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Saturday, June 19, 2010

'Wood'in It Be Nice?

For eleven years I have lived with carpet under our dining room table and at the back door. Isn't that horrible?! I've said to Rob numerous times over those years that I would rather live with plywood than the carpet, at least I could sweep or wipe it if something got spilled (and believe me there have been spills over the last 11 years!).

So last week, I finally got my wish and we pulled up that carpet and threw it out on the back patio. I kicked the roll a few times just to vent 11 years worth of disgust and frustration. Then we carried in thousands of pounds of wood flooring. On Monday, our new floor started going down and the existing hardwood in the kitchen and entry got a refinish job.
Tuesday the new floor was down, holes filled and sanding started. By Wednesday evening, the stain and first coat of sealer was on the wood. Thursday two more coats of finish was applied and we were amazed at what a difference it makes in our house. We are so excited to have our new floor down and the old floors refinshed to match.

Now we need to sand down and repaint all the moldings and walls, replace all the upstairs carpet, get new light fixtures, buy new furniture, get the granite countertops and glass tile backsplashes installed....

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Anniversary Wishes

One year ago today Dani and Kelly were married in the Logan Temple. It was a remarkable day. I have the joy of that wonderful day stored in my heart like photographs pasted in a scrapbook. I visit those memories often and drink again and again from the happiness of the rare love that brought these two together and the sealing power which binds them together eternally.

I have not ceased to marvel at the way things have worked out for Dani and Kelly since they met more than five years ago. It was a storybook romance from the first and their commitment to one anther has grown exponentially since then.

Just two days after their wedding, the Aherns undertook a five day, cross-country drive to Baltimore, Maryland with almost everything they own in and on a small car. It took a great deal of faith for them to leave home and family and start their new life together alone in a strange new place. In the last year, they’ve had many adventures and experiences that would cause an older, more mature couple to tremble; but it has not shaken Dani and Kelly. They have grown closer and stronger and have learned to depend upon the Lord and to rely on one another.

My sincerest wishes are for Dani and Kelly to continue to cherish each other and be ‘one’ in all things through many, many more years and into eternity.