PHANEROO \fan-er-o-oo\Greek: to manifest in word or deed.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Photos of Our New Home

We are getting all packed up and ready to move! We close on the new house on Monday and hope to be moving the following Saturday. Because this is a downsize for us, we are paring down our belongings. This has made the packing process a little more complicated because every object and piece of furniture is being scrutinized. We will be eliminating 1,000 square feet so not everything can go. I'm sure that sounds crazy for a family with 4 kids. But with homeschooling and the way we live, we think "less is more." We are a busy family, always on the go, and we enjoy outdoor activities. Our home is a place for learning, discipleship, meals, and sleeping. There's some playtime, too, but we have found that our kids are content with just a few favorite things. More stuff causes stress for them and for the Mommy and Daddy who have to clean it up. Despite my affection for farmhouses on little country roads, we are excited to be moving into an urban neighborhood close to downtown, parks, greenways, and the like. 

Front view from the street
Side entrance

Two-car detached garage (Yes, the neighbor's garage is that close!)


Dining area with access to back deck


Master bedroom

Living room

Charlotte's bedroom

Upstairs hallway and stairwell

Boys' room - this is only a partial view of their massive bedroom

Lily's bedroom - only a partial view

A New Family Member

We welcomed my newest nephew on Wednesday, Sept. 4. He was born happy and healthy at 6 lbs 9 oz and 19 inches. His Mama was a whiz at labor and delivery - just 4 short hours of labor with no meds. He's a cutie, for sure!
Look at that sweet bundle!

My parents, Granddad and Grandmama, with their 10 grandchildren (ages: newborn, 10 months, 2 years, 2 years, 4 years, 6 years, 6 years, 8 years, 13 years, and 16 years)