We are officially moved in! Yay! Finally :)
We moved our final bit of “stuff” (mostly beds, our kitchen table, computer, plates, etc) on Tuesday last week [Thank you for all those who helped! We could not have done it without you]. It has taken us the rest of the week to unpack all the boxes (we still have a few left)… get our wifi back up, pantry stocked, and so forth. We still have a good bit to do but right now the house is feeling more “like home.” It takes time any time you move for a place to begin to feel like home. Anyone who has moved more than a few times gets this…
While some of our moves have been easier to make than others, leaving Woodstock was very bittersweet. Our time there was unusual, special, different and so needed…We are forever thankful for the kindness and generosity of First Baptist Woodstock… who blessed us in ways we cannot even express fully.
I am thankful for where God has brought us and am excited about what is to come! I think the Lord has great plans for the church we are at… and I look forward to getting to know everyone better.
Here are a few photos from church here btw. I know many have been curious what the church looks like, etc..etc.. so here is a small glimpse for those curious.
Taite in his SS Class :) [so serious]
Owen in his SS Class
Caleb in his – hes the only boy in his, I’m sure he welcomes that haha…
One thing I hope to always be throughout my years here as a Pastors wife, is to be genuine… I hope my little blog can be a small glimpse into that desire… without getting me into to much trouble… :-\
I never ever want to seem like the type to “have it all together” … or perfected my life. Far from it. I want people to feel the bumps and sense the struggles. No one wants to watch another person live not seeing struggle in their life. We each struggle at times and I think being honest (wisely) is always appreciated. At least I appreciate those who are that way. :) Maybe that is just me.
“stepping off soap box”
This week I have got to get our home school stuff situation.
I have our school room completely set up! Praise the Lord it all came together pretty easily… Now though I have to go through and make copies for our 1st few months of school. Most of our subjects I have workbooks already set for the boys.. but History and Science will require a bit more copy work and putting together of binders. Nothing to over whelming I hope… but I have enough to do that I think this week will be a little slack on the blog posting again.
With Wifi back up though I do hope to post some fun before/after photos.
We painted 2 rooms and they look great!
We still don’t have living room furniture. We have been shopping around some but have not decided on anything just yet. For now we are using a 2 seat recliner sofa from a sweet lady at church. We hope to incorporate it some how. For 6 people it has been a bit tight, haha! All four boys squeeze into those 2 seats though and with a few kitchen chairs thrown into the mix, we’ve been just fine without a full set. I do hope next week we can nail down and make a decision on something though. :)
I also need to get back into the routine of cooking more. With our temp stay at the farm I was a bit slack on meal making. It was hard to prep meals for a family of 6 in a smaller kitchen… I have no excuse now :) – our kitchen is a great size.
So lots to do!
I hope everyone has a great week!
Below are a few more “instagram” photos from the last week or so. Be sure to follow our updates on instagram HERE.
This is the front yard, Caleb letting Reed watch the garbage truck. I am in love with the trees!