The Move Continues

In a way, the last few days have passed in a blur. We are finally able to say we are mostly moved ๐Ÿ™‚ . Yesterday was the moving day for the ministry things. To be able to keep shipping website orders, we wanted to wait to move TItus2 until we had the family settled. So Titus2/MOTH came over, and we’re remarkably settled.

Here are some pictures from the last several days.

A very special moment was two nights ago, at the beginning of our family Bible time, when Dad placed the Bible on the mantle. It had been on our old mantle, and we carefully moved it over. The Bible belonged to my grandmas parents.
Dad placing the family Bible on the mantle that belonged to my great-great grandparents which had been on our mantle at the old house.
Since Melanie has spent quite a bit of time organizing our kitchen/pantry, Abigail has been around a lot too. Melanie put Abigail in this box, and we thought she was too cute :-) .
Since Melanie has spent quite a bit of time organizing our kitchen/pantry, Abigail has been around a lot too. Melanie put Abigail in this box, and we thought she was too cute ๐Ÿ™‚ .
Mary, helping...
Mary, helping...
A big project that Joseph, John, Anna, and Jesse worked on was building shelves in the basement. Here John and Anna are, ready for their picture.
A big project that Joseph, John, Anna, and Jesse worked on was building shelves in the basement. Here John and Anna are, ready for their picture.
Nailing the supports for the shelves.
Nailing the supports for the shelves.
The basement (and garage) has been our stashing place for items that dont have a home yet. We worked to clean the basement in preparation for Titus2 moving over. Jesse used Cheep Sweep, which is a substance like fine mulch, that you push around with a broom, and it cleans the floor extremely well.
The basement (and garage) has been our stashing place for items that don't have a home yet. We worked to clean the basement in preparation for Titus2 moving over. Jesse used Cheep Sweep, which is a substance like fine mulch, that you push around with a broom, and it cleans the floor extremely well.
Anna carrying boxes outside.
Anna carrying boxes outside.
John
John
The first day or two was hard for Honey, because she wanted to go back to the old house. After that, she has settled in very nicely and loves the new house!
The first day or two was hard for Honey, because she wanted to go back to the old house. After that, she has settled in very nicely and loves the new house!

Things that have happened to different family members

  • The new shower door falls off, but you’re able to grab it, and it’s not broken.
  • You try to tell someone your new address over the phone. “South 15th” was easy enough to say, but “Santa Fe Street”, is harder. After explaining it several times to people on the phone, a helpful brother suggested saying all three words together, instead of going one by one. The suggestion was tried, but the receiver didn’t get it either. Oh well. We’ll keep working ๐Ÿ™‚ .
  • When Melanie was over for a meal, she is asked by several different people where things are to be found in the kitchen because she organized the kitchen.
  • Honey slept in Dad and Mom’s room for several years, until we got new carpet, and then she wasn’t allowed on the carpet. For the last five or six years, she’s slept in the boys’ room. Now that we have tile in the main part of the house she can go wherever she wants. The first night, she was in Dad and Mom’s room. The second night, the boys wanted to see if she would stay in theirs. No, it didn’t work. Why? the girls wondered. How did you know she didn’t want to? —- Because, they said, she panted and stood at the door.
  • When you get up in the night, and your stomach feels sick, you head for the kitchen to grab some Tums. You feel like you’re in another family’s house–it still feels so new!
  • Since the house is a reversed floor plan from the old house, several things have happened. For example, you’re backing out the door with a box, and you reach for the door handle, and you can’t find it. Oops. It’s on the other side.

Monday, school resumes and for those who are out of school there is still a lot to do unpacking and organizing ๐Ÿ™‚ .

Sarah

“Grace be to you and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ” (Galatians 1:3).

9 thoughts on “The Move Continues”

  1. Welcome Home and Congrats!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this significant time in your family’s life. I’ve always loved new homes because of the excitement and promise they offer families to come together and make something special that reflects their love for each other, and in your case your love for the Lord. I pray He blesses all of you with many happy years and memories.

    ~Amy M from Washington, DC

  2. I understand when you say it is blur.
    Everytime I moved it is a blur for couple of weeks also. It takes couple of days/weeks to get used to the set up/surroundings.
    I haven’t seen Honey for awhile…glad she finally love the new house also.
    Congratulation on settling finally.

  3. Wonderful!!! So glad you are all moved in! I hope wonderful things happen in that new home! More blessings, more “Additions” (marriage, grandkids!) to your precious family.
    Lots of Love!!!
    Beth

  4. So happy that you have gotten settled into your new home. Abigail is growing so quickly and is absolutely adorable! ๐Ÿ™‚

    On a side note I wanted to give you a quick update on our “Family Goals” –
    Since we have gotten rid of TV, movies etc. the time we have spent as a family in worship has greatly increased and has been a real blessing. While it was hard initially to find something to occupy all the “wasted” time we had spent in front of the TV, we have learned to do more productive things. We have accomplished things around our house that we had “never had the time to get done” and we have grown closer as a family. We have also given up our SS position and have moved to a smaller, more conservative, KJV only church that believes more along the lines of what we have felt the Lord leading us to change. Your family has been a great inspiration to us. Thank you for your encouragement, your prayers and being willing to share with us from your own experiences. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Blessings,
    Carl and Vania
    >>>>>>>>>>>
    Bless you for sharing as it is a great encouragement to our hearts. I think you will be absolutely amazed that in a years time, what changes will have occurred in your hearts as you exchange the “beast” for God’s Word.

    Amen,

    In Christ Jesus,
    Steve

  5. Sorry if I missed the info but in scanning through recent blog enteries I couldn’t find where you were moving to. Is it in the same state? Sorry if it was obvious but if someone could clue me in I’d appreciate. We really appreciate your families ministry and are glad the move went well. Praying you all get adjusted to the new floor plan and light switches soon.

  6. I pray for you as you move to your new home. May the love, sacrifice, work and everyday living be a blessing for generation to come, both in your own family, and all the families you touch.

    You are such a gift to us.

    We rejoice in your hope and in the fruit of your hard work.

    The pictures are wonderful, thank you for sharing them.

  7. You have blessed so many of us in so many ways, for that we give glory to God. It is wonderful to see the Lord bless you with this wonderful home.

  8. Congratulations on your new home! You all have been such a blessing to me and my family through the years. It has been neat following your family and watching them all grow up and see how the Lord is using them. with my own children, it helps me to continue on, even when the road and path are hard, knowing what the Lord can do with their lives. Thank you for investing your life into helping others and using your difficulties to encourage.

    I love the picture of you, Mr. Maxwell, placing the family Bible on the mantle. Reminds of the verse in Proverbs where it talks about not removing the ancient landmarks of our fathers. Our Christian heritage is something that should never be “removed.”

    May the Lord continue to bless you all.

  9. We recently had a home built. We lived on the property in a refurbished barn as it was built. We all learned some amazing things and had a great experience, but we neglected our book work. Did you manage to avoid falling behind as you built? HOW?
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>
    This is a great question. I started to respond, realized that it would be lengthy enough, and that Teri was the best one to respond. As she has time in the next few days, she will write a blog post about it.

    SM

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