Friday, April 30, 2010


That little tongue was moving for the entire photo shoot:) Funny man.

Chubby Cheeks . . . *sigh*

Saturday, April 24, 2010


Isaac noticed that Noah's heat rash had disappeared today. "Mom, what happened to his spots?"


Aunt Michelle took Isaac to the Build and Grow workshop at Lowes today. He came home with a bird feeder which he promptly filled with seeds and set outside. "Birds, come get your lunch!" he called. He sat there for a bit waiting to see the birds:)

Thursday, April 22, 2010

A Little Bit Country . . .

It seems that the neighborhood houses seem to be getting built closer and closer together these days. Our neighborhood is no different. In fact, from our dining room window we have a nice view of our neighbor's fifth wheel. However, it's our home and our neighbors are fabulous. The closeness really is not a bad thing in our case.
I was talking to my sister the other day and she mentioned the nice view from the bonus room -- all the city lights:) The windows on the back of the house show a much different view. You can watch the tractors plow the field and the occasional dirt bike spinning around out there.




Recently my Mom let me borrow her diffuser for essential oils. It smells wonderful so I was happy to use it while she was off enjoying Hawaiian sunsets and beaches. She gave me the essential oil Thieves to use since it's a delightfully aromatic oil of cloves and cinnamon.

I put the diffuser in the kitchen first then moved it to our bedroom at night. Funny thing happened! Bill woke up feeling much better from the cold he had and sweet Noah's nose cleared up and he no longer snored! I moved the diffuser around to the kids' bedrooms as well. No one else in our house caught the nasty cold! We've been to church without anyone contracting any gross new bug from the nursery! Isaac hasn't brought a bug home from school for two whole weeks! This is huge! Not sure we'll be germ free forever, but I'll keep you (my one faithful reader) posted on how this is working!

If you look up the history of Thieves, it is quite interesting. Apparently during the plague in Europe (during the 15th century) there were certain thieves that would steal things off the bodies of those dead from the plague. They never got infected with the fatal disease. When they were caught, they were offered a deal. The deal involved them giving their secret to not getting the disease. The thieves were perfumers and rubbed themselves in oil of cinnamon and cloves. But don't believe me, go look it up yourself. God's medicine is pretty darn amazing!

I am also pleased to report that we haven't gotten that nasty stomach flu that's been going around. Looks like if this keeps up, Ike's not going to miss very many days of school;)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Boys and Pockets

Ike didn't eat his snack at school yesterday. Instead he loaded his pockets full of the sugar coated cereal:)

When we got home he divided the loot into two piles to share with his cousin Alex.

I just LOVE that boy and all his sweetness!

Wyatt Loves Babies

Wyatt, our frequent visitor, asks to hold the baby as soon as he walks in the door:)

Sunday, April 18, 2010


"Aunt Vicki, take Alex's picture." Alex refers to himself in the third person regularly:)

Friday, April 16, 2010

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Monday, April 5, 2010


The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. ~Galatians 5:22

I am beginning to think God blessed me with children so I'll have someone to practice the "fruit of the Spirit" on. Right now I'm in the stage where you get to practice with little sleep, baby cries, and a two-year-old (and all that that entails:). I'd have to say without this gentle reminder of a verse I just might forget that I am training my kids to be Christ-minded along with training myself. I am so thankful for all of the fruit that God pours out on me. We are so blessed to have a God who loves us, who is patient with us, who is good to us, who is faithful to us, who is gentle to us, and has perfect self-control.