The light inside

Monday, April 21, 2008


Well after a long week, and LOTS of house hunting we have success! Today Justin and I successfully submitted an offer for a house!! It is surreal, and exciting. The house we got needs a little more work than we were anticipating doing, but was the best deal and the best house for us. We are thrilled and humbled.

Now those of you that actually know about this process, know that this is just the beginning and that we have a whole lot of work still ahead of us. Thank you all for your prayers and support. God has truly blessed us, and I know he has a plan for us in that house!

I was going to post a picture, but I am having trouble, so I will try to post later.

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Monday, April 14, 2008

Car Games

I'll be honest and admit that I am grateful to be a mom in the portable DVD generation. I honestly don't know what I would do without it sometimes.
With that being said... What were your favorite car ride games to play as a kid? I remember playing the Alphabet game, the license plate game, we even splurged and had car ride magnetic bingo for one of our cross country trips one summer.
Here is the "game" Elizabeth and I played on our drive home on Sunday night. (Mind you we've been in the car for almost 6 hours at this point.) It all began with one simple question: "Mommy how far are we from home?" I told her we were about 10 minutes from our house. "How many times would I have to count to 10?" (Do you see the game yet?) I reply 600 times. Some children might be daunted, or uninterested, or discouraged. Not mine.
After setting the rules "Mommy, I'm going to count to ten, then you count how many times I count." Elizabeth began the game.

She didn't make it to 600, but she did count from one to ten 107 times before we pulled in the driveway. Honestly I think it made those last few minutes go a little faster.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Busy, busy, busy

The next two weeks are going to be pretty busy for us.
My awesome cousin Andrew just finished his tour of duty in Iraq! He is coming to visit the family in big L, so the kiddos and I will head north for that.
Then next week I am off to Pittsburgh to house hunt!! I am so nervous and excited!! Thankfully Grammi is coming down to watch the kiddos, and I am actually getting to meet, and stay with the family of one of the first year residents at the hospital right now. Thanks Nielsens and Grammi for making this trip much easier!! Hopefully I'll come home with great pictures (and news) to post!

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Sing your praise to the Lord

Praise the Lord!! He has again blessed us!!

We found out last night that Justin has passed his Step II Podiatric Medical Board Exam!!! (He was really uneasy after taking the test, and has been pretty stressed out this whole month.)

So join us, let loose and dance praises to the Lord! We are. :)

What are you dancing about?

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