Monday, April 25, 2011

Life continues on...


Katie-girl suggested s'mores...
Dad liked her idea...






...so he bought a fire pit that she put together. =)



Yummy....






Well, it was quite a bummer to put our dog down; now it is just the normal every day habits that we have to adjust to...
like...
never leaving the front door open so she can't get out...
or glancing at the bedroom window to see if she is "giving me away" to the littles as I sneak off to a store...
or coming home after being gone all day---and no longer having Asia greet us at the door. *sigh*

but our lives continue on...and we are entering a very busy month for us.

May 3 TJ's birthday (14)
May 13 Grandpa's birthday, and end-of-the-year State Testing.
May 14 Bryson's birthday (3)
May 22 Nick's graduation

and

hopefully by the end of May we will actually be moving into our own house?
Well, not our "own" house, but a house (rental) where we can unpack our things and call it home.

Dear mother-in-law Michele is moving along with us. I am praying to find a house that will fulfill all our humble needs...

like...

*more than 2 bedrooms ;^)
*a main floor bedroom for Grandma M. Understandably, she is not a fan of stairs, yet houses w/ 5 bedrooms usually have stairs.
*more than 1 bathroom (oh super please!)
*enough space to have a "school area"
*a fenced yard, preferrably. =)

God's provision of our homes have been vastly different in past years...

2001: Back when we had 4 children we lived in a wee tiny quaint house (800 sq ft) with a BIG yard...
2002: then we bought a large home (1800 sq feet) on a decent lot...
2003: (followed by a very l-o-n-g lay off, in which we lost the house)
2004: where we then moved into a small 4 bedroom townhouse (1100 sq ft) w/ 5 kids...
2007: followed by an offer from a friend to move into their house (2000 sq ft) w/ a pool and a hot tub w/ our 6 children (woo hoo)
2009: job expansion led us out of our home town to big city... where we first lived with dear m.i.l. & s.i.l. in a modest 3 bedroom house (yes, all 9 of us) until their house sold...
2010: then we were welcomed into my parents' home until we knew our next step, which is also a 3 bedroom home (yes, with all 10 of us).

Thus, the journey continues...

wish us luck, and throw a prayer our way, would ya?

4 comments:

Robin said...

I'm so sorry about your dog:(

Happy for you as you move into a new place. We have lived lots of different places, too..some big some small. Currently we are in a 3 bedroom with soon to be 11 people.

Cassandra, James and Madison said...

Have you decided where you are moving too? Hope the journey is blessed with goodfindingd and a great fit for your family.

Hollinger Family said...

Cassandra,
sort of in your area... we have looked in longview, ridgefield, and Camas thus far... still looking...


Robin,
I can so relate to many people in few bedrooms. Our kids have been amazing through our journey. =) Blessings to you.

~Sheri

Kathi @ A Heart Like Water said...

Any news?

(thinking of you a lot lately)

Love <3