Monday, November 19, 2007

Goings on

We have been busy this past week remodeling the upstairs bathroom. Hubby tore down a wall that led to a weird unused hallway and we were able to extend the bathroom to double its original size. Its only about halfway completed because we had to replace all the 100- year old plumbing and relay all new flooring. We basically gutted the whole thing even back to the studs and are starting from scratch. It should hopefully be done in a few weeks, I will post before and after pictures.

Rob is taking the boys to work with him this week. It is really odd to not have the older ones here. But I know that the experience out in the real world, watching their daddy work and relate to clients is so important. They do their school work in the evenings after dinner.

If you are a Raising Godly Tomatoes fan you will be so excited to know that they are putting all their child raising wisdom into a book. I dont know how many times I have said "I wish they would write a book!" I cant wait! It will be ready in a few weeks, so keep a look out, I have a feeling that they will sell out pretty fast ;-)

Well, its a few days until Thanksgiving, and though I have everything in the world to be thankful for I cant help but feel sad. I wish we had family to celebrate with. It can be so lonely sometimes. Having a mom/sisters/aunts/grandmothers/anyone to talk with as we cook thanksgiving dinner together. The men sitting around the living room talking about work/family/how good God is. Gathering around the table with hands clasped together giving thanks to our Wonderful Lord for bringing us together once again to love and enjoy one another.

If you have this ladies you are truly blessed! Give Thanks! I look forward to the day when it will be so for us. The days when my grown children bring their families over and we cook, laugh and love together!

OK, I've made myself sad now...time to go clean something ;-(


rcsnickers said...

Oh Audrey ((((((GIANT HUG))))))
I am sorry that you don't have family to be with for Thanksgiving, but I know you will have a wonderful time cooking and looking at all of your children's smiling faces! :) You are blessed more than it seems possible.

I know how you feel, I do have my Mom near by but I wish I could be with my sister and brother as well. They either live too far or not enough money to drive the 3 hr distance to be with them. As for Aunts, Uncles and cousins... so out of contact I would not recognize them. I will be praying for you at this time that you will not be sad for not seeing your other family members!

Robyn said...


I know how you feel! We are very isolated and alone, too, with not much family around. It used to really bother us, but we are growing more used to being on our own, with just us and our little children.

I, too, look forward the the days when our children will fill the house with their families.

Just wanted you to know there are others out there who feel the same sadness.

You are so blessed with your beautiful family, and I enjoy reading your blog! You are an encouragement to me!

Oh that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children for ever! Duet 5:29