Wednesday, October 26, 2005


Well, we moved into our new house this past weekend. A bunch of big, strong friends came and knocked out the moving in just a few hours! Mom and Dad also came from SC to help. I don't know what I would have done with my mom.... she scrubbed every kitchen cabinet and the bathrooms.... what a blessing!! A big hearty THANKS to all who came to help!

Now the unpacking has begun... The kitchen is pretty much together and organized. Everyone who knows me well knows how particular I am..... (and to a fault at most times). I abhor disarray! It pains me to look at piles of mess everywhere. That being said, the downstairs is neat. No pictures have been hung or anything like that.. but everything has its place, at least for now.

The upstairs is entirely another story. There are boxes lining the walls in the bedrooms and bonus room. This in and of itself is not a problem for me. The problem came yesterday when I was taking a shower. My darling children apparently were so excited to find all their "stuff" that had been in storage for the past seven or eight months... I guess they likened it to Christmas morning... so ensued a 'free for all' that lasted the 40 minutes I had locked myself in the bathroom.

It looked like an explosion of sorts. Boxes were everywhere... game pieces, easy bake oven parts, hats, mittens, clothing, legos, blankets, more clothing, more game and toy pieces.......AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!! I somehow managed (the Holy Spirit) to keep my composure... I went downstairs and didn't go up for the rest of the day. *sigh*

Thankfully John and David Keating (who was here visiting) managed to 'motivate' the darlings to pick up the bonus room. As for the girls' rooms... you can't even walk into them. The kids camped out on the bonus room floor last night.... with all the blankets, etc. that they had 'found'.

Today I have the daunting task of tackling the bedrooms. I keep going back and forth... thinking of giving the kids the day off from school. But my common sense tells me that if I don't keep them busy... who knows what they'll do to the downstairs when I am upstairs. Maybe I should go buy some duct tape. What do you think?

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

The Book Nook: Last updated 1/25/05

What are we reading?? Take a look at our book list:

1 Samuel

Old Yeller by Fred Gipson
Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink



Oh little town of Bethlehem, looks like another silent night.
Above your deep and dreamless sleep, a giant star lights up the sky.
And while you're lying in the dark, there shines an everlasting light.
For the King has left His throne, and is sleeping in a manger tonight.

Oh Bethlehem, what you have missed while you were sleeping,
For God became a man and stepped in to your world today.
Oh Bethlehem, you will go down in history, as a city with no room for its King.
While you were sleeping, while you were sleeping.

Oh little town of Jerusalem, looks like another silent night.
The Father gave His onlySon. The Way, the Truth, the Life had come.
But there was no room for Him in the world He came to save.

Jerusalem, what you have missed while you were sleeping.
The Savior of the world is dying on your cross today.
Jerusalem, you will go down in history, as a city with no room for its King.
While you were sleeping, while you were sleeping.

United States of America, looks like another silent night,
as we're sung to sleep by philosophies that save the trees and kill the children.
And while we're lying in the dark, there's a shout heard 'cross the eastern sky,
For the Bridegroom has returned, and has carried His bride away in the night.

America, what will we miss while we are sleeping?
Will Jesus come again and leave us slumbering where we lay?
America, we will go down in history, as a nation with no room for its King.
Will we be sleeping? Will we be sleeping?

Tuesday, October 11, 2005



Our first pool! FUN, FUN!!!