Monday, July 19, 2010

Housewarming Party!!!

Not knowing if we will ever again have the chance to have a housewarming party, I was very excited to have one here at our new place. Grammie helped clean my house, Grampa watched the children so I could run errands and organize, and lots of our friends brought food to help celebrate. We especially loved having our out-of-town friends - Hannah & the Weis Family - here with us. Thanks so much to all who came and rejoiced with us over our new home. Enjoy these little glimpses into that evening!3.5.2010


There is something so freeing about being able to use the exersaucer. Freedom is also found when you can move the exersaucer back outside~:-)

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Do-It-Yourself (of sorts)

When we moved into our wonderful new house, we quickly noticed that an extremely important piece of equipment was missing: the dishwasher. Oh my. Eric kindly put this project near the top of his to-do list. Our friend, Steve, kindly offered to "help Eric" with this task. Poor Steve. He wound up being over here several days - for hours at a time - enduring dirty kitchens, curious little people, irritating questions and stares from me, and Eric's [un]skilled labor. Steve was a STAR! (And, if you've ever been without a dishwasher, you will totally understand!) This was Day One of the weeks-long project. It involved a lot of under the sink manly bonding time as well as ripping out a few cabinets. Awesome.
Thanks for sharing your husband, Amy!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Out of the Mouth of Babes

{Elijah is marching atop his toy chest while playing his trumpet very enthusiastically.}
L: "Elijah, come here. I want to tell you something."
{Elijah comes without complaining!! I silently thank God for this small victory.}
L: "I don't want you to stand on top of the toy chest anymore. I'm afraid you might break it."
E: "But I have to be a Christian!"
L: "You have to be a Christian?"
E: "I mean, I have to praise the Lord!"
L: "Hey! Why don't you praise the Lord on the table outside? That table won't break."
E: "Yeah! That's a good idea Mom! I go outside now?"

Dressed for Hunting

...which always means a gun (of sorts), a glove (?), and a helmet. Hunting apparel often includes more paraphernalia, in this case - a wrench.


Our New Room