Tuesday, May 11, 2010

First Post! It's a Haus Warming Party!

Hello and Welcome!

Have a cookie!

Hi. How are ya? Let me introduce myself. I'm Hauswife. I love Jesus, my family, the beach, reading, live music, long walks, deep talks, turkey burgers, Perrier, and Caffeine-free Diet Coke. I'm a middle child AND a PK (that's a Pastor's Kid), so I'm your basic people-pleaser. My main superpowers are hearing and quiet vomiting.

I'm enjoying my Happily Ever After with my big hunk o' man, Haus. We've been married for about 186 years and are just barely, hopefully, sort of, maybe, starting to learn how to really love each other well. (We'll talk more about that later.)

This is us, ready for go-cart racing. Yes, we are this lame.

Haus and I have five completely perfect children: Muffin, Meatball, Pookie, Sweetpea, and Cupcake. They rock. The Lord blessed us with three by birth, and two by adoption, but it doesn't matter a whit. All five are "ours" and we love 'em.

Part of our brood are two Scottish Terriers: Hamish Argyle and Haviland Aberdeen. Those of you who know Scotties know that they really own us. They only obey when they actually agree. We Scots are known for our stubbornness! As the saying goes "You can take me wee dug oot of Scotland, but you canny take Scotland oot me wee dug!"

Also, we're one of those "homeschool families", so it goes without saying that we're all pretty weird.

Things you should know off the bat:

We're gonna have some fun. I mean, we'll get serious about a lot of stuff, but we're gonna laugh, too. Life's too crazy not to sit down and have a good laugh, right? Also, we're gonna be real. I bet you're like me. You're probably turned off by disingenuousness and long for authenticity in your life, work, relationships, and in yourself. If not, you can stick it up your no-... *ahem* Sorry. That brings up another issue... Haus Rule #1 is the Golden Rule. We're gonna be nice here, right? No flaming, friends. No potty language. Don't make me come over there, grab you by the ear, and wash your mouth out, 'cause I will!

So, what are we doing here? Well, we're talkin' about:

Pursuing an ever deepening relationship with Jesus

Adoption and Orphan care


Wifing and mothering (and learning along the way!)

Book & product reviews

Homeschooling & field tripping

Also, the occasional embarrassing admission of regular ol' tripping in public places, as is my reputation.

Please, feel free to comment and say "hi" back! I love comments as long as you're not a spammer wanting to sell me cheap prescriptions or a Hoveround, or want me to come check out Senior Living options for Mom. I already get my scrips from Costco, I'm mobile, and both of my folks are doing just dandy, thanks.

So, welcome to my haus. I'm pleased to meet you!


  1. So fun, Laurie! I can't wait to read more!

    Heather Bivins

  2. LOVE IT! :) Can't wait to read more. :)

  3. So awesome ... love love love the design ... fabulous Haus warming post ... excellent job ... labor of love for sure and it shows!!!!!

  4. Love the new look and the intro. Can't wait to see more!

  5. Yay - I love the layout and can't wait to read more! Since I am a potty mouth can I still get an invite? Promise to be "G" rated, or "PG" anyway!!! xoxo

  6. Hellllloooooooo!! YAY! I'm so excited about this! you've been hard at work! love ya!!

  7. Well fancy meeting you here. Love it my friend. Glad you are getting back into blogging, I miss you here, miss laughing at various outings with kids and whatnots.............Love and miss you!

  8. It's perfect :o)

    Thoughts and Smiles,

  9. yay!!! can't wait keep visiting. love it! :) darci oops..my account is the hs group..it's darc from not the end but the road. :)

  10. So glad the new site is up and running, can't wait to read more.

  11. I love it too!! Can't wait for more!!

  12. Monica Cornelius14 May, 2010 17:29

    Hey Laurie,
    My hubby and I just read your post! Mike wanted to know why we don't hang out with you people? He said you guys sound so fun! We'd love to get together sometime and just get acquainted!
    Monica (Your old neighbor) & the Corny Clan

  13. Awesome Job Laurie - I can't wait to hear more! :)

  14. My darling daughter! I LOVE it! I've been so excited - and here it is! It's witty, warm, informative, fabulous... with great graphics, terrific layout, and gorgeouslicious pix of kids and doggies. You're awesome as a blogger AND a daughter!


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