Saturday, June 30, 2007

Catch up time!

Well, it has been a week and a half since there has been any action here! So what have we been up to? Well, less than 40 hours after arriving home from Jamestown, most of us were packed up again and on the road for Ohio and the CHEO convention. We worked for Resounding Voice and Vision Forum that weekend and got home in the wee hours of Sunday morning ready for a week of sleep and catch-up from the preceding couple of weeks of busyness. But, no. That was not to be!

Sunday was time for church and - a birthday celebration! It was Sara's birthday and we finally got in a celebration of William's first birthday. He was all excitement!

Over the weekend while most of us were gone, N, J, C&W moved into our home temporarily. And so this week has been spent catching up on work for both RV and NCI, along with packing up N&J's old apartment and moving everything one more time!

Of course, we managed to schedule the move on one of the hotest days so far this year! But thankfully, the deluge of rain that hit Chicago that day didn't extend across the WI border. We are all VERY happy with this move as Nathan and Jeanine will now be only about 15 minutes from us!

At present, however, N&J are still living with us as their new home isn't quite habitable yet. So in between, before and after all the other work already mentioned above, we've been texturing, wallpapering, painting, tiling, and etc, at their new home, and cleaning and grabbing the last items at the old house. They do have a couple of rooms unpacked (baby's room, pantry, etc), but most everything else is just waiting until more painting/fixing is done. So we get to keep them here a few more days! Oh, and we've had a few visits from the other C&W and their mama as well - which makes for more noise, and more fun!!

Many, many thanks to the dear friends in our church who have lent such needed helping hands this way this week. The help, the food, the shared laughter and encouragement from you all has been greatly enjoyed and, as always, means so much to us!! We are truly blessed by you all!

Oh yes, and we've taken just a few moments this week to relax as well! Winston LOVES swimming - Corrine does NOT.


Justin Kelly said...

Nathan - be sure to watch out for any low overhangs with that truck! ;)

hubers said...

So glad to see that Nathan and Jeanine had so much help for their move. We will forever be grateful for the sacrifice Jeanine and Jessica made for us to help our family move across the country 5 years ago. God is so gracious to bless abundantly! Your family is an awesome example of loving the brethren. Thank you!

Love the updates!!

Jessica said...

Oh yes, we remember that packing and moving... this move was a bit easier! It helped that they hadn't lived in that house for years! :) We had the whole place packed up in under 4 hours - including a lunch break! Well, Nathan and Luke still had to load a bunch of stuff into the truck, but the boxes and furniture were ready to go.