Our Family

Our Family
Benaiah, Justin, Melinda, Abishai, Keturah, and Jared

Monday, November 14, 2011

Five days and counting...

until Michael W. Smith and Amy Grant come to town.  I almost don't want them to come, because it will be the last concert I see of Michael's for a long, long time.  But I'm pumped to be going.  It's been Smitty week for 2 weeks, so Smitty music all the time.  Benaiah is quite sick of it really.  And I have only gotten through 1/3 of his material.

Meanwhile, I finally went through the last bit of stuff in my basement laundry room, and organized the kids' craft area so they actually to some art!  Phew, now it's time to tackle the "archive" or storm shelter, or cider block room.  I have an idea of what's going to go, but I don't know what until I get there.

Jared's semester is coming along fairly well, with classes done for 2 of the classes, and only 1 paper due by the end of the year, and don't forget about Hebrew.

Goodnight Peeps! - MJ

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Team Smitty

"It's that time of year, when the world falls in love, every song you hear seems to say..." Ok, Ok, it's a Christmas song, but it is a Christmas song Smitty covered on one of his Christmas albums, and since the concert of the year, Michael W., is coming up for me in 2 weeks and 2 days, I allow myself to talk "Smitty" 24/7....yeah, I will always be a fan, always, here, or in Canada, or halfway around the world (wait, please don't send me halfway around the world, please?!), Smitty fans unite!
*My plan is not to post everyday, but, I thought my Facebook status was kind of cute...it made me smile :-)Thanks for understanding.

Our Family

Here is a recent family picture that Jared set up on a gorgeous cloudless sky. From Left to Right: Benaiah (9), Jared, Keturah (3), Melinda, and Justin (6).

Where the Journey Begins

Well, I thought it was time to start our own blog as a way to communicate with our ever-widening circle of friends.  So, here goes.  We've agreed to move to Prince Edward Island, Canada.  Where, you say?  To the NorthEAST, no, not Maine.  Further North and to the East...Where's Maine?  Well, forget it then.  Time to look it up on a map.  Most people hear, Prince Edward Island, and think (rightly so), Anne of Green Gables.  Yes, it is where that story takes place as well as the TV Mini Series, Anne of Avonlea.  But, folks, what you need to remember is that the scenes dancing in your head is what it looks like in the summer on the Island, which only lasts a few short months.  The average high in the summer is 75 degrees, and the low in the winter is about 5 degrees colder than in Indiana.  The big difference is that there are more cloudy days there (PEI) then here (IN).  There is a lot more snow, which is not an issue if you like to be snowed in like I do.  The countryside is hilly and the atmosphere is rural.  Being an island bearing only 130,000 or so residents in the square mileage of possibly NH size, it definitely has that small town feel.  When you walk out of a plane, down the stairs, and collect your baggage from a cart on the tarmac, you know you are in small town North America.  Oh, and that plane, it's a prop plane.  But it sounds like home to me...