Monday, October 24, 2016

Today is the Day

We started celebrating yesterday. But today is the day my husband made his first appearance. Fifty-six years ago. I am blessed to share this journey with him! Happy Birthday!

Pictured: My son captured this moment on a walk yesterday.

Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands upon us; yes, establish the work of our hands! Psalm 90:17 ESV

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Happy Early Birthday

I would call today a win. We celebrated my husband's birthday a day early. With all four children, two significant others, and my mother-in-law. The baked potato bar and ice cream sundae bar were hits. The football game was interesting, even if the result was disappointing for the fans. 

Happy early birthday to my husband!

Pictured: My husband and his mom.

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another." John 13:34-35 ESV

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Back in the Loop

We are starting to meet the neighbors. And reconnect with the neighbors we knew before. We built our home in the loop with seven other families. Four of those families are still here. Eighteen years later.

Song of Ascents. Of Solomon. Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain. Psalm 127:1 ESV

Friday, October 21, 2016

Minimize Minimize

I unpacked some books just in time. I need a major reset in my home organization. I am not ready to become a minimalist. But I can minimize the amount of stuff we bring into our new home. And organize the rest. Little by little.

And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9 ESV

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Neighborhood Watch

There is more coming and going in our new home. Our puppy likes to look out the window and watch.

The LORD will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore. Psalm 121:8 ESV

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Make the Bed

I'm happy to have the mattresses off the floor. We decided to forego the headboard and keep it simple.

Our puppy approves, but she does not have free range in our bedroom.

Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. Psalm 121:4 ESV

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Fresh Start

Now we get to figure out where things go. As we set up in our new-to-us home. It's like a fresh start.

Pictured: Setting up the kitchen shelf almost four years ago. Now that shelf is in our garage and the microwave on the kitchen counter.

a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; Ecclesiastes 3:6 ESV

Monday, October 17, 2016

Storm Wait

What do you do when you are waiting for the storm? Might as well play cards as long as you have electricity. With a lantern ready if needed.

And if the storm isn't as bad as expected, praise the Lord!

Pictured: Playing our new favorite card game, Chicago.

And he said to them, "Why are you afraid, O you of little faith?" Then he rose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm. And the men marveled, saying, "What sort of man is this, that even winds and sea obey him?" Matthew 8:26-27 ESV

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Ready for the Storm

Good thing I have a handyman on retainer. He cleaned out the gutters and nailed a few loose fence boards. In preparation for the big wind and rain storm.

And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. Matthew 7:25 ESV

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Beat the Storm

We planned to move this weekend. Right smack during the winter storm. So my husband took a day off in the middle of the week. We threw everything in the truck and moved across town. With the help of our kids. Just in time to beat the storm.

Pictured: Have truck, will haul.

Let me dwell in your tent forever! Let me take refuge under the shelter of your wings! Selah. Psalm 61:4 ESV

Friday, October 14, 2016

October Sky

I'm glad we were able to get our internet back online. After a few calls. Hopefully the power will stay on. But at least we are not trying to move in this wind and rain!

Pictured: Beautiful sky on the way to Olympia, Friday morning

For who in the skies can be compared to the LORD? Who among the heavenly beings is like the LORD, Psalm 89:6 ESV

Thursday, October 13, 2016

First Sleepover

Still no internet and sketchy cell phone coverage in our new home. We had  our first sleepover tonight! My mother- in- law joined us for storm watch. So far we've had lots of rain but no wind yet.

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. Psalm 91:1 ESV

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Adventures in Moving

No internet. Or hot water. Will update tomorrow!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Old and New

Is it the new home or the old home? Both. We are returning to our old former home. But we've been gone four years so it will be the "new" home. Very confusing. How about the Loop Home (because of the street name)?

Pictured: Checking out our backyard.

a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; Ecclesiastes 3:6 ESV