MOLLY

It has been a long, long day.  If the reason you “butt heads” with one of your children is because you are a lot like them, then I owe my parents a HUGE apology.  OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!!!!!  That is all I can write today.

GOOD GOLLY MISS MOLLY
GOOD GOLLY MISS MOLLY

SUNDAY…Bible Stories, jokes and cheetos.

pic_crunchy2Today has been a great day.  The girls each woke up on their own, which is so much better than Josh singing them awake with “Good Morning to You, Good Morning to You, Good Morning Little Ruby….Good Morning to You.”  He usually hears, “Wake Molly up first!!!!”    Anyway, everyone went to their Sunday School Classes and had a Bible Story.  I picked up Mack today after church and walked up on him taking a play bus to his teacher because she was cleaning the room…what a good little helper!

On the ride home I asked Ruby what she learned about in class.  She thought and said, “Um, Abraham and Anna…”  She was quickly interrupted by Molly, “NOOO, it’s Abraham and SARAH.”  Ruby replied so sweetly, “Oh yeah, Abraham and Sarah.  I forgot that.”  Then she said, “Yeah, Abraham and Sarah were old. Sarah had gray hair. Did Abraham have gray hair? UM, Sarah didn’t have any babies.  And they traveled to a place they didn’t know where they were going.”  Molly said, “Yeah, Mom, they trabulled to a place they didn’t know.”  They told us a lot about what they learned.

Uncle Jason was here after we got home from church, and he ate chili and rice with us.  He was then bombarded with the kids.  They love it when he throws them around.  Well, today they started telling jokes while he recorded them on his blackberry.  These jokes are horrible….

Knock, Knock.  Who’s there?  Banana.  Banana Who?  Banana I’m gonna eat you.     SEE???

Ruby made this one up:  Knock, Knock.  Who’s there?  Pillow.  Pillow Who?  Pillow I’m gonna knock you in the head.  (She was referring to knocking Molly in the head.)

Last quick story:  After our Sunday afternoon naps, I got the girls a snack—a blueberry muffin and some cheetos—real healthy, right?  Well, they were excited about the cheetos and were giggling with joy for them while I was still looking in the fridge for something I wanted.  I pulled out a full-sized carrot.  Just then, Ruby turned around and when she saw it, she said, “Woooaaaaa.  That’s a really big cheet-o, Mom!!!!!”  It was hilarious, yet sort of sad.  Why didn’t my daughter know what carrot was?  We don’t eat THAT bad.

Sleepover Fun

We babysat and had a couple of girls spend the night over so that their folks could have an extended date.  After much fun, we put a movie on upstairs and let them watch it all together.  When I went back in the room, they were all asleep.  Alex, the oldest, moved to the guest bed, and I let Faith and Molly sleep together.  Molly ended up in our bed somehow and Ruby made several visits trying to get in….ANYWAY, the funny part is that early this morning when Ruby came in our room (I was already up), Molly rolled over and said, “Ruby, is the movie over?”  Cute.

In the car today Ruby asked if she could hear one of her favorite songs…”Fire in my phone!”  I laugh everytime she says that.  Kristy Walker has a CD and on the CD there is a song that says, “There’s a fire in my bones, I’m not afraid to go alone, You’re all I need…”  Fire in my bones, fire in my phone…what’s the difference?

And Molly’s favorite is “All I want for Christmas is my two White Teeth”….just glad that she does’t want gold teeth.  Ha!

Gran

Ruby, Molly, and Mack have a GRAN (aka Josh’s mom).  They love her lots.  She plays with them so much when she is visiting us or when we are down at their home in South Georgia.  She truly is one of the most self-less people I have ever known and watched.  Last week we learned that she has cancer.  I am sure to some extent it hasn’t sunk in for us.  We are taking it day by day and trusting the Lord–knowing He is at work in and through all of our circumstances.  She is a wonderful woman.  Josh is a great husband greatly due to his PHENOMENAL parents.  I am a recipient of her hard work and dedication because I get to be married to Josh.  I shared with Josh just the other day that I was not sure how to pray.  I mean, for many selfish reasons I want the Lord to heal her today and keep her from having to go through chemo or surgery or recovery of any kind.  “Just make her all better, Lord.” Knowing God is sovereign and in control of this, I felt sort of selfish for praying that way…I don’t assume to know how He wants to work or why He wants to work in this way. So one second I pray, “Make her all better today!”  and then the next second I say, “I know You know best and much better than me, so do whatever You want to do.”  A friend of mine I ran into last week encouraged me to pray for whatever is on my heart. God already knows my thoughts and wants me to be completely open with Him.  I am doing that, and I am also trusting wholeheartedly that the Lord has a perfect plan as we all go through this together.  I heard a song called GRATITUDE again today.  I love this song and now it has so much more meaning to me.  I will include the words of the song below, and you can listen to them on the you tube video at the top….just put the video b/c I cannot figure out how to just add the song…

GRATITUDE 

Send some rain, Would you send some rain?  Cause the earth is dry and needs to drink again.  And the sun is high and we are sinking in the shade. Would you send a cloud? Thunder long and loud?  Let the sky grow black and send some mercy down.  Surely you can see that we are thirsty an afraid.

Or maybe not, not today.  Maybe you’ll provide in other ways and if that’s the case, We’ll give thanks to you with gratitude for lessons learned in how to thirst for You, How to bless the very sun that warms our face if You never send us rain.

Daily bread, give us daily bread.  Bless our bodies, keep our children fed.  Fill our cups, then fill them up again tonight.  Jesus, wrap us up and warm us through, tucked away beneath our sturdy roofs.  Let us slumber safe from danger’s view this time

Or maybe not, not today. Maybe You’ll provide in others way and if that’s the case, We’ll give thanks to You with gratitude–a lesson learned to hunger after You, that a starry sky offers a better view if no roof is over head and if we never taste that bread.

Oh, the differences that often are between everything we want and what we really need.

So grant us peace, Jesus Grant us peace.  Move our hearts to hear a single beat between alibies and enemies tonight.  

Or maybe not, not today.  Peace might be another world away and if that’s the case….We’ll give thanks to You with gratitude in lessons learned in how to trust in You, that we are blessed beyond what we could ever dream, in abundance or in need, and if you never grant us peace.

Oh, but Jesus, would You, please?

 

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WAITING IN THE CAR….

Today we stopped by a Used Car Lot for Josh to take a look at a few cars.  Well, I stayed in the car with the kids who waited quite patiently and even slept a good bit of the time.  Here are some of the pictures:

Fun Friday!

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JUD!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JUD!

First of all let me say Happy Birthday to Jud!  He turns 3 years old on the 10th and is having a party tonight in Augusta.  I am so sad that we don’t get to be there for the fiesta, but I am sure he will have a great time.  We lToday is Friday, and I love Fridays because I love being all together as a family.  Josh is home at great times most every day, and he makes sure to spend his weekends with us.  For some reason I think the weekend starts at lunch…I start calling Josh and asking how much longer until we get to see him.  I am bad.  Right now I cannot find my phone, so he may be feeling neglected.  OR maybe he is actually getting things done at his office.  ANYWAY, tonight we are going to a friend’s house (the Koesters) for dinner and dessert.  Our kids play so great together, so I am looking forward to it.  We will have two other kids with us, and they are coming home and spending the night with us so their parents can enjoy a date with no curfew.  

 

Tomorrow we are getting our pictures taken by Coleen Verner.  She is getting started in photography and is super talented.  Check out littlebutterbeans.blogspot.com to see all of her talents displayed.  I will post some pictures once we order them….that is, IF everyone cooperates and makes a great picture.

Lastly, let me just say that I am THANKFUL.  Yesterday I got my washing machine fixed.  I am thankful that I can wash clothes.  The guy was in and out, yet it cost over $100; however, what a blessing that we could afford to pay him and that it wasn’t even more expensive.    I am thankful for my kids.  They are all healthy and have been for some time now.  That is such a blessing.  I am thankful for my husband who loves me, provides for us, and wants to hang out with us as much as he can.  I am thankful for our home, our car, our extended family who we miss a lot because they are all hours away.  I am thankful for my health.  I just worked out on the treadmill.  I really have to talk myself into it, but once I am on there and sweating….well, I feel so great, and I am just thankful for being able to run and walk and breath well and see and hear and do all the many things that I do in a day.  Speaking of the many things I do in a day, I better go put the clean sheets on my bed, switch laundry, and get ready for our great weekend.  HAPPY FRIDAY!!!!

Mack Attack

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Messy Mack
Messy Mack

Ok, Mack is a mess—in more ways than one!  He loves to climb. He climbs on Josh’s office desk regularly.  He gets popped for it, but continues to do it day after day.  I was just putting up dishes and loading my dishwasher while the girls and Mack were in the playroom.  I was also on the phone for a bit with our repair man who is coming to fix our washing machine….anyway, I get off the phone and ask Ruby if Mack is in the playroom.  She says, “No, he is in the office.  You gotta come see this.”  Sure enough, he is sitting on the office desk, with a pencil….oh no…he drew all over our screen of the computer with a pencil.  (Breathe, Kristy, don’t go crazy over this.  Your kids are watching you.)  I get him off the desk and THANKFULLY the pencil wiped off with no damage.  What am I going to do with this boy????!!!!

While I am on here, let me go ahead and tell the story about Molly.  Here is how the conversation went:

Molly-Daddy, are you going to work?

Josh-Yes, Molly, I am going to work.

Molly- You aren’t wearing a work shirt….it doesn’t have stripes.

(Evidentally, Josh wears mostly striped golf shirts to work.)

She and I were reading a book and one of the pictures showed a boy getting dressed, and he had a belt on.  Molly said that he must be a daddy because he had a belt. I don’t wear belts and neither do my girls.  Josh is the only one who does.  She is quite observant.  When we met Josh for lunch today she immediately said, “You have on a work shirt today, Daddy.”  It was striped.  

And one on Ruby….She is not a great eater.  She didn’t eat much supper tonight (roast, potato, carrots, onion, apple).  After a few hours she hollers, “I AM STILL HUNGRY.”  We let her know that she doesn’t get any food, and she needs to learn to eat her dinner so that she won’t be hungry.  Her night time prayer was, “Dear God, Thank you for this wonderful day.  Thank you for the food I ate at breakfast and lunch.  Please help me learn to eat dinner. Amen.”  

Cute kids.