Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Welcome to a new blog post!

We've finished unpacking... well all the major stuff.
Boys room 1

Boys room 2
I love the different ways the boys arrange their bureau tops

Pictures are pretty much the last thing to be done inside

The boys "after shot" of their haircuts. Such handsome men!

Mom and I without our hair cut :-)

Enjoying God's creation

Completing the de- sportsizing process of my room.

Enjoying a lunch break in the sun (It was somewhere in the 70's! That's pretty much unheard of in Massachusetts in mid November)

Saturday we went to explore Bricktown. We had heard of these buffalo that "decorate" the town from some friends and had to get a picture with one.

Making sure no one tries to sneak in the exit

Pa came across his first historical plaque. You can read it if you blow the picture up

Brick structures are always so photogenic

Uh, yeah... the things you see here can be... interesting
Finding where we are and how to get where we want to be...

The Banjo Museum
Ever heard of a Gibson guitar? Well that gentleman is the man they were named after. (Quite the outfit, huh?!?)

There were hundreds of banjos all with different designs.
My favorite

They even had live entertainment

I like being green too... if we ever open a restaurant I think we'll need to make a sign like this

The Thanksgiving Kitchen Crew

Some kind of "comedy of errors" seems inevitable with that much cooking.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
We truly have so much to be thankful for and have so many blessings to count. Let us not forget the many sacrifices our forefathers made for us, nor water them down, or re-write them:

"What, then, could now sustain them but the spirit of God, and His grace? Ought not the children of their fathers rightly to: Our fathers were Englishman who came over the great ocean, and were ready to perish in this wilderness; but they cried unto the Lord, and He heard their voice, and looked on their adversity.... Let them therefore praise the Lord, because He is good, and His mercy endure forever. Yea, let them that have been redeemed of the Lord, show how He hath delivered them from the hand of the oppressor. When they wandered forth into the desert-wilderness , out of the way, and found no city to dwell in, both hungry and thirsty, their soul was overwhelmed in them. Let them confess before the Lord His loving kindness, and His wonderful works before the sons of men!" ~ Of Plymouth Plantation

Monday, November 15, 2010

Here's part two of our trip and our arrival to Oklahoma. I don't have all the pictures of our time with Jordan and Melissa so you can go to Jordan's blog if you care to see those.

We had found out Jordan and Melissa's church was hosting a Reformation Celebration Dance and planned to arrive the day before. We almost missed it with all the car fiasco's, but thankfully we were only a little late and had a grand time. Thanks for the Pics Jordan!



... and whirling about...

We danced all night...

... till we were at the end of our might.
(I really should stop these lame attempts at poetry)
I think Micaiah's face showed how we felt...very tired, but having too much fun to stop
Welcome to Oklahoma!

For those who wanted to see our house, here it is (along with some of our neighbors house)

Guess who's room this is?

Yes, it's mine and no, the sports theme border and light are not staying :-)

The boys room before the truck came

In it's current state... actually every room changes constantly as things are unpacked, so it looks quite different now

Pa and Mom's room. I don't have an "after" picture yet

The sitting room/library/music room before...

... and now

Unpacking the kitchen. Did you know that the place that a microwave usually goes fits a dehydrator perfectly?

Anything fragile is wrapped individually in paper creating mountains of paper piles. This was just from our teacups!

After you flatten a few hundred papers it can get rather tiring

The living room area packed...

and (mostly) unpacked

The office in makeshift mode

Our first guests!!!

We were so blessed by the Niednagels being able to stop by on their trip

Our new "pantry" perfectly stacked

When your kitchen is still in disarray Chipotle's is the place to go; with antibiotic and hormone free meat and local, organic produce when they can, great prices, and a delicious taste it's hard to beat (especially when it's less then 3 miles away :-)

The boys hair needed some trimming and since there is no time like the present... they got it cut.

Micaiah's before

Marscel's before... you will have to stay tuned for the after as I haven't loaded them yet

We were also blessed with a visit from Michael and Sarah Hipps and their new little one, Caroline. The time went by so fast we didn't take many pictures.

This picture is one that get funnier the more I look at it. Everyone is so cheesy except for Mom

Marscel got some new shoes... but not just any shoes. They're heelys. But with such a fun shoe comes a warning...

They ARE slippery
After the first fall there hasn't been another and now he's rolling around like a pro.

The joys of technology
Even though hundreds of miles apart I can still post a picture of our "visit" with Michael and Rebekah. I miss you two!! ... and Jack of course!

That's all for now... off to unpack more boxes.

"I will praise You forever,
Because You have done it;
And in the presence of Your saints
I will wait on Your name, for it is good."