Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Moved in, but internet challenged

Hi all, sorry for the break in updates but we have been busy. We have moved into our new home and have been rapidly settling in. Moving day went very well as we were blessed to have over 25 family and friends there to help. It went very smoothly.
We needed to get unpacked and settled pretty quickly since Sandy's family would be coming over for our annual Christmas Eve celebration only 9 days later. The team all kicked in and worked together, it was great to see. We even had some time to finish out our Christmas shopping. Sandy's brother Alan was able to come by a couple days and help us unpack and put the beds back together...that was huge. Valerie took charge of decorating for Christmas and did a really great job...there is some real talent in there that she has been suppressing. The Christmas holidays have been really enjoyable and we were even able to sit in front of a cozy fire in our new fireplace and enjoy time together as a family.

My one glitch of the move has been getting my high speed Internet connected...they are still working on getting the DSL activated hopefully by the end of the we have been Internet challenged this past week and email deprived. Consequently I am driving in to the office to work in Downers Grove. While it is more miles than from the old house it was about the same amount of time, maybe even a little quicker with the light holiday traffic.

I will update more with some pictures when we get connected from home.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007


Dad and Mom did a 4 hour walk-thru on Monday, checking to make sure everything worked. There were a few cosmetic things such as touching up paint on walls, but pretty much everything looked good. Here's a few pictures from the walk-thru.

Our lovely fireplace and family room! Perfect for these cold winter days.

Living room inspection.

Main entry and stairs.

Music studio (with beautiful arches) and entry into the kitchen.

Kitchen (picture taken from family room)

Morning room (we will use as dining room), big enough for our table!

Upstairs is looking good as well.

Outside......we now have 3 trees (1 in back) and a couple of bushes planted. The front is all sodded although that's hard to see with the snow. Just about ready for us to move in!

In the midst of all this packing and moving, our little Lisa turned 5! It's hard to believe that she is already 5, but she daily reminds us that she is growing up.