Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Project Life Tuesday

  

 
Week 2 of my Project 365 for this year. This project has taken on an entirely new meaning in just the last week. There is a blogger that I have read for many years now named Joanne and this past week she suffered a major, MAJOR stroke. She is my age, a homeschooling mom of girls, and so full of life that it is hard to imagine her laying in a hospital bed while family and friends wait for her to wake up. While I pray for her, it has been such a good reminder for me as to how I am spending my days with my sweet family and where my priorities are. (You can read updates on her blog here or via her husband's twitter here).
 
January 9:
 
 
The big girls are now going to a choir program at a nearby church on Sunday nights and it just so happens that my BFF has a few of her kids in the same program. This means that we have an hour and a half of UNINTERRUPTED TALKING on Sunday nights now. So wonderful.
 
January 10:  


Heap big snow on Monday! We were given some hand-me-down snow pants recently and at the time I wondered when on earth would we ever wear them. Apparently sooner than I thought and I was so thankful for them as we put them on several times over the course of a few days.

January 11:

We wrote a check today to seal the contract on a new house. So thankful for God's provision in letting us make this move and for how the pieces are all coming together. It really is amazing.

January 12:


The girls and I drove by what will hopefully be the new house today. (Really, I wanted to see how well I could find it without T driving me there). : )

January 13:


Today (Thursday) was the first day that we really ventured out much this week. N1 had a field trip at a local cooking store - the field trip was teach the kids some of the chemistry involved with cooking - and she, of course, thought it was very cool. The little girls (and boy) and I had an hour to kill in a small shopping center so we filled our time visiting a little toy shop and walking around and taking pictures. The left picture is one that I posted here and I wanted to include it to document B's outfit of choice. It still cracks me up to look at it. Her little smile is so sweet in the picture - she was so proud of getting herself dressed without help and since that included tights that was a big deal!

January 14:


As we are prepping to list our house, I took down the 4 seasons papers that have been on our wall for several years now. They were the first things that I made for our homeschool and were showing lots of wear. They weren't going to survive the move since I had originally made them on construction paper and were becoming very faded and flimsy, so I took a picture and will recreate them in the new house.

January 15:


My photographer Dad (and Mom) came over on Saturday to take pictures of the house to put online when we list it. Here he is showing the images to T and formatting them for online. E is hanging out with the guys here giving his thoughts on the pictures and overall support. : )

7 comments:

  1. Yes, I was so sorry to read about Joanne too. Been praying!

    Loved your shots. And I pray that will be your home soon. It's beautiful!!

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  2. Awesome photo's.. loving your week. my prayers going out to your blogger friend. I feel for her and her family.

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  3. I have been praying for Joanne as well...definitely puts things in perspective.

    Love your pictures...good luck with the house (loving the new one..super cute)

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  4. The house! It's GORGEOUS!!!! How very exciting! =)

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  5. Hi, I found your blog through Jessica's PL tuesday's. Looks like you have some exciting times coming up moving into a new house. Congrats and good luck! Looking forward to seeing pictures when you move.

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  6. I love it--all of it! Thanks so much for sharing a peek into your week!

    Your house is GORGEOUS!!! I am excited for you!

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  7. Love the house! I got chill bumps when I saw it!!! How exciting!! I can't wait to hear all about God's providing it for your sweet family!

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