Monday, August 15, 2011

a bit of catching up!!!

I haven't updated progress on the kitchen in awhile, we have not done too much lately but Terry and I did texture and paint the wall where our computer area is. We reconfigured the laundry area and extended a wall out from the previous laundry area. I am excited abut the cabinet builder coming out and measuring for the double oven cabinet and he also measured and will be working on all the trim around the windows and french doors and hopefully he will have all that ready soon. If you can see Mercy's little kitchen in the photo, that is where the double oven cabinet will go. And of course we will get a door to the laundry room. I dont just want any door. I want a unique looking door, maybe old, or even a replica and paint it maybe turquoise. When you re-paint it always calls for adding more decoration to the new wall. I am trying to figure out what I want to do on each side of the computer desk and also on the wall to the left of the computer, I have a few ideas but of course one step at a time as provision allows to work on it. Eventually we will take the popcorn off the computer area ceiling and do the tongue and groove wood like the new kitchen area has. We are all blessed working/cooking in the new kitchen and mention to each other often of how grateful we are for the new space and wonderful work area, the clean cabinets, and handy storage right where we are cooking. As I look back, I remember praying specifically for provision to continue the work and I remember a scripture the Lord gave to me or encouraged my heart with, when Solomen was building the temple; And in the eleventh year, in the month Bul, which is the eighth month, was the house finished throughout all the parts thereof, and according to all the fashion of it. So was he seven years in building it. I Kings 6:38 Sometimes doing things God's way, not going into debt takes a while and if it took Solomen 7 years, why could I even gripe about the slow progress. It has been 5 years since we poured the add on concrete. So what we have behind us is more than whats ahead if the Lord allows us to finish it in Solomens time frame!! One thing I desired of the Lord is to have it functioning and be in it before everyone left and that actually happened!! It was up and running before Caleb left and its a huge blessing to us now!! So if you have a dream, a prayer, don't give up......He desires to give good gifts to us and in His time!!

I know I have to start think "school" but I ahve a bit more time til Labor day!! Hopefully can get motivated between now and then. Making some changes this year and I dont know that everyone will be super excited but I think it will be beneficial for each!! So I am excited about our new/re-newed vision. I have had home school burn out for too long but Lord willing we will kick off the year with a new hope!

I am so proud of Bethany and her endeavors here on the farm. Once again, I feel like the Lord blesses her with success as she "gives" so much to this part of our family farm. She recently sold a Boer goat to some people that live almost to Kansas, she also had a customer pick up a goat going all the way to New Mexico and this coming Sunday she is flying her first goat out to Illinois to a customer. She is preparing her Fall breeding season with great anticipation! So we are grateful for positive farm progress!!

Josiah and I had a little time this morning to get ideas for his 8th bd party coming up on Sept 13th. I can't believe he will be 8 years old!! It never fails as bd's roll around, I wonder what Joel's life would look like if he were here along side of his twin. He is always missed!! Soooooo Josiah and I have some fun plans!! But before Josiah turns 8, we have three more bd's, Caleb & Daniel on the 26th, they will be 24 years that blows my mind!!!! Then Micah will be 17 on the 30th. I think I am getting older!! haha!!

Oh here is a picture of Daniel and Rebekah!! They went out to eat at a very fancy french restaurant before she wen to Kentucky. I thought it was a great picture of them!! They are sooo cute together!!!

Happy Monday!!!


Chad and Jessica's Family: said...

Hi Cindy,

That is great progress in the work of your home. You should share more pics. Like, what does your laundry room look like? Do you have all your clothes in there? I would love to hear your "system." Your older twins are 3 years younger than me, that seems weird, as I have 5 small littles!!! :) I am sure it is weird to you too! You said you are doing new school? Do you mind sharing? I know you said one time ATI?? I think that was you? We just signed up for our first year of ATI! Just got the material and am a little overwhelmed????!!!! Okay, have a nice day. Thanks for all you share.


I'm Kristen said...

they are soooo cute!

Teena said...

Always love reading! Praying for you always ask Josiah's bd approaches!

Love your pics!

Would love to hear hour new vision for school.

We have tweaked alot through the yrs. I think it takes it when you home school for yrs and yrs!

Also will you let Jessica/Chad know I miss reading her blog. Not sure how to contact her since she made it private!

Much love

Shanna said...

Absolutely love the progress!!

Agreeing with the others about hearing about your new vision.