Wednesday, August 29, 2007

So Much Fun

As some of you know, we are in the process of building a house. It is coming along, and are very anxious to move in, hopefully in October. We decided a few months ago to add a secret room above Bryce's room. For years, any time we walked through a new house, he would find a closet or some little nook and beg us to build him a "secret room". We decided to build a small room above his bedroom that he will have to climb a ladder to get to. Of course, it will really be for all of them, but Bryce will have the most access. The fun part was, we didn't tell any of them! We had the builder build it and just enjoyed knowing how excited they would all be. I don't know if you can see it through the rafters, but it's framed up in the attic. It's about 8ft. X 8ft.

Well, we finally decided that we couldn't wait any longer. We brought them upstairs and told them we had a surprise for them in Bryce's room. They couldn't see it until we pointed it out. This was their reaction:

Someone really should have taken a picture of us, because I know we were smiling bigger than they were. We had so much fun. So, needless to say, they are thrilled and so excited to be able to climb a ladder to see the inside.
I'll go on and add this picture of the brick. They are working fast. It is great to finally see some color going on the outside.


Mission to Macie said...

how sweet of y'all to surprise your boys,that;s awesome. your house looks like it is going to be beautiful.

We lived on Vincent Dr. in you know it?

And we will be arriving home from China on the 22nd at B.R. Airport if ya wanna come sneak a peak at my new girl!

Jill :)
P.S. I'll send you an e-mail and we can exchange #'s , we have too much to type.......LOL

Ms. Dragonfly said...

wow your house is gorgeous and those smiles are awesome. I would have loved such a secret room myself. Probably I still might even enjoy one now.

Jewels of My Heart said...

Your house is going to be beautiful. How fun!
Thank you for your sweet words on my blog.
God's Speed

redmaryjanes said...

It looks beautiful and I think a secret room sounds like great fun. Wish I had one when I was a kid.

sheryl said...

That is so awesome!!! What wonderful memories all your children will have in that secret room.

Your home is going to be beautiful! said...

Your home looks enormous! Holy cow.

mommy24treasures said...

ooh a secret room sounds great.
Your house looks like it will be beautiful!

Mrs. Incredible said...

It's so pretty! And I'd love a secret room, but I wouldn't have told the kids where it was! "Where's Mommy???"

Truly Blessed said...

Hi Jennifer,

Not sure whose blog I was reading when I clicked on your blog name, but here I am --

Congrats on your beautiful new home and extra congrats to the boys on having parents cool enough to design a hide out for them!

I, too, have three boys (ages 16, 14 & 12, so a little older than yours) and a little China girl (she's been home with us since November '06) and what an incredible blessing she has been to our family!

Our boys are head-over-heels in love with their little sister, and from the looks of them, yours will be as well when your little China girl finally gets home.

Anyway, God bless you all as you wait for your daughter/sister. Adoption is a wonderful thing!

Life With All Boys said...

Oh my gosh, my boys would LOVE a secret room.

Donna & Andrew said...

Any Child would luv a secret room. You Rock! and the smiles on the boys faces are priceless.

ADELE said...

Oh this looks like something I would do! How fun to have a secret room. I need a secret room for ME. HAHA. I am sure this will be so fun for your children. You are creating such fun memories for them.
I love your new house. It is going to be absolutely gorgeous!

Lori said...

You are SO COOL!! :D I think that's wonderful, they're gonna have so much fun there!
You home looks beautiful!

Wendy said...

Thanks for you comments and visiting our blog.. Your turn will come and when it does enjoy each moment

Dawn said...

Lucky Boys!! Your home looks beautiful! I bet you are looking forward to spending the holidays there!

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