30 April, 2011


I have been a little bit, um, struck lately by this time in our lives. The fast pace with which everyone seems to be growing, especially this boy. One of the things that gets me the most, I guess, is the joy he feels with his life. Generally speaking, of course. He is extremely outgoing, willing, kind hearted, confident, and eager to try most everything. I am none of these things, so it really gets me. Well, hopefully kind hearted, but none of the others. He loves school, meeting new people, and trying new things. He wants to learn to do just about everything, and t-ball is his choice this Spring. He walked in with his uniform on today and I was consumed with something, I don't know. Mostly awe at my blessings, filled with gratitude that when these little fellas crossed their rainbow bridge, they chose me. And hope that God will give me the strength I'm going to need to parent these 3 boys as they transition into new phases in their lives.
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Crock pot yogurt

We eat a ton of yogurt around here. I wonder sometimes if we eat more than we should. Is there a dairy sensitivity in there somewhere? I don't know, but I digress.

We made crock pot yogurt the other day and it was delicious! I found the recipe on this great blog, enjoy!

http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/2008/10/you-can-make-yogurt-in-your-crockpot.html

29 April, 2011

Had a very warm Mama heart this morning when my oldest joy so very sweetly and proudly brought his star shaped piggy bank to the toy store to pick out a new toy. Five dollars from Grandma, one from Mama, and three dollars in change counted on the counter. "Do I have enough?" he hopefully asked the kind sales clerk? He did. So big and yet so very small.

Something about the innocence, quiet excitement, and old fashioned experience of literally bringing the bank and dumping all of his money onto the counter really got me. "Thank you sooo much, Mommy." he said as we were leaving, not realizing, of course, that the pleasure had been all mine.

25 April, 2011

Easter blessings












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15 April, 2011

Who's your Daddy?

Just overheard from the backseat...


(Henry is annoying his older brother)

Noah: "Henry, have you ever heard of Newton's Third Law, hmm?"

Henry: "What's that?"

Noah: "You know, for every action, there is a consequence." (spoken as if asking a question)


What do they say about that apple??

12 April, 2011

"If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility."

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

04 April, 2011

Me: "Hi, Will, whatcha doin'?"

Will: (Walking around with an oven mitt and very clearly busy with something)

"Nussin"

Noah's "Laws"

As written by Noah: See if you can translate

1. No Henry (there had just been a spat)

2. No Chasin

3. No Boderin

4. No Mens No

5. No Intagnisin (that's my favorite)

6. No Tesin

7. No Stopin

8. No Tesin (needed mention twice, apparently)

9. We Love Ech Udr (feeling better about Henry now)

10. I Love My Famle

03 April, 2011

Luke 12:25-26 (New Living Translation)

25 Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? 26 And if worry can’t accomplish a little thing like that, what’s the use of worrying over bigger things?