1: God will direct our paths if we trust in Him. He will make those paths straight if we acknowledge Him in all our ways. Proverbs 3:5-6
2: Dreams Do Come TRue! | "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
3: We have driven through this neighborhood for 5 years and dreamed of living in Cypress Creek. When the doors opened for us to build a home here, we knew it was a true miracle from God! | 8874 Kelvington Frisco, Texas
4: Our first home we lived in for 9 years and made so many priceless memories there. We built our family in this house and miss it everyday. We trust in God's new and perfect plans for us!
5: Moving Day | I can do all thing though Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13
6: "This is my Temporary home" | "This is Just a Stop on the Way to Where We're Going..." Living the apartment life was an adjustment far beyond our expectations! The first month was very depressing because we could not go home. We mourned the loss of our home life and the comfort it brought to us. We discovered creative but limited ways of enjoying our time together, new ways of playing with the kids and how to live on less than we had in years. Never did I think "playing outside" meant Jacob riding his scooter around the apartment parking lot.. Thank goodness kids can have fun anywhere they are! It's a humbling experience to go from a home to an apartment but knowing I found peace with the hope that this time is apart of God's journey for us and that He has a specific purpose fr this transition.
7: He helped us see that there is a unique opportunity to appreciate the fullness in simplicity. The experience forced us to pack up our possessions and clear room for genuine family time and joy! Over the years, life gets in the way of simply enjoying the quiet times. Our days immediately freed up and we turned to spending more time with the kids, friends, and fun hobbies that get pushed aside... like reading, studying the Bible, school enrichment lessons for Jacob and scrap booking! When days slow down, daily moments free up to see and feel God's presence in our family! There has been a clarity in the simplicity of us. Even the purpose of this book is to record the daily blessings, His word and teachings, strength and joy that God gives us daily when we walk with him down our new road! | "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." 2 Corinthians 12:19
9: " | "I will show you what it's like when someone comes to me, listens to my teachings, and then follows it. It is like a person building a house who digs deep and lays the foundation on solid rock. When the floodwaters rise and break against the house, it stands firm because it is well built." Luke 6:47-48
10: "Together we are his house, built on the foundation of the apostles and the prophets. And the cornerstone is Jesus Christ himself." Ephesians 2:20
12: What fun we had spending our Christmas holiday in Florida! Many great memories with the family, at Disney and and opening all the gifts from Santa! We also had our own kind of white Christmas... at the beach!
14: January | For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything. Hebrews 3:4
15: I | But those who Hope in the Lord shall renew their strength... Isaiah 40:31 | As exciting as it was to see changes turn into the home of our dreams, we found ourselves leaning on the HOPE of God's strength to be patient and wait.
16: So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. 1 Corinthians 3:7
17: Landscape | "so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and giving joyful thanks to the Father..." Colossians 1:10-12
19: Now to Him who is able to do more that we could ever ask or imagine... Ephesians
21: It's been a long journey in the "wilderness", but we finally made it to the "promise land"...our new home! Trusting the entire time in God's plans for us and waiting patiently in His will. God is SO GOOD and FAITHFUL! | Home
22: Family Room ~ Porch
23: dream kitchen~Bed rooms