Tuesday, October 7, 2014

The Gordons Move In

I have pretty much finished the Gordon's home, so now it is time for them to move in. First, let's take a look at the house before they move their furniture into it.

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:

Master:

Ben's room:

Zoey's Room:


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.



38 comments:

  1. I love this family! Your house is great, the new chairs are beautiful, all the furniture is looking so good! What a job, you did so much! Congratulations to you and the family with their new home :-). Hahaha, Sean is hilarious with his pillow! I look forward to new stories!!! xx

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    1. Yes, Sean is quite the character. At least he showed up! Glad you liked what I did. I really enjoyed making this. My daughter is an artist and she said I could use some of her artwork (in miniature of course) for my dios.

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  2. Lovely re-paints on the furniture!

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    1. Thanks! A lot of work, but so worth it!

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  3. The Gordons have a very lovely home! The rooms and the furniture all look great. They are so lucky to have so much love and support in their dollie lives.

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  4. Glad you liked it! Gotta work on my photo taking skills, but this was fun!

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  5. Everything looks great! I especially love their bedroom. Anything animal print catches my eye. Sean is a mess...lazy self!

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    1. Thanks! I just love animal prints too (as you can probably tell!) I had fun with Sean's character. As the baby of the family, he got a little spoiled! Thought he would grace the family with his "help", or maybe he just wanted to show off to his girlfriend that he had a celebrity BIL.

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  6. I love their new place! And you've given me some great ideas for Thomas and Camille's condo. The hard work you put into this is evident in all the little details.

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    1. So glad you liked it. Can't wait to see what you do for Thomas and Camille's condo!

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  7. I enjoyed reading and viewing this post about the Gordons moving in.

    Love that you have that Little Mix doll - her hair looks lovely curly.

    My favorite though was Ben's loft bed; when I was a kid, I used to want one of those!

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    1. My daughter had a loft bed from the time she was 5 and just graduated to a more sophisticated bed. What she loved about it though was that she could turn the area underneath it into anything she wanted. It was a place for her baby dolls for a while, then she turned it into a snuggly refuge for her and her friends! The Little Mix doll was a great find. I rebodied her on a Prettie Girls Valencia body as the Little Mix dolls don't have much articulation.

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  8. I loved this! You are so creative and the posing for each scene was amazing. I generally don't like doll stories, but I really really liked this one and your dollhouse is amazing! :):)

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  9. Thanks, I am glad you liked it! I was over looking at your blog and wanted to say that your photography is awesome. I think I have a lot to learn with my photography, but am enjoying it. I want to do an outdoor shoot sometime with my dolls. I love your farm -- it is beautiful and reminds me so much of growing up on the farm.

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  10. How beautifully done,everything from the furnitures to the upholstery,it all looks so amazing together.How much effort you must have been put on this!! :) Great job.

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    1. Thanks. Yes, it was a lot of work, but also fun. My daughter said she hasn't seen me this excited about anything in quite a while!

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  11. Hi Phyllis the house is great! the Gordon's worked really hard ! you did a wonderful job, each piece is amazing, and the bathroom....is too lovely!!! all the girls here now want one!
    Kisses Billa

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    1. Thanks, Billa! The Gordon's are finally happy to be getting settled. I think the bathroom and the master bedroom are my favorite rooms. It is nice when you feel you've done something really nice. My daughter says she wishes our house looked that good!

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  12. Hello from Spain: thanks for your visit to my blog dedicated to Barbies. I love your kitchen. The bathroom is fabulous in black. Your doing a great job of painting and decorating. I adore this family. The pictures are very real. Keep in touch

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  13. Hello Marta, I am glad you decided to follow my blog. I am having a good time with this hobby and it gives me a chance to show my creative side and show off my dolls!

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  14. Wow, those celebrity dolls look exactly like their humans. Great job on the Gloria furniture repaints and your handmade furniture.

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  15. Thanks, Muff! I got fabric yesterday to make curtains and found some really great stuff (I think!) to use for the bathtub hardware and some artwork too. Will be working on that this week. My next 2 homes are in the works and I am working on a restaurant too. Having fun!

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  16. http://rosesvioletsandpink.blogspot.pt/
    Nice to meet your blog!

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  17. Wow. Everything is fabulous and I love all the different male dolls you have,

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    1. Thanks! Yes, I like the guys too. It is good that there are some really good looking action figures out there to help with the male population!

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  18. OMG they looks like humans,love the way you write the conversation between them.
    xx

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    1. Thanks! I have fun writing the stories. Working on another to be posted soon.

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  19. Hi Phyllis. Always great to meet new friends and discover new doll blogs. Love, love, love your dolls AND all of the little rooms you've created. You do a great job of putting together the stories!

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    1. Hello April! Glad you like my blog and stories. I am working on the next one and should have it up by the weekend!

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  20. Casa e família linda amei essa barbie, curta e siga o meu canal.
    Canal de youtube: http://www.youtube.com/NekitaReis

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  21. I've just found your blog and I think it's really inspiring, it will be an honor for me if you can visit mine too, and if you want to follow, it will be a pleasure to follow you back! :) <3

    Never too old for dolls.

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    1. Thank you, I am glad you like my blog. I took a look at your blog today and looks like you are off to a nice start too. I am following you now.

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  22. Everything you created are amazing Phyllis,love it.
    Lovely the conversation between the family <3
    xx

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    1. Thanks! I am glad you like my dios and my stories.

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  23. The new house looks great. Moving day went so smoothly with so many helpers. Love the last photo with Michael and Sharmaine relaxing after an exhausting day.

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    1. Thank you, Isabelle! It is always good to have helpers when you are moving. Even though they were exhausted, I know Michael and Sharmaine appreciated all of the help.

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  24. You did an awesome job on their new home. Love all the details. Great story, too. They would have been better off letting their son stay and help and sending Sean to look after Zoey and the dog.

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    1. I am not sure they would have trusted Sean with Zoey! He is a piece of work. He's a little spoiled as the "after thought" child and the only son among 3 daughters.

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