Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Our house has never been so CLEAN!

I will admit it. I am a procrastinator. It is a really bad habit. I wish I could change it, but I find it really hard. The good thing about this, I preform better under pressure. It is weird. Well, I really tested myself this past week. We have been going non-stop, and I mean non-stop. I will go back to Friday after work. Our wonderful mothers came over to our house to help us clean for our home study. We actually had a great time. We focused on the downstairs and we accomplished a lot. We washed windows, mopped floors, dusted everything, cleaned the stovetop, washed curtains, name it, we did it! We wrapped up the eveining around 11 pm.

Sarah's mother in action cleaning the stove for the home study.

Chris's mother washing windows in the game room.
On Saturday, Chris and I slept in till 8:30 (that is late for us) and then had a big homemade breakfast (eggs, maple bacon, toast & hasbrowns) since we knew we had a big day ahead of us. We decided to finish downstairs and it took us awhile. We had a few projects to wrap up and then we started cleaning again. We were at it until midnight. We were exhausted. The sad thing is, we still had quite a bit left to do upstairs. By this time, I was feeling guilty because it really shouldn't take us that long to clean our house. I guess it does if you do what I call a "deep" cleaning. After finishing our cleaning, it is refreshing. The house looks great. I hope we can keep it that way!
Awhile ago, we purchased tickets to see Aaron Shust in concert in Fort Wayne. On Saturday, we thought it would be fun to see if Andrew and Ashley had any extra time on Sunday for an early supper. Luckily, they didn't have any plans so we met at Granite City Brewery in Fort Wayne. The food was good and we had a great time catching up with the Bigelows. I wish we had more time to catch up but a little time is better than none at all!
The concert was at Taylor University in Fort Wayne. The opening was performed by Meridith Williams. Brandon Heath was also there and he has some great worship songs. I actually knew several of them and for those of you that know me and music, I am sure that is a shocker!

Aaron Shust wrapped up the evening. He has a big heart and is good at what he does. We really enjoy his CD and listened to it the whole way home.

On Monday evening, Chris and I met up in Noblesville and went to our last required session at Bethany. The session that we attended had a panel of adult adoptees. It was interesting to get their perspective on their adoption story.

The home study was last night. We really like our social worker. She got lost coming to our house, but other than that the evening went really well. We are happy that we are almost ready to submit our dossier to our agency. This was a really big day for us. We should receive our home study in about one week.
On top of having our home study on Tuesday, I also had my final exam for my class. What great timing! Like I said, I preform best under pressure. Bring it on!


Jess said...

Wow, you guys were busy!!! But also nice job on taking time for yourselves with the concert and dinner with the Bigelows! Love ya!

jenn said...

what cleaning machines you are! that is awesome. and what a blessing to have help!!! now i know who to call for help with my house :). how fun to see the bigelows. i am so glad you were able to get together before the aaron shust concert...which by the way i am jealous that you went to that concert :)...good jealous! he is a wonderful musician. you continue to be in my prayers as always!!! love ya lots..m.e.