Thursday, September 30, 2010

God is GOOD...

Where to begin. As I posted yesterday, we have made the difficult decision to switch the two kids from Houghton to the local school. We put the kids down there 8 years ago, never thinking that we would be coming back. our local school is good but we desired a christian education for our kids. So we put them down there and didn't look back. Until now. We made the decision and then we followed through with it. I have cried more in the last four days. You would have thought that someone near and dear to us has died. And in a sense it had. We truly liked the school. Today I took the kids up and dropped them off at their new high school, I felt like I had thrown them to wolves or something. When Alex got out of the van, I just looked at him and told him it would be all right, have a great day, I would pray for him. He just looked at me like yeah right. I pulled away from the curb and started to bawl. I cried all the way home. What had we done? Also my husband has been out of town this whole week, so I have handled everything to do with the switch. I came home and snuggled with Ava, I held her close trying to make myself feel like not such a big scmuck. After a while I got myself up and read todays devotional ( I use Streams In the Desert) a devotional book I have used for 7 or so years. Todays reading was so perfect for me. Thank You God more appropriate words could not have been written. They brought peace to my heart and mind. Often times when God answers my heart cry I don't mention it but not today He has been my Peace and I must share, (even if noone reads it). So here are a few clips from todays
" He gaurded an eagle that stirs up it's nest and hovers over its young, that spreads its wings to catch them and carry them on its pinions. The Lord alone led them; no foriegn god was with him." Deuteronomy 32:10-12

The rest of the devotional talks about a soldier being prepared.

Dear believer, do you understand that God may take away your comforts and privileges in order to make you a stronger Christian?............
No, God knows that soldiers can only be made in times of battle, and are not developed in times of peace............
So dear Christian, could this account for your situation? is the Lord uncovering your gifts and causing them to grow? Is He developing in you the qualities of a soldier by shoving you into the heat of the battle? Should you not use every gift and weapon He has given you to become a conqueror? Charles Spurgeon

So why is this meaningful, the taking away comforts or the shoving so very easily describe what I have been thinking this week. The begining part talking about the eagle pushing her young out of the nest, thats how I felt this morning. So as we walk in this new season may God be glorified.
Also last night Matt came home around 10:30 I was like what are you doing here? He came back to help his girlfriend get a truck load of horse feed. Then he came home to be with me this morning. Truly did not expect that, but he thought of Beth and Alex and wanted to be here for them also. So hey even when you wonder are we doing anything right, God is faithful so give us a glimmer.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


This summer Bethany ran for our county fair queen. She won 1st runner-up. She placed 1st in oral communications and 1st in communtiy service her talent didn't go so great but she did really well in everything else. We are so proud of her and think she is beautiful : ) Here she is walking across the stage in the gown competition and then standing on her float just before the big parade.

oh the times they are a changing.... We have made a very big decision . The 2 high schoolers will be switching schools today. We have had them in Christian school for 8 years. This was an incredibly difficult decision to make. They will have their last day and then I will pick them up and we will go find classrooms and lockers and figure out schedules for them to start tomorrow. We have struggled with this decision for awhile but feel this is the right thing for now. Bethany is a senior so this is really big for her, please keep her in your prayers and Alex is just rying to figure out what is going on.

I have been incredibly busy with canning. I juiced out 140 pounds of concord grapes...UGH my back was killing me, did a bushel of pears, more salsa then I can count. But we are getting ready for winter. It is very satisfying to go down cellar and see the shelves full of rows of food. I have about 40 pounds of carrots to do, few more tomatoes , and then some applesauce and I will be done.....kinda sorta : )

The autumn weather has come and the leaves are changing quite fast. We have one maple tree that has already turned and lost all its leaves. So we need to get out and enjoy this season that God has blessed us with.

Monday, September 20, 2010


So is anyone else having trouble with blog posting? I have typed several and downloaded pictures and then it doesn't download right . ARGH!!!!

So i am doing a few posts trying to figure it out.

Open Wide......

This summer the girls had their teeth cleaned. It was Avas' first time. It was too cute not to take pictures of. They had glasses for the girls to wear so that when they tipped them back the light wouldn't be to bright.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

pleasant places

Psalm 16: 5-6
"Lord you have asssigned me my portion and my cup; you have made my lot secure.
The boundry lines have fallen for me in pleasant places ; surely I have a delightful inheritance."

This is truly one of my favorite places, we walk down there on a regular basis
This summer the girls really enjoyed wading in the water and skipping rocks. Elaina actually became quite good at skipping rocks, the other two not so much but they really love throwing big rocks in and watching the splash. We had such a wonderful summer the weather was perfect and we just enjoyed our time. We did lots of swimming and lots of cards and game playing. I am really grateful for the time that we had. School has started and brought a few challenges already. I believe a season of change is upon us and I really enjoy/hate when things change. But God is faithful and constant.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

It's official

We are not crazy.......we had the psych evaluation today and he confirmed it. we are "not crazy" just tired { )

One step down and so many more to go.....

September Already

Well here it is the end of summer. We have had a heat wave so it feels like July and not September. This weekend Aaron comes home and we will be having a cook-out and bonfire, so that family and friends can come and he can see alot of people in a short amount of time. So I really should be cleaning the house ; ) . If you are in the neighborhood on Sunday stop on by.

School will start for the little ones next week. I am ready for some routine again. Also our group of ladies will be starting back up with the Bible study again. I am very excited about starting again. We have decided to do Crazy Love by Frances Chan.