mobile really feels like home now and we all (still) just keep looking around in awe and saying things like; can you believe it? Doesn't it look soooo nice? Isn't it so homey? We're like a bunch of teenagers who just feel in love for the first time marveling at all of these new feelings of euphoria.
|The first night with the stove and table in. Columbus was kind enough to make nachos for dinner while I continued putting things away and clearing the table.|
|Sassafras went and picked some flowers to put on the table:)|
|Hello to all of our blogging friends:)|
|The only way we could get the table in AND the whole couch was to push one side of the table up to the wall, so we've packed six little kids onto a bench.|
|My Man and three bigger kids get chairs on the other side.|
|And then Sassafras and I get the end seats.|
The plumbing issue was right on the heels of discovering that some of the pipe that we bought for the wood stove was the wrong size, which isn't a huge deal, just a pain when you live and hour from town. Needless to say there were some frustrated and unhappy workers up here on the mountaintop yesterday. To help sooth their frustrations, I finally got around to making them their sushi. I've never made sushi before, but we like it, and as with most food that we like that comes from a restaurant I've had to learn to make it myself if we want it because it's just not real easy on the budget to go out and eat.
|Ta-da....my first sushi roll.|
|It really wasn't as hard as I thought it would be, the kids even rolled some!|
|Some of the kids don't like sushi, go figure, so I made egg rolls too, but our egg rolls always come out more like egg squares, but they are SO yummy!|
|JoJo - so pleased that he figured out how to use chopsticks that he wanted his picture taken.|
Some current pictures of the house as we move in and get more settled......
|I'm so in love with my $5.00 yard sale sink - look how deep it is!! That is my biggest pot and those are two one gallon jars and there is plenty of room for them.....so much easier to wash in a nice deep sink!|
|Little kids have already marked their territory on the freezer:)|
|A little mommy humor:)|
|We started cleaning up the alleyway.|
|Columbus and Einstein are taking out the old sink and counter so that we have more storage room - the old kitchen will be our storage area.|
|I am making my way through these tubs and getting things organized.|
So, that's most of the last couple of days on the mountaintop, what I can remember, anyway:)