Visiting Lalibela

Visiting Lalibela

Saturday, August 14, 2010

World record house cleaning

Just another quick update- will try to get pictures posted soon. Everyone is doing really well-better than expected every day!!! This morning, we had a huge house clean up. With everyone's help, the entire house was clean in about an hour!!! I watched in amusement as Gavin and Layne showed Gabe and Hallie how to dust (even my floorboards got dusted). Kael taught Micah how to take out the trash and sweep (they did a great job). Elli, Janike and Leah tackled the mirrors, counter tops and sinks, while I did the kitchen and Mike ran the vaccuum. We are so thankful for such eager helpers--all 9 Sweeney kids had a great attitude and worked diligently. About 2 months ago, I was watching the Duggars when Michelle talked about house cleaning. She quoted, "many hands make light work." We truly saw that this morning.

Our meal times are a hoot. The kids are anxious to try out their new English skills at the table. We hear the funniest things, as they parrot back the things they've heard us say over and over. Prior to the meal, my eager helpers show up to set the table (Gavin taught them how) and then after dinner, the boys run and get the brooms while the girls clear the table and we get the dishwasher loaded. It gets loaded 4 times/day!!! The first thing on our kitchen remodel is another dishwasher or at least an industrial sized one.

I am in awe of how God has paved the way for us to work as a family of 11. He has truly gone before us every step of the way.

We would appreciate prayers for Leah. It looks like she will need some surgery in the next few weeks. Fortunately, she can have it done in Minneapolis, so we can be around even more supportive family and a good friend who can help interpret for her. We will know more this week.
Oh! My luggage finally showed up today- 5 days after we got home..

1 comment:

  1. It is so great when the whole family is doing the domestic cleaning together.