Sunday, January 6, 2008

Our New Year

Hello everyone! I haven't posted for such a long time because of family changes and the holidays. We have welcomed Ryan's sister to live with us and turned our front room into a bedroom with a temporary wall and door. We drove to Washington State to pick her up and move her. She is going through some tough times and we hope we can help her. Needless to say our spare time is non-existent right now and we could use extra prayers. I did get some pretty photos of our quick trip to Washington, but I have no desire to even hook up the camera to the computer to retrieve them. Maybe when things settle down. Here is a quick picture of our front room before we turned it into a bedroom. Ryan did a great job with the new "temporary" wall and door and it seems like it was always there!

This is looking out of the front room into the entry-way. The front door is on the left, near the piano. The stairs lead to the second floor which has three bedrooms. The door under the stairs leads to the basement that is partially finished but full of storage and Ryan's part-time business. Turning the front room into a bedroom was our best economical option for a short period of time. If Ryan's sister decides to stay with us permanently, we will look into adding on a separate room/mini apartment.


Meta said...

Hi Julie,
Fun to read your update. Your photography is beautiful! I love you snow pictures - we really miss the Utah mountains! Also love your nativity piece - is it a puzzle? take care!

Ditto Family said...

That is wonderful that you are "there" for Ryan's sister. Your love will be appreciated for a long time.

Julie said...

Meta- yes, the nativity is a puzzle that comes apart. Randy's wife Katie made it at a "Super Saturday" Enrichment activity. I love it! I'm glad you like my photos! I'm so excited to have a camera that works well and is easy to use. I'm glad we're in contact! See you in the blogs! P.S. Hi Sara!