I haven’t written much in the way of family updates in recent months.  It has been an incredibly busy year for our family!

Since our move this past Spring, we have settled into a new and busy routine in the city.  The Lord provided us with a cozy, little home for this season of transition.

We are currently house shopping, but enjoying this temporary “landing spot”.

We’re extremely blessed to have a large back yard– about half -an-acre.  Considering the tiny lots in our suburb, we are privileged!

The Lord must have known that these country kids needed a big back yard!



The chilly, fall days have been such a reprieve after an intense season of heat and drought.  I am relishing this beautiful season! 

Don’t you just love autumn?


My sister, Julie, is still living with us and we are enjoying her company (and appreciating her help!) so much.  She is currently helping out in our Church, as well as working at a part-time house keeping job.  Julie is always a willing worker and a big blessing!

Our third year of homeschooling is going well

Our 7-year old daughter is in second grade this year.  She’s an aspiring pianist, artist, author, and a hundred other things.  🙂

Our 5-year old little girl is in kindergarden and enjoys helping me in the kitchen a lot, when she isn’t playing dolls or dress-up.

This is our big boy- 3 1/2 years old.  He manages to behave himself (most days!) while his sisters do school work.  Can you tell he’s a cowboy?  😉

Our baby is now 15-months old and is doing well.  His weight gain has picked up a lot over the past few months, and his digestive troubles are slowly healing.  His health has definitely been a work-in-progress the past year, and we are so grateful for God’s goodness and faithfulness.

We are enjoying our Church and our new home here in the city, and most of all are thankful for this precious season of Life.

Thank you to all who read my blog and have invested in our lives through your time, friendship, emails, comments, and encouragement.

God is good!




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7 thoughts on “Family Blessings (autumn update)

  1. What a beautiful family Kristy.  You are very talented young lady.  Thanks for sharing with us!

    Posted on November 8, 2011 at 2:42 pm
  2. I just love everything you write!  And always love the pictures because your family life reminds me of my own in my home country.   May our Lord continue blessing you!

    Posted on November 7, 2011 at 4:41 am
  3. Thanks for the update! I was curious what your new home was like.  Praying that the next home in your future has a roomy yard and garden to satisfy your country cravings as I am sure you miss it!

    Posted on November 5, 2011 at 11:55 am
    1. Yes, we are “craving” the country!!  🙂 

      SO thankful for our big yard here in the city.  Now, to find a “bigger” house to go with it, lol! 

      Posted on November 5, 2011 at 1:40 pm
  4. This is so sweet.  Thankful God sent your precious family our way. 

    Posted on November 2, 2011 at 4:37 pm
  5. I got on Fb for 2 secs and saw your link to this Blog post. I’m so glad I had a couple of moments to check in. First off… your 7 yr olds facial expression was hysterical! All of your kids look so happy and you, well you’re beautiful as usual. <3'm gonna go write you back on FB real quick before I run out of time… again. lol 

    Posted on November 2, 2011 at 1:38 pm
    1. Thank you, Kristy! 

      Our daughter was telling me something *very important* when I snapped that picture.  I thought it was priceless- and a very normal Amy face! 🙂

      Posted on November 2, 2011 at 5:11 pm