Friday, June 11, 2010

Successful Cohabitaion

Brooke's room is done (mostly). I don't know who is more happy, Trent, me, or Brooke. Probably Trent. As I said before, Trent never stopped working on this room. Last Thursday night Trent worked all through the night, right up until the carpet guy came on Friday morning. Which my kids called a giant. Trent continued to stay awake all day celebrating Jill's wedding. I don't know how he does it.

Here is the semi-final product. Trent still has to do the crown moldings, but he is taking a break for now.

So on to the glorious story of Brooke's first week with us. It has been heavenly AND life saving. Seriously, here is the proof:
  • We had a work party for Trent on Saturday night and I was sitting in the kitchen THAT afternoon and realized we didn't even think about getting a babysitter. We were to worked up on getting the kids watched for Jill's wedding dinner on Friday that it never crossed our minds. Well, Brooke was sitting by me when I realized this and she willingly said she would watch the kids. Life saving act number one.
  • The next morning we were getting ready to go to Maisy's baby blessing. I was running behind and hadn't gotten to the girl's hair yet. Brooke stepped in without even being asked and did all 3 of my girls' hair. Life saving act number two.
  • I plugged my good old straightener in that same morning, the red light came on, and I proceeded with other things while it was heating up. The only problem was it never did heat up. I had 10 minutes until we had to go. Brooke let me borrow her straightener so I didn't look like a hobo for the blessing. Life saving act number 3.
  • Sunday night we had a party at our house with some of Trent's old neighborhood friends. We had a great time with some great food. While we were all out on the deck chatting it up Brooke cleaned the whole kitchen. The whole thing. And after that, she played with the kids. Seriously. Life saving act number 4.
  • Brooke will come home from work at night and play with my kids. After a long day of kid watching for myself, it is so nice to sit and watch someone make my kids happy. Life saving act number 5.
  • Just having Brooke around is fun. She is the funniest person I know. She makes me happy, which is a great thing these days. It will be good to have another girl, or should I say woman, in the house. I love having someone to hang out with, get opinions from, and vent to. Life saving act number 6.

So if the next 2 years are as good as the first week we are going to be living a great life here at the Hoard. And Brooke will be here for 2 years (at least). Then all my kids will be in school and I can sit on the couch, watch HGTV, and enjoy the calmness that surrounds me. Aaahh. Now that will be heavenly.....and maybe just a little bit sad.

11 comments:

Andrea said...

How can you NOT like Brooke??? So glad she's there with you! You guys will have so much fun.

Brett and Jessica said...

Trent is amazing!!! I can't believe he got that room done so fast. Brett is still working on our laundry room which is taking FOREVER!!!

Sarah said...

I can't believe Trent finished that whole room so quickly ~ It looks great! I am sure it is really nice to have another adult in the house to help balance out all the kids! ;)

Trent said...

Brooke is awesome! I hope she knows all those things are not obligations, but this week has been so nice. And the fact that I don't have to work 5 or 6 hours every night on that room helps too. Welcome Brooke!

Amber said...

I want a Brooke...do you know where I can get my own? sounds SO nice! And the room looks great too Trent!

Maga said...

HURRAH for Brooke!!! We'll keep her in our family!!!

hbentley said...

Brooke is the best!!! Her room looks great. Trent is amazing that he stayed up all night to get the room done and then had wedding stuff all the next day. I really don't know how he does it. Brad and I still laugh about the "giant" comment.

Angela said...

Where can I find my own Brooke?? I8 want one!! :) Seriously though, she is awesome! We had so much fun with you guys Sunday!

Beth Monson said...

That room looks awesome! Can I come stay there too?:) Let me know when my room is ready.

Jake and Becky Veigel Family said...

love the sound alike and the wedding pictures
J

Mindy said...

Brooke sounds like a fabulous person!