Monday, July 28, 2008

3 offers on the house

Good news is, we got three offers on our house this past weekend! Now, pray for wisdom and a quick and smooth transactions...Praise God! He got us this far, I know he will get us through.
We are planning on heading down to the cities the weekend of August 8 & 9th to haul our stuff from our SF home up to our new home in Ely.
My sister Melanie is coming up to visit with me this weekend, while Mark slaves away at work all weekend...he has to get the computer systems ready to start up Monday morning (the big please pray for a smooth transition)!
This past weekend we had fun at the Blueberry, the park was packed with people... Serious crafters and shoppers...
Sunday we just layed around and went to church.
We are keeping busy this week by fishing, hiking and playing at the park.
Tomorrow is an ice cream social at the library, so the kids are excited for that.
I think tomorrow we might roast hot dogs and marshmallows at a local beach and park area.
Hope you are all doing well...keep praying for us here.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Blueberry Week in Ely!

If you have the weekend free and want to hang out with about 40,000 people Ely is the place to be! It's their "famous" Blueberry arts festival this week. They have tons of blueberry stuff...picking...baking...pancakes, etc...There is a big craft/vendor/carnival going on Fri-Sun. We are excited to be apart of it. No hotel rooms are call us ahead of time, and you can bunk with us :)
This past weekend was great!
Mark's parents and we went canoeing in the Boundry Waters and fishing...than we had supper at the Rauch's house and crashed!
It was so nice having them here...the kids miss them.
Sunday we had Mn Teen Challenge, it's great to see God working in the lifes of just never man said..."the secrecy of his sin and the horribleness of his sin, he felt as though he could be open and honest for the first time in his life and not pretend and live for God, not himself"...I pray they continue in their bible studies!
Tonight is local music live at different shops, so we are going to walk around.
Have a great week!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

YAHOO! In-Laws are HERE!

Jack and Nancy are here for the weekend...and we are bouncing off the walls with excitement.
MN Teen Challenge is going to be at our church on Sunday, so I am excited to hear how God has worked through peoples lives!
Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

God is Good

Well, I would just like to say God is good!
The guy who submitted an offer on our house last week, received a counteroffer back from us, and he said he wasn't interested anymore and walked...oh well, his loss...and I know God has a reason for all of this.
Tonight we have another showing, so I am praying that God has brought the right people through our house to have it sold soon!
I found out yesterday someone I use to go calling on and invited to church many times died last week. Marie Lawson passed away suddenly...if any of you know her, the funeral was today. I think it was related to some heart valve issues. The exciting thing is she is perfect and complete in Christ now, which is exciting.
Carter got his cast cut off today, he doesn't use that arm still, out of habit...pretty neat!
Heidi (my sister) was accepted to move in with a new foster family the Wills...the mom planned a 3 week trip to Hawaii, just to relax and get to know her better! Wish I could be placed there :) don't we all? :)
Hope your week is good...tomorrow its to the library for "sparky the clown"...and we discovered some new trails up by canada here! It's loads of fun..."secret blackstone loop" you literally are hikin through the woods and you can see tons of lakes and wildlife (mosquitos especially) it's beautiful! Hope you can come soon!

Friday, July 11, 2008

824 E Chapman

Well, we bought a house in Ely! Our new address will be 824 East Chapman Street!!!
We move in during the month of August, the exact date isn't for sure b/c the lady who is moving out is moving into a newly built retirement community...the day she is suppose to move in is August 1st, but you know how that can sometimes not always pan out...
I was just casually walking by a couple of weeks ago, and noticed they had a big yard, the house looked nice and so I suggested we take a look...anyways, Mark looked it up online and scheduled a showing. That night we decided to place an offer b/c it was so reasonable and well kept...and we found out that we are the proud new owners of a home in Ely!
The home was built in 1929, it's 3 bedrooms 1 bath, kitchen, dining room and living room (with a full basement and 2 car garage). The stove is from 1956 and looks brand new! (it has a soup well, where you can simmer your soup/stews all day long and it replaces a burner) The tub has those claw feet on the bottom, with no shower. Mark wants a shower, so we are going to have to get rid of that. We are pretty excited...God has blessed us deeply.
About our house, it is now on the market with another relator and we have had two offers so far, and we heard about someone else who might make an offer, so pray that this can all go through quickly. The Lord is so gracious! I give him all the glory.
We spent a week and weekend in Brainerd, so that is why I haven't been able to Mark is crazy busy at work and has been working late, so I can't get to the library alone to check the interenet.
Brainerd was fun, Sydney caught her first fish! A 20 1/2 in Northern...we fryed it up last night, it was great...she wants to go back out and fish some more so, I think tomorrow we might hit Shagawa Lake and go fishing for part of the day.
Carter still has his cast on...he has adapted well, and is hoping to get it off next Tuesday.
Alli's main method of transportation now is walking, she is responding to questions we ask her by nodding her head yes or shaking her head no.
Mark is saturated with work things, he is converting their old computer system over to the 21st century and is training in on a new system...the conversion is complete the 1st week of August, so if you think of him, pray for an easy transition for him and his employees!
I am excited for the move and have been studying "strenthening your marriage" and "growing kids God's way"...some nugget of truth I was convicted of is...instead of worrying about "why" your child behaved the way they did, you need to just correct the behavior's...too often we are trying to excuse or explain the behavior and glorify the pyscology of our children's actions instead of correcting the response or behavior of the child. It was very enlightening...
Well, hope you guys are all well...don't forget "Ely is calling!"

About Me

I am a wife and mother of three beautful children. I like to keep busy up here in Ely, since there isn't much to do. Sydney is in preschool, and I take the kids to ECFE every week. I am starting a ladies bible study 2 times a month and am also leading another bible study, twice a month. We love hiking, boating, fishing and going on dates together...we love our new life up here in Ely!