Wednesday, July 13, 2011

On my way out...

Here is where the challenge becomes challenging. This weekend a bunch of us are headed up to Bend, Oregon for Camp Dwight. The next week we are hosting guests while attending the Basic Seminar and co-hosting a wedding shower for Becky. The week AFTER that should be crazy with all the stuff we didn't do and need to do, because the week after THAT, we're heading up to Bend, Oregon again for Justin and Becky's wedding. So if I can manage to update you all during that time WITH pictures...well, then I'm doing good, and you guys are lucky. ;)  
Our summer has already gone crazy, and I'm loving almost every minute of it.  I've been really relishing the blessings God has given us as a family, both the material and spiritual. He is truly SO good when we can never deserve it. I am humbled as I realize that there is nothing that I have ever done to deserve even His attention, yet He calls me His daughter and treats me like a princess. I feel like I'm on top of the world! Try to beat that. :)

We are all rushing around in different places today, as we finish up all those last minute things we need to do before we go, which just for your information definitely includes going to the Beach this afternoon/evening -if you happen to see this before too late we'll be at Doheny. :D  But anyway, I wanted to drop a little note to you all and so here I am....or was.

Oh! And I wanted to show you all something....

Drum roll please!!
How do you like THAT??? Pretty rad, don't you think?

 And one more thing before I go, we seriously LOVE getting comments on our blog. But, we'd love it more if you guys would put your names in the comments so that we could know who you are. It just makes it so much more personal, and it's really not that hard. Thanks! :)

Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. - Psalms 37:4


3$+!=!3R |\/|Y3R$ said...

I am SUPER excited for you guys!!!! It looks great!
~Esther Hannah

anonymously annoying :) hehe said...

Aw, your house is so purdy! I loooveee it!

Mandy B. said...

Yeah, I can hardly wait to see you all at camp Dwight! We are on our way there now.
We're going to miss Dad, mom, Charity, Kaylee, and Heidi, but only for a few more weeks...then the wedding!!!

Joanna said...

Thanks, Esther! We're getting pretty excited too.

YEsss!!! I can't wait to see you either!!

Heidi says, "I miss you so much I can't wait to see you!"

Anonymous said...

Sounds like ya'll are pretty busy. Whew!!

G-d is good indeed!

The house looks beautiful!

Good job on the posts, please keep them up!!

Brad said...

Very cool, is your house done or just mostly?

Joanna said...

It's getting closER to being done. But still not done. Our guest room is super close to being done, it's looking super nice these days. I'll have to get some pics up soon.

Anonymous said...

Hello Dortignacs!

The house looks great! You all have done a beautiful job.

Have a lovely time up in Oregon and Lord willing, you all will find some time to take a break amid all of that busyness!

- Megan P.

TCC said...

Hi D's. Glad to see this become a reality, as you've been waiting, praying, and working for some time.

We are hoping Chris will be coming to visit us in northern Michigan after the 'bachelor's' wedding.

In Christ, Izzy Lyman (and the Wids)