The Holy Word of God

What I meant by our “Last Washington Post” is that I probably won’t put up anymore pictures from Washington. The appraisal went through last week so we should hear on a closing date any day now – most likely we’ll be moving next week. We are almost there….

Also, I put up a new post on Harlotry in the Church:  It is in regards to the Apocrypha – the part of the Bible that Jesus and the Apostles read and taught from. Please be open to the Lord about it and don’t be too quick to dismiss what has been a part of the church and Jesus’ teachings until lately. Do some study on church history yourself if you are feeling restless about the topic. You’ll be surprised about what you find. We cannot continue to lie down in our ignorance.

Last Washington Post

While I’m twiddling my thumbs waiting for the closing date, I thought I would post our last post from Washington State… unless I sneak a few of Benjamin since he’s changing so fast.  : )  Many of these are about a month or so old.


Daddy getting honey from his hive… p1030191 p1030181

Just beautiful and so fragrant. p1030195

Pretty beeswax…


The wax processed.  It smells soooo incredibly good. p1030169

Someone’s eating strawberries. p1030173

Miriam on her 5th birthday last month. p1030174 p1030176

The girls got sick from going to the hospital last month for Benjamin’s MRI. We all got sick and stayed sick for several weeks. p1030177 Laying in Momma’s bed!


The kids cutting strawberries for Miriam’s birthday cake.


Pie pumpkins… I made some good pies with these.


Leah with a very messy face.


Our new head coverings from Amazon. They are only $8.00 a piece. They are called Peppercorn Kids Head Scarf in case anyone is interested. p1030295


Before Benjamin’s haircut. Oh, how I wish we didn’t cut his sweet hair. I miss his little baby look. I am growing it back. I’ll never cut it again.  ; )


He did very well.


All grown up looking (sniff, sniff). p1030255


Working on your standing after seeing the therapist… he is now crawling everywhere at 14 months. Isn’t that wonderful? p1030287


Your smile looks like my first from 28 years ago… I feel a mix of love and sadness.


The twins brushing each other’s hair and being silly. p1030271 p1030270 p1030269


Why we finally get to move.  : )  : )  : )

Update – Tomorrow

Update – Truck scheduled for the 28th but it looks like it will be put out again as we haven’t heard what the appraisal is yet. He did come out and do the appraisal and said he’d submit it to the bank Monday or Tuesday at the lastest… we think it’s held up at the bank again. Will keep updated… Things are still moving…

The Appraiser is coming out tomorrow  (Thursday) at noon. Yeah! The buyers are already approved for the loan so the rest of this should go very quickly. The inspection is complete, the 4 way water test came back perfect, the house is clean and packed and everything else is in order. We have the truck scheduled to come out on the 23rd, we hope we can stick to that plan and not have to postpone it again. Either way, things are going to move quickly now… due to many troubles the buyers had with the bank, they have been pushed to the front and are getting full attention and indemnification for their troubles.     : )

Still Waiting…

Hope deferred maketh the heart sick…. Proverbs 13:12

We’re still waiting for a call from the Appraiser to come out. It’s been 8 weeks since the Purchase and Sales agreement has been signed and we are wondering if somehow something went amiss at the bank regarding the request going out for an Appraiser. There’s nothing we can do on this end but wait. It’s hard. We’re packed, we’re ready to go…. sigh. We know the buyers are anxious to get into the home as they have already moved up here. I’m sure they are trying to figure out what it going on with the bank as well. Maybe it won’t be too much longer.


Just a little update while we wait. We are waiting for the Appraiser to call to come out here. We did have a closing date first for August 24, then September 1st and now I don’t know when the next one will be because we’re still waiting for that call that we’ve been waiting for for a few weeks already. The buyers are moving here from North Carolina to start work in a few days… we’re all waiting.  Usually when things get going at the end, they get going fast and you wonder how to fill the days as they seem too short. I’m hoping this will be the case very soon.  : )

Benjamin is doing good. He’s starting to attempt to crawl though his right leg seems to get in the way. We have an appointment with an Occupational Therapist on Thursday. We were supposed to go last week but the house was all sick from going to the Children’s Hospital the week before. I’ll post some catch up pictures soon. We paid off our debt and I bought a new camera since my old Nikon broke. It had fantastic reviews on image quality and they weren’t kidding… the best camera I’ve ever owned.  I highly recommend it! Panasonic Lumix Camera

Here are a few pictures from a stormy day a couple weeks ago:P1030149P1030138P1030119P1030147P1030148


Good News Again

Benjamin’s blood work came back fine… no Muscular Dystrophy. I am so, so glad as I’d rather he have Cerebral Palsy than that any day. MD is degenerative, CP is not. So, while we are grateful for the good news, things still don’t add up. We believe he is fine cognitively… we aren’t concerned that he doesn’t point for things or say Mama or Dada specifically. We don’t see a delay here but it just doesn’t add up that he is 13 months old and cannot even get into a sitting position. He’s nowhere near crawling or pulling himself up. Maybe this is developmental delay but I don’t understand it, it’s new to me. His arms work fine but his legs don’t. I like to see things add up and make sense to me… Cerebral Palsy would have explained it to me. I am glad he doesn’t have it, I just don’t understand this. If anyone has a child who is delayed physically (with no CP ) where their child could not crawl or walk like Benjamin, I’d love to hear from you. Thank you all so much for your prayers and for caring for us!

Benjamin’s MRI

We are still at the hotel, we will head home back tomorrow. Here is the after visit summary from the MRI for Benjamin:

“Benjamin has developmental delay and hypotonia. He is unable to crawl, pull to stand, and does not bear weight on legs easily. He babbles but does not say any indicative words. To move around, he will scoot backwards across the floor. He does not point to indicate what he wants. No family history of developmental delay of behavioral problems. 

On preliminary review of the MRI there does not appear to be any definite abnormalities with no signs of white matter disease that would suggest cerebral palsy. I feel that he has developmental delay and hypotonia which may be transient or may indicate long standing developmental concerns. Some individuals with Autism can present early with this type of delay, but he does not have specific features of diagnostic of Autism at this time.”

So, that’s good news that he does not have cerebral palsy. We are happy! They did take some blood work however to check for Muscular Dystrophy. When we are in the clear there then I will be even more relieved.  : )  Thank you all for your prayers. I’m sleepy so that’s all for now.