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As you have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving. - Col 2:6-7

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Finally, Spring comes to Missouri

71 degrees and sunny today, it was a wonderful day to be outside.  The children decided to take their school work outside to complete.  It was  wonderful day!

What made it even more special, though, was spending time with my kids.  We had our first Tuesday Tea Party this afternoon at 4 pm.  I gave each of the kids an invitation to Afternoon Tea and let them play until time.  We had chocolate scones, fruit and tea.  Even the boys were excited!  My eldest son (6yo) asked me, "Mom, is it ok to talk at a tea party?"  I told him it was exactly what we were there to do - talk and spend time together.  I then asked him if he wanted to talk about anything in particular, to which he replied "Not really, I was just making sure of the rules."  What I saw today was how much my children responded, positively, to the little bit of effort I put into making something special for them.  They were so excited to use the silver and the good dishes - they even got to use some of Mommy's special tea cups.  They were delighted and delightful, with each other and with me. 

I thank God for the time He has allowed me to have with these 5 little blessings and pray that I will find more opportunities like today to share with  my children.  I pray that God will give me eyes to see all of the moments He sends me and to treasure the gift of TIME.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Nathaniel lost his first tooth! Or should I say teeth!

As we were saying our goodbye's to everyone the day after the funeral, packing the car and getting everyone ready to walk out the door, Nathaniel comes running up and shows me his bottom tooth that is just laying there waiting for him to pull it out of his mouth.  I tell him just to push it out in his hand and out pops the tooth!  He was so excited!  Then we go to the bathroom to clean up a little and, while swishing, out pops the one right beside it!  Nathaniel doesn't do anything in half-measure - he lost his first two teeth at the same time.

My baby boy is growing up.  We now enter into the next phase of childhood...

The trip home from the Funeral

Well, the trip home from Papa's funeral was fairly uneventful.  Just a long, 12+ hour trip with a beautiful landscape of trees to look at for 3/4ths of the way.  Everyone was exhausted, but troopers cosidering the length of the trip and the ages of the children. 

We wanted to do something special for the children on our way home.  They had be so incredibly good during the trip that we felt a treat was in order.  So, we took them on a little detour....
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to see a very special town...
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In the middle of nowhere...
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and here's what we saw...
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That's right everyone, we went to Metropolis, IL - home of Superman.  The kids were very excited (in spite of the cold weather).  Mom and dad were just glad we got there before dark!