Wednesday, December 14, 2011


You know you are in a different generation when your five year old says....

"I am going to invent a bread with bubble inside of it. I'm going to call it 'Luke's Bubble Gum Bread.' I am going to sell it at LukesBubbleGumBread .com ."

For the record, I buy a lot of household items online, but not bread...yet.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Home away...away from Home.

Our young family has so much to be thankful for this Advent. For years now our family has had a plan. The plan entailed doing what was necessary to establish ourselves near our family. I've written about this before, in regards to moving, job changing, and the importance of our children growing up near loved ones.

We had to trust a lot that the Lord would take care of us, that we were doing the right things, and that every time we changed directions that it only brought us closer to our goals. And now, in the past few weeks, it is amazing how quickly it is all coming together.

Our house sold yesterday. We put it on the market less than six weeks ago, and yesterday we signed a purchase agreement. Those who have tried to sell a house in the past five years know exactly what a miracle that is. We promptly sold our house, because another house is waiting for our family. A close family member had been considering changing living arrangements, and we agreed years ago that when the time was right, we would try to buy the property and raise our family there.

That time is now. 

So, if you're wondering what is going on with the lack of posts, there it is. We are in the middle of finalizing the sale of our house, collecting our things, arranging the purchase of another house, leaving our parents' house, moving ourselves and our three boys into our permanent home, and decking the halls with boughs of holly.

For a family that has been displaced so frequently, Advent holds particular significance for us. Soon we'll be entering into our own Nazareth.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


My new favorite Christmas album. Wow, does this guy have a nice voice. 

And the song currently stuck in my head during sleepless nights? I gush...