A Post

This is a post.

This is a post
requested by Kyle.

This is a post
requested by Kyle,
which has been delayed for days by speech and debate tournament travel, many nights of less-than-adequate sleep, daily duties, brain frazzle, and lameness.

This is a post
requested by Kyle,
which has been delayed by speech and debate tournament travel, many nights of less-than-adequate sleep, daily duties, brain frazzle, and lameness
and is being typed on the touch screen of my iPad, (as the batteries must’ve died on my keyboard whilst in Little Rock over the weekend, but I don’t care).

This is a post
requested by Kyle,
which has been delayed by speech and debate tournament travel, many nights of less-than-adequate sleep, daily duties, brain frazzle, and lameness
and is being typed on the touch screen of my iPad, (as the batteries must’ve died on my keyboard whilst in Little Rock over the weekend, but I don’t care)
while drinking superdeduper echinea wellness tea to fight a brand new head cold, which I. will. NOT. succumb to.

This is a post
requested by Kyle,
which has been delayed by speech and debate tournament travel, many nights of less-than-adequate sleep, daily duties, brain frazzle, and lameness
and is being typed on the touch screen of my iPad, (as the batteries must’ve died on my keyboard whilst in Little Rock over the weekend, but I don’t care)
while drinking superdeduper echinea wellness tea to fight a brand new head cold, which I. will. NOT. succumb to.
so I will end this rambling tome and go to, and hopefully stay, asleep. ;)

The end.

Matthew 11:28 (ESV)
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Happy Birthday to Kyle!

We celebrated Kyle’s birthday on Saturday. I forgot to take pictures until after dinner, so I just have a few.

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What you get when you say: “Smile Paul!”

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Teaching boys to make music with the ROOT beer bottle.. :)

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Pre-crop.

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Playing Suspend with the younger half.

Numbers 6:24-26 (ESV)
The Lord bless you and keep you;
the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you;
the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.

Five Minute Friday: View

Five Minute Friday

Writing again for Five Minute Friday.

View
GO

The view gets a bit fuzzy some days in the tired.
Thinking yesterday afternoon when the blog engineer wanted to cuddle me and our youngest came in and talked and talked and asked so many questions in a 30-second period. These days aren’t going to last long.

Listening to a podcast yesterday evening, while adding up the last two month’s grocery receipts, I heard the encouragement from two mamas with children in their 20s to slow down, don’t wish these days away, have more fun with your children.

Thinking-how in the world do we eat so much? Well, there are eight of us. Two teen boys, a teen-ish girl, tween boy and two younger (can’t call them “little”) boys. It won’t last forever.

I am so going to miss these days. I don’t want to miss them now.
The view is clearer here in the early morning with a quiet house.
I’m going in a few hours to take my oldest to get his driving permit!
STOP.

I didn’t do well with five minutes this morning. I added three minutes to the timer, in one minute increments (Not recommended for optimum concentration!)

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This gift was on my photo stream. I found it early, while looking for inspiration before starting the timer. These two boys, the type-a twins separated by 11 years and 360 days and their triplet sister who snuck in, while on a walk in the neighborhood with Daddy last night.

Psalm 90:12 (NKJV)
“So teach us to number our days,
That we may gain a heart of wisdom.”

Five Minute Friday: Friend

Joining in with my Five Minute Friday post at Lisa-Jo’s.

Start.

I had a discussion with a friend at church on Sunday about friends. First, our children’s, then ours. She and I both felt that we had lots of really nice acquaintances, but not a best friend. She said she had always wanted one, but The Lord had not provided one. I agreed. Our conversation was not filled with bitterness, just twinges of sadness mixed with regret. People have moved in and out of our lives through different churches and experiences and while the friendships were nice at the time, none have stuck for a lifetime.
I said that I didn’t feel particularly tied to our city for that reason. I have lived with some minor fear of moving. I really never have, except for the two hours from my home town to this city for college. Kyle moved here from the east coast after he graduated and we’ve been here for 21 plus years. What does God have planned for us?
I feel that the lack of women friends has certainly made me lean on my husband more and he on me. Trying not to do the co-dependent thing, just enjoying life together.
Stop.

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Me and my BFF.

Proverbs 17:17 (KJV)
A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

Five Minute Friday

Saturday Snapshots

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Big brother boosting little brother up the bouncy thing at the free credit union party.

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The three youngest on the bouncy thingy.

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A non-posed picture at The Grotto.

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The parents sitting across the table at lunch.

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When you give a boy a bunch of boxes from Medtronic, Sam’s and the health food store AND paint…

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No wind + lots of scrap wood and branches=bonfire!

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The new and improved box fort.

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Finally cutting (buzzing) the shag.

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The only child in the history of our family to ask for a haircut.

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Seriously, he asked.

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All done and talking.

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Halfway done!

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The parents after dinner.

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Almost there!

Psalm 118:24 (NKJV)
This is the day the Lord has made;
We will rejoice and be glad in it.

Sunday Smiles and Scripture

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8 p.m.: My oldest and youngest favorite guys cuddling, with bad lighting and shadows :)

Psalm 127:3-5 (NIV)
Children are a heritage from the Lord,
offspring a reward from him.
Like arrows in the hands of a warrior
are children born in one’s youth.
Blessed is the man
whose quiver is full of them.
They will not be put to shame
when they contend with their opponents in court.