Thursday, 29 August 2013

Thoughts on Couch Surfing

For the last month James and I have been couch surfing here in Hamilton while waiting for him to finish up work. All of our stuff has been moved up to Lindsay and we have been living out of suitcases and a few boxes.

It has been really fun.

Thanks to Bonnie and Chris we have had a great homeless experience the last month. They have been so generous to us! They provided us with food and shelter and a bed and a shower and friendship. We are clean and well rested AND happy. It's been such a joy to spend the month with them!

We also house-sat for a week at my coworker Audrey's house. It was nice to have a whole house and patio to ourselves. (and a HUGE tv!). It was  great experience! Thanks so much to Audrey and John for that.

It is really humbling and such a blessing to spend a month in someone else's home. We have had to rely on the generosity of others, which is sometimes REALLY hard to do! We have amazing friends who have proved that we can count on them for anything! I will say it again: we are so blessed!

The friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you. ~Elbert Hubbard
Tomorrow we are off to the cottage to spend a few more days with good friends and then we start our new adventure in Lindsay! Please pray that the transition goes well (and especially that I find a job!).
Happy last week of summer all!

Tuesday, 6 August 2013


We had some family pictures done at the beginning of June by the lovely Janneke Brakke ( and I thought I'd share a few with you.

(Two of my favourite cuties!)

Friday, 2 August 2013

Our New Home

It's official: We are moved out of 12 Terrace and into 321 William!

We are so thankful for everyone who helped us out with the move. It was a big job, but went so smoothly it hardly felt like work! On Saturday we ended up getting everything moved in, set up and a coat of primer on before 4 in the afternoon. I consider that a HUGE success!

On Monday, Mom came up with me to Lindsay and we continued unpacking and Mom got the living room painted. By Tuesday morning, all the work we were planning on doing was done!

It's such a relief and I'm so glad that things are moving along well. It's nerve wracking to get this all done in such a short period of time, but it's done now until September when we really settle in.

We are getting excited for James to start school, and hopefully I will find a job before then too! The job hunt (an appropriate word here) starts now! Please pray that something turns up in the next few weeks!

For a bonus I've got a few pictures for you to enjoy. I finally got around to downloading some off my camera. ENJOY!

(living room before)

(living room after)

(living/dining before)

(living/dining after)


(bathroom before)

 (bathroom after)

 (master bedroom before)

 (master bedroom after)

 (2nd bedroom before)

(2nd bedroom after)