Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Fun with my dad:)

Every summer since Adam and I moved to Michigan my dad has come to my house to help me with various projects around the house.  My neighbors know when his van shows up that it is work time.  He has taught me so much and we have had a ton of fun installing floors and decks and various other things around the house.  This year it was time to get the extra bedroom ready for the kids- yay!!!  We ripped out the old white carpet (yuck- I HATE old carpet) and we are laying down flooring that is durable, waterproof, and oh so easy to clean.  I keep saying thank you and my dad keeps saying, "you don't need to thank me."  That's just the kind of person he is and I love doing projects with him:)  We installed this floor in our kitchen, dining, and living room upstairs and it is great, but VERY hard to cut.  By God's grace, (yes I think he cares about these details), we found a manual vinyl tile cutter for rent at The Home Depot and it is making cutting the planks a cinch!  So...if you ever install allure vinyl plank flooring from The Home Depot- you NEED to rent a vinyl tile cutter.  I attached pictures because I am a dork:)

On the adoption front- we really hope to hear some news from The Minister's office this week, but if not, we are hopeful it will come next week.  It reminds me of when I was a kid and my parents took us to a restaurant.  I would ask, "when is our food coming?" and my parents would say, "It is just around the corner."  I trust that good news is just around the corner and in the mean time I am going to defer my nervous energy to obsessively cleaning and organizing my house.


  1. Katie you are so lucky to have such a wonderful dad. :)

    (I am glad you attached pictures)

  2. We are currently in the process of adopting from Rwanda (we just applied)! I have enjoyed reading your blog and wanted you to know that I have started a Twibe on Twitter for anyone who has adopted from Rwanda or is currently in the process. It will serve as a sort of "network" for all those Rwanda adoption families. Feel free to pass the link along to any other families you come across:

    Just started a Twibe. Visit http://twibes.com/AdoptingfromRwanda . . . to join!

    Blessings to you and yours as you journey down this road~ Kelly