You gotta hear this…

Oh, what a wonderful birthday I had yesterday!  All of Josh’s kind words and all of your well-wishes just made me smile.  Thank you, thank you! I enjoyed time alone in the morning at Starbucks.  Josh stayed home with Mack (sort of) and Molly while I went to Ruby’s school Easter Party, which was so fun.  Then, Josh stayed home while I went to The Melting Pot with two fabulous friends.  We even got to roam THE CONTAINER STORE, and I just can’t tell you how that refreshes the core of who I am. HOWEVER, YOU MUST HEAR THIS…. Nothing that I did yesterday compared to what Josh handled and the way he handled it.  Our washing machine quit on us Monday afternoon.  Not a fun thought for a family of five.  Not a fun thought at all.  I told him I felt like I was having anxiety about all the dirty clothes piling up around here.  What is a mom to do?  Load up three kids and go to the Laundry Mat?  Oh, please don’t make me do it.  Well, Josh found a place that took all of our dirty clothes, sorted them, washed, dried and folded them and had them ready yesterday at 5:00.  AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I love this man more because of this act of service.  I didn’t know I could love him more…..but, oh baby, I do. So today I get to focus on cleaning, straightening, making […]

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Happy Birthday!

Since today is a very special day around the Dorminy house, I thought I might risk taking unauthorized control of the blog in honor of my wife.  Please note that there have been other times during the life of this blog where I should have spoken up (i.e. while some of you were besmirching my character over the “gravy burger”…just remember that we “mock what we don’t understand”). Proverbs 18:22 says “He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord” and 19:14 tells us that “a prudent wife is from the Lord”.  Kristy has been a blessing from the Lord in my life and in the life of my children.  It brings me great joy that Ruby, Molly, and Mack have a godly mother who models for them a life of integrity on a daily basis.  Words like selfless, kind, diligent, humble, giving, and servant come to mind when I think of the service of my wife over the past 9 years of marriage. She is my greatest and closest friend and God has allowed my love for her to continually grow since we said “I do” on January 27, 2001. It should be said that my wife is slightly older than I am (some of you are asking right now why is that something that “should be said”…I would ask you to mind your own business).  I will not take the time to […]

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Still at it…

This week has been wonderful!  Very busy and fun and full of places to go and people to see.  The kids (all 6 of them) seem to have adjusted very well.  They play good together when they are all here at the same time, which hasn’t been all that much.  Our friends have had a much busier schedule than us […]

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Here we go…

This week is sure to be a fun-filled, action-packed week, so I am pretty sure that this will be the post for the week.  We get to host some friends of ours who have moved to another country.  They’ve been there over a year; it will be so good to see all of them and to meet their new addition! […]

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“Poor Ruby”

Today was a beautiful Friday.  I did some work around the house–you know, laundry, making beds, putting away toys, and so on and so forth.  Ruby was at school.  Molly and Mack played outside most of the morning.  Mary, Ben and Katherine made a stop by while some people looked at their house.  We ate lunch and let the kids […]

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Oh, the randomness

We have not been doing that much this week besides school and house work.  It’s enough to keep us busy, but it really isn’t all that exciting.  So here are some random pictures from around here. We had a birthday party here on Sunday.  Katherine, Ruby’s friend, turned 6 years old.  The Koester family is moving to TN soon, so […]

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Tuesday recap

6:11am- wake up 6:17- Have a conversation with myself something like, “Get your tail up and out of this bed right now.  The day is gonna be crazy.” 6:18- pour coffee, add creamer and sugar, smile and walk to my chair 6:20- Write out a “spiritual lifeline” that was very enlightening, Read Psalm 16 (my favorite verses and main ones for marrying Josh), thankful for God’s faithfulness and provision over my entire life.  He is amazing! 6:48- take a shower, get dressed, put makeup on 7:11- make pancakes and scrambled eggs for kiddos 7:21- go wake up the girls 7:23- get the girls started on their breakfast 7:27-go blow dry my hair 7:33-go wake up Mack, get him dressed, sit him down to eat 7:40- tell Ruby and Molly to hurry up and eat so that they can get dressed 7:41:30-make Ruby’s lunch 7:48- load dishwasher 7:52- help Ruby with her skirt and belt and shoes while Molly gets dressed from head to toe with no help 8:00- fix the girls hair 8:15- put stuff back in the pantry, give Molly a snack for her backpack, tell everyone to put a little jacket on 8:20-Go outside, switch around car seats, get everyone buckled , clean out the back for the grocery store run 8:30- Pull out of the drive way…..whew. Listen to “Creation Bible” CD two times.  Pray for Ruby and Molly and their day at school. Ruby gets out […]

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