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Home Makeover Shrodes Edition

Jordan and I came home from Africa to a big surprise! Well, it was a surprise for me. Jordan knew about it the whole time. The surprise was new flooring in our home's main areas, plus a new couch! All of it was done by my husband, Dustin, Savanna and friends from church. They also decorated a bit for fall, to welcome us home.

Lots of people are asking for photos, so here are the results! My husband took 160 photos and I am going to link to his Facebook album here in case you would like to see more than just these few. I believe he has made the album public but if not, I'll ask him to. (smile) Here's his Facebook Album.

Larry had this planned for six months, to surprise me when I got home. I want to give thanks to everyone who helped him on the project. In addition to our children, those who worked so hard with him were Todd Stewart, Doug Rice, John Torres, Willy Letaw, Joel Tevi, Troy Mayercak, Jacob Mayercak, Mason Mayercak, Mike Molinero, and Rachel Rice.  John actually took off work to help. I am so grateful for all of you and your labors of love!

Front entrance

Carpet that was previously in family room. It was worn and stained when we moved in, 10 years ago and we have steam cleaned it more times than I can count, to make the best of it.

Tile and parquet floor, before makeover.
Savanna writes scriptures on the foundation before new flooring installed.


Psalm 18:2

As for me and my house...

Maddie says, "What's going on here?"
Doug Rice, clearing the old floor to make way for the new...
Dustin scraping
The barrier is down...
Boxes of new flooring
Todd and John hard at work, installing the new floor.
Todd working on new kitchen floor
Ta-da!!!! New living room, dining room and family room floor!
New kitchen flooring

Eating area off of the kitchen - new floor



Wowwwweeeeee!!!!
Dining room


New bathroom flooring

New laundry room floor
From the living room to the kitchen
Max tuckered out on his blanket on the new floor
Max and Maddie say, "Yep, there's been a lot going on around here. We're tired just watching it!

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