Monday, July 27, 2009

A break from the house

Some good friends finally came to visit us (after three years of begging!) We were so glad to have them here. We kept them very busy. Saturday morning the guys and kiddos went fishing. They had quite a bit of good luck with the bass! That afternoon we went to some friends' for some 4-wheeling, tubing, and swimming with some diving and rope swinging thrown in. The kids spent the entire time swinging from the rope and I think we were there five hours. Krista and I took two of the kids tubing and that was an experience! The nice little rapids sent me straight into a dead tree and then the kids and I got stuck once, but it was fun despite the cries of "I want off!" "I don't want to do this ever again!" "I don't like this!" And those were from my daughter, who had a death grip on my hand! All in all, it was a great day and we enjoyed the company of some great friends that we haven't seen in quite some time. We always love visitors, so please come see us.

This weekend also provided us with a much needed break from the house and now it is full speed ahead. Thanks, Jim and Nancy, for providing the lodging for our guests while we are in between homes!
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Thursday, July 16, 2009


We have been very busy around here. We are moving again!! Don't worry this is a good thing for our family, we have had a little retreat out here in the country and now it is time to move back to town. We are moving back into our home in the 'city.' I use the term loosely. It is actually a town of 1800 give or take a few. We have tried to sell our home there and have not had any luck. The Lord knew that we would need it and here we are preparing to move back in. This time we are making some changes before we move and I will soon be posting before and after pictures. I have an amazing husband who has been busy at work and at home. Today, it was too wet for the guys to work at the house they are building so they taped and mudded the attic, which will be the boys' room. Thanks, Joel, for all of your help today. We also did some rearranging of the kitchen. I am really excited. I have been busy painting and doing more painting and more painting. The kids have enjoyed playing with the neighborhood children. Please keep us in your prayers as we continue to make these changes, I think it is the best thing for our family. I just wish we didn't have to actually 'move' again. This makes move number 15 in 14 years of marriage, you'd think we had it down to a science!