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Archive for September, 2010

Boo prays

Thoughtfully penned on September 27th, 2010 and generally concerning God's at Work in My Life, J

So, last week’s conundrum and down-in-the-dumps has passed thanks to a conversation with a very wise friend and many chats with God. I think I’m on the right track again now. Thank you to all of you who checked in on me. It wasn’t anything life altering, just something that was weighing on me.

So, we’ve been keeping busy of late, but there really hasn’t been much exciting to report. One thing that’s kept us smiling around here the last few weeks is Boo’s prayers. He’s to the point where he wants to pray anytime we do, but he doesn’t have a real grasp on the whole thing yet.

A few examples…

His dinner prayer a couple of weeks ago: “Bless, bless. The end.”

And at bedtime the same night: “God is good, God is good, God is good, God is good, God is good, God is great, God is good … um, the end.”

And then tonight at dinner: “Bless, bless, bless … what comes next?”

That boy sure brings joy to our lives! I love you, Boo!

Good vs. Better

Thoughtfully penned on September 23rd, 2010 and generally concerning God's at Work in My Life

I’m tired.


Emotionally wrought.

I’m learning that sometimes we have to make a choice between good and better.

I’m trying to trust God and get over myself.

I know he is bigger than the circumstances.

I know he is at work.

I just wish it didn’t hurt.

That Boo boy

Thoughtfully penned on September 17th, 2010 and generally concerning J

Our boy sure keeps us laughing. You never know what he’ll come out wearing when he and Little play dress up. Recently it was this get-up as his “superhero” costume.

He also loves to play “bad guy show” which consists of jumping and dancing around the living room slinging his hands and saying “psh, psh, psh” as he shoots the bad guys.

A couple of weeks ago Boo and Little were playing in their room hiding under Little’s bed. Boo was laying where he could see the door and when Matt walked in the room Boo shouted, “There’s a monster in our room!” and jumped out from under the bed shooting Matt with a “psh, psh, psh”.

Goings on

Thoughtfully penned on September 13th, 2010 and generally concerning God's at Work in My Life, J, Life with littles, S

There has been a lot and not much going on here all at the same time. As of today our Fall activities are in full swing, and we are busy.

Little is going to preschool two days a week at a local church. She was so excited to go to “big school”, and she seems to love it. My oldest girl thrives on structure, so school is right up her alley; guess I’ll have to get my act together if we decide to homeschool next year for Kindergarten.

Little has also begun taking dance. She is part of a class held at a local church and led by a lady from our church. It is a pretty casual class (no big production, no make up, no stage moms), which was just what we were looking for to start her off. Mrs. Kim teaches them ballet and tap, and Little is really excited to dance.

This is my fourth year participating in Bible Study Fellowship, and this year I am serving as a leader in the children’s program. That means that I have leaders’ meetings on Mondays in addition to our regular class meeting, and a couple of hours of teaching prep on top of the usual class homework. It seems odd to a lot of people that I, mom to three kids four and under, am working in the children’s program, and all I can say is that sometimes God calls us to do (seemingly) strange things.

I’m also doing a Bible study at church this Fall. We’ve started a new ministry for moms and this study is kind of a “kick-off”. This ministry is something that has been on my heart and in my mind for a while now, so I was very excited when I was approached about being part of the leadership/vision team. The last couple of years God has really placed a burden on my heart for young moms, children, and families. I am excitedly anticipating God’s work through the moms ministry this year!

And between all of these things we are trying to fit in playdates, housework, and rest. We’re looking forward to a fun and exciting Fall.

8 months old

Thoughtfully penned on September 11th, 2010 and generally concerning S

Now I am eight months old and…

…I’m still going strong with nursing
…I love to eat solids, too, though
…I like baby food and some table foods
…my mommy thinks I might be addicted to cheerios and puffies
…I have two teeth now! top front right and bottom front right
…I cross-lateral crawl about 95% of the time
…I can pull up to my knees
…I weigh 15 lbs. 2 oz.
…I’m still comfortably wearing 3-6 months clothes
…I celebrated 8 months with my first ear infection (boo!)
…and my first antibiotic (boo, again!)
…I’m a wee bit attached to mommy
…I do okay with others when I can’t see mommy, though
…I’m growing and changing all the time
…I’m still the sweetest baby in the world (or at least that’s what I’m told)