Monday, September 12, 2011

Sometimes it's the little things

This past week was rough. You know how some weeks are just like that? You spend the week trying to survive it and then when you make it through and you look back you just think "Wow...that was tough." We had one of those weeks last week. On Monday we received some exciting news, but by the middle of the week that exciting news turned out to be one of the biggest disappointments we had had in a while. So to get through it I found myself trying to focus on the many blessings I do have in my life. I held Gabe tighter (if that's even possible), kissed him more (poor kid), thanked my Father in Heaven for the baby I do have and told myself over and over that this is the plan and I have no other choice but to trust in it.

Then...I picked up a paint brush and worked on being distracted...AGAIN!

The end result? My very first pantry. I know it's just a pantry to most. But when you have never had your very own pantry, finally getting your very own pantry is just plain ol excitin! Our food, my bread makers, pannini press, kitchen aid, food storage and various other items now have their very own home and it's NOT in our office. LOL. Brad is very excited about this! Our cereal no longer lives on top of the kitchen cabinets (where most people have decorations) because the box is too tall to fit in our cupboards.

Brad has been working very hard to finish this pantry for me and I am forever grateful. A pantry might seem small to some but sometimes it's the little things.

So close! eeekkk

Wala! I'm sure I'll move everything around a few more times till I get it where I want it but right now I'm just thrilled to have a pantry!


Melwel said...

The pantry looks incredible... Sorry for your sadness. You get busy and paint through it, I just eat. I think your way is healthier.

Jill Welch said...

I'm sorry last week was bad. Your Gabe is sure loved. Glad however you got a pantry! I was so glad when I had my first pantry. ENJOY!

Shanna said...

Isn't it amazing how building something or making something is so therapeutic!

Felicity said...

Sorry to hear you had a rough week. Sometimes it's hard to trust in the unknown but our thoughts and prayers are with you!! And I agree about Gabe - he is SO very cute I think I would kiss his little cheeks all day too!!!! And for a cooking extraordinaire like yourself I can imagine how exciting a kitchen cupboard would be!! Looks fantastic! xo

ps) I am so disappointed we missed you guys while you were over here!

Leah Aston said...

Sorry about the hard week and trial. Life can be heartbreaking as well as beautiful sometimes like you mentioned. Congrats on the pantry - I think that is a wonderful thing!!! I love having storage, especially in the kitchen! You will love it though be careful or you'll fill it too much and those cereal boxes will end up back on top of the cupboards. :)