Thursday, April 17, 2008

Open House

We are gearing up for an open house so that the church can check out what's been done to the house. Also we have our downstairs buddies moving out. The Harmons are at 100% and going to Uruguay. How exciting! But we have really enjoyed this little time that we have had with them here in the house. And then we will have the Balls moving in - also missionaries to Uruguay. They will be living in the downstairs apartment while they are on deputation. It's kind of comforting to hear other people moving around sometimes when you're alone in this big house. So the house is as it is. Still a work in progress - still need curtains and living room furniture. OK those are just things I really want but not necessary to live, I guess. But we really love living here. It's so peaceful and such a nice, large open room for company. We have been inviting the church people over little by little; and I am slowly getting over my fear of cooking for large groups. Of course, Matt is a huge help!

So we have been busy. May might be a little quieter for us than April. Here's hoping! We definitely picked up in our busyness since moving over, but it's church stuff and that's what we wanted and love.

Thursday, April 3, 2008


Well, we are back from sunny Florida. Sorry we didn't bring any sun back with us, but glad that at least it is in the 50s now! Here is a picture of Jack's first time at the beach. He didn't start out this happy, but ended up loving it.

We did lots of fun things, but mostly just enjoyed being outside in the warm weather. We were able to stay with Uncle LA LA and Carol which was more beautiful than a hotel. They live on 2 golf courses with everything you can imagine to do. We went to Sea World, Busch Gardens, and Cypress Gardens. And then shopping and the beach, and of course Matt got some golfing in! How fun! Nice that we missed the 10 inches of snow here and that it's mostly melted now. Hopefully that will continue, and we can have green here ourselves soon!