Our move went extremely well. We had so much help from friends and family. It took us around 13 hours with the U-Haul truck to make the trip. Here is a picture of my children at Lake Village Arkansas. Aaron’s friend, Levi, went with us from Arkansas back to Mississippi to help us pack and move. He’s in the green shirt.
We took our time and made it to my parent’s house around 9 p.m. We parked the truck and spent the night there. The next morning feeling refreshed and ready to start unloading we drove to Bentonville (30 minutes north). It is a lot easier unloading than it is loading. In fact, when we first loaded we couldn’t fit everything on the truck. Thankfully, we had some dear friends offer to bring their trailer and drive it to Arkansas for us on Saturday. We were able to put our couch, washer, dryer, and our outside stuff on it. What a blessing! Thank you Bill and Karen!
Wednesday through Friday I had a good friend drive up from central Arkansas. She came to help me unpack all those boxes and decorate my home. We worked hard! Jayna has a very creative eye and she helped me turn this house into a beautiful home.
I LOVE my office! Since this home is smaller than our last one we had to bring one of my kitchen tables in here. It turned out that I loved the way it looked. There is a beautiful, large window where the table sits. It’s a great place to visit with a friend over a cup of coffee!
After Jayna and her children left Friday afternoon I took a much needed three hour nap!
Saturday we spent the morning looking for bedroom furniture for the boys. We hit a few yard sales and some furniture stores. We ended up getting a bed from craigslist that afternoon. I picked up this really cool desk for Andrew at a yard sale for $8.00.
That evening one of the couples from the church invited us out for dinner. It was a good time of fellowship.
Yesterday’s services went very well. We had several visitors. Dana gave an introduction to the book of Ephesians. He will be expository preaching through it on Sunday mornings. We had a pleasant surprise in that our former pastor, the man Dana surrendered to preach under, showed up for the services with his wife and son. I insisted they come to the house for lunch. I had a pork loin, mashed potatoes, green beans, and homemade rolls ready. It was so nice visiting with them.
We’re trying hard to get to know everyone at Cornerstone. It will take some time. Next week we are taking a group (I believe 14) to church camp at Grand Lake, OK. My children are very excited about that. When we get back we have VBS.
I have my first homeschool meeting tomorrow night. With over 4,000 homeschoolers in this area it won’t take long to get plugged in. We have friends here from the past and are already meeting new ones.
It’s been an exciting 10 days! I’m looking forward to watching the Lord work in our family and in the ministry here! Keep us in your prayers!