Welcome and Blessings!

Thank you so much for stopping by! I have named this blog "Running to the Cross" because that is what I often find myself doing...running to be with my Lord Jesus! I often cover many aspects of life on my blog, as it is my journal. I used to write things down in all sorts of notebooks, but my writings would soon be lost. So I decided that it was time to start a blog and share my thoughts and ideas with others. Many topics you will find here are prayers, homemaking and organization, children and pregnancy, funny stories, and the challenges of parenting and motherhood. If you enjoy my blog and leave me a comment, you are likely to have me visit! I love meeting others and gleaning from the lives of others. May you be blessed! Your friend in Christ, Heather

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

camera!...CAMERA!!! Oh, where is that thing?!

Oh! What beauty! Our first snow here and it is covering the ground...Where is that thing?!? My camera, I mean....I KNOW I saw the box....where is it?!!!


I want to share pictures...but, OH....I am still in the midst of moving in.

Yesterday, I went walking down our private path to the beach. It was cold and windy, but absolutely beautiful! At one part of the path I could turn around and see our house behind me and the water in front of me!

On the way back I saw three deer! One crossed in front of me!

Today, we watched the birds, Junkos, as they nibbled at the bird seed we set out for them.

On a different note...
I am going to work up a schedule to help me create order around here. I printed up a weekly calendar for the next three weeks today. I plan to write down what I want to accomplish each day (after homeschooling, of course) and I may try to share it...maybe it will help someone else!

And, Sue...thanks for your moving tips....I tried to comment on your blog and it was eaten by the internet monster!!! I didn't have time to retype the comment as times were very busy...they still are!!! Peace will come in due time! I am going to try to take a quick walk before dark so I must tend to the pressing things at hand before I do!

In His Presense...

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Internet Finally!!!!

For those of you who are wondering...yes we are officially MOVED!!! Boy was it a fiasco though!!! I wasn't ready...last week we were tying up loose ends...my hubby still has to go back to clean out his shop. But we are now UNPACKING boxes...ugh...this is the hard part...finding a place for everything.

I gave away about 15 boxes of boys clothes...on top of the bags that I gave away...not sure of the total there. I am still in the process of weeding out extra stuff.

But the best part of all this chaos is that I live in a beautiful area...we have to cross a moss-covered bridge everytime we go somewhere and come back...the deer like to graze nearby...and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the fireplace in the living room and the wood stove (that has glass in the door so you can see the fire) in the kitchen!!!

Today I went out twice gathering kindling...what beauty!!! Even in the freezing cold!!!

The first weekend we stayed here we walked down to the beach (remember it is a river beach, not far from the ocean, though)...it was just beautiful!!! However, you could smell the ocean!!! REALLY!!! It made me long for spring, although at that time winter seemed very far off...now it is here!!! And freezing cold...snowing & sleeting...but I still love the outdoors here!!! Much better than before when all you could hear was the cars going by.

Here I can feel God's presense...in the rustle of the leaves of the Holly trees...the whistle of the wind...the songs of the birds...and the beauty all around! This is where God wants us...I am amazed at His blessings!

At the foot of the Cross,
in His humble presense...