Wednesday, August 27, 2008

It's here...

we're finally moving. The packers are packing, I'm sitting around feeling guilty that I can't help. It's hard to believe we've finally reached this point. Crazy last few days, including an ER visit for me for an anxiety attack. But things are calming down. I'm actually more relaxed now than I've been in quite some time. We're leaving tomorrow afternoon for the trek to Georgia, so I'll probably be AWOL for a bit. Internet doesn't come to the new house until next Friday...what's a girl to do? ;)

Cool story about my anxiety attack. My blood pressure was super high when I first got to the ER, and I'm paranoid to begin with about my heart (it's fine, by the way). Anyhow, I'm trying to calm down and I prayed for a sign. I thought about Gideon's fleece and I asked the Lord for my next blood pressure reading to be 150/90 or lower (it was 171/106). Next reading...149/88. God answers prayers big time! It gets better though. When I get home I decide to read the story about Gideon. As I'm paging there, the first verse that I see is from the previous passage. It read "Peace. Do not be afraid. You are not going to die." No kidding. If that's not a word from God, I don't know what is. It's amazing...a few days ago I was praying for God to make Himself really real to me. I'd say He did. What a good God we serve!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008


This week has been a little nutty. We're exactly one week away from the packers. One week from tomorrow they'll be loading the truck and we'll be on our way to Georgia. Still hasn't completely sunk in.

Yesterday was crazy. I'll post about it later once I have my pics uploaded.

Max is working so hard right now. I wish I could convey how proud I am of him and all that he has done for our family. It's overwhelming really.

I'm playing with some new scrapbook goodies today. I've got some other things on the to-do list, but I really needed the stress-relief. The boys are enjoying a new Tom & Jerry dvd...speaking of, I need to grab it before they watch it for the 17th time!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Two weeks and counting...

Exactly two weeks from today, the packers should be at our house. It will also be Max's last day at work at the Chambersburg plant.

I'm busy getting all the utilities switched over to our names at the new house. We still need to sell this one, but we're very thankful we're able to lease our new home until we can settle. Prayers for a quick sale of our current home are very much appreciated. :)

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Listening party...

David Phelps is releasing a new cd in a couple weeks. Lots of covers on this one. Today through Thursday his record label is having a "listening party" where they're streaming most of the new songs on the internet. If you're interested, the site is HaveYouHeardtheWord.

Thursday, August 07, 2008


Okay, I need to do some serious catching up on this blog. First, here are the pics I promised Kristy a while ago. This is the best of all 4 boys:

And I just thought this was cute:
Remember how I talked about all those tags I helped make for CHA. Well, the awesome people at Fiskars sent me a thank-you gift:
That's a pair of the limited Heidi Grace scissors that were being handed out at CHA. And how cool is this? They had Heidi autograph one of my tags to send back to me!
Another scrappy update...the contest I've been in at Scrap Shanty is over (it actually ended Monday, but I'm a little late). And....drumroll please....I won! Very exciting! I was able to choose my prize, and I'm getting a gift certificate to my favorite store, Scrap Diner. Here are my layouts, in order, for the 4 weeks of the contest:

Lastly, here's a fun project that took me forever, but is finally finished:

I used some fun My Mind's Eye from the Diner to cover a Maya Road chipboard mini-album. I think it turned out really cute!

And that's all for now. I've got some Georgia updates, but I need to get off the computer, so those will have to wait. Three weeks until the move though!

Friday, August 01, 2008

God is good...

It's been so easy to get discouraged about our house, but I am trusting that God will provide. It's so easy to praise Him and be thankful when everything is going right, but I was reminded this week that I need to be thankful in all circumstances.

I am thankful that God has allowed us to lease our house in Georgia. I am thankful that He has blessed me with two nephews in the past two weeks. I am thankful for my amazing family. I am thankful that Max's company is providing so much for our move. I am thankful for Max's hard work that allows me to be home with my boys. I am thankful for my health and my family's health. I am thankful for a God who knows my needs and will meet them. So, in faith, thank you Lord for providing a buyer for our home in Your time. Amen.

I just needed to get that off my chest. :) Have a happy weekend!