Y'all, I have wanted to get back on the ol' blog and share what's been going on with us...but with all the tragedy and heartbreak that's happened recently with tornadoes sweeping the south, combined with life in general, I've been at a loss for words. My heart aches for so many and I sit in my home and teach my children and take a shower in clean water in my own bathroom and I marvel at God's sovereignty. And I am humbled. I do not deserve what He has so richly lavished upon me. The last week or so has brought me face to face with God's grace and mercies. How unfathomable are His ways.
With that said...a brief rundown of the last several weeks.
For his fourth birthday, Little Man received a hand-made paratrooper figurine. One of a kind. Specially made many years ago for Grandpa, who was a Paratrooper in WWII (503rd, Pacific Theatre). This was a BIG deal and had long been anticipated by Little Man who has had his eye on said Paratrooper for quite some time.
I love this picture of him. This is so often Little Man! All smiles and beaming! Ready to take on the world.
And this picture sums up day in and day out. Little Man, camo EVERYWHERE and Sister, dressed up (as a pirate). Always. (This was at Little Man's birthday party.)
Somebody lost a front tooth! It didn't just fall out, JJ (my MIL) hit her in the mouth (accidentally, of course!). And in her defense, the tooth was dangling. (smile)
And we have hunted eggs at least three times in the front yard. I keep spotting more as I pull out of the driveway.
Little Bit broke a window pane. Nice. Now we have TWO currently knocked out in that window.
Have you heard my sister's news? Here she is telling one of her dearest friends! I LOVE this shot! Mom took it!
And here is Sister, conversing with none other than precious Sally Lloyd-Jones, author of the Jesus Storybook Bible. Do you have this Storybook Bible? No? You need a copy!!!
Sister was smitten! Of course, it's pretty cool to be six and get to meet the author of your favorite book that your Mom has read you three times already!
After we heard Sally Lloyd-Jones, my sister (middle sister, I have two sisters...baby sister doesn't blog) and her "Little One" and Mom joined us for a loooong weekend.
It was nothing short of wonderfully insane and exhausting.
We spent a morning at the Strawberry Patch picking...
You should read my sister's description here.
By the time we loaded up, everyone was a sweet and sticky mess. Mom even has stained pink tennis shoes to prove it!
Little One, you are ADORABLE!
I'm so glad you and all seventeen of your lovies got to join us!
We are missing you something fierce!
And you made me laugh really hard.
Come back and see us soon! Please, please!
Look what I found the other day? Silly sisters.
Hope you and all of yours are well and safe and provided for, especially after the weather that has recently swept through the south. May God be glorified.