Sunday, October 23, 2016

October fun

We've been so busy this month (and last) with school, projects around the house, and just having fun.  Here's a quick post on what we've been up to this month.

Our house sustained quite a bit of mild damage in some hail storms this summer.  We didn't realize we had much damage until a friend was over and we somehow got on the topic.  He inspected our roof for us (he's a roofer) and suggested it may be a good idea to have our insurance company come out and take a look.  Sure enough, not only did we need a new roof, but the house needed to be repainted too.  Rob and the boys took on the job of painting the house.  We were happy to give them the opportunity to learn through some hard work.  They (the boys) were happy to get paid! :)
Same color, just a bit brighter 'cause it's new paint. ;)
I got a red door!  It makes me smile. :) 

We had a fairly mild cold go through.  I think it hit me hardest since I was up with little ones and didn't have much time to goes on.  It may have turned into a sinus infection, but thanks to lots of home remedies and essential oils I'm on the mend.
Mommy's bed is always the best place to be when you're not feeling well.

Lot's of love around here...
Some fun...

A trip to the zoo!  The boys worked so hard on painting the house and got it done in only 1 weekend!  We'd planned for the job to take 2-3 weekends, so we had a free weekend.  It's so nice having the family pass this year, we just went for the morning and everyone had a great time.
All ready for the zoo with her tiger blanket!
It's fun to feed the giraffes!

Baby girl learned to crawl!  She does not think she is a baby anymore and seems to think that she should be able to play with all of the big kid toys.  Some of us are more excited than others about this new development.

Ah, it's fall.  That means apples!  Lots and lots of apples for apple butter, apple sauce, apple pie.  We've been peeling, processing of all...eating!

Well, that's some of what we've been up to.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Reformation, and obedience to God...

We've been busy, busy, busy.  I've got back blog posts that I need to do to update, but wanted to do this post while I was thinking of it....

We're enjoying Autumn.  We love the changing colors, the foods, and the cooler weather that October brings.  Another thing we love about October is the yearly opportunity to study some Church History as we look at the Reformation.

"My conscience is captive to the Word of God.  I cannot recant anything, for to go against conscience is neither right nor safe.  Here I stand.  I cannot do otherwise.  God help me.  Amen!"  
Martin Luther

This morning we were reading Martin Luther: A Man Who Changed The World.  Ah, what a sweet reminder and encouragement that was to us this morning.  Obedience to God and HIS word is what is important; not what others think.  To do otherwise is not right or safe. (to rephrase Martin Luther's famous words).

If you love me, you will keep my commandments.
John 14:15

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

I love to snack... after hearing about Graze for a while I decided to give it a try.  You can see more information on my other blog.

It's fun to get a box full of snacks in the mail.  If you can manage to hide it from your kids it's fun to be able to eat it too. ;)

Friday, September 9, 2016

The accidental haircut...

Due to a miscommunication during haircut time....Miss A now has a bob.  Of course she's still cute as can be, but I was not at all ready for all that sweet baby hair to be gone.  Oh well, I'm glad it wasn't more drastic and was done quite well.

Friday, August 12, 2016

For this boy I prayed....

Happy Birthday Miss E and Mr. K!  She's 16, he's 5.  Oh, how blessed we are to have them in our family.  They truly are gifts from God.  Every child is, but I love the special bond between these two.  He is a living, breathing, sweet (but sometimes annoying) reminder of God's faithfulness to Miss E, and the rest of our family.
"For this boy I prayed, and the LORD has given me my petition which I asked of Him" 
1 Samuel 1:27 NAS

At 10 years old Miss E began praying for Mr. K by name....before I was even pregnant with him.  When she found out the due date she prayed faithfully that he would be born on her birthday.  As the date grew close she made her birthday plans around being at the hospital for the delivery.  She had been praying for this and she was absolutely certain that God would give her the birthday gift she had asked for...Mr. K ON her birthday.  I just love how Mr. K's face lights up when we talk about this.  He KNOWS he is wanted, loved, asked for, and was an answer to prayers.

Monday, August 8, 2016

A visit from Nana

Nana came for a quick week-end visit.

We went to a local living history site.  We played and explored.

The girls set up a tea party.

Thanks for coming to visit Nana!  We loved having you here!

Friday, August 5, 2016

5 months!

I can't believe she's already 5 months old.  She's still growing like a weed at 14 pounds 10 ounces.

She's still one very happy camper.

Her toes are some of her favorite toys.

She is very interested in what all of her big brothers and sisters are doing.  She wants to do what they are doing.