Haven't had much time to blog, so thought I'd do a quick catch up post for January. The best thing that has happened this month is when I got a new nephew! Little Asher Steven was born to my brother and SIL, bringing their offspring to a total of three fine boys. So happy for them! He looks so much like my brother.
We've had a little project around here while we are waiting for funds for the shop to be built. We call this the "Leaning Toilet of Pisa". This toilet was literally falling through the floor in the kids' bathroom.
This is what we found under it. Apparently it had been leaking for some time. Michael and the kids tore out the old floor down to the crossbeams while I gagged clear out in the living room. My hat is seriously off to plumbers! Michael replaced the floor and we put new vinyl in, complete with a new toilet.
Michael didn't have a chance to get the toilet in right away, so it sat in our living room for almost two weeks. It was a great "toy". Don't worry it was a brand new toilet!
Hailey and Josiah have really been enjoying their new AWANA club. They have a different theme night every week that they look forward to. A couple of weeks ago it was "Wild and Wacky Hair Night". Hailey went as Pippy Longstockings. I braided her hair around pipe cleaners and she was thrilled!
A couple days later, she lost her first front tooth. Now she is talking with the cutest lisp. She is my big girl now.
I just love old steam radiators. The natural hot springs water heats the place through these old radiators. Thought they made a cool pic.
They've completely remodeled the place. It was a house for rodents and birds and now look how beautiful it is. This is just the landing for the stairway.
After our stay at Hot Lake, we attended the Burns Night Supper with the Celtic Society of Eastern Oregon. It was awesome to be able dress in our tartan with our wonderful Celtic Family and have a fun evening of socialization, entertainment, and of course eating!
We say good-by to January (already) and look forward to all the great things we have planned for Feb. God has blessed us this month. He's protected us, given us rest and given us the funds to be able to fix our home. We give Him all the glory!