Happy 4th Anniversary!

Posted by on Feb 16, 2016 in Family Updates, Featured | 8 comments

Not only did we celebrate Valentines day in February, but ten days earlier we celebrated our four-year anniversary! It is so amazing how fast time flies and how much takes place in just a few short years. I am so blessed to have married my best friend!

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Priscilla’s Family Comes for a Visit:DavidLovesPriscilla15

We were blessed to have Priscilla’s parents and two of her brothers visit over Christmas and New Years. They took most of the time to work on the house that the Lord has provided for us.

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Priscilla’s mother was such a help with the children!DavidLovesPriscilla17 We are so blessed to have Godly grandparents for our children!
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Dad Keller insisted on making sure we have a good gate installed well.DavidLovesPriscilla16

He also made sure that the shed was secured with all of the holes patched up.DavidLovesPriscilla02DavidLovesPriscilla01

Priscilla’s two brothers, Nathan and David were able to stay a short time to help us with projects on the house while her parents returned home.
DavidLovesPriscilla03 We went to get some all-you-can-eat Pizza and after working hard all day, we definitely got our money’s worth of pizza.
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We also took time to have fun playing a game of disc golf at a nearby course on a sunny afternoon or playing some tennis. DavidLovesPriscilla26

Many loads have been hauled off to the dump!DavidLovesPriscilla19

Kitchen Make-Over

One of the most important rooms to any house is the kitchen. It is generally the center of activity several times each day. Mealtimes are wonderful times to cut the distractions and spend time together. DavidLovesPriscilla06

When we first got to the house, the only thing that was in the kitchen was a dishwasher that absolutely reeked, and a floor that was partially tiled.DavidLovesPriscilla22

After chipping up the tile, there was a layer of linoleum over part of it. Priscilla’s brother Nathan worked hard to chip that up as well.
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We did some framing  as well as a lot of sheetrock. Then a large amount of mudding and painting had to be done. DavidLovesPriscilla24

David’s sister took time away from her ministry in a prison down in Florida and came up to help us with painting and mudding. There was a special texture that she was able to match that looks like stucco, so she was able to make the new walls blend in with the existing style. DavidLovesPriscilla32

We were able to get a good deal on pre-finished 3/4″ hickory on a Black Friday sale last year.DavidLovesPriscilla34

A really sweet family came over and showed us how to lay the wood flooring. They also helped get the room laid out the way it should be and get the project started.DavidLovesPriscilla35

The work went much faster than I expected and the result was so satisfying. DavidLovesPriscilla36

More to Come:

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Amazing progress was made during their visit, but unfortunately, projects almost always turn out more time consuming and more expensive than we estimate. It is just part of the challenge with working on a remodeling project.

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David has done some of the electrical on the new construction parts of the house.DavidLovesPriscilla27

David’s brother, Sam has done a lot of the plumbingDavidLovesPriscilla21

David’s sisters, Sarah and Rebecca have done a lot of the patching and painting along with Priscilla.DavidLovesPriscilla25

When all is done, it is just beautiful! It will look so much more like home when we are able to move our furniture in. DavidLovesPriscilla31 Paul and Davia really enjoy time with their cousin Abby.
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Davia enjoys playing with her little doll and has so many crazy hair days.DavidLovesPriscilla29
Paul and Davia are great playmates and really enjoy the beautiful weather that has allowed them to take time at the park.

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What a season this has been of enjoying life together as we make a house into a home and settle into life here in East Texas.

 

8 Comments

  1. Wow, what a transformation! How inspiring! Praise God! I bet doing all that work with your own hands will really make you appreciate your home that much more. The hardwood is beautiful.

    Enjoy your new home. Texas is lovely. I really enjoy reading y’all’s blog posts.

    God Bless!

  2. Beautiful! You are all working so hard. Having active toddlers around while trying to get a house remodeled must add a little more to the mix. Awesome job! We just moved into a new house that has small projects to do and that seems overwhelming at times. We have two little ones also. So hats off to you

  3. I enjoy reading your blog, and I believe it is important for families to encourage one another through all seasons of life. Thank you, for sharing your family’s walk with Christ!

  4. Your house is going to be so beautiful! You are so blessed that your wonderful Godly family has such talent and craftsmanship to help you in completing your home. The Waller family can look forward to many happy family times in such a loving space. May God continue to bless all of you as your family grows in size as well in faith! Many sacred blessings to all!

  5. Thank you for the update! Everyone looks so happy!! Congrats on your 4 year anniversary!!

  6. Everyone looks so happy! Thank you for the update and Congrats on your 4 year anniversary!

  7. You guys are a perfect couple!I love following your little family online.You are such uplifting ,genuine,kind,godly people!I bet you are liking the Texas weather better than the Chicago weather.The new house is looking fabulous!Youve all been working so hard!I admire you both!Happy Anniversary to a beautiful couple inside and out!

  8. The house looks great!I really love the new wooden floors!I bet you guys were so thankful to have family come to help!Its going to be amazing when it’s finished!So happy for you guys!You guys are so kind to eachother!Such great examples of how spouses should treat eachother.Its very inspiring to watch!

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