Monday, April 26, 2010

Gabriella's Garden Room

We are happy to be feeling like life is begining to get back to normal now. I (Erin) still have a bit of shoulder pain and I have a few unresolved issues from our "car incident" (as our kids like to call it.) One of the fun things that we got to do is see Grandmommy who came out and helped clean the house and do insurance paperwork etc. On the very day that she left, she helped me prime all of Gabriella's bedroom to cover up her awful yellow gold and then together Gabriella and I finished (Thank you Grandmommy!). Gabriella hand painted all of the flowers and requested the colors blue and green. I love how it turned out and I hope you do too!! I think Grandmommy will be proud that we finished in just one week!

In the outside photo you see Gabriella in the garden bed. They are filled with dirt, compost and plants now. Happy Spring!!

Sunday, April 4, 2010


Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me [bless] his holy name.

Bless the Lord,O my soul and forget not all his benefits;

Bless the Lord, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do His commandments, harkening unto the voice of his word.

Bless the Lord, O my soul. Oh Lord my God, thou art very great; thou clothed with honor and majesty.

But we will bless the Lord from this time forth and for evermore. Praise the Lord.

Psalms 103:1, 103:2, 103:22, 104:1, & 115:18

After a lovely vacation to visit with my Aunt Carol and Uncle Dan, the kids and I were on our way home when we were hit by a car on April 1st. Each of us have our own set of bruises but not one single broken bone! Very grateful to be alive. Hans flew out and drove us home (in a rental). We are so grateful to Aunt Carol and Uncle Dan for being there for us too. But most of all we are glad God had his hand on us!

Next we have to find out what work God is saving us for. I know angels guided the car around the pole that the police told me gets knocked down often. I also know I am grateful to have a laps in memory during the accident. I don't remember being hit and I never was terrified. The police, doctors and insurance agents repeatedly reminded me that this wasn't my fault and we both had insurance. The other driver was hurt the most (they airlifted him to the hospital and he needed surgery for his ankle and had staples in his head). We are praying for his recovery. Thanks to everyone for your good wishes!

Our family is so blessed and happy to be alive!