Sunday, January 1, 2012

The Face of Guilt

This our convicted "dumpster diver". Her name is Mini Mae. She's our special needs kitten who joined our family on November 19th. Even though we feed her very well, she often yields to temptation and goes looking for discarded goodies in the kitchen trash can. We'll hear her pitiful cry and go looking only to find her hanging on for dear life to the edge of the lid.

What a dear little thing she is with her green eyes and stub of a tail! We're so enjoying having a tiny purring ball of fluff around the house again. :-)

Happy New Year!

Chris for all the crew

Friday, December 30, 2011

Our New Home...Snapshots

The man cave in Nathan's bedroom
Ceramic tile being laid in the sunroom
Fireplace and hardwood floor in the great room
Back view of the house
View from the front
As you all can see, the end of construction is in sight! Hallelujah!!! Our builder is working on staining and trim this week. The flooring people have all of the hardwood laid and are starting on tile. Next will be vinyl and carpet. We were able to finalize the order for our appliances today and will start working on ordering furniture next week.
Please pray with us that every part of this process will be honoring to the Lord and that this home will be used for His glory!!!
By His grace,
Chris for all the crew

Monday, December 5, 2011

Drywall and Porch Railings and Flooring...

Yes, 'tis true...our lovely new home really does look like a home now. Logs are stained. Windows and doors are in. The doors have handles that are locked.
Drywall will be finished this week. We have ordered flooring and the hardwood will be delivered next Tuesday in order to begin acclimating to the temperature of the house before it is laid starting on the 26th. Carpet, vinyl and tile have also been selected.
Cabinets have been ordered and should be delivered within the next few weeks. Countertops have also been selected.
It seems like things are moving along very quickly now and we are very excited.
But the most exciting thing is that we are preparing to celebrate the birth of Jesus and are enjoying these days of Advent.
"The Lord your God is with you; He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you. He will quiet you with His love. He will rejoice over you with singing." Zephaniah 3:17
He is with us...Emmanuel!
Chris for all the crew

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Move In Date...3rd Week of January

We have windows and exterior siding.
East end of the house showing walkout basement and sunroom.
Back of the house.
As you can see, the house really looks like a house now. Interior framing is done. The mechanicals are roughed, electrical and HVAC. Tubs/showers/hot tub is in. Roofing is done. Doors should be on this week.
We'll be working on picking out cabinets, countertops, vanities and flooring later this week. Lots of decisions!!!
Our prayer is that every inch of this home will be honoring to Him who has so generously given it to us.
By His grace,
Chris for all the crew

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

My Latest Creation

Just thought you all (if there are any of you left!) might enjoy seeing something I've enjoyed making for a dear baby girl I know. The skirt was knit with Bernat Floral Jacquard yarn on 24 inch size 4 circular needles. It took 1 week to complete.

The shirt is just a little onesie to which I added a bejeweled iron on.

I just LOVE having an opportunity to create something unique for a little one to wear. :-)

Blessed to be a blessing,


Sunday, September 4, 2011


Nathan, Rachel & Faith with "Tecumseh"

One of the beautiful horses used in the drama

One of the actors demonstrating the high fall

Firearm demonstration

Behind the scenes tour - Faith, Nathan, Emily,

Brian and Rachel

What a fun, fun evening we had going to see the outdoor drama, Tecumseh, on Friday! I came away inspired to learn more about the life of this gifted Native American leader. We had some good discussion about how Tecumseh's decision to leave his younger brother, Tenskwatawa, in charge was the downfall of what he had worked for 10 years to build. Tenskwatawa was hungry for power, but not at all ready for leadership. Not only that, but both Tenskwatawa and Tecumseh led the people to believe that Tenskwatawa had a gift of prophecy that in reality had been given to Tecumseh. Deception and lust for power...very dangerous combination that resulted in a tragic end.

Ohio we come this year!

By His grace,


Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Lots of Cement

Basement floor and garage floor are being poured today. Woohoo!!! Framing should start by the end of the week.

Will try to post pics this evening,

Rejoicing in forward progress after weeks of waiting!!!