Thursday, July 09, 2009

Catching Up

So those of you who check this blog with any frequency know that it was dead quiet around here for the month of June. And that was due primarily to the fact that we bought a house, worked on it for a couple of weeks, moved in, unpacked, unpacked some more, and somewhere in there managed to stay mostly sane. I was in Louisiana for a wedding for six days, and trying to keep up with the bare minimum of church duties.

But we are ever so thankful for our new place right smack dab in the middle of everything, right where we want to be. It's directly across from East City Park, and we have a goodish more space to spread out, put up out of town guests, and hopefully serve the community.

We have raspberry bushes, a strawberry patch, and a seedless blackberry bush all promising to leave their juicy marks on our fingers and cheeks for most of the summer. If you're in the neighborhood please stop by. Feel free to let yourself in the back yard and pick our fruit. There's plenty.

Our family continues to be healthy and happy, and I'm thankful to report that Tovia Ann is now officially walking or toddling as they call it. But she has definitely graduated to being a fully initiated bi-ped, and is quickly leaving crawling behind. River will be in Kindergarten this Fall and Felicity is just a few weeks away from turning 3. God continues to pour out his goodness and mercy on us, and if I can get my act together, I'll try to have more pictures of the family up soon. But for now, you can see our new house.

Happy Summer and Cheers!


Melissa Cummings said...

congratulations on your home, Sumpters! it looks lovely!
God's kindness is evident.
please give Jenny & the kids my love.
~Melissa, for the Cummings family

Sonja said...

I love your home! It looks sooooo cute from the picture and I am so envious of your sweet treats growing in the backyard. I think of you often as I pass by the Chimney's. Love ya!