We are closing in on the end of this pregnancy with our little rainbow baby. As we told you before, its a girl and we have decided on a name for her. Josephine Ruth Holtrop. Josephine is from Joseph in the bible. The meaning behind the name is "the Lord will bring many." To Jason and I, its reassuring after all we have been through. Jo, Joseph and Joe are family names on both sides of our family. The middle name Ruth also comes from the bible. Jason and I love the story of Ruth in the bible and how the Lord redeemed her and her family after tragedy and brought so many good things out of it. We feel the Lord has already redeemed us and blessed us tenfold since Esther passing.
We have been up to a lot of projects in the passed few months. Here are some of the pictures. We have had so much fun and time has flown by throughout all of it.
|Wood shed and shed build out of reclaimed wood and materials|
|Before picture of our gas fireplace|
|A friend donated some great pieces of stone|
|New wood stove. Our average house temperature went from 64 to 79 degrees. We love it. It just meant a lot of hard work cutting trees and getting enough dry and wet wood for some years to come. The project is still not complete|