I’m so happy. Friday my countertops arrived. We’ve worked with the greatest people during this kitchen remodel, and we feel very blessed.
We’ve had a few glitches along the way, but that’s okay. As my Dad told us, he’s never seen a kitchen remodel without a few things gone wrong!
Yesterday was so beautiful, and I harvested more of our tomatoes. There’s still quite a few more beauties on a the vines, just waiting to be picked.
We’re happy with our Corian (Staron) counters, and the color that we chose really enriches the kitchen.
And a long center island, (and I’m telling you, it’s long!) designed by my Dad.
The house was so quiet yesterday, everyone away playing soccer, so it was just me, the animals, classical music, and my new kitchen – working away on organizing. My pantry is next, and my double oven installed tomorrow. Yes, I get an oven back tomorrow! Everyone asks me what will be the first thing I will bake? Possibly a cake or cobbler?
As I reflect back to the last 4 months, as our family ate dinners together sitting in the living room, it doesn’t really matter what surrounded us, or the mess we were in. What matters is that we mark these days as a gift from our Gracious God: that we have everything we need and we have each other. 
Back to tomatoes, if you have a garden, what’s left to harvest?
(Potatoes and sweet potatoes, quite a few tomatoes and butternut squash are left in ours!)
Rhoda from Southern Hospitality is my 3-year Anniversary winner! I couldn’t be happier to send her my care package full of hostess gifts, to one great lady!  Congrats, Rhoda! And thank you to all who entered and your very thoughtful comments and ideas that you shared!

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