Monday, October 29, 2007

Before and After

Many of you know that Jasen has been working on a huge project over the last few months. It has required alot of blood, sweat and tears to say the least. He replaced the roof, the foundation, added a bedroom, and a bathroom, completely redid the electrics and plumbing, gutted the whole inside, removed the water tank and built a new one under the house, and so much more....

Well, I am so happy to say that he is finally done!!!!!! I get my husband back, and I think we get to pick up a regular life again....The pictures do not do all the work he did justice, but it will give you an idea.

Front before and after.

Kitchen Before During and After.

Living Room before during and after

Main bathroom before and after

Dining area before and after

Bedrooms 1&2 before and after

Friday, October 26, 2007

For Angie.....why and when are we moving to Nashville!!

I guess this whole thing started about 18 months ago. We have been feeling for sometime now that it may be time for us to move on, but we didn't have any clear direction as to where or when. The last year or so has been hard for me, dealing with the constant bad weather that never seems to let up, and because of that being tied to the house with the small children, not being able to get out and do much. I long for a grassy yard for them to run in!! Jasen has always felt a strong call to ministry, and things for us in that respect have wound down for us here also. My parents had also been feeling that their time here was drawing to a close, and they made the decision at this summer to end their ministry here and move on. That is the why.....

Now to the where! My sister-in-law, Jenn started us looking in Nashville...the more we looked the more we liked. The housing is still relatively inexpensive, but the area is also growing rapidly. There is much to do there, and the people are very warm and friendly. Nashville is a good location for us, as it is midway between Jasen's parents in Ohio and North Carolina, and also Jenn's parents in Virginia. The climate is great, they have all four seasons, and there is not the big city feel that alot of "down south" places have. Overall, everything we have seen, we like. We are aiming to leave Ketchikan around the first part of February, if all goes well with selling our house. We are continuing to walk ahead with this, knowing that God has our future and we are trusting Him with it.

So, Angie there you have it! Hopefully that filled you in a little more on our plans :)

Wednesday, October 24, 2007


Well we made it safely home from Tennessee. We had a great time together exploring different areas and looking at many different houses. These are just a couple.

We stayed within an hours drive of Nashville, and I must say that I like most every area we went to. It struck me how everything was very neat and well kept. The people were very friendly, and the weather was perfect. We had much needed time together, and also were able to have dinner with our friends Ted and Shana.

We took one evening and went into downtown Nashville to listen to different bands play and see some of the sites. There is music EVERYWHERE, even people playing on the sidewalks!! We had alot of fun.

Unfortunately things didn't go as well at home. My poor Mom & Dad had to deal with sick twins and a traumatized Evan, who didn't do well with us being gone. Grandpa spent three nights with Evan sleeping on his chest, it was not a fun few days. We have been home a week, and he is just now getting back to normal.

We will keep you updated on our plans for the next few months, it is exciting, scary and sad all at the same time.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Leavin' On A Jet Plane

Jasen & I are leaving town for 6 whole days starting tomorrow!!! It will be a much anticipated and much needed break for both of us.

We celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary in May, and decided to take a trip, but with Jasen being right in the middle of a big project, thought it would be better to wait until he was done. So, we are heading to Nashville Tennessee tomorrow! As most people know by now, we are going to be moving after the first of next year, and the Nashville area seems to be the destination :) We are both excited for some free time to relax, and look into a new adventure for our family.

The kids get to hang out with Grandma, Grandpa, Uncle Dave, Auntie Jenn & Abby while we are gone. I will probably make it two days before I start thinking about coming home early!! We have never left the kids this long before :)

Hopefully when we get back we will have lots of pics to post of our time.