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Cute Titus

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Titus was taking a nap when we went outside to play today. Justus went inside to get some water for the plants, heard Titus, and invited him to come play with us. At first, he needed time to warm up to the bright sun.


It didn't take him very long to get busy taking turns with the watering can.


And soon after, he was making his little brother laugh...and making me smile :)


We sure do love this kid!
(That would be Derek you see in the background of the last picture...
at it again with another project,
paving the driveway!!!
We sure do love our hard working Daddy and husband, too!)
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Matthew 6:25-34
“Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?

So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?

Therefore, do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these thi…

A Day in the Life

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6:00 am Hear Derek's phone vibrate on the windowsill. "It's a job," he says. I quickly realize my dear husband who I thought would be home this morning will not be anymore. He gets out of bed to get ready for his substitute job and kisses me goodbye. Now I know what it feels like to have a spouse "on call!" Oh well, at least we will have a little income for a change :)

6:30 Hear Eli saying, "Mama," very quietly, and realize he has been woken up (definitely a downside to Derek getting up early for work!) Decide to ignore him for awhile.

7:25 Justus is up...WOW!!! He never sleeps this late! He says he has to pee, and I say he can stay out of his room so he doesn't wake Titus up. Eli is pretty mad at this point and has gotten sick of playing in bed, so Justus and I go get him and head to the kitchen for breakfast. We have to leave in an hour for Justus' class at the Rec Center, so I tell him to eat and then brush his teeth and get dressed. (Lov…

I Thank You for the Cross!

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Survivor Records (2009)
Tim Hughes (Isaac Watts) When I Survey

When I survey the wondrous Cross
On which the Prince of glory died,
My richest gain I count but loss,
And pour contempt on all my pride

See from His head, His hands, His feet,
Sorrow and love flow mingled down
Did eer such love and sorrow meet,
Or thorns compose so rich a crown?

Were the whole realm of nature mine,
That were an offering far too small;
Love so amazing, so divine,
Demands my soul, my life, my all

Thank You for the cross
I thank You for the cross
I thank You for the cross my Lord

I love You for the cross
I love You for the cross
I love You for the cross my Lord

14 weeks!!

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For the record, baby #4 pops out MUCH sooner than baby #1 :) Here I am prego with Justus at 22 WEEKS!!!! hahahaha



And now, at 14 weeks with #4 :)


A Little Bit about Little E

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He can say Dada, Mama, Duhduh (Justus), Hi (one of his favorite), Hey, more (one of his firsts, the kid loves to eat!! "More" can mean eat, more, milk, or drink...Basically, he just wants something in his stomach :) ), hot, and ush (shoe)


When asked what animals say, he responds with rufrufruf, neigh, or some form or fashion of a growling sound for numerous different animals. The only animal noises he quotes correctly almost 100% of the time is a dog, lion, dinosaur, and horse. Every other animal noise is interchangeable.


He loves to play with measuring cups, and LOVES it when Justus and Titus get out all of my bowls and pots and big spoons and make meals using their Memory game cards, clothes pins, and whatever else they can find.


He is infatuated with his big brothers. He yells "Daaaaaaa, or HEYYYYYYYY" whenever he sees them after being asleep or away for awhile. He tackles Justus often, lays on Titus while Titus is getting his diaper changed, and wants to be wherev…

Snow Day

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Not quite sure if he's ready for this...





Titus attempted a snow angel and then
decided he would rather just eat the falling snow



Clothes line is even covered


Eating more snow



And finally, some hot chocolate :)


We did make a snowman and a snow castle, but since there were three BOYS outside "helping," our creations didn't last long!!

You da man!!

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The other day, it was raining and we were all getting suited up to run some errands...

Justus: "It's okay that it's raining, Mom. Don't worry about it. I'll drink all the water. Cause...I'm the man."