A Heart Toward Home

"...But as for me and my house, we will serve (worship) the LORD."
Joshua 24:15

Friday, April 24, 2015

Some Family Come For A Visit

These girls love spending time together. We all were excited when we knew that my cousin (Dodey) and her family were coming for a visit. 
Here are all the kids! What a full house...full of laughter and making memories. 
Here is Dodey and I posing for a selfie. ;) She is the closest thing I have ever had to a sister. We were always together growing up and now we try to keep in touch the best we can. We had a wonderful time with them. Took them to visit the Amish, Isaac and Sarah had basketball games, and lots of play time here at the house. :)

The Completed Kitchen

Here is a view of our completed kitchen. Very pleased! The bar stools are benches that we bought from an Amish man. Love his work. We also bought our table and chairs from him.

We are so blessed! We wanted a big kitchen because that is where we spend a lot of our time. The kids and I eat all three meals at home each day. I love to bake and we like having meals with family and friends. Already making lots of memories in this kitchen. :)

First Christmas in Our New Home!

Last Christmas (2013) was different than how we usually celebrate while living in Tennessee. It was good just different. Since we didn't have our own home we went to AL so we could spend Christmas with family. 

This year we were able to get back to our routine. :) This was our first Christmas in our new home and we were very excited! My parents arrived on Christmas Eve and we exchanged gifts with them and enjoyed spending time with them. Then we opened gifts between our own family on Christmas morning. We fixed a nice meal for lunch and then Dad and Mom had to go back home. :(
Here is my dad opening gifts from us. 
Mom opening her gifts.
Isaac got a set of Legos.
Sarah got PJ's.
Elijah and Timothy waiting for their turn to open presents.
We got all 3 boys a set of tools.
Joanna got Mickey Mouse PJ's.

There were more gifts to be opened and we were very blessed with each gift. Each and every year we try to focus on the True meaning of Christmas and point our kids to Jesus!