Monthly Archives: April 2007

Home at Last


Home! It’s so sweet! We got to do all the things we planned to do with the boys while in Chattanooga and Atlanta. Today, the highlight for Andrew wasn’t visiting the CNN Center or going to Bicentennial Park or seeing old friends but rather riding MARTA – one of the cheapest things we did (and had to do). Anyway, I promised more pictures so here they are!



We decided to proceed with our vacation plans and bring the boys to Chattanooga. It seems it was a good idea because their sickness has passed, finally! Yesterday we visited the Tennessee Aquarium where we saw beautiful sea and river live. Today, we took them on a train ride at the Tennessee Valley Railroad , where we rode through the mountains, over bridges, and through tunnels. They loved it! While there, we were surprised to get a sneak peek of Thomas, who is in town making a three day stop for all the children. After naptime today, we went swimming in the indoor hotel pool. I think it’s been their favorite treat so far! Tomorrow, we are taking them to the Creative Discovery Museum so look for more pics to come!



To copy my friend Crissy S., I have also decided to write a post about God’s provision. We have finally moved into a house that we love, suits our size, and is affordable (?). After putting the boys to bed last night, Mitch and I started looking through some old photographs from his childhood. It was funny to recognize pieces of furniture in the background of the pictures. His parents have held on to a few of the items from the 1970s. It caused me to look around my own house and count my blessings. I made a mental list of all the “things” God has provided for our home (free of charge):

2 leather recliners from Matt & Heather
2 new end tables from the Morris family
2 new lamps from John & Peggy
a secretary desk and rug from Reggie & Carolee
a china hutch from Mitch’s parents
a 4 piece bedroom suit (queen) from Mitch’s parents
a round oak dinner table, that seats six, from Mitch’s parents
a love seat from Mitch’s parents
a couch from Hoke & Amy
a treadmill from Hoke & Amy
a computer desk from Sara & David
a curio cabinet from my sister
two cribs from Kirstin
a highchair from Kirstin
a changing table from Kirstin
a twin bed from Dorothy and Emma
a chest of drawers from my grandmother
a chest of drawers from Quinn & Kim
a chest of drawers from the Sizemore family
a hope chest given to me by my parents
a twin bed from George and Robin
a quilt rack from Billy & Kittie
a washer and dryer from a co-worker in Birmingham
a gliding rocking chair from Tim & Nancy
a patio set (table and four chairs) from George & Robin
a charcoal grill from Mitch’s parents
a large clothes hamper from Luther & Sue
a 32 inch color TV from Mitch’s grandparents
millions of toys from friends & family
bags and bags of clothes from friends & family

I think we only counted two things that we actually purchased. Our house has been furnished in love!