Thursday, October 29, 2009

I feel as if I am slowly awakening out of a deep,foggy sleep. You know, the kind of sleep that slowly fades away, and you lay in bed with your eyes closed...wondering if it is really time to get up? Yes, welcome to my world.

A wonderful world it is, filled with 6 little ones, one of which is a newborn. (Thus the foggy sleep). I wouldn't trade little Hannah for anything, but my, I've forgotten how precious sleep is to a nursing mommy. There are mornings when I get up after feeding her...AGAIN...and I think, "Wait a second...I haven't slept yet?? It's morning???" I feel like I am sleep-walking through my day. My brain cannot hold a thought for more than a few seconds, and it seems like I'm always forgetting what I was going to do...make sense?

The pictures are from a recent trip to an apple orchard. Ellie loved the bunnies they had out for the children to pet. That is David above her on my left. Little Hannah is underneath the quilt! (I made it by the way...isn't it CUTE!!!??) As soon as I can remember to get batteries for the camera, I will post some more pictures of Hannah.

We are also preparing to leave soon for Belize. On November 17th our flight leaves. The day before...our container will be loaded and sent off. We are in the midst of going through our things now, labeling them and packing them in boxes for the container. Kevin has lots to do as well, finalizing travel arrangements, selling our van and trailer, phone calls, and other things I am not even aware of. He keeps telling me, "You just take care of the baby and yourself..." but he is also such a blessing to me helping out when he can with the other kids. God was good to give me such a loving and caring man.

It seems like I went to have the baby, and the leaves were barely beginning to change. I blinked my eyes, and now they are almost GONE! It has been a busy fall for me!

I've enjoyed doing a lot of baking lately. This morning we all enjoyed some pumpkin pancakes and sausage. Yesterday I made 2 huge loaves of Banana bread. The day before I made some homemade wheat bread. If anyone has a great bread recipe, please share it with me! I love working with yeast breads, and this is a great time to try them out on the family!

I'm sure these next few weeks will fly by as well, and we will be leaving. If you think of us, say a prayer that all will go well with our final plans. Thanks!


  1. I am thinking and praying for you. For some reason our paths have not crossed these past months but I am praying for you and this trip.
    I took my package once again to church last week but missed you. ..The pics are adorable
    and you have a wonderful family with a great mama! Take care. lv-nancy m.

  2. Blessings to you during this very special time!

  3. Praying for you as you get ready to leave! WHat an exciting adventure for your family! I am sure your boys will love it!!!!

  4. We are so excited for you all that you are about ready to leave! Looking forward to those pics of Hannah! What a precious family the Lord has given you!
    We'll continue to be praying for you.

  5. What a cute picture of the kids and the pumpkins! I think of your and your family often, and can't wait to hear more about your ministry in Belize.

  6. Congratulations on your little Hannah! She is a beautiful blessing. I read on your blog that you made a have come a long way since HS and not being able to sew a straight stitch to make a pillow case! Ha Ha! I am praying for you and your family! Love ya



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