and there was

 Does anyone else swap out tool box, drill, gatorade in their mind 
for legos, fishing pole, sippy cup? 
 Appliances arrive TODAY!!!  I have to admit, out of everything we had to buy to outfit this house, the stove was my most exciting purchase.
Ok, maybe this was my most-exciting too: old dresser turned vanity.  
Still needs the vessel sink on top and some of these.
 We’re all a little giddy to flip a switch, and WAAAH!
Can you tell?

From the sale of our “old” house a year ago to making a home out of a rental house to walking into our “new” house yesterday, we keep coming back to…
The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by hands.  And He is not served by human hands, as if He needed anything, because He Himself gives all men life and breath and everything else.  From one man, He made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and He determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live.  God did this so that men would seek Him and perhaps reach for Him, though He is not far from each one of us.
Acts 17.24-27


We walk into a house with LIGHTS! now, and how I can start to grow attached, calling it “my own.”  I look forward to getting settled, opening our doors wide, letting our light shine, but praying we would never grow too “comfortable” here.  This world is not our home.  So, our counter top plans fell through 16 days before we move…Yeah, it’s a bummer, but what does it matter if we have to move in without counter tops {and a kitchen sink – yikes!}, in light of eternity?  Really.  Contentment without growing too attached, that’s what I want to learn.  The art of losing myself in bringing you praise…


*another “lightbulb” moment this week*
My mom brought out a bag of home-grown, in-season cucumbers.  
I was standing there at the chopping board, wondering what to throw in with the cucumbers.  Mint!  Yes, of course!

I have no idea why this picture turned sideways.  Oh well. You get it, right?

Cucumber Salad
4 small cucumbers
Drizzle olive oil, white wine vinegar, and just a tad of honey over top.
Sprinkle with salt and cracked pepper.
Add fresh chopped mint.
Stir, taste, adjust to liking, the longer is marinates the tastier, enjoy!


*Also, birthday pics added to last post.  I wasn’t sure how to add them here, but can’t leave them out 🙂

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