Things We Sometimes Forget to Say…

Art Camp

Yesterday our Colson turned 11. And for some reason that seems a lot older to me than 10 did. Each year I try to write a birthday post for each kiddo because I don’t scrapbook much (I “do” the box-in-a-closet-method). And these posts have become a way of recording memories. Also because… Sometimes it’s important [Read More...]

When A Mama’s Heart Sings…

dragonfly

I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth. ~3 John 1:4 On a day when a I catch a glimpse of Him– In our son’s life. And I couldn’t ask for anything more… Please join me over at The Better Mom where this mama’s heart is singing…     Don’t want to [Read More...]

Tonsils Out. Worry Out.

On Thursday morning– Colson is getting his tonsils out. And yesterday– My worry came out. It’s not that I think the surgery is a big deal. It’s just that my love for this kiddo is a big deal. Time for post a from the archives, And a prayer that God will empty the fear, And [Read More...]

Summer Responsibility Charts

Our Summer Responsibility Charts are up and running! I know these could easily be created on the computer (well…easily…for some) but I’m still a paper and pen kinda girl. We try to evaluate each summer what responsibilities we’d like our older kiddos to take on.We try to be intentional. And so this is the plan [Read More...]

Catching Up On Fun !!!

Last Day of School !!! Time to catch up on all the fun these past few weeks… Nerf Gun Wars in the park with friends A trip to “Mr. Lou’s” Nature Center Learning about seeds… …and termites. And fertilizer.  The good stuff. Planting seeds…and now I need to actually plant ours. Lots of frogs and [Read More...]

Checking for Quarters…and Staples

Our youngest ate a staple yesterday. It reminded me of words I jotted down years ago when our big kids were still little kids and our other little Littles hadn’t joined us yet. Because yesterday– Our youngest ate a staple. Thankfully–and I do mean that– Thankfully she managed to chew it hard enough that it was fully impaled [Read More...]

May God Be Your Vision…Ruler of All

Happy 9th Birthday Colson…. We are so thankful for the gift you are from God. Praying you will continue to grow to: “love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” ~Matthew 22:37 You sang this when you were 3… Dad and I pray these [Read More...]

May God Be Your Vision…Ruler of All

Happy 9th Birthday Colson…. We are so thankful for the gift you are from God. Praying you will continue to grow to: “love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” ~Matthew 22:37 You sang this when you were 3… Dad and I pray these [Read More...]

The Book of Wise Things You Can Do

Our son started writing a book last night. In the midst of this morning’s throw-up, fevers and PILES of laundry… It made me smile. So thankful for little gifts like that. He told me: “it’s the stuff (he) wants to remember is really important when (he) gets old and wants to remember wise things you can [Read More...]

Dissecting Owl Pellets

Nothing says fun… like dissecting owl pellets… Pellets are the undigestible remains of the food eaten by the Common Barn Owl, which are regurgitated as a compact mass of hair, bones, teeth, claws, bird’s beaks, and insect remains. Colson’s third grade class has been studying birds in science so we decided to let the boys [Read More...]

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