Encouragement when the daily grind gets me down
"could it be right," Amy had asked, "to turn from so much that might be of profit and become just nursemaids?" The answer was yes. It is not the business of the servant to decide which work is great, which is small, which important or unimportant - he is not greater than his master.
A Chance to Die by Amy Carmichael p. 183
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Saturday, August 27, 2011
13 - August, 2011
The boys catch from last night. . .
Kari, Bill, Anna, John and Miriam joined us for the play this afternoon. The children had an absolute blast performing!
Since we have ate, breathed and sang Oz for weeks, Chloe calls me Auntie Em and Drew Uncle Henry. Abi is Glinda. . .you get the picture. You can imagine her thrill when she got to give Dorothy a hug!!
14 - August, 2011
I had a little scare at the kitchen sink this AM
15 - August, 2011
The play is over, right, so where is all the extra time I was expecting to have????
Time consumer #1 - black spray paint addiction :)
16 - August, 2011
Time consumer #2 Rag Rolling the large wall behind the couch (yes, that's our new to us couch!). I hope to get a better picture eventually.
17 - August, 2011
Time consumer #3 Deciding where to rehang everything. I was so so thankful to have Laura and kids here to help with this. I had a lay out on a sheet of paper but I needed another woman opinion on the whole matter and, let's face it, Laura has class, she has taste, she's got that natural decorating knack I lack!! Thanks Laura!!!
20 - August, 2011
While Drew, Abi, Baruch and Abram explored the Little Maquoketa, Cob helped with a friends Eagle Scout project, Chloe, Mary and I made the weekly grocery run ad infinitum.
Sudnay21 - August, 2011
The Corson Reunion in Guttenberg. Corson is Drew's Grandma Ruth's maiden name, so yes, we were officially invited :).
Myra and Bill
Christine, Pat and Kari
Chloe Ruth with her Great Grandma Ruth
Anna, Abi and Mary
22 - August, 2011
We have needed our roof re shingled for quite a while. The situation turned code red when we had some leaking in the attic. As we thought about re roofing we started thinking about how much our living space would increase with the addition of a dormer. . .
23 - August, 2011
This is what the new dormer looked like when we went to bed,on the futon in the office, remember what our bed looked like ;)
So when we heard thunder, we woke with a start!!
I thank the Lord we only had small amounts of water, dripping ever so slowly, and being easily caught in containers. I spoke with my friend Tonya Stevenson around noon and before we hung the phone up she prayed. Immediately the sun began to shine. I just thanked the Lord!!
24 - August, 2011
The work crew boarded the windows over in case of rain, so this AM that was removed, windows were installed and the siding was finished!
25 - August, 2011
27 - August, 2011
Cob started a huge project this AM - shingling the garage!!
Here he is after a full, man's day of work! He got about half way up one side! Thanks Cob, you make this mama smile :)
I plan to take the finished - all done - voila living room pictures as soon as the curtains are made and I will post a finished dormer pic from the inside too. BUT, these things take time :)