For a regular blogger, this last year held a ton of distractions. It’s easy to see those distractions in my light number of posts.
From filling our empty nest with a teenager and a dog to building a house, it’s been quite the journey. My plan is to blog A LOT more from here on out.
If you follow my Mary Beth Lee profile on Facebook, you’ve seen these photos. If not, I hope you enjoy.
ON came to live with us Spring Break 2012. She graduated June 1 this year! WOO HOO!!!!
Emmie came to live with us last June. I love her like a baby. I’m serious. I’m a dog mom. She’s a rescue. She had a rough life before us. Now she has the easy life. It’s weird because I’d been a cat mom for 18 years and didn’t plan on having a dog. I ❤ Emmie.
Then there’s the house
The slab. We were so freaking excited.
Framing and all that good stuff
It was so cold, but we saw brick. We had to take a photo.
The front was done. It looked so close. LIES! THe outside is the easy part.
I just like this picture of DH looking at the frame for the sidewalks.
Garage door. This is so funny. We got the WRONG garage door, but we loved it. Cost us $1k, but it was worth it!
Yeah, we still think this is close to done.
This doesn’t look too far away, right?
We’re wondering if this will ever get done.
with our builders
what it looked like a week before that meeting with our builders.
holy cow we got the keys!
AND the mortgage.
Thank you, Lord.
I won’t go into the whole story. It doesn’t matter today.
For now I’ll leave it with She Did It. ON graduated from high school.
And now she’s headed to Vernon College.
She’s a fighter. She rediscovered hope.
It wouldn’t have been possible without her original counselor, Mrs. Susie Nix, Rider registrar Paula Moore, Rider counselor Jennifer Spurgers and Rider teacher Cleveland Wallerich, who connected with a hurt kid and helped her remember how much she loved school.
It wouldn’t have been possible without our small group and their prayers.
It wouldn’t have been possible without my sister, who’s reclaimed her own life in the same time.
Most of all, it wouldn’t have been possible without God, our partner every step of the way.