In the desert…

“Only one life, ’twill soon be past, only what’s done for Christ will last.”

Han Solo.

So, the title has nothing to do with this blog.  Other than the fact that Ezra, at 4 years old, has become Star Wars-comic book hero obsessed.  Which is funny because he’s never seen any superhero movies.  Boys are so weird.

So I bet you’re wondering what’s been going on with the ol’ Price clan, right?  Right?  Anyone there?

…..right.  Okay, well even if you’re not wondering, here’s a breakdown of what’s been happening around these parts for the good part of the last 5 months….AKA  since Maelyn was born.

1.  Mae.  Or as the kids call her “Mae-Mae” (which, coincidently I found out from a friend that Mae-Mae means “little sister” in Chinese!)  She is doing absolutely wonderful!  In fact, she’s a big chunk and hasn’t had any health problems since her 2 week stint in the NICU!  Praise the Lord!  She’s absolutely adorable and the kids dote on her all the time.  Keely is like a 2nd mother to her (well as much as a 3 year old can be), even wants to help change her diaper.  We’ll see how long that lasts.

2.  Pastors College. Fact:  Eric was accepted.  Fact:  They didn’t run the Pastors College this year due to the economy affecting (effecting?) a lot of things within not only the program but men being able to go.  SOooo, we’re still here waiting on the Lord and trusting that His timing is perfect and that He is good always!

3.  Because of the aforementioned PC stuff, we bought a house.  What the what is right!  It’s actually a really cool story….a woman from our church recently got married and needed to sell her house.  Long story super short, we walked through her house and she told us afterward that she felt that the Lord wanted her to bless us with the house at an amazing price which was exactly what we had decided we could afford! Woop woop!  So, as of a month ago, we are homeowners!!!  We didn’t actually move in until last weekend because we were doing a lot to the house. God provided people to help with babysitting, painting, tiling, plumbing, electric etc….it was so kind of Him to bless us in that way and we are so thankful to those people who willingly gave up time that they could’ve been doing something fun to serve us instead.  We are SO excited to be able to have people over and be hospitable in our own house….can’t even explain how excited!

4.  There have been a lot of things going on with parts of my family and Eric’s family that can’t necessarily be mentioned here, but they have been hard for those involved.  Super hard.  For us, being on the outskirts of it, it’s been really cool (and also sad) to watch the way that God has sent his Spirit to those that know Him…to empower them to rely on His word, follow His ways, and find joy even in the midst of some big trials.  Very encouraging…and also very sad for those who do not know Him.   It always make me think of the verse

“For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us, who are being saved, it is the power of God” (1 Cor 1:18)

What an amazing God we serve–one who doesn’t command us to do anything that He won’t send his Spirit to help you do.  It really has nothing to do with us and ALL to do with Jesus.

5.  Due to the fact that we have a basement that has 2 parts, I will now be able to leave my sewing machine and stuff out so that I can sew when I have a spare moment.  That might not actually be until the year 2020, but I have a lot of daydreaming going on about those days, so it’s almost real!  I do have a rather extensive list in my head of my next projects, but we’ll see if I can really get things happening.  School starts soon….

6.  Yes, school starts soon.  We homeschool….which means I need to get on the ball with a schedule and what we’re actually going to be doing.  The past month has been crazy ,crazy non-organized as far as the kids are concerned and it’s definitely wearing on all of us.  I don’t know how people do life without a routine….and those who say that giving kids structure and routine are harming creativity and imagination have probably not had more than one child.

7.  We celebrated Independence Day with a few friends and their kids…..it was really nice.  I have nothing to say about it other than I really loved being there with good friends and watching the kids all play together.  It was comfortable and fun and laid back.  Here are some pics:

7.  I recently made homemade bagels the other day from this recipe (except I did half wheat, half white flour), and I must say, they were stinkin’ good.  So good in fact, that I got greedy and wanted just another half of one before heading out to church yesterday ….which subsequently led me to the hospital needing stitches because I cut my finger open while drooling over the bagel.  Smooth.

I really don’t know what else to update about, it’s all a jumble in my head.

Oh–Lila turns 2 tomorrow!  What?!

Off to plan a party…..

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