Whew, what a week!

We were blessed to be able to go to the Boston area to help with a Pastor/Wives Retreat for a few days.  Irvin (aka Papa) came to stay with the kids, and they enjoyed their time with him so much!  I have a feeling that maybe some funny stories will come from their week together.  Irv taught the kids some […]

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For the Record

Sometimes the day is so productive that you just have to write it down or tell somebody because the likelihood that it’ll happen again anytime soon is slim to none.  So, for the record (and for when my kids wonder if I ever taught them anything in home school), let me just share about our day. I got up before the kids, which is harder to do post-summer laziness than I realized, and enjoyed time in The Word.  Once they all got up, we ate a quick breakfast and then went for a walk.  They griped almost the whole way, but they made it.  “A bug just bit me!!”  “How much longer?”  “Why does my pinky toe hurt?”  “Will you please put me on your back?”  “Do we have to do school today since we are walking so long?” We then stopped back in at home for some water and to pick up their tennis rackets and balls.  We walked down to the courts.  “WHAT?!  Why are we walking? Can’t we take the car?”  We can, but we live about 1/8 of a mile from the courts.  Gracious.  I let them know that they should be grateful for legs that work and a body that can move around and for a heart that is beating……and we walked to the courts.  They started our tennis time off with, “But when DADDY was with us he did…..blah, blah, blah….”  I asked them […]

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Fun Sunday…for some.

Sweet little Ruby was sick with strep on Sunday, so she and I did not get to go to church.  I was so disappointed!!  However, we enjoyed our time together….she slept most of the time….or threw up.  Other than that, we had some quality time in between laundry and straightening.  Mondays are usually horribly full of chores, but today has been quite pleasant because of the things I got done yesterday.  I don’t want to make a habit of working on Sunday, but I am just looking at the bright side of having to miss promotion Sunday/welcome back Pastor/new worship leader day! The other three members of the family went to church.  Mack got to go to his KINDERGARTEN class, and he was excited.  He said he had fun, but he did miss the indoor playground.  He said they got “Cracker Jams” for a snack.  Funny.  He also said the service was fun because of the music, but that he was kind of bored.  He’ll have to get used to it though. Molly and Mack were off playing together Sunday evening and staying away from Ruby.  Josh often finds them playing “house” or some other thing that Molly has come up with.  He usually intervenes and suggests that they go outside and play or pull out the trucks or maybe go throw a ball together.  So, I thought it was quite funny that when they came down the other night […]

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Memory Lane

Just recently I changed the settings on my computer to have all of our pictures scrolling on the desktop.  I also recently moved the computer into the desk in our kitchen so that I could see exactly what the kids were doing on the computer.  Well, we find ourselves watching the pictures often and laughing about different stories behind the […]

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