Tag Archives: my kiddos

As Overheard in the Bathroom…

Photo Credit There’s quite a few conversations I never expected to hear my children discussing: “Are there any new chores we can do this week? “Hey! Let’s go to bed at 7 p.m. tonight!” “Didn’t you think those Brussel sprouts … Continue reading

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Taking the “Labor” Out of Labor Day

Yes, I’m still alive. To prove it, I thought I’d drop by Ye Olde Blog, sweep away the cobwebs and update you on this crazy life of mine. I’ll try to keep it short, though, because my goal is to … Continue reading

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Summer is….

      and MORE ice cream! But mostly, my friends, summer is OVER. 😦   Please be patient with my lack of blogging. Life is extremely hectic as I started my new teaching job this week (which I’m super-psyched … Continue reading

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Praying Scripture for Your Children

Earlier this week, Kelli wrote about how she gets up early and prays scripture for her children. Consider me inspired…well, all except the “getting up early” part. 😉 Later that evening as I was reading my daily Bible reading, I … Continue reading

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A Special Delivery (Twelve Years Later)

Twelve years ago, we got a special delivery. A baby. Not long afterwards, we participated in a baby dedication service. In case you’re not familiar, they are special services held by churches where new (or new-ish) babies are brought before … Continue reading

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Why I Won’t Win an Award for “Christian Parent of the Year”

Trophy by Greencolander.  Shared under a Creative Commons License. When Jon Acuff recently blogged about how he sometimes feels like he is completely bombing his children’s spiritual upbringing, I could totally relate. We don’t do family devotionals. My kids don’t illustrate the Psalms … Continue reading

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Oh Origami!

It’s that time again….time to write our Compassion kids! The theme this month: Origami. Specifically puppy origami. In case you’ve never heard of it, origami is Japanese paper-folding. There’s a million, trillion things you can make. We’re just partial to … Continue reading

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The Singing Birthday Telegram

Well, it’s not a singing telegram per se… Chances are, we will never meet our Compassion child, Happyness. I assumed that she would probably only know us through words and pictures, but last week I had a revelation: why not … Continue reading

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Operation Christmas Child…Complete!

We have had so much fun shopping for and assembling boxes for Operation Christmas Child this year. Each person in our household was assigned a box to shop for (yes, even Dad!). The girls, of course, decided to prepare boxes … Continue reading

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Having a Heart Like Jesus

Back in the days when we played “house” and Barbies instead of trying to figure out fractions and instant messaging, my Eldest would often whip out a plastic stethoscope and do “rounds” with all of the stuffed animals in her room. One … Continue reading

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