How to score a lot of chocolate

Try accidentally deleting your church’s entire website. Two weeks before the annual conference/talent show.  If your husband is the very understanding type, he just might bring home an unprecedented amount of chocolate to soften the blow.  Of course, I still have to finish rebuilding the site.

And I had been joking about giving birth onstage as my talent act.  Maybe I’ll go up there with a laptop and show them my ability to commit mass destruction with a single unintentional keystroke.  Now that takes talent, wouldn’t you agree?

At least my living room floor is finished.  Hubby and I and several of the older girls worked until well past midnight, then finally went to bed with a couple of hours worth of work left.  This morning, I slept late; don’t ask how late because I’m not telling.  At late-o-clock in the morning, Deanna brought me my Bible and the laptop and suggested that I might like to stay in bed for a while longer.  My guilty conscience took one look at the clock and jumped out of bed, dragging me along for the ride.

Outside my bedroom door, I found the remainder of the tile job nearly finished.  The Boy was playing contentedly outside under the supervision of 6yo Becca and  8yo Natalie, while Deanna and Lydia worked quietly and diligently, painstakingly cutting the last row of tile to fit around the edges of the room.  Hubby had taken the other 3 children to work with him.

Sorry. No before pics.  It was just too horrible.

I have to admit, I was a little nervous at first.  I looked around wondering just how well they had been paying attention to the finer points of measuring and cutting tile last night at midnight, but I have to admit: the floor looks fabulous.  I have no idea where the adult handiwork left off and that of the children began.

Now we’re considering where to put the bookcases when we reconstruct the room.

Oh, and speaking of reconstruction, I’ll have to work some more on the church site.  Ugh.  Bad Kim.  Bad, bad, bad!


  1. Wow! Y’all did a great job! Veteran homeschool moms never cease to impress me.

  2. Ack! I can totally relate on the website error – I’ve done the same thing before and it is such a sick feeling! Perhaps the new site will be even better than the old for it, though…
    That’s really impressive that your girls were able to finish the tile job. I wish I knew how to do that!

  3. Oh my goodness! Oops? It’ll all work out though. And you’re right, the floor looks great!

  4. The floor looks great!! Wow, I’m impressed!!
    Oops on the website. Yikes, I echo Angela and hope it doesn’t take long to rebuild.

  5. Angela H. says:

    That looks really nice! I imagine you are glad the old carpet is gone.

    Too bad about the church website. What a bummer! i hope it doesn’t take too long to get it up and running again.

    Take care,

  6. Oh yeah, I forgot to tell you. I can’t decide if the living room looks larger or smaller without the books and things. Maybe just un-natural. You could skate in there. Well, not you, but the girls, but I bet they already thought of that.

  7. Cherish says:

    Wow, it looks great!

  8. Great job!! I love it when the kids can do as good of a job as an adult!

    Our two oldest helped Rich gut and sheet rock our basement apartment last winter. I was a bit skeptical, but they did a great job.

  9. I stand (well, actually I sit, you know, my knee) in awe. How do you wreck a thing and get him to bring you chocolates? You have probably completely worn out that pregnancy card by now. 😉
    Maybe that’s why the little guy hasn’t been born yet, he’s been waiting for you to use it up, so brace yourself, yer done! 😀
    I guess you can tell, I’m thinkin’ he’s a boy.

  10. Kim- the floor looks beautiful! you ALL did a great job! I wish I could get to sleep in until LATE-O’CLOCK!!

  11. I have been reading in amazement at how much work you get done while waiting for a new little one to be born. Just a few more kids and your house should be all finished. You do understand that this would not/has not worked at all like that for me. Again, I am in awe. Good job everyone.

  12. Oooooh, how beautiful!!!! With a 2yo and an 8mo I would really, really, REALLY like to have something sweep-able rather than carpet. I love the floor. Tell your girls they have learned skills they will always be glad to have!

    Love it!

  13. The floor looks great, and I bet it feels good to have something like that done before the baby comes along! Does that tile help keep your house/feet cool in the hot Texas sun? Sure looks like it would help. Bless you girl!

  14. I’ve been reading and enjoying your blog for awhile but I think this is the first time I’ve commented….the floor looks great! Sorry about the church site, but chocolate isalways good for making you feel better;-)

  15. :)…..IT LOOKS WONDERFUL!!!….You girls are such a blessing to your parents! As a commercial flooring guy, I can give my professional oppion that it is “A job well done”;)

    Make sure you get enough rest….D is old enough to handle things(I know you know this, just thought I’d second it)

  16. The floor looks wonderful Kim. Ya’ll all did a great job! Hope the chocolate helps while you fix the church website.

  17. I’m sorry about the church’s website. How frustrating!

    If it helps, the floor really does look fabulous! Good work on racing through that 3rd trimester to-do list!

  18. You are blessed with a wonderful family!
    The floor is fabulous and all of you did a great job!
    …And good luck with your church site!!!

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