You are as much serving God in looking after your own children, and training them
up in God’s fear, and minding the house, and making your household a church for
God, as you would be if you had been called to lead an army to battle for the Lord of
hosts. Charles Spurgeon
DH, who thinks he is funny, put the paper plate in the dishwasher.
We're not using paper plates yet, but he did.
We have a week to go, but one of those days we will be in Chattanooga, one at doctors appointments and other errands all day, church on Sunday, and DH will be leaving on Monday, and return just in time to sign papers on Friday.
So the last two days have been pretty busy. I've packed up what I could in the kitchen.
The pantry now holds only what I know we will eat in the next week.
It seems that boxes line the walls of most rooms.
It's to that point where you can't keep things clean and neat anymore.
We've been eating from the freezer, and sold one of them. I'm amazed that we still have 4 cases (quart sized) of green beens from the farm, 3 cases (quarts and pints) of applesauce, and another case of pickles and squash.
The kids beds were taken down today. I love how boys never outgrow legos!
They are a super toy for times like this, all in one box, and so many options!
Betsy Ross, I mean Emmi, is staying busy with a crochet project that she hopes to sell.
We had our 5th and final summer birthday. (Cake by Emmi).
AJ is quite excited to be 15!!
We've had two appointments to pick out things for the new house.
Some of the exterior finishes; dark grey board and batten (color shown on regular siding sample), cedar porch post and gable accents, partial stone front, plus dark grey standing seem metal roofing, and regular roofing.The living spaces will have the hardwood shown above. The kitchen island will be grey, the main wall of cabinets will be white with a grey glaze. The grey subway tile will be the backsplash, in the herringbone pattern.
Below is the master bath cabinet door color (not the actual door design),
the shower and floor tile, and the counter top granite.
Materials for the 2 kid bathrooms are below.
Carpet for bedrooms, and laundry room tile is below. We only get to select 2 paint colors-
-----ya know this is killing me. BUT, of course you also know one would be blue =).
Many rooms will be re-painted in my colors within the first year.
All of this makes Janet a very happy girl.
And since Jen is going crazy; I'll finally tell you where we are building........
Random pic---Waid, age 12, still does the "Chinese squat".
And along with family craziness, here's what DH is dealing with at work.