Saturday, October 27, 2007

Holy Toledo Batman!

Clint and I went by on Friday(26th) to check on the status of the house...things are movin' and shakin' over there. They had framed out all of the doors and had hung most of the doors (except for the sliding ones). There was trim work and baseboards up, kitchen cabnets were in, all the walls were textured, bathroom cabnets were in, and shelving built in all of the closets. Oh my goodness! How in the world did they get all of this done so soon? When we were looking around in the house, we talked to a man that was working in the house and he said that tomorrow they were going to paint inside the house. Wow! I am not sure what is left. We are so excited! Check out the pics!

  • These are the 1/2 bathroom downstairs cabnets.
  • Our bathroom cabnets.
  • Our new kitchen cabnets!!

  • Part of our Living Room
  • Inside of a closet.

Please welcome the newest member to the Ivy clan...

The motorcycle! I made you think that we were having a baby...hehe...nope, just a motorcycle. This week Clint bought something that he has wanted forever...a motorcycle. We have hunted for the best one, best color, and right brand for weeks. I felt like Goldilocks from the book Goldilocks and the three bears for a while there. The harley was too expensive, the honda was not the right color, but the kawasaki was just right. Clint has already ridden the bike several times and says, "It is so awesome." No babies, just motorcycles. Check out the pictures below.

Doesn't he look like a little kid on Christmas day?

Monday, October 22, 2007

I'll bet you...

That's right, the Ivy's having been doing a lot of betting lately. My status is currently 2 wins, 1 loss. There is no cards involved, no dominoes, no lotto tickets...just pure luck. Everytime we head over to the house, my husband looks at me and says, "do you think they have done anything?" I then give my overzealous answer of the crew having way more done than what is humanly possible. He then tells me what he thinks has been done...and the bet is on! Sometimes we bet back rubs, other times it is just the pride of being right, on Sunday the bet was over Mexican food...there really are no rules. All of this drawn out story of how to bet (when your not really betting) to say...we have sheet rock! For a while there, nothing was going on at the casa, but now things are moving. They have officially finished the electricity, plumbing, air conditioning, insulation, windows, and sheet rock. The word on the street is that once you see sheet rock going up, you know that you are 30 days out. 30 days! Yippee skippee! We are hoping for the first week of December to be when we close on the house.

Saturday, October 06, 2007

House Update

The house is moving at a lightening pace. Pine trees! Siding on the house...check. House roofed...check. Shingles on the roof...check. Back windows in...check. Only front window broken...check. We went by on Saturday (the 6th) to check the status on the house. Things are looking good. There are two interesting things though...our only front window that was put in has been broken and I think we got an upgrade that we didn't choose. In our bathroom, there was an option to upgrade the bathtub/shower combo to a stand up shower (I don't know why they call it that, I don't know many people that sit in the shower) and garden tub. We chose not to upgrade, but when we checked on our home....they had done plumbing for the separate tub and shower. Interesting. We will see how that unfolds in the next couple of weeks. Here are the recent pics.

We Work Hard For the Money

New town, New house, New jobs. When we moved to the Woodlands, we moved knowing what Clint's job looked like. Within two weeks; we had sold our house, found a new house and apartment, and found me a job. We were just thankful that I had found a teaching job a week and a half before school started. Here we sit in October...Clint is absolutely in love with his job, and I am wondering why the Lord has put me in this particular school and classroom. I know all of the Biblical reasons of why the Lord operates within His will and not ours in my head but, it is difficult to communicate that to my heart and emotions. To explain it quickly, I have a classroom full of children with lots of needs. From the autistic child who can barely communicate to the mentally retarded child who is in a regular ed classroom because she can tie her own shoes to the child who proclaimed he is involved in a gang at the age of 9, but is being abused. All of those eyes (plus others) look at me with needs that I know that only the Lord can meet. Kids like this can rock your world (in a good and bad way). Believe me, I am not asking for a pity party, but if you think of me, I would covet your prayers. On to something more positive... Clint's job is such a blessing and we are extremely thankful to be a part of a community of believers (the student ministry staff) at Fellowship of the Woodlands. To check out what is going on in Clint's world, the website for the student ministry is


The framing is finished! We went to check on the house Wednesday night...and the framing was done! The crew also had begun working on the siding and the plumbing inside. As we were looking around the house in the dark, (with flashlights) a contractor came by and began questioning Clint. When we told him that this was our house, he confessed and said that he thought we were stealing copper. I guess if ministry doesn't work out, we have a promising future in stealing copper. Copper stealing would never work out for us, because after the contractor left us alone in our dark house, I looked at Clint and said,"where would you find copper in this house?" He replied, "I'm not sure." There goes our shot a being word infamous copper thieves. We will just have to stick with ministry. Enough about is the latest picture of our framed house.