"Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!"
And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav'n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
As long-time readers of our blog know, we children have a standing 'tradition' of sorts when Dad and Mom leave home for several days. While we learned lots and had some great times decorating our Seward home, we're now getting to start over with a new home...and all-white walls!
Daddy has been dropping hints over the past couple weeks regarding our home decor, so when they planned a weekend trip to South Carolina to see Andrew (more about that coming soon!), we decided the timing was perfect for another project with our family 'make-over' team. Since Matthias, Stephen, Susanna, and Alaythia joined the SC trip, our numbers were depleted....however, Josiah and Abi pitched in and were SUCH a blessing!! (We love you guys!!)
It's always good to have friends to share the creativity!Paint! Ruth and Elizabeth did most of the huge, high ceiling -- draining three buckets of paint!
Cleaning as we go!
(Minus the family picture which will be hung above the piano.)
I LOVE playing with Bethany's pictures!
And yes, we did one other project...and I wish I had a 'before' picture to show you -- and a picture of Bethany painting her lovely Scripture print on the wall. But unfortunately, this all was done in the final scramble to finish before the deadline, so the camera missed those moments. Thank you for the Scripture painting, Bethany!!!
"Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might"