"I've found that when life's brush obscures my view with gloomy strokes that seem to mar the scene, God's hand appears and gives to sunless hue and dreary skies a more majestic sheen." Gustafson

18 October 2007


When people come over, BEB wisks them off to show them around. She LOVES our new home (as do we!) and loves giving tours. As she enters a room (any one!) or shows off her new pink, retro kitchen set, she flings her arms in the air and shouts "Ta-Da!" with so much passion! Oh the simple joys!!!

04 October 2007

Morning noise

When I took the dog out this particular morning, I noticed and really listened to everything around me. I heard the rustle of the brown leaves sweep across the pavement. A fluttering white butterfly floated by. Mr. Rabbit sat quiet and still in Cotton's front yard. Sirens screamed in the distance. A cool, gentle breeze filled the air as I listened to my daughter chatting wildly. Our dog whirled around in circles barking at the two birds chirping in the tree overhead.
I usually miss these sweet, abundant moments from my Creator because I'm too busy rushing off to the next thing.

03 October 2007

On the move....AGAIN!

Yes, that's right! The Byers family is on the move again! We close on our BRAND new home in Franklin a week from tomorrow and are so thrilled! The whole experience happened so quickly we're still not really sure what hit us. We've been working on a building project the past few months to build a house but the land and everything fell through about 3 weeks. We then starting actively looking for "affordable" homes online. We found a cute, cottage type home and called our realtor. The moment we walked in, we KNEW it was home! Later that afternoon we submitted an offer to the seller and by the next morning we got a call saying our offer had been accepted.

Everytime we've gone to check-in on the new place, neighbors keep coming over welcoming us to the neighbor. There are lots of kids BEB's age and everyone has been so friendly. There are only about 15 homes in the subdivision and we're on a cul-de-sac so we don't have to worry about crazy traffic.

CNB and I were laying in bed late last night WIDE awake, unable to drift off into lah lah land. And we started thinking about how many times each of us has moved over our lifetimes. Coincindentally, we BOTH have moved 21 times each - that's 42 moves combined!! Needless to say, we're both ready to get settled.

We're excited about this next chapter of our lives God is going to write in our new home. More to come...