Friday, January 15, 2010

"The Move" Part 5

Upon arriving to Texas and one more night in "our hotel", I arrive at our "new" house to see the truck waiting.

Once again, after learning the plan, the men quickly got to work...


and finally finished around 6:30 pm...


However, before they left, AJ had the privilege to share the Gospel with them. The men do not go to church but were very polite and listened and engaged in the conversation. We may never see these men again, but this we DO know...... God's Word never comes back void.
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After moving in, a week later we went to Florida for a few weeks, came back and headed to Baton Rouge for a Christmas celebration with AJ's side of the family...who is a strange :) but a fun group...

Uncle Vic:


Aunt Margaret...

and cousins...Vic and Keith...

Zechariah trying to figure out "what this guy is all about"...
Don't worry Zechariah, we are still trying to figure out Uncle Vic also.


Keith "fixing" Elijah's hair...

And last, our most precious, classy, "MawMaw," who is a proud 90 yrs. old:

Since returning from this celebration, we have been busy with company, with our last leaving Wednesday morning.

Though these were great times of fellowship, I am eager to finally begin to get settled into our new home. I still have boxes to unpack, pictures to put up, and curtains to hang, but I look forward to making our new life here in the......


Great State of Texas!!!



Just for Fun...


For any of you who like history, take a look at this picture and tell me who Keith resembles...




Did you guess....



John Calvin, the great theologian?...
Crazy, huh!?!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Fun post! Good to see your new house...the kids and I love the Calvin look alike...hilarious! Miss you guys! Julie

Jenn said...

Whew. That was a lot of stuff to move. I'm sure you'll have the place looking great very quickly. We lived in Texas for a few years and loved it.

Amy said...

Did you cramm all of this into one post so you could finish the move;)???

Love it!! The Calvin look alike is great!! Did you tell him about it?

King George said...

Hey, there's nothing strange about my family, it's everybody else in the world that's so kooky. We're the normal ones!

Kristy said...

Christine, are these pictures of your "new" house? It looks so pretty - I love that tree in the front yard! Looks like a great neighborhood.
Love tht your husband shared the gospel with the moving guys - that is awesome!
I pray that you will be settled in soon, and that your new home will soon feel just right!

joelle said...

Christine thanks for your comment on scheduling. You should write a post with what you wrote to me.
What you said is exactly the way my husband and I are thinking. And this is what we have been doing. What frustrates me is that even though they know they have to do the "not so fun stuff" according to them, they won't get to what they like to do, it still does not motivate them enough to do it well and enthusiastically. I wish they would do the "other stuff" with more enthusiasm. But I have to say that, because we have been emphasizing doing things for the glory of God and the whole thing about work coming before pleasure, I can see some progress in Zach but I wish for more. I guess I am being impatient... They are still young and the key is for me to persevere and be consistent.

BTW, if that is your new house, it looks really nice. I hope you are enjoying your new home.