Friday, April 25, 2008

We Love Our New House...

...which is one reason why I'm not posting much lately :)

We moved out here on Saturday and some very sweet people we know surprised us with a big reception at our door and a whole troop of helping hands to unload our truck. This was a wonderful blessing and we were able to get everything into the house in very good time.

On Saturday night we were down by our pond, (which is more like a very small lake, by the way), watching the fish jump and I was inspired to suggest that we go buy some fishing poles and try fishing in the morning. It took some work to convince the older members of the family that this was actually a good idea, but we did it, and we've caught about thirty perch, a catfish and a bass so far. For us, that was a phenomonal thing. I'd only caught three fish in my entire life, none big enough to keep, and my littlest brother and sister had never been fishing before. Where we lived in Turkey, there was never a place to fish and the water was pretty polluted. Our uncle gave us some fishing poles once, but we couldn't really use them because we had no place to go. It's hard to believe that we can fish on our own property now!

There's a lot of work to be done at this new place and our internet situation is still shaky, but I'll try to update before too long.

While you're waiting, here's a hilarious video I found a long time ago and have been meaning to share with you guys for quite awhile...



Seize The Day!
-StrongJoy

3 comments:

JoyfullVictory said...

Wow, that is wonderful! I am so glad you guys found a house and are getting settled! :)

We're coming down to TX for a vacation (and to look at property) so we'll have to find out where you guys are so we can meet!

Glad you guys are able to fish. That sounds like a lot of fun.

Love you!

Brad Keating said...

Fishing is a lot of fun. I did it a lot when I was growing up, but I haven't had a chance to do it in ages. Maybe sometime I can come and go fishing with you guys. :)

Love, Sam

Anya said...

To give your lovely comment a much briefer reply than I'd like...
Yes, I have read Desiring God, and it's an incredibly good book! I ought to read it again. (My, I seem to say that about a lot of books!)

I don't know that RstJ song, but I had just been listening to a Michael W Smith song about the Columbine shooting... are you sure that you aren't my twin in some sort of parallel universe?? :)

This seriously amuses me that you think about me... which I'm not exactly sure why, because I think and talk about you... but... hmm. Odd.

You all have been having a lovely lot of campfires!

I'm glad that you're enjoying your new house so much, and getting in some fishing. I tried fishing once... and my efforts were laughed at... but last year I just helped do things like bait hooks and throw the fish back into the pond (we were at a picnic and everyone was fishing for fun).

Have a great day!

Love,
Anya