Sunday, January 31, 2010

Our House Is A Very, Very, Very Fine House

We have a great little house. I love how quick and easy it is to clean, how close my children are to me at all times, so I know what they are doing, and how it has kept us from being in the "American Dream" mentality that has gotten so many people into a whopping of debt. For all these things, I am thankful! It is a 2 bedroom home of approx. 840 sq.ft., filled with love....and with children. We manage with my husband and I and our 4 children, but it is getting quite tight as our fourth addition back in May brought more clothes, a crib, and a different level of toys. So, if I hear you complain that you don't have enough room in your house, don't be alarmed if I don't show you pity. = )

This is why we WANT to get out of debt, save to add on, and build more space. Notice I didn't say NEED. Do we really NEED more space? Absolutely not. We are wonderfully taken care of with all of our needs being met right here where we are at. Would it be nice? Definitely! So, this is why we are striving for such a huge goal. We realize things won't go perfectly. We live in a fallen world where there is sickness, unexpected vehicle repairs, natural disasters, and other unplanned events. But we are focused as much as we can be. So, here we go. Tonight we go out to dinner to sit down and write out our goals for this whole journey. Stay tuned for what we got accomplished.

Just had to post some pictures of Benaiah. Today I walked into the house after carrying wood and found him sitting on the floor clapping his hands with such delight. He used to fist clap, but today was the first that those hands were opened up in a real clap. He even made sounds from his clap.

Alegra was loving it and praising him to get him to keep doing it.

Maybe she has him trained. = )

He is our sweet little baby. He is working on his top front teeth. Having a hard time of it, but getting closer. He brings us great delight watching all of his new development. Still waiting for him to crawl, but if he would wait til woodstove season is over that would be great. Doubt that will happen, but we'll see. Until then, we will be very thankful that he still just sits. Much easier that way!