Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Just a quick note...

Thank you guys for all of your warm wishes-you are the best blogland buddies!!!
My mom at Sweetbriar Cottage (http://sweetbriercottage.blogspot.com) has posted pictures of our new house if you want a sneak peak:).
We get Internet access tomorrow (yay:) so I should be able to start posting again soon.
Blessings dear friends!
I miss you all!!!

Monday, June 28, 2010

I'm back...

kinda. We still do not have Internet access in the new house so for updates on the VP visit the Sweetbrier Cottage blog. We are still unpacking and moving and I will visit everyone as soon as possible. Miss you all! Love Kim, Kramer, Hubby and the pups. (Kramer sends his love to Auntie Jodie:)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Kramer Chronicles-Moving

Hey, it's me, Kramer.
We're moving.
Can you tell how thrilled I am about this?
Yeah, I'm thrilled alright.
Now I have to pack which inteferes greatly with my nap time.
Where to begin...
I suppose I'll start here.
Then again maybe I should rest before taking on all of this work.
Let's pack this toy here...
and my favorite toy from my auntie Jodie...
goes here.
This is a very special toy (because it's from my auntie Jodie) so I need to make sure it's secure.
Now for the rest of my toys...
Now where did I leave my orange mouse-on-the-fishing-pole toy?
There it is!
Whew, that was hard work.
Time for a break.
It's more comfortable over here not to mention I can watch Lizzy help with the moving.
Here's Lizzy helping move a box.
This is the box before...
and this is the box after.
Hmmm...I seem to be surrounded.
I better move before I get packed!

Thanks for stopping by.

My mom misses everyone in blogland and will be back visiting with all of you once the move is complete:).

Sneak peaks of Faith Cottage coming soon:).

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Sunday Wisdom

"For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness;
and to goodness, knowledge;
and to knowledge, self-control;
and to self-control, perseverance;
and to perseverance, godliness;
and to godliness, brotherly kindness;
and to brotherly kindness, love.
For if you posess these qualities in increasing measure,
they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge
of our Lord Jesus Christ."
2 Peter 1: 5-8, NIV

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Sunday Wisdom

"For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed,
a righteousness that is by faith from first to last,
just as it is written:
"The righteous will live by faith."
Romans 1:17, NIV

Friday, June 4, 2010

Fairy Tale-Part III

Welcome back to Faith Cottage!
Come inside for a tour:).
Although the original ornamentation and fretwork remain on the exterior, the interior has been remodeled.
The floors in the living room are Brazilian cherry (Pergo).
An archway on the other side of the room leads to the kitchen.
White cabinetry with blue/tan tile flooring and blue Corian countertops (working with the blue will be a challenge but I feel up to the task:).
The door to the left is a bathroom while the door to the right leads to the second bedroom.
The largest bedroom (master) is at the front of the house off the living room.
This is the third bedroom at the back of the house (yeah, I know, I'm going back and forth but it's a small house so you shouldn't get lost:).
This is the second bedroom (off the kitchen).
A small bathroom off the kitchen boasts a standing shower to the left.
This is the main bathroom at the back of the house.
If you've been to my Bathtub Diary blog (http://bathtubdiary.blogspot.com/) I know what you're thinking-
where's the claw foot tub?
That's another story that will be addressed at a future date:).
And finally, this is the sun porch off the kitchen.
Well there it is, Faith Cottage.
Although she might seem a bit plain now there is much beauty in her future as we begin working on bringing this Victorian cottage to her full potential.
Stay tuned:).
"And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love.
But the greatest of these is love."
1 Corinthians 13:13, NIV

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Fairy Tale-Part II

No fairy tale is complete without delicate flowers dripping with drops of dew...
or the soft spray of lacelike buds.
A great place to capture such beauty is the garden area of a historic home.
Inspiration can be found from old homes when creating your own future historic home:).
Capturing such loveliness through photos can make one feel closer to their dreams no matter how impossible they may seem.
But sometimes God has other plans...
after all, nothing is impossible with God.
And so what began as a fairy tale becomes a walk of faith.
A welcoming garden gate leading to...
the historic touches that make a Victorian cottage special.
It's the details of old architecture...
the simple reminders of a day at the beach...
and a warm welcome home to relax.
Dreams of rocking away in a wicker rocker while breezes softy billow...
ah yes, the glorious wonderment of dreams.
But some dreams do come true...
when the hand of God is upon you.
Visions become reality.
And before you know it you hold the key to your dreams.
If you have not yet figured it out, we have been blessed by God with a dream come true.
Welcome to Faith Cottage where God's love is always in bloom.
This 1890 Victorian cottage was officially ours yesterday afternoon.
So please forgive me my dear friends if absent I may seem,
for you see I will be busy enjoying the blessing of a dream:).
Come back soon to see what is beyond the front door:).
Blessings to you all dearest friends!
"If you can?" said Jesus. "Everything is possible for him who believes."
Mark 9:23, NIV