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A Heart For Home: August 2009

Monday, August 31, 2009

Hello, Blog!

It's been quite awhile since I had a chance to check on our little blog.

Thank you all for your warm wishes, thoughts, and prayers for our move. We are now in our new home and are trying to get settled in. We are in the process of accumulating furniture and other items for our home.

Thankfully, God is once again providing for our needs. Just today we were given a washer and dryer, so we can once again do laundry in our own home.

Please, continue to keep us in your prayers as we transition back into the school year in a new place with new neighbors, jobs, etc.

Once we get a computer monitor, I'm sure our updates will be more regular. I can't wait to show you all around our new home!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Our News

Well, I think it's about as official as it can get.

Barring a major surprise to us, Tim, the kids, and I will be moving once again to Knoxville, TN. We have been blessed to have this opportunity as a family to return to the campus of Johnson Bible College where Tim will be finishing up course work for his degree.

During our previous year at JBC (before Emahry was born) we were blessed by the knowledge and fellowship we gained through our close interactions and relationships with fellow students, professors, staff members, and the local body we were a part of.

While we are very excited about the door that God has opened for us, we would still greatly appreciate your thoughts and prayers as our family makes this transition. As we prepare for this adventure we would ask that you specifically pray for the following needs.

1. That God will bless us with safe travels as I drive with my sister (who is also attending JBC), Emahry, & Jonathan and as Tim drives our older vehicle the 10 hour trip by himself.

2. That our housing will be completed in time for us to move in next Friday and that God will stretch our meager resources so that it will be possible for us to furnish our new home.

3. Most importantly, that God will prepare our hearts for the lessons he wants to teach us while we spend these next couple of years immersed in this concentrated Christian environment and that God will prepare men and women who love him to mentor us in our roles of a Godly husband and father and a Godly wife and mother.

We also have another exciting piece of news, but I'm not going to tell you just yet. Instead, we'll see if you can guess. Use this picture to try to figure it out ;)

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Monday, August 10, 2009

A Cheerful Giver

My friend Kristin, from Bits & Pieces from My Life, is having a baby carrier giveaway.

Baby carriers are a great way for new and veteran moms to carry their babies and toddlers while still being able to get things done.

The winner of her giveaway can choose from 3 different baby carriers.

So, head on over to her blog and enter this great giveaway!

While you're there, sign up to follow her thoughtful and encouraging blog.


Such a Sweet Sound

Jonathan has been practicing saying "da-da" for weeks.

I know it's not very long, but as a mom wating for the "M" sound to develop it sure seems like a long time.

Now, it's finally happened and it's such a sweet sound!

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Friday, August 7, 2009

New Family Portraits

My brother, who is a great photographer, recently shot some new family portraits. Surprisingly there are quite a few to choose from where we all have our eyes open.

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I think this is our favorite...

...but we like these as well.

Here's one of the entire family.I also like this candid shot of Jonathan and me.

Which one is your favorite? We'd also love to hear about your favorite photo of your family.

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Pinkhouse Handworks Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Chrissy (transamws602@...) the winner of a developmental baby toy from Pinkhouse Handworks.

You should be receiving an email from us shortly.

If you didn't win, you can still check out all of the baby toys offered by Pinkhouse Handworks by clicking here.