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Shelving, Painting, Packing, and What Else?

Preparations are still underway for the move! The big project underhand is shelving throughout the house in closets, pantry, etc. Things are continuing to take shape. 🙂

Now to put it all up!
Now to put it all up!
Carrying the shelves in...
Carrying the shelves in...
Joseph
Joseph

Only for Jesus,
Sarah

“Prepare thy work without, and make it fit for thyself in the field; and afterwards build thine house” (Proverbs 24:27).

Yesterday in Pictures

The guys have been working hard the last few days to prepare for the house’s final inspection. We girls and Mom have helped, too. Last night all nine of us worked together on various projects. The house passed the final inspection, except for a few things we need to take care of. Praise the Lord 🙂 .

Mom is always happy to help Daddy in whatever way she can. Here she is in the new living room (and Dad was painting nearby).
Mom is always happy to help Daddy in whatever way she can. Here she is in the new living room (and Dad was painting nearby).
Dad has painted so much over these last few months--I think he will be ready to be finished.
Dad has painted so much over these last few months!
Anna has been a wonderful help to Jesse today. Jesse has been responsible for label the circuit panels, which has been a big job.
Anna has been a wonderful help to Jesse. Jesse has been responsible for labeling the circuit panels, which has been a big task.
Jesse truly has done a great job today.
Jesse truly has done a great job.
To accomplish their circuit-labeling project, Jesse and Anna used cell phones to talk back and forth between each other.
To accomplish their circuit-labeling project, Jesse and Anna used cell phones to talk back and forth between each other.
Speaker phone worked nicely.
Speaker phone worked nicely.
Waiting for a job...
Waiting...
Christopher worked quite awhile in the basement.
Christopher worked quite awhile in the basement.
John has spent a lot of time over the last few days installing door handles.
John has spent a lot of time over the last few days installing door handles.
Working under the sink...
Working under the sink (or maybe not quite under?!) ...

Sarah for the rest of the family

“And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men.” (Colossians 3:22-23)

Moving is On Their Minds

Today at lunch, it was decided that preparations were going to begin in earnest on the move process. The house is nearing completion, so we girls can start packing in the meantime. Mom, Mary, and Anna packed up the sewing room and moved it over. Mom was delighted with all of the space 🙂 . (I worked in the basement…)

Mom
Mom
A place for everything, and everything its place (well, thats the desire at least!)
A place for everything, and everything in it's place (well, that's the desire at least!)
esse was doing a small tiling project.
Jesse was doing a small tiling project.
Joseph built cabinets to go on either side of the fireplace! It was a last minute project, but they are coming out well.
Joseph built cabinets to go on either side of the fireplace.
John hung doors today. It is really looking like a house!
John hung doors today. It is really looking like a house!
Joseph, working on the fireplace...
Joseph, working on the fireplace...
h!! We found books Abigail would enjoy (Mom and Mary moved books over this afternoon). Nathan, Melanie, and Abigail were visiting, and Abigail was a welcome distraction, but that can't be helped when she's so cute! :-)
Ah!! We found books Abigail would enjoy (Mom and Mary moved books over this afternoon). Nathan, Melanie, and Abigail were visiting, and Abigail was a welcome distraction, but that can't be helped because she's so cute.
Reading books (and occasionally fixing her hair bow that was falling out)...
Reading books (and occasionally fixing her hair bow that was falling out)...
She is really growing up!
She is really growing up!
No, I am not getting ready for a conference trip, but rather, its time to start packing up!
No, I am not getting ready for a conference trip, but rather, it's time to start packing up!

Sarah for the rest

“The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; but of every one that is hasty only to want” (Proverbs 21:5).

A Taste Away from Home: Cherry Delight

Cherry Delight
from Alyssa R., PEI

2 cups powdered sugar
8 ounces cream cheese
1 package, or envelope, Dream Whip (Dream Whip comes in a box with two packages, if you purchase the small size. You will only need one of those packages for the recipe.)
2 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs
1 stick or ½ cup margarine, melted
1 can cherry pie filling

Mix graham cracker crumbs and melted margarine. Pat in a 9×13 pan. Combine cream cheese and powdered sugar; mix well.

Prepare Dream Whip according to package, and add to cream cheese mixture. Layer on top of graham cracker crumbs. Spread pie filling on top of Dream Whip/cream cheese mixture. Refrigerate.

Serve and enjoy!

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We had this delicious dessert at the Bed & Breakfast we stayed at in Prince Edward Island.

Signs of Spring

March has arrived, and even after a snow storm Saturday morning, signs of spring are showing! Truly, our Lord's mercies are new every morning.
March has arrived, and even after a snow storm Saturday morning, signs of spring are showing! Truly, our Lord's mercies are new every morning.

Sarah

“Oh how great is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee; which thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee before the sons of men!” (Psalms 31:19)