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Still Alive

November 13, 2012

Well, so much for that idea!

My day took a quick turn after I posted my first blog. Big surprise.

I managed a shower and to have my teeth brushed! I even brushed through my hair…aren’t you proud?

We drank cocoa and giggled through the morning.

In an effort to have a head start on our Sunday fellowship at church, the children all helped mix up cornbread, which I burned. Such is life.

I stepped away for just a minute to take care of something else and that was all it needed.

I decided the importance was actually in the mixing anyway…with everyone standing around and us doing it together.

I spent the afternoon reflecting on my life with only littles. It doesn’t seem like that many years ago.

I did find time to clean the bathroom. I remembered the days of cleaning in steps. Each time I would use the restroom, I would clean one part until the entire room was clean. It was a discipline that I still use.

No, I didn’t have the immediate satisfaction of a perfectly cleaned room in half an hour, but I didn’t have the half hour to spend without the children, either.

It all worked out.

The house was never picture perfect (nor is it now….), but it was Ok.

Anyway, I just wanted to post and let you know that I did make it…in case you were wondering if Saturday just did me in entirely. 🙂

It’s been a long, wonderful week for our family.

We’ve been surrounded by folks we adore. That’s the best way to spend the week.

Today, we’re packing up supplies and going to teach a local 4H group an introduction to quilting. I’m excited! This meeting is held at a church we used to attend. Perhaps the Lord will allow us to see some old friends while we’re there.

This morning, while I’ve been dressing, Emma’s kept me company.

Her doll, Molly, woke up with frizzy hair this morning and she’s not happy.

Molly is known for not having the easiest hair for Emma to keep.

Saturday night, I spent more than an hour trimming split ends and combing through her mangled locks. I decided to try a bit of coconut oil (I know this is sounding ridiculous) to comb through some of the knots.

I braided her hair into two cute pigtails and tied little bows at the end.

Then Emma decided it was time for a new hair style. I think I see another night of brushing in my future.

This morning, Emma is having a hard time getting her to sit up for her hair to be styled. She’s not been a happy girl.

Seven year old problems.


Mommy Skills….

November 2, 2012

Emma is learning.

She doesn’t know it just yet, but these years are forming her heart and her mind for the years to come.

The Lord willing, one day, Emma will have real babies of her very own.

For now, she practices bathing her baby, just like she’s seen her mama bathe her own babies so many times before.

Sweet times.

Sweet Sisters

October 30, 2012

New Sparkle Shoes- Thrifted Finds

October 4, 2012

Many of you know Emma has had a long-time love for those Wizard of Oz red sparkle shoes.

We found her a pair a couple of years ago. Of course, she’s grown and they have not. She wore them proudly, pretty much everywhere we went for that period of time.

She’s missed them. I’ve looked for a replacement and finally found one:

They were new, with tags(!), at the local thrift store!!

While we were there, Courtney and I also happened upon a light fixture (also with tags from a local lighting store!). For $6 we couldn’t resist.

We had a little help from Jacob–

and now we have this:

Wow! It made such a nice difference outside of our door.

I wish I had taken a “before” picure. We had a small light- this is so much better.

It’s amazing what you can find at those thrift stores!

Jon, Emma, and the Culture of Littles

October 2, 2012

Jonathan got sick at church last Sunday.

I mean, REALLY sick.

I think it was a combination of he just got too hot, he had just consumed a large amount of water, and he was running around with all the other kiddos having fun.

As it would happen, this event occurred at just the spot where everyone gathers for fellowship and to eat each Sunday. I’m thankful for fast acting folks who cleaned everything while I cared for Jon and packed up my crew to take them home.

….a couple of days ago, this arrived:

It’s from an adorable, very endearing friend of Emma’s. She was concerned and wanted us to know.
I love little people. 🙂

Emma, age six

September 30, 2012

I pray she is always full of joy, always lifting her face to the Lord and walking with Him….

Psalm 118:24 – “This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” (NIV)

POTD- April 25, 2012

April 26, 2012

…..and she lost the 2nd front tooth:

Emma, age 6

April 18, 2012

January 23, 2012

January 24, 2012

As dinner is simmering on the stove, I thought I would drop in to say hello.

So, how is everyone?? I hear from some of you from time to time…and I pray for you and your families. I hope all is well in your homes.

I’m feeling more nauseated by the day. I think that’s a good thing, though I’m still not as sick to my tummy as I was with my last pregnancy.

In it’s place, I’m experiencing pain from an impacted wisdom tooth. (YUCK!) My oral surgeon is telling me he won’t touch it until I’m in my second trimester, so I wait.

If you think of it, please say a prayer for me, as this is causing a good deal of pain most days.

Our big news this last week was this:

I sent Emma to Joshua (the resident tooth-puller), and she returned not only missing one tooth, but two.

He said the second was really loose (which I knew)….I just wasn’t expecting them to both be gone at once!

Actually, her top two teeth are also wiggly. He told me he would be glad to remove those as well, if I would like. O_O

Prayer Requests

  • Please remember many families hit hard by last night’s storms. My Mom called from her house. She’s been trying to get home for more than two hours and hasn’t yet found a way they will let traffic into her neighborhood. Thankfully, she and her home are safe, but many are not.
  • I know several ladies dealing with recent miscarriages. I’m sure they would appreciate you thoughts and especially, prayer.

Today I’m Thankful For

  • We’ve almost cleaned off our everyday school shelves (not to be confused with the library shelves full of books…that project will just have to wait for another time!)
  • Carrot beds were weeded today and waiting for seeds. If I can get them to grow, I think I might try juicing (don’t gasp!).
  • My sweet husband. I’m not going to share details, but his devotion to our family continues to astound me. He’s not perfect, but he acts like a grown-up, which is more than I can say for so many men I see! He is focused on providing for our family, not only financially, but spiritually as well. I am blessed, and undeserving.
  • I found my missing fabric!
  • Barbara’s letter (*smile* I’m still hoping you’ll find your way for a visit!!)

Today’s Scripture Mediation

“If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.” James 1:5 NIV

With my love,