Our Week

Our week was full. Looking for valentine card ideas. Watching some Switchfoot after our nightly showers. Working on a little luv decorating.  Derby car triumph. {D got second place!} Surprise flowers to celebrate my new job.

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Lots of things going on but still taking time to enjoy the little moments.

Enjoy your weekend.

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Words

Recently I came across some words that spoke to me.

I have a few exciting decisions that I have made this week. So this was very fitting.

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And these words are from an old hymn ‘Come Thou Fount’.

What a great prayer.

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Enjoy your Wednesday.

Our Week

This spot on the interweb is where I do my scrap-booking.

My journaling.

A place I keep my memories.

I’ve found a fun little way to keep track of some of our busy time.

This is a little of our happenings around City Farm this week.

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The boys worked on their pine wood derby cars. J showed his luv for me {made from pipe insulation}. O & S made a heart with their footsteps while they waited on the bus – that seems to be the theme this week. More derby work. Boo joined the ‘100 club’ at school. And D tried to hide out on the stairs at bedtime.

P.S. Did you notice the new layout for Lulu’s Grace Blog? It was time for an update.

Have a great weekend.

Books

My friend, Angie, asked me the other day about the book called ‘Heaven is For Real’. Have you read it? SO good. I luv getting glimpses of heaven from other people. Some season’s I read a lot. Simon asked me the other day about 2 different books I am reading, ‘are you reading BOTH of these at the SAME time?’

My go-to devotional…

‘Jesus Calling’ by Sarah Young

It points you to the Savior’s heart and leads you to His word everyday.

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And then other season’s I don’t read much at all because I need to apply these things. I am not in a hurry to finish books. {Good thing.} It may take me months to finish a short book.

Just starting this one. ‘Humility’ by CJ Mahaney

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This one, ‘Hope for the Weary Mom’ by Stacey Thacker & Brooke McGlothlin, is so much more than just being a tired mama. It covers so many different areas of weariness. They have a blog that has been a great connecting point for me. We, mama’s, are all at different stages with different situations, but we all have 1 King who WILL meet us right where we are {in our mess}.

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What book{s} are feeding your soul right now?

Spilled Milk

My fingers have missed the clicking sound of my computer and writing words from my heart. I just didn’t realize how much until I wrote a ‘Happy Birthday’ post to D this past weekend. So I wanted to start off this new year {a few days late} with a stinky funny story. Last night after putting the kiddos to bed and watching a movie, Jason and I headed off to bed. Now earlier in the day we had noticed that our bedroom was a little stinky. It certainly couldn’t be due to the fact that our bathroom had been used by a couple of little boys – could it? We climbed into bed and I still noticed the smell. Jason checked the toilet to make sure that everything had been flushed down {yes, I went there} and then he walked around our room and noticed that the smell seemed to be stronger near the closet. He wondered if it was sewer gas. So he went to the basement to do a little checking. Nothing could be found. No other rooms were stinky, but I was concerned that any kind of leaking gas could make us sick. So we took our pillows and went to the couches to sleep for the night. This morning he said he was going to make a couple of calls to see what it might be and headed off to work. As I was getting the kids ready for school I got the dirty laundry out of the hamper to take down to the basement to start washing. I lifted the bag out of the hamper and nearly passed out.

It was so stinky.

And then a light bulb came on…

Saturday night Boo had spilled a large glass of milk and cleaned it up with 3 kitchen towels which she promptly placed in our hamper {located right outside of our closet}…

True Story.

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And the moral?

Don’t cry over spilled milk…

Also clean up spilled milk and wash the towels that you sop up spilled milk with {right away}.

Have a great day.

12 years old

It has been quiet on here as of lately. Christmas {and more so} Christmas break has a way of doing that.

But today is not a day for me to be quiet.

Today our oldest turned 12!

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You have rocked our world since day 1.

luvu so much, D.

Happy Heaven Birthday

What has kept me grounded for two years…

November 24

‘Thankfulness takes the sting out of adversity. That is why I have instructed you to give thanks in everything. There is an element of mystery in this transaction: you give Me thanks {regardless of your feelings}, and I give you joy {regardless of your circumstances}. This is a spiritual act of obedience – at times, blind obedience. To people who don’t know Me intimately, it can seem irrational and even impossible to thank Me for heartrending hardships. Nonetheless, those who obey Me in this way are invariably blessed, even though difficulties remain. Thankfulness opens your heart to My presence and your mind to My thoughts. You may still be in the same place, with the same set of circumstances, but it is as if a light has been switched on, enabling you to see from My perspective. It is this light of My presence that removes the sting from adversity.’ – Sarah Young ‘Jesus Calling’

We are so very thankful for you, baby girl.