August 16, 2009

Pictures of the House

Here are a few pictures of our new home in Ellet:

Our Little Home in Ellet

We still have a lot to do on the inside. As more work gets finished, more pictures will come!

Our New Home

August 11, 2009

Our Little Peanut

Today, Brian and I got a first glimpse at our little one! Here are the ultrasound pictures of our 8 week year old baby!

Ultrasound Image of Our Baby at 8 Weeks

Just a little closer...

Our Little One

August 3, 2009

A Thanksgiving Home

Before we got the keys to our house, we often would come by it for a "visit." We would look in the windows, walk around the property, talk with the neighbors, anything we could do to get a feel for our soon-to-be residence. One day, with my dear friend Sharon by my side, we went to "visit" with the house. As we peaked in the windows, Sharon said that we have ourselves a thanksgiving home. Since I have never heard of such a thing, I asked her what that meant. Turns out that ever since Sharon was little, she would look at a house and decide what holiday best fit that house's character. She said she has seen houses that fit the Christmas, Easter, 4th of July, and even Veteran's Day holidays, but mine was definitely a Thanksgiving house. I love that!

Thanksgiving is such a beautiful time. I love the colors, the smells, the time with family, and the time of celebrating all that God has blessed us with, and even the blessings he has withheld. As we begin our lives in this new home, I hope that we will keep true to the spirit of the house and retain a heart of thanksgiving in all that we do. With a baby on the way, renovations to be made, jobs that require our time and energy, it's easy to get caught up in the day-to-day. I pray that we remember what God has done for us and keep gratitude at the forefront of our hearts.

August 2, 2009

Boy, You Weren't Kidding!

Recently, Brian took at look at this blog and read my first entry. His response to my feelings about change, "Boy, you weren't kidding!" It's been a crazy couple of weeks to say the least. Not only have we bought a new home, we also found out that we are expecting a baby at the end of March! Change has officially found us!