Monday, January 30, 2017


 We got to visit with Eric and Leslie Davis this week for a little bit. Hard to believe that between the Standridges, Davis, and us that we have 10 kids! We've all been friends for about 12-15 years, so seeing our families grow is a joy.
 I love my mornings with this little one. 
It's so special to have alone time with her when the bigger girls are at school.
The girls love Christy to bits.
 And Alex is alright :)
 Poor guy- he took it from my girls!
 Ok, let's settle down for bedtime.
 We love going for walks in the back yard. 
After 5 years of living here, it's still hard to believe this is home!

 So in some ways this has been a hard week, but in the challenges I've seen God at work. We've had sickness, bronchitis, ear infection, infected tooth that had to get pulled, migraines, and the heat broke. God was good to let us see Him in those challenges. I was reminded that in Heaven there will be no pain; but we will see Him face to face and be able to worship Him with no sin entangling us. That's what we hope for! This earth doesn't promise us heath, comfort, and ease; but rather we should remember we live in a fallen and broken world because of our own sin. 
We have a great home to look forward to. 
The kids have had a blast camping out in the basement by the wood burning stove the last 4 nights. We should get our heat (and a whole lot more) replaced tomorrow.
And this morning we woke up to a beautiful blanket of snow. I love how God can make us white as snow with His perfect forgiveness. Can you see the girls by the creek? This was BEFORE school.

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