Monday, June 17, 2013


Our lives seem like a whirlwind nowadays.  We spend most of our spare time in the addition, trying to finish it up.  We finally feeling like we are getting somewhere.  The sheet rock is almost done!  It's been one of the most time consuming parts of the build.  Thankfully we had lots of help, we couldn't have done ourselves, as I'm not too much help.  Here are a few more pictures. 

The sheet rock hoist was a back saver!
I'm going to love my 9x6' closet!
All the outside walls are finally up and ready for siding, we now have to climb through the window to get in!

I'm hoping we will be done with this project by the end of July.  Lord willing, that will give me a few months to get this house organized before Little E comes.

Speaking of Little E......the two questions that I've been asked the most frequently are, "How are you doing/feeling?" and "Do you know yet if it is a boy or a girl?"  As to the first question, I'm doing fine.  I've had an "easy" pregnancy so far.  The gender question.....we aren't finding out, we've decided to be surprised when the baby comes.  I know, it's out of the ordinary these days, but we like to be different.

Switching gears.  I'm working through a study this summer on thoughts that we have.  When I first said I would help with this class, I didn't really expect that it would pertain that much to me.  Ha!  God has such a sense of humor.  I'm really good at having a running conversation in my head with myself throughout the day.  When I sat back and thought through what I think about, it isn't always uplifting.  I tend to be a pessimist and I'm good at it!  I'm also really hard on myself, expecting perfection at all times.  The author of the book challenged us at the end of week one with
Philippians 4:8:

If it is true, I will meditate on it.
If it is honorable, I will think about it today.
If it is right, I will dwell on it today.
If it is pure, I will fix my  thoughts on it.
If it is lovely, I will give it shelf space in my thought closet.
If it is of good repute, I will meditate on it today.
If it is excellent, I will let it be the sound track in my thought closet.
If it is worthy of praise, I will deliberate on it today.

I've still had my pessimistic moments, but trying to focus on this verse has really helped me not to get bogged down, especially with all that is going on in our lives.  My focus should be on God and what He is actually doing in my life, not making up "what if" scenarios in my head that most of the time aren't true, right, lovely, excellent, etc.

Happy Monday everyone, hope you have a great week!

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