When we were in Deschambault Lake and so far away from our family the young members became like our boys. We are still in contact with them and are excited to hear their news (like a recent engagement) and see their pictures. We formed a special bond.
Moving to Alberta meant that we could be closer to our son and it has made me so happy to be able to see him every couple of weeks.
I have also been blessed with two amazing Alberta "daughters" who are very special to me. One of those girls is Rachael and this week she let me share with her on a special day. It meant so much to me especially knowing that she would have loved to have had her mom be with her. Rachael lost her mom last summer and this was the first time that I have seen a real smile as she was planning for her first home.
Rachael began looking for a house a number of months ago. Recently she decided that she would build one and so she set the motion in action.
We started with the kitchen. There is so much into planning a kitchen. Cupboards, counter top, flooring, the edging for the cupboards, the hardware for the cupboards, the appliances, the sink (shape, colour, size), taps....
|Granite Counter Top/Cupboard Below/Sink Colour to the right|
|Cupboards with counter top to the right with back splash|
We chose some tiles for the front entrance.
Moving to the upstairs we chose the look for the guest bathroom.
|Cupboard at bottom of picture/Counter top on left/Flooring top right|
|Bathroom Flooring running into Bedroom Carpet|
|Paint, baseboard and flooring|
Her house is this design:
At that point our minds were a little overwhelmed and we had to sit through a bit of a long session about hookups for this and that and a security system video. Rachael said that she might have nodded off for that.
We then went to discuss window coverings....different styles, colours, textures and kinds. At the end of this session it was 4:00 p.m.
It had been a full day and still there is so much for her to decide. It was a wonderful experience for me and I was so happy to be with Rachael and see her so excited about her first home. It will be fun to watch the process and see the completed project.
Thanks Rachael for letting me be a part of this experience with you. You are a special girl and I hope that you will find many years of happiness as you turn this house into your home!