Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Planning the Site

Butde and Papa are here for 10 days to visit, see the new house and rebuild the sandbox. Yep! Isn't that unbelievable. Papa labored for a week just one year ago building us the most amazing sandbox and water station ever and here he is again rebuilding it. Thankfully we brought the water spicket with us to save a little on that labor.

But here is the most adorable picture of Papa and Brianna. Bri woke up early from her nap and so her daddy just put shoes and a hat on her and sent her outside. No shorts on either. Still in her pullup from her nap, she just walked out and down the deck and went over and stood next to Papa like this. They were both surveying the site for the new sandbox. We watched her stand there with him for a while and then she came back and walked up the deck and said "Mommy, Papa isn't talking to me". We just died laughing.

Best Buds

Here is Hadley and her best bud, her cousin, Brooke. Brooke has spent a lot of time at our house lately because her amazing mother, aunt Jaira, has been doing a ton of tiling for us on the house.

My sister, Jaira is just amazing. She is 21+ weeks pregnant but drove two hours this past Friday night with a demanding 20 month old in the car. (That alone is no small feat). Tiled my kitchen backsplash until midnight on Friday night and then got up Saturday morning and tiled from 5am until 7:30 pm. I think she maybe took two 20 minute breaks to eat some food.

And the tile job looks better than a professional would do. It is amazing!!!

Mia So Beautiful

Here are a couple of gorgeous pictures of Mia. The poor thing was without her glasses for a week. We lost her lense while on a friends deck and we think it fell through the slats. She did great without her glasses but we are so thankful to have them back.

As you can see she loves her new house and adjusted without a single hiccup.
Daily she says excitedly "look there is my new hose", "there is my new tree", "there is my new [insert a word]". It is adorable.

We are Finally Well

This picture just about summarizes our first three weeks in the new house. We were all horribly sick for a long time. Here are the Deeble girls and we were not posing.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Goodbye Tribute to the Old House

Here is a little video of the girls and I leaving the old house so that the movers could do their thing. Ironically it was very easy for me to say goodbye to the old house.

My mom got choked up when she went back to the house one last time and so did Dan. It was a very special home for us.

I balled when our realtor put the sign in the yard and got choked up the first few times seeing the sign. But thankfully when I went back to the house one last time to hand it over to the new owner, I wasn't sad at all. It could be due to the fact that I was running around freaked out after I discovered 4 cabinets in the kitchen that still had stuff in them.

Anyway Bye, Bye First House. We loved you.

Untitled from Elise Deeble on Vimeo.

Sunday, May 2, 2010


Thank you everyone for all of your prayers. We moved a little over a week ago on Friday, April 23rd. It was beyond crazy. We learned two days before the move that our kitchen counters wouldn't be in, we had water pouring into our old house master bedroom the night before we moved and we inadvertantly painted our basement with the worst fumed oil based paint we have ever smelled two days before. So our girls lived freezing wrapped up in coats so that we could have the house aired out. Then on top of all that we learned that I WAY underestimated the packing.

While I was a project manager in my past life and some of my projects included managing all of the technology installs in hundreds of new tax offices across the country. We learned that I am horrible at managing and executing a single family move. :( I was a little too into the construction on the new house to fully estimate the amount of packing required at our old house.

If it were not for some amazing friends who took a look at our old house a few days before the move and decided that there was no way we were going to make it, we in fact wouldn't have made it. We also learned that we have a LOT of stuff. Where it was in our old house we have no idea because we pretty much filled our new house which is WAY bigger.

So thanks again to our friends that spent two days packing and helping us take loads over, to our friends that blessed us with paying to have our old house cleaned, to friends that loaned us fans to air out the house, to those friends that helped us unpack boxes and put things away, to all the friends that brought us meals. And last but by no means the least to the good samaritan that Dan met from another church during a "What if the Church" meeting that came over and installed a temporary sink in our kitchen. If that is not an example of how the body of Christ can love each other then I don't know what is. We couldn't have done it nor could we be continuting to do it without him (we still don't have counters).

All that said, we are all doing great. The girls are doing great. Mia is doing AWESOME. The dogs are better behaved and just plain happier, believe it or not. And Dan and I have learned just how much less stressed we are by having a little more space. Dan in fact was saying he felt guilty for loving more space when the majority of the world lives in very cramped conditions. We do not want to ever take it for granted how blessed we are.

Thank you for all of your prayers. They have so been heard and felt by the Deebles.