Friday, May 11, 2007


What do you get when you have 9 people living in a 2500 sq. ft. house for seven years? A LOT OF STUFF!
Yes folks we are finally realizing that we have acquired a lot of things over the years and as we are moving into a smaller house, we are starting to really see just how much stuff we have!
This picture only shows MAYBE an 8th of all that is in our house! Thankfully this morning mom and dad were able to take a load up north to store at some friends place as we were realizing that getting everything up there by next Wednesday just might be impossible!
For those of you who have not heard, we are closing on the new house on Monday the 14th, and moving it all in by Wednesday. Yes, it will be hard, but thank God for dear friends who have offered to help us so we hope to have the big truck loading start at 9am on Wednesday and hopefully be up north by 4pm to unload!
All things are possible with our Lord's help and we again thank you all for your prayers!
May His will be done. <><

Vintage shopping again... an outing with friends

This past Tuesday our friends the Bezeaus came over to visit and spend time with us before we leave and also us girls wanted to go together to Alora's.

Before we went though, Christianna, Madison, Halley and Faith went back in the woods to look at the flowers that we have seen back there recently. They came back with treasures!

Besides the lovely bouquets of wild geranium and violets Faith also brought over this unique plant that has many different names. Jack in the Pulpit, Wild Arum or Lord and Ladies. We know it best by Jack in the Pulpit.

Then we headed out for a trip through the town!

Again we were all thrilled by the beauty and delicateness of this antique shop!

Though its rather hard to point out, the book/album on the left with the white tag hanging down the front was quite the treasure find! It was a family photo album dated in 1880 and it still had almost all the images in it! Almost all of them were tin types too!

Inspecting and admiring the beautiful dresses.

Three friends - Christianna, Madison and Halley

Ancient opera glasses...

...and new stationary and organizer books!

The most special picture of the day was when I was able to capture the three friends in the mirror on the lovely toiletry stand!

After spending what seemed like two hours in Alora's we then started to head home but taking a different route we ended up finding another cute store, a more modern gift shop, which had some really neat things to offer as it was set up with different dealers booths here and there.

Jellies, sauces, china tea sets, candles, crocheted gifts and so much more!

Yet again the day's outing was most enjoyable as it was a blessing to be able to spend time with our dear friends!

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. James 1:17