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Wordless Wednesday

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Eli is 8 months old!!!!!!!!!

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Talk about time flying by!! That statement, apparently, is especially true with the third child. I canNOT believe Eli is already 8 months old. Not only is he getting OLDER quickly, he is growing up in every sense of the word right before our eyes...

Eli can crawl like a maniac, and can be heard "sprinting" down the hallway whenever he hears the dishwasher door open (he loves to pull up on that and splash in the water on the open door), the shower turn on (he loves the shower curtain and the sound of the water...and he loves taking a bath), or the front door open and close (this boy is already getting attached to DADDY!!!) He walks (very slowly) while holding onto furniture and tries his best to reach and walk from one piece of furniture to the next. (Thankfully, his arms aren't long enough yet, and he's forced to crawl!!!) It looks like we're going to have to try extra hard to keep this one on his knees!

Eli, you are such a joy! Your smile alone has done amazing t…

Not So Wordless Wednesday...

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Justus and Titus went to the doctor today for a mandatory check-up for Mother's Day Out. Last time I took Titus to the doctor, I came home with some funny stories of crazy, "out there" comments made by the doctor and his assistant. (i.e. like the assistant telling me that maybe Titus had had so many colds recently b/c he is not vaccinated....um, yeah, that makes a lot of sense.) Anyway, there were a couple of doosies (not quite sure that is how you spell that) today, so I thought I'd share.

Story #1:
The nurse walked us back to the first room to get the boys' weight, height, and temperature. She asked me LITERALLY 10 times which one was Titus and which one was Justus. I changed my answer numerous times to help her remember and get it in her head. I mean, I'll give it to her...it's confusing. "Justus is the 3 year old. Justus is the oldest. Justus is the biggest. This one is Justus (tapping his head), and this one is Titus." (and so on...never min…

My boys are already looking out for me:)

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I opened the back door this morning and saw this...


...a tiny little armed soldier guarding our back door. Hilarious:)



A Day with DADDY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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We spent the day with Derek being home the entire day...it was so wonderful. We were at home almost the whole day, but we decided to go out this evening for a couple hours. We've wanted to take the boys to the DFW Founders' Plaza, and since we are experiencing a "cold front," it was the perfect day for it! It was pretty cool. The boys were excited to see the planes taking off and landing for a few minutes, but I think their favorite part was just being able to explore the big open field. We didn't stay long but plan to go back sometime for a picnic lunch/dinner. Here are pics of our time there and of the boys enjoying their ice cream from Braum's afterwards:)



The stone Derek and the boys are sitting in front of is very symbolic. I took a picture of the description of all the symbolism below:) Pretty interesting!









Wordless Wednesday

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A note from God:)

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Relax in My peaceful presence. Do not bring performance pressures into our sacred space of communion. When you are with someone you trust completely, you feel free to be yourself. This is one of the joys of true friendship. Though I am Lord of lords and King of kings, I also desire to be your intimate Friend. When you are tense or pretentious in our relationship, I feel hurt. I know the worst about you, but I also see the best in you. I long for you to trust Me enough to be fully yourself with Me. When you are real with Me, I am able to bring out the best in you: the very gifts I have planted in your soul. Relax, and enjoy our friendship.

(From Jesus Calling, by Sarah Young)

Wordless Wednesday

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Happy Birthday, America!!!!!!!!!

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Our National Anthem

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The American Flag

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I am learning very quickly that teaching my kids at home is going to be quite a knowledge-gaining experience for myself as well!!!

Exhibit A: In honor of the 4th of July this Saturday, we are learning about the American Flag, our nation's birthday, and the "Star Spangled Banner" this week. I'm sure (I hope) you know a lot of these facts, but I want to share the fun and interesting ones we are exploring over the next few days. Today, the American Flag (Again, some of these are old news to us, but nice to be reminded of)...

1) The 50 stars represent the 50 United States
2) The thirteen stripes represent the original thirteen colonies that rebelled against the British Crown and became our first 50 states in the Union
3) Nicknames for the flag: Star-Spangled Banner, Old Glory, and Stars and Stripes
4) The exact dimensions and colors are very specifically regulated in order for the flag to be considered "G-Spec" (government specification) flags
5) When Alaska and Hawa…

Wordless Wednesday

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