Here are a few pictures of the kitchen:
Now let's take a look at the living room:
Here is the bathroom (I love the way it turned out!):
Next up are the bedrooms:
Now let's get them moved in. Grandma and Grandpa Fisher have arrived to help out and both brother-in-laws (Cade and William) have also arrived to give a hand.
Grandma Diane: I will take the kids for you so you can get done faster. Your Dad will stay and help. He wants to make sure Ben's bed gets set up properly.
Sharmaine: Thanks, Mom, that will be a big help! (to Zoey) You be a good girl for Grandma!
Ben: Dad, I can help! You always tell me I am a big boy now! Can I stay and help?
Michael: Ben, you are a big boy. The best way for you to help is to go with Grandma and help her with the dogs and with Zoey.
Ben: I guess that would be helpful. The dogs don't really know Grandma yet.
Ben: OK, Dad, I will go with Grandma. I will keep a good eye on the dogs.
Michael: Thanks, son. I will see you later. Be good for Grandma and help her with Zoey too.
Sharmaine: Ben, I am so proud of you! Now go ahead with Grandma and I will see you before you know it. When you get back, your new bed that Grandpa made for you will be all set up.
Ben: That's right! I can't wait to see the bed! Bye, Mom, I love you!
Sharmaine: I love you too, Ben! Now give me a hug!
Sean shows up to "help" with his latest girlfriend LaShonda.
Sean: Hey, everybody, I'm here! Let the fun begin! Oh, and meet LaShonda. She was excited when I told her Michael Gordon was my bro in law. She's is a fan and wanted to meet him.
LaShonda: Hello, nice to meet y'all. (whispering to Sean) Where's Michael???
Everybody else has already started moving the furniture in from the moving van. Here you see them moving in the furniture into the kitchen. What do you think of the dining chairs that I made?
Sean: Got anything in the frig?? I'm kinda thirsty. Want anything, LaShonda?
Lawrence (Sharmaine's father): Sean, you haven't done anything yet, you don't need anything to drink!
Michael: Is this the corner where you want the hutch?
Sharmaine arranges the dining furniture.
Cade and William start moving in the living room furniture.
Will and Michael move the sofa into the living room.
Sean: Where do you want me to put this?
Things are moving along quite nicely. The guys continue to bring in furniture.
Sean: Alright! I got the TV working. Hey, Michael, what time does the game start?
Sean: Hey, LaShonda, come sit with me. The game is about to start.
LaShonda: Are you sure it is ok for us to watch the game? Everybody, else is still working.
Sean: Hmm, what? Of course. I've already worked a lot!
Grandpa Lawrence has set up the bed he made for Benjamin. He is putting on the finishing touches. He even made the bed for him.
Lawrence: Well, I hope Ben likes this.
Sharmaine: Dad, he is going to love it! He has always wanted a loft bed!
The bed fits nicely in this room. It fits perfectly between the support poles.
In the meantime, they also got Zoey's room all set up.
Michael and William move the furniture into the master bedroom.
Everything has been moved in. Will and Cade are getting ready to go home to their families.
Michael: Thanks bros for all of your help. Having you guys here to help made things a breeze. Can't thank you enough.
Sharmaine: Yes, thank you both. When we are more settled, we will have you all over for an appreciation dinner.
Cade: No problem, happy to help. But looking forward to dinner. Sharmaine, I have always loved your cooking!
Will: Ditto on that! Shayla and the kids can't wait to come over to see the new house. See ya later!
Diane has returned with the kids and the dogs. Zoey gives her Daddy a big hug.
Diane: The house looks great! you got a lot accomplished today.
Micheal: Thanks so much for taking the kids. That made it so much easier to get things done.
Michael: Thanks, Dad, for all your help. Ben is gonna love his bed!
Lawrence: Happy to help, Michael. You have no idea how happy we are that you have moved your family back to Hanaly Corners. Anything else you need, just let me know.
Sharmaine: Thanks for everything, Daddy.
Lawrence: Like I told Michael, I was happy to help. It means a lot having you kids back in town.
Sharmaine: Momma, thanks for taking the kids. I hope they behaved for you.
Diane: It was not a problem and they were wonderful. I have missed those babies so much, I loved having them for the day. And anytime you want me to keep them overnight so you and Michael can spend some alone time together, well just let me know.
Diane kisses her daughter on the cheek and they say their goodbyes.
Ben checks out his bed. He is liking this. He can't wait to climb up into the loft.
Zoey is checking out her room too. She loves that her dollies have a new doll house too!
Michael and Sharmaine relax on the sofa. It has been a long day, and they are tired.
Sharmaine: Wow, what a day! I am positively exhausted!
Michael: Me too. We accomplished a lot today. Things are looking good.
Sharmaine: (Yawning) We still have a lot to do though. We need to get window treatments up, hang artwork, get the lamps set up -- such a long list of things to do.
Michael: BTW, when did your brother leave?
Sharmaine: (With a sarcastic tone in her voice) Oh, that's right, he was here. That pillow he carried in was so heavy!
Michael: (laughing) Yeah, he was a big help -- at least in his imagination!
Sharmaine: Was it me, or was his girlfriend into you?
Michael: She said she was a fan of mine when I was playing basketball.
Sharmaine: (Snuggling a little closer into Michael) Yeah, I am a fan of yours too!
With that, our little story ends. Stay tuned for more of this family as well as meeting other as hearing their stories.