Molly and what she is learning….

We all went to church tonight.  When we got into the car I asked Molly what she learned in her class.   It went something like this: “You know Saul and Abel?” Me:  “You mean Cain and Abel?” “No.  Saul and Abel were in a fight.” Me:  “You mean Cain and Abel and Cain killed his brother Abel?” “No…one was hairy and they tricked their dad.” Me and Josh: “Oh, you mean Jacob and Esau?” “Yeah.  Jacob or Esau was hairy…Esau or Jacob was hairy….or Jacob or Esau…ummmm….” Josh went on to tell the story a bit and help her out.  I had not a clue from the start that she was headed to the story of Jacob and Esau.  BUT, I am glad she is learning….in her own special way.

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Fun, fun!

What a weekend this has been! GiGi came over to play with Molly, and they had a very fun time together. Faith and Alex stayed the night and played and played with our kids all day long on Saturday! Josh burnt our Christmas tree in a fire outside…that was scary. We had a family over for lunch today…it was so […]

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Weekend

Last night I re-read Chapters 5 and 6 of SO LONG INSECURITY by Beth Moore.  It is a wonderful book.  I mean, I moaned and groaned through much of it, but in the end, I am very glad I read it!  And now I am going back through it and answering questions that Beth Moore posts on her blog.  Here’s […]

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How old are these kids?

I said, “Look, Mack, I am making fruit punch!” Molly pipes in, “OOOOH! I want some fruit punch.  I haven’t had any of that in YEARS!” —————————————————————————————————————————- Earlier today Mack was in Ruby’s room and, inevitably, messing with her stuff.  She fussed at him and told him he had to get out of her room, and he told her, “NO, I do not, YOUNG LADY!”  It was hilarious. ————————————————————————————————————————— Ruby was playing with the little army men and the Indians with Mack and said, “Let’s pretend like I defeated you in the battle.”  Really?  Defeated?  I am so proud of her  broad vocabulary.

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Ruby’s Show and Tell

Gran and PawPaw came to town during the week of Ruby’s show and tell date at school.  Gran is retired from being a Media Specialist.  She knows all about elementary kids, and she can read-aloud with the best.  Ruby had decided that she wanted to show her friends at school all of her “Ruby” books.  I thought it would be […]

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An update…………

Well, it seems forever since I have been able to update the blog. Our internet service is working, but our computer ethernet port is defective.  We cannot connect directly to the internet from our computer to the new modem our IP provider brought out today.  SO, after a very frustrating week (really this has gone on at some level ever since we moved here 8 months ago), we now think we know what the main issue is.  I hope it will be handled by then end of this week.  We surely will see. In the meantime, I will share that Josh and I just got back from a Marriage Retreat weekend at Winshape Retreat in Rome, GA.  It was phenomenal.  I loved, loved, loved getting away with Josh.  Our sitter did great;  I was very confident that she could handle whatever may have happened here with the kids.  And she did!  The kids had a fun time.  They played outside, watched Little House on the Prairie, and ate lots of food.  Mack managed to wet his bed and himself each night.  Oh well.  It couldn’t have gone perfectly…..but it nearly did! Back to the retreat.  Winshape is a beautiful, Christ-centered retreat facility.  The workers there are Christians.  The ladies who clean the rooms pray over the rooms and over the people who will be staying in them.  The men who keep up the grounds also pray that the beauty of […]

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