He fills the longing soul with good things. Ps. 107:9

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Moving Day....Again....Sortof

Well - this week we have started the process of moving in. yay. We've moved in a couple of loads when our wonderful brother-in-law could bring his trailor. The rest of it we're taking one car and van load at a time. It was so fun, getting our beds set up watching the kids crawl all over them. And we found Kirsten, Kayla's American Girl doll who has been very cramped and lonely living in a box for 6 or 7 weeks. It's amazing how quickly a house shrinks when you put stuff in it.

We're actually hanging pictures and emptying boxes today. There's still a small mountain in the bus barn, but this is exciting progress. I think tomorrow night may be our first night "home." This week we had our first meal together - I slaved over a can of ravioli and the 5 of us gathered around the table with our paper bowls. It was good to do our dinnertime routine again - a practice that is sortof a defining thing for our little family. When we recited the creed, Kayla just cracked up. "How do we DO this?" She laughed. "It's been so long, we don't even know how it goes!" We fudged our way through the end of the creed and gobbled down our canned ravioli. Ah, familyness.

We went to Uncle Danny and Aunt Gwen's for a 4th party last night. There were some whopping fireworks, but another all-nighter has reduced me to a blabbering idiot. It was priceless, sitting in my camp chair all wrapped up in a blanket with my two girls - talking about stars and heaven and what makes firecrackers go and stuff. We froze our sitters, though. Whoda thunk? In July! Guess we're still used to the Alabama heat. We're off to another shindig as soon as the kids wake up. We got smart tonight - with hot cocoa and jackets.
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~Heather~ said...

Sarah, I've been watching your blog for the good news that y'all were getting to move in! I'm sooooo happy for you! Later on, we can't wait to see pics of your Doll house...which I'm sure it will be just that!! =D

After traveling around in a van doing deputation for 8 months, then living in furnished apts. for 1 year in Costa Rica while we studied Spanish, living out of suitcases for 2 months while back in the USA, then living with a Colombian lady for 2 months...we were beyond EXCITED to move into our very own home last Aug....and set up house again! =D So...I can understand HOW VERY HAPPY Y'ALL MUST BE!!

Love ya, Heather =)

Angie Davis said...

I'm so excited for you! On the other hand, I still haven't managed to invite you over... (humbly begging for forgiveness)

David and Sarah Fry said...

Wow, Heather! I guess you more than understand how happy it is to get those beds set up and see the kids crawl happily around on them.


and Angie - No worries, friend! We've been spending about every waking moment trying to get moved in, anyway.

jenny said...

Yeah!!!!! So excited for you. Can't wait to see the pics once you get it set up. I have a feeling I could learn a lot about decorating from you. It's not my strong suit. But creating a home--ah, is so worth painstaking effort! Not to impress, but to create safe places, God filled, holy, hallowed, laughter ringing spaces for our families to breathe, nourish and grow.

Juwah said...

Sarah;
So happy for you. We moved into our place a little over a year ago. For 3 months before we could move in, we lived in our dear friend's basement. While it was so fun being with them, (just imagine, being able to put your kiddos to bed and then visit with one of your dearest friends, it was good stuff)it was also with great joy that we finally moved into our own space again. I still remember the look on Josiah's face when he saw his very own bedroom and all his toys again. All that to say, I'm celebrating with you.
BTW, does your hubby ever preach at campmeetings?

Sharlyn said...

Once again, I just want to hug your neck! Lizzy said I would like you!! Anyway, consider yourself hugged. I can't bear to think of the pain of having my sister even further away than Oklahoma. Anyway, you come to my mind at random times and I try to breathe up a little prayer for you and your little crew. God's got incredible plans for you and I can't wait to see them unfold!!

~Heather~ said...

Sarah, I know you may not get this, since you are so busy, but I NEED your phone number TODAY, for I need some help getting some violin books to AZ soon, for our friend from there is coming to see us in Aug! If you (or anyone else who knows your number) could email me your number, I'd BE VERY GRATEFUL! Thanks tons!!

dickinsonfam@gmail.com
Love, Heather =)

Stephanie said...

Sarah - You have such a way with words - I love all your descriptions, etc..! We were just in AL last week and thought of you - in Indiana. Hope the moving is going well. We missed you at Dee and Mark's party, but totally understand! A question...how do you get the beautiful violin music on your family website? I LOVE IT! (Can you tell I am Dee's best friend?!)

Catrena said...

So glad that you're moving in is finally happening for you. I know what it's like to be in limbo. When we moved here from NY, we were completely "homeless" for several days, just living here and there. It was such a wonderful feeling to finally start unpacking, and to sleep in our own beds again.

Stephanie said...

Hey, glad you are getting settled in Frankfort! I spent some time with Angie Davis (my new internet buddy) at Pilgrim Camp, and after I begged, she showed my the church and school there. She also mentioned where you were and would be living. I'm enjoying your blog!

Liz said...

Sarah,
Hey! Gotta talk soon! Good to hear you're almost in your house. . .

I just got a creed to teach my nursery class. It's all coordinated with pictures and it's put to music as well. I want them to learn it spoken and as a song. We'll see how it goes - I'm prepared for it to take a while and a lot of cheering on! :>)

Love ya!
Lizzy

Sarah Cook said...

Hey Sarah,
I found your blog through someone else's. Wow, the one picture of your oldest girl looks so much like you. Would love to stay in touch. I suppose you know I married Ron, don't know when the last time we talked was, Bible school, maybe?

Sharlyn said...

Hey, girl! Check my blog for new pix of the aquarium. Be sure and look at the commments. It might answer some questions you had earlier.

Anonymous said...

Pauline Nunes and Melodie Yates stopping by to say,"HI!" and to look at your pictures. Pauline says, "Hi, my little princess, you have now become a mother, WOW! I still love you and am praying for you! God Bless!"

David and Sarah Fry said...

Pauline and Melodie!!! Hello! What an awesome suprise to hear from you. Pauline - I have wanted so much to talk to you again and catch up, but didn't know how to reach you. Please email me...

sarahmfry@hotmail.com

Love you much! Wish you all could meet my babies and I could hear about your world these days.

Sharlyn said...

Miss you, Sarah! Hugs

Sharlyn said...

Oh where is Ms Sarah?
Oh wheeeeere is Ms Sarah?
Oh where, oh where, oh where........ oh wheeeeeeere....
Is Ms Sar-AH???
Miss you. I know your busy but we haven't forgotten you. Take care!

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