Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Building our Home on a Firm Foundation

On our deck, where I plan to be still, relax, and enjoy the view of God's splendor

I came across an article somewhere about writing bible verses on a new house before it's sheet rocked. I thought it was a fabulous idea to starts your foundation of a new home on the foundation of the bible. We got to a place of building this weekend that it was time to do this, so on Sunday the kids and I along with my mom went over to the new house with Sharpies and a list of bible verses that we thought would fit each room.

Drew didn't really seem interested in helping. He kept wandering from room to room, seeing what we were doing, investigating his new house, but not really wanting to write anything so my mom took over what I had planned for him to do. A little while into it he says, "I want to write my own bible verses in my own room". I asked what he wanted to write and he said he needed to think about it so I assumed we'd be coming back another day to help him.

He then went to get a Sharpie from my mom and started yelling across the room, "How do you spell T-R-E-A-T?". Not knowing what he was doing, I walked into his room and he told me he wanted to do Matthew 7:12. I asked if he knew what it was and he said yes, so trusting him (and googling it later to make sure he was right because I am OCD like that) He wrote out "Treat others the way you want to be treated. Matt.7:12 Golden Rule" on a beam in his room. What an awesome reminder of how we should be every day... and what an awesome reflection of what he is learning in Discovery Rangers!

Here are a few of the others we decided to write:
Above the front door

Mom wrote this in the dining area

Ty wrote this in her closet.

In the master bedroom

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Just a Boy and His Dogs

One of the biggest adjustments that Drew has had to make during this house building experience is not having his dogs with him. Because my parent's dogs doesn't play well with others, we had to find somewhere for them to go until our house is done.

Thankfully, our friend Andi does small dog rescue from her house so adding a couple more to her mix wasn't too big of a deal. She has been a life saver and we appreciate her so much.

Today is our Roxy's (black Shih tzu) birthday. We are going to guess that she is 4 years old and we use today as her birthday as it's the day 3 years ago that she was rescued from the shelter. She was so underweight, matted fur, just a mess when we got her.

Drew wanted to get her a birthday present so he bought her a bag of treats to share with all the friends at Andi's house :)