Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Excuses, Appologies,and A Name

I apologize.
I was supposed to tell you the name for our lovely hill in Idaho.

Two days ago.

Directly after I posted Sunday nights blog, my beloved husband announced that he had to head back to KY. for work, and invited me to join him with the children.

So between 9:30 pm on Sunday, and 10:00 Monday morning, we scrambled to get our van unloaded from Idaho, the house cleaned up from out weekend mess, and the clothes unpacked, washed and packed into bags again. Amazingly, we managed to slip in a few hours sleep to boot!

And now, sitting in my Kentucky hotel after a 16 hour drive, I can breath a long sigh of relief.

Okay. Since I'm done with excuses (and I DO feel better, so thank you) (and for those wanting to know what this is all about, read my post Contendedresthavenhurst.)

Drum roll please................................................................................................

Introducing our beautiful and most beloved:


The acquisition of this mountain retreat was truly a marvel.

The confirmation that we are indeed where the Lord has planted us, is also a marvel.

And we marvel hourly at the incredible beauty of God's handiwork in this place! (see "Idaho" under labels)

While in Idaho this last time, we listened to The Last Battle - C.S. Lewis' allegory of the end times.
And per Zachary's request we've listened to the last half of the story a good 4 or 5 times!
We have fallen in love with the character Emeth, and here is the quote which inspired the naming of our hill.

"...And this is the marvel of marvels, that he called me Beloved..."

Doesn't that just say it all?

We marvel.


Kim said...

I love it! I won't embarass myself by telling you how long it took me to figure it out.

Momma Bug said...


How ARE you?
I've been thinking of you quite often this week, and have been praying for you too.
I'm sure the Lord is head-over-heels for you, because I';m pretty sure it has been HE who has placed you on my heart so often!


Ashley said...

Okay, I am such a dork. When you said you would tell us, tomorrow, I thought, although it was a bit odd, that was the name of your place! So, what IS the name? Is it Marvel Hill? Hehe, I am so dumb.

Anonymous said...

Emeth is a great character...I can't believe I, the Narnia freak, forgot about him! The Last Battle was never my favorite chronicle, though.

Ashley said...

Wow, Emmy, YOU forgot something about Narnia? Are you ill?

Sarcasticly yours, Sashy

Anonymous said...


I ♥love♥ the name!! Believe me when I tell you that your family was and is blessing upon blessing confirmation for us as well. I am *still* amazed at the handiwork of our loving Father!

Missing you up here in cold, rainy, beautiful, beloved Idaho . . . .

Mrs. Neighbor, aka Mrs. King

Mommy Reg said...

The name is perfect. Safe journeys friend.

gramsieluv said...

I loved the collage of photos, Ana-Dear! I too marvel at the beauty of God's wonderful creation, as well as at His perfect provision for you and your family in your new Idaho home...His ways are perfect!

Lady Jess said...

Cute name. Wow, it sure looks beautiful there. :)

2homeschool said...

Ok, I am frustraited!!! All of your text was normal except the name,... it was in hyrogliphics... I might think you had done it on purpose if my computer had not refused to read your writing before. I am afraid you will just have to blog it again!


Momma Bug said...

Can you read it now?

I suspect that the feature that "allows" you to bold print, it what is causing problems. I attempted to fix my post, but if that's the mystery cause for the Egyptian reading, I'll have to steer away from using that feature.

That, or you'll have to take Egyptian next semester!!

Love you,

The Diane Story said...

I was having the same problem. So I am glad you wrote it here in the comments! Love ya.

Anonymous said...

HAR HAR, Sashy, that's hilarious.