Before Brett started his residency, we wanted to take a trip to Europe. We decided to go to Switzerland and Italy for 2 weeks, and we had an amazing time! We went to Luzern, Interlaken, Murren, Cinque Terre, Florence, and several Tuscan hilltowns (Lucca, Pisa, Siena, Montepulciano, and Montalcino). This almost needs to be a separate posting, but here's a few pics from our trip.
Since we love our neighborhood, but wanted a little bigger home, we decided to sell our house and buy another "fixer upper" in the same neighborhood- High Point Terrace. Our house actually sold while we were in Europe, so we came home to an interesting situation- needing to vacate our old home quickly when our new home was about to undergo massive renovation. This is where in-laws come in handy. :) We moved in with Brett's parents for 3 months in the summer during our renovation. We ended up expanding the den and kitchen and building a master bath, 1/2 bath, office, and porch. The rest of the home was updated as well. We absolutely love our home now, but we're so glad the renovation is OVER! I didn't do a good job of taking pictures for this renovation, but here's a few, including a construction pic of Brett's new pride and joy- his massive new garage/workshop/manroom. I will put updated house pics in another posting soon.
After reflecting on this past year, I feel so humbled to see how much the Lord has blessed us in 2007. He is so faithful and good to us!