21 April 2014


G = Garage
S = Sale
F = Fever

It's that time of year again!!!!
Got garage sale fever?!?!
So do a neighbor and I...hope to see you there!
Pictures will be coming later in week...due to large number of families participating, I'm requesting no early sales.  Inquiries welcome.

Multi-family Garage Sale
4/24 Th. 2-6; 4/25 Fri. 8-5; 4/26 8-12
Pheasant Ridge Subdivision--Normal
1711 Beech – HUGE garage sale!  Gymboree, Justice, Aero, Gap; girls ( 3-junior M) & boys (N-size 8); Jeep stroller; umbrella stroller; bikes; outside play toys; books; games; household items; storage bins; car bra

400 Plumage Ct. – 6-family garage sale!  girls clothes (0-12mo; 2T-6); boy’s (12mo-5T); name-brand adult clothes- GAP, Loft, JCrew, BR, Polo---men’s (S-M) & women’s (XS-L); maternity (S-L); car seats; Carter girl’s crib bedding; cradle; small computer desk; Pottery Barn art easel; Fisher Price Loving Family house; kids books, puzzles, games & toys; lots of misc. household & kitchen; “Our Father” framed antique art; ceiling fan; kitchen hardware; vanity lights with bulbs; adult books & HS Social Studies teaching/travel posters; wooden antique butter churn; small computer desk; Help bring our Ugandan daughter home!

20 April 2014

Happy Easter!

From our family to yours...Happy Resurrection Sunday!
Thankful to celebrate our Savior and his resurrection [Luke 24:5-7].
And very thankful...it's not about a bunny :)

02 April 2014

introducing Covenant

One week ago.  That's how long our "little" blessing has been with us in person.  Looking back on those seven days (specifically labor & delivery), I'm humbled at God's grace, provisions & His ability to encourage when the pain/labor seems never ending.  Sparing you my labor & recovery story, let's suffice it to say my Type-A, driven personality is extremely discouraged when any large amount of pain is involved. 

And then God gives you a moment like this...

Covenant Dean Miller was born at 9:45am on March 26.  Weighing in at 8 lbs 10oz. and 20.5 inches long, he was bigger than even my OB expected and thus the complications of my small frame & his large head/body.  His name means "promise" and while used frequently in the Bible, it's not necessarily a name.  Covenant is to honor our great God's promise of provision, strength & peace regardless of outcome or circumstance.  Unbeknownst to us until we researched, Arlan also means "promise" and thus Covenant is named after his Daddy.  Dean was my Dad's middle name and thus we honor Verlyn through little Covey also. 

heading to the hospital on Tuesday (3/25) arriving about 7:00pm...note, I'm still somewhat smiling as contractions are about 5-10 minutes apart.

When they first placed him on my chest, my OB was convinced he was "a good 7 pounder"...

the scale showed otherwise :)

Dr. Kindred with his newest baby & one very proud Daddy

Everyone wanted to know what Haven's first thoughts were...well, she literally said "Look Mom, he's finally out of your tummy & I can have your lap back!"

Covenent meeting G & G Miller for the first time...they were troopers, keeping Haven for most of the rest of the week for us.

Covenant meeting a very special great-aunt Vera

"Uncle Rich" & "Aunt Vicki" stopped by to meet Covenant

Aunt Amber stopped by on her lunch break

Right before we headed home...such a big yawn!

We were discharged on 3/27/14.

Covenant's first ride in the van

Finally home!