Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Quote of the Day

"It's OK with me if Darius takes over the kingdom from Belshazzar." Hannah's thoughts as she closed a game of chess with Peter last night. They've been playing every night since Thanksgiving, and Hannah has named the pieces after her favorite story in Daniel 5. Leave it to Hannah create stories for the pieces to all have interpersonal relationships with each other!

Happy Days

Does anyone remember the theme song to the show "Happy Days?" I feel like I could sing it today.

We had such a terrific Thanksgiving weekend. It was such a treat to have Peter home with us for four whole days! Even though the kids and I were all under the weather with wretched colds, we were so happy to have so much Daddy time. We all walked around smiling all day long.

One night as we climbed into bed, vaporizers steaming up each room, I told Peter that that was one of the happiest days of my life - just having such family harmony. The kids were all so kind to each other. Peter and I sat and talked on the couch in the middle of the day (wow!). We brainstormed and planned for the upcoming year. We ate leftovers and take out food. We all went shopping at hardware store together... It was all no rushing, no pressure, and all just enjoying each other. It was the kind of day you dream about as a single person who has hopes to marry and have kids someday.

I guess it is just one more thing to be thankful to the Lord for.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007


Late yesterday afternoon, my dad got a call that their new home was ready - and would be here at 8am this morning. Wow!

So here it is, passing our front gate!
It is beautiful! Somehow I managed to only get video once it was put into place so you'll have to use your imagination for now. It also looks much bigger than I expected - it is like 1700 or 1800 square feet, but it just looks huge when you get up close.

We have so much to be thankful for.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Crazy Week #2

Thank you to everyone who prayed for our very busy week a few weeks ago. Here is an update:

We survived the termite tenting experience.

Peter and I had a wonderful, wonderful, wonderful weekend away BY OURSELVES(!) at a nearby resort. The kids had special time with Papa and Mimi, and then we all stayed with Papa and Mimi. It was so much fun! We've never stayed with my parents because we live in the same town, and we all enjoyed our time there.

Now, we have 6 dumptruck loads of rocks in our back pasture for the new septic system. My parents home is coming sooner than expected, so we are in a race to get everything ready. It may be here as soon as Friday!

Between homeschooling, holidays fast approaching, Caleb's chicken pox, sprained ankle and cutting 8 teeth all in 5 days, getting ready for my parents move here, Peter's business exploding with work, and my insanely timed redecorating the living room, things are hectic around here.

In short, please keep us on your prayer list. I am especially hoping that the other kids and I don't get the chicken pox...