In Our House…

  IN OUR HOUSE, we are growing bored of winter, no snow, no barefoot days, no outdoor fun. So we find ways to keep busy.

Like the 101 uses for a carseat box.

–Jack (Titus) in the Box–

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–In and Out–


–Um Yeah Your guess is as goos as mine–


OR a Preztle Day

(The boys salted the pretzels and helped eat ’em)

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Or we (I) desperately try to put a bow in my little girls hair which is barely any!!!

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Or we create a purpose to life in the house with a chore chart and chores.


Or you unstuck your newly mobile baby ever 10 minutes.


Or maybe even ponder where to get a pink John Deere Tractor for a little girl who plays hard enough with her brothers tractors she falls asleep next to them.


Or we maybe even experience an embarassing moment or two. Like the Saturday I drove 30 minutes from home only to realize I forgot my covering. I frantically searched my hubby’s work vehicle in hopes of finding a scarf or something to no avail, I then scrounged my diaper bag and found an unclean Puffs Plus Tissue and continued to scrounge for a way to attach it. Finding a straight pin and two paper clips I proudly went into my destination with noone (well maybe other covering people if they saw me) none the wiser. (BTW-this was my first ever experience of forgeting my covering and I have learned to try to be prepared for future mishaps) ***sigh***

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and IN OUR HOUSE we are marveling at a bloom found on our aloe plant. The best we can figure is it is about three years old. Its been 1 year since it gave any pups. And now this amazing bloom. I never knew aloe could bloom. So stay tuned and I will let you know what comes of it.

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Look Who’s Growing…

Look who has some new tricks…

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She is so proud of herself. But her little sitting up trick has lost her the beloved swing. Take note in the picture above, she learned how to perfectly balance herself in the swing hence making the gears do some funny noises…sigh…I guess I need to suck it up and acknowledge her growing up some!!!

And here are two photos I absolutely love…She plays hard and sleeps sound…


And loves her baths…we can soon get rid of this bath ring too…aww…


And what happened to my two year old?????


I apologize and will make up for the lack of boy pictures…

May We See God’s Hand In All We Do Day In and Day Out!

Our Christmas Review (Part 2)

Christmas was fun at my parents. Super layed back and special because we were there all day (obviously since we arrive Christmas Eve). Anyway… Here is a glimpse into our day….

The childen opening their treasure’s and Charity lovin the wrapping papper!

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We spiffed the children up just for the fun of it but some how Charity is the only one I got a picture of!

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It was special to see my brother interacting with our children.

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Our new Christmas tradition, a teddy bear cookie for the children to tear apart (year # 2).

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And last a picture of 4 generations of females on my side of the family. (My Grandma, My Mom, Me, Charity)

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Now to the Ebersole’s…Sorry for my lack of pictures from this event. I need to go steal some from my MIL’s computer for scrapbooking…

The Boy Cousins *that are state side* (minus Victor, Vincent and Zach *missionary children*)

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The girl cousins *that are state side* (minus Julianna *missionary child) ~Theda made these beautiful dresses for the girls out of fabric she bought in Mongolia while visiting our beloved missionaries Les and Tonia and family whom we miss dearly~

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Well, that is our Christmas review. Maybe I will post something profound later or maybe not, totally depends on how the Spirit moves.

Until next time, may we keep Christ in the center of this new year, remaining focused on His will for our lives while He tarries. Blessings-