Yee-Haw

So this morning Mack saw that Molly was wearing her cowgirl boots and decided he would wear his cowboy boots…with shorts. It’s so cute that I just went with it. Talk about a double standard if I’d have made him change but let her keep her boots on. Sunday School was quite full. We missed Josh, but Chris Lee did […]

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A new box of markers…

I was roaming Target today, and I came across a large pack of markers for a good price. I bought them, and I was “the best mom” for it. The kids have been coloring and coloring…while watching a new American Girl movie, which also assisted in my “best mom” status. While the kids were in the school room writing thank […]

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Inside these four walls

Well, well, well…..today has been filled with more time inside my house, which actually has been consistent with my whole summer.  We do go to the pool when the sun is shining.  The sun just hasn’t been shining very much lately.  A bit annoying?  Yes.  Will we survive?  Probably. I’ve just sent all three kids to their rooms because of […]

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Baby Gubbies?

I was just sitting here, minding my own business and I hear Mack say, “Ruby, we’re gonna have baby gubbies.” He was staring at the fish tank where three goldfish live in our kitchen. Ruby asked, “How do you know there will be guPPies??” I sort of hold my breath thinking that there is no way he knows where baby guppies comes from. “See how they are staying together?”he said with confidence. I said, “Mack, what are you talking about?” He said that the fish were staying together in the tank so they must be dating and were gonna have gubbies. Dear goodness. It’s one thing if the fish were married and gonna have gubbies, but he thinks they are only dating and gonna have gubbies. We clearly have much to explain….technically and morally.

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#LessonsFromGideon

Gideon by Priscilla Shirer has been one fabulous study!  I have thanked the Lord for allowing me to study the Bible with my friends this summer.  I wasn’t exactly planning to lead a Bible Study at all this summer.  Then, when I did decide to lead, I was intent on using the church.  When that fell through, we were all already excited about studying GIDEON that I opened up my  home each Thursday.  Besides keeping me accountable to have a clean house at least once a week, I’ve been held accountable to make this a summer of growth in God’s Word.  I’m thankful.  It’s never wasted time when you are in The Word of God.  He is so good. On top of it being a summer of growing in my knowledge of the Word and the Lord Himself, I get to use hashtags.  You know, the # symbol.  I don’t tweet, but I was familiar with the hashtags.  I secretly wanted to tweet because those little comments after the # are usually so fun and creative.  Yet, limited with only a facebook account, I could only hold my hashtag remarks in my head (except I think I see people using them on Facebook.  Is that legal?). Until this summer. Priscilla had a great idea of having the student summarize their #LessonsFromGideon with hashtag remarks.  You could just keep them at the end of your lesson or you could actually share […]

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Summer Fun

We have had a good week! This morning we went to Berry Patch Farm to pick a few blueberries. They were a bit tart, but they are good in muffins. We may try again in a couple of weeks. The kids had to be woken up so we could get there at 8am when they opened. Their summer sleep schedule has included sleeping until 8:00 or later, which has been fabulous! They were glad we went. We’ve lived here in Woodstock for ten years, so certain places bring back memories. Berry Patch Farms is one of those places…we have been on Kindergarten field trips to visit their pumpkin patch, we’ve gotten our Christmas trees at Berry Patch a couple of different years, and this wasn’t our first time picking blueberries! Ruby isn’t a fan of the tire swing. She likes her feet on the ground…a cautious one…much like her mama. Mack and Molly helped make the muffins. Fun summer time!

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