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November 2013 — Bob built a schoolroom!

The room is finished!

The room is finished!

And Alissa and Crystal's new bathroom!

And Alissa and Crystal’s new bathroom!

My husband is very creative and built me a schoolroom and a new bathroom for our older 2 girls.  I am sooo thankful!!!!!  (And he finished it on my birthday!–that was Divine!).  I love when people show progress pictures so here is how the room progressed: <

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June 2012 Bought a House!

Danielle and Soffi This is the house we bought in the background. There was quite a bit of fix-up to do to this house, but at least Bob and girls pulled out carpet and got flooring down before we had to move in. Here is Danielle walking “Soffi”. . She was hired by our neighbor to walk Soffi at lunchtime, and has been enjoying her new job!

February 24, 2010 We got a house!

New Home for the Passburgs

Wow, it took us over a year and a half to find a house, but we finally found one here! Alissa will be 10 minutes from the college instead of 5, but she doesn’t mind because she will have her own college crash pad down in the basement. Needless to say, there is a collective sigh of relief going around the family. We move over the next 2 weeks!


I found this picture that Danielle had drawn for me in January. I kept saying I didn’t get what I wanted for Christmas. . . so she drew this for me on her own. .


Bethie TURNS 12 and we get the keys to the new house on her birthday!

October 30, 2009 I’ve been making bread

Crystal makes bread 8.09Here’s Crystal with a loaf of bread she made.  The girls made it daily (they said) while Bob and I were in Colorado Springs in late July.  I’ve been making bread myself  daily now for a couple weeks.  I really like doing it.  I don’t know if it saves me any money, but it’s fun.  There also aren’t any preservatives in it.  The main reason I do it though is because I really ENJOY preparing food for people to eat instead of just buyng it ready made.  I got that from my mom and grama.  Especially my grama.  Her whole life revolved around preparing food, and in her 80’s, she is still preparing food for others.

June 23, 2009 Girls Baptized! Still looking for a house for our family

Baptism 6.28.09

All four girls were baptized. Bob cried tears of joy.

Well we’ve been here in Tennessee since last September and have covered every square inch of the county looking for a house for our family of 6. I know the Lord has a reason for us not finding the right one yet and I have to trust that Romans 8:28 is true. So many people are going through so much all over our country. Our trials are nothing compared to most people’s. I just read a blog where the author was really going through some tough trials. She lives in the inner city.   My heart goes out to this young woman and her family. I appreciate her being so candid. I have to continue to look at unseen things, but it takes faith. Romans 10:17.

It was a great month though, with the four girls getting baptized.  Bob cried tears of joy.  It was a very special day.