The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places; Indeed, my heritage is beautiful to me. Psalm 16:6

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

A Little Laugh

Today we made an early morning trip to Target. I needed just a few things and figured a quick early trip would not disrupt our day too much. The children were chanting Latin on the drive there and reciting their favorite poems. Gretchen taught Lillian to count to 10 in Latin, and everyone was happy and learning. And I began to puff up with pride. What a great little homeschooling family we are! Gabriel is reciting Robert Frost's "Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening" while the older children begin counting to 10 in all the languages they know. And then Gabriel lets loose with this doozy: "I can count to 10 in British!" and proceeds to make up some complete gibberish.

Happy feeling gone.

Hehe. It's always great to be humbled.

May your home be full of learning, laughter, and humility today! Just like ours.

Wordless Wednesday (from the Archives)

Friday, March 21, 2008

What's so Good about Friday?

2 Corinthians 5:21
God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

Philippians 2:8
And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death— even death on a cross!

Hebrews 12:2
Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Some more pictures of the new house

Here's a picture from the family room looking into the kitchen. It was a little sunny when I took the pic! :-)

Here's the family room.

Here are our great new IKEA book shelves in the school room/loft area.

Right before moving, Kurt decided to take some steps. He still isn't walking... He is my latest walker by far.

But he's pretty happy, walking or not!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

I'm baaaack!

Whew! I am back! We are moved in, we hosted a number of guests last week for the Shepherd's Conference here at Grace Community Church, and we had brunch for 24 on Saturday. This week I am trying to re-familiarize my children with school, trying to remember how to keep on top of a 5th, 4th, and 2nd grader, a preschooler, and a baby who LOVES the new stairs in our house, trying to budget with a new (read LARGE) mortgage bill

I Love Mom!!!!!

Heh. Heh. That's what happens in my house when you leave the computer for a while. You get mysterious, albeit encouraging, messages upon your return.

Anyhoo, it's been a tough week, trying to get everyone out of vacation mode.

Our new home is wonderful and such a blessing! We have met a lot of our neighbors and have learned that there are lots of kids in the neighborhood. Everyone has been gracious and welcoming. And every night we get to enjoy a sunset like this:

Ohhh, it's so beautiful here! Eventually those flags will be removed in the backyard. Hopefully soon. Our bonehead beagle keeps getting his leash wrapped around them.

Gustav celebrated his birthday last week. I gave him what he always wanted: a lava lamp!

The kids got him a new mystery game: Agatha Christie's Evil Under the Sun. He was thrilled.

It's great having such a fun Daddy in the house! We had fillet mignon and Bearnaise sauce for his birthday dinner, followed up by Waldorf Astoria red cake. YUM.

It was such a wonderful blessing to see so many of our dear CT friends who came out for the conference! We love you all so much and really do miss you. But God has been so gracious to give us new dear friends here. It is really such an amazing thing to be part of the family of God, with brothers and sisters everywhere!