Hebrews 3:4

"For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything."

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Blaze, Spirit, Blaze

Good weather for a family trip to our land this afternoon to set some fires and clear a little brush. It was chilly but the fires were warm. Shimmer and Shine passed the time watching a small mouse that had taken cover in a pile of firewood left behind this week.

"Shine, Jesus, shine, fill this land with the Father's glory; Blaze, Spirit, blaze, set our hearts on fire."

Friday, March 26, 2010

Our New Old House

We've been refining our house design with Steve Haskell of Connor Homes over the last few weeks. Here are the latest drawings and floorplans of our dream (click an image to view a larger rendering). We will be truly blessed to be able to build this house...

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Beginning the Clean-Up

Now the clean-up begins... it seems overwhelming with a pile of trees and more stumps than you can imagine. Daddy has been making smaller piles of brush and we've had some people coming to take whatever firewood they would like!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Clearing the Lot

It was early March, when the trees came down. Jim R. came with his new John Deere skidder, and even offered Shine a ride, although he was too shy to go. We drove out after storyhour at the library today to watch some of the trees fall. With the snow spilling off of them it was a sight to see. Sad that so many trees need to go, but Jim confirmed most were either diseased or a danger to the location of our new house. We plan to plant some more evergreens, and of course trees for Shimmer and Shine, when the house is finished. The lot still has trees bordering on all sides and a few big, old hardwoods out front. It will be a beautiful setting when our home is built...