our blog was hacked a long while back and quite frankly we haven’t had time to restore the settings, etc. i suppose as part of my “nesting” i finally have taken the time to fix it. i’ve gone back and forth about discontinuing it, but after evaluating the purpose of it, i have decided to continue but w/ a new vision for it. before, the blog was mainly for out-of-town family and friends to keep up w/ the kids as they grow and our general goings on as a family.
i’ve decided the blog can still serve our family out of town, but can serve a greater purpose in the future for our children. this past summer i read “what is a family?” by edith schaeffer. in keeping w/ her artsy descriptiveness, she defines the family in terms i love:
2 I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord;
I have no good apart from you.”
in whom is all my delight. 
their drink offerings of blood I will not pour out
or take their names on my lips.
you hold my lot.
6 The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;
indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.
in the night also my heart instructs me. 
8 I have set the Lord always before me;
because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.
my flesh also dwells secure.
10 For you will not abandon my soul to Sheol,
or let your holy one see corruption. 
in your presence there is fullness of joy;
at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.