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A Day in the Life (of cleaning our house!)

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8:00 Up and at 'em. Take a quick shower before Derek leaves for work. Josiah is awake but happy in his bed for now.
8:30 Derek leaves, and I come out to make coffee. Change Eli's clothes and diaper, change Josiah's clothes and diaper. Nurse Josiah. Fix a cup of coffee, add chocolate syrup to make it a mocha. Dry and fix hair, get myself dressed. Justus is playing on the computer, and Titus is playing with Lego's in the school room.


9:30 Come out to kitchen to fill everyone's cups with water. Titus and Eli work well together doing the Truck Puzzle Book (a miracle!) Head upstairs with all the boys to play. We build with blocks, I talk with Eli about the colors red and blue, we read books, I drink my coffee and enjoy watching my fun kids in action. Josiah lays on his tummy taking it all in. Start load of laundry.


10:00 Josiah is ready for a nap, so I leave the older boys upstairs and come down to nurse him and lay him down.
10:30 Back upstairs to begin cleaning. I must fi…

Need a laugh?

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Dear Diary, I'm over it...

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This season, that is. No, I'm not over the REASON for the season!! That...Jesus...I celebrate every day. Call me Scrooge if you must, but this year (around our house) Christmas seemed like it lasted about a week. Now that Christmas DAY is over, I am just ready to take down Christmas decorations, put things back in their normal places, and go back to regular life.

We didn't have family in town for Christmas. We didn't visit family for Christmas. My husband got a whole measly day off for Christmas. Don't get me wrong. Christmas was wonderful. I love buying things for my amazing husband and my kids. I love seeing their excitement, the joy they have on Christmas morning, their greed (! oh wait, that I don't like.)

I have been a lazy bum this past week (and this week isn't looking much better.) I haven't wanted to cook, I've let the dishes get out of hand more than once, and we haven't done school in a long time. I told Derek last night I have been trying …

Wrestle Mania

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Josiah's First Christmas

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Where Dreams Come True

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Our boys love firefighters, firetrucks, and just about any "rescue hero."

I would say they are pretty typical when it comes to playing make believe. They pretend there is a fire, someone needs rescuing, and they work as a team to get the job done.

Sometimes, they use toys to pretend with. Other times, they are the rescue heroes.
They have even been to a real fire station for a tour, a few lessons, and even a ride on a fire engine. Yesterday, we got to do that again!




However, this time, things got even bigger...


better...

And...higher!


It was pretty cold outside,



but I think they all enjoyed themselves :)






From all of us to all of you

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For unto us a Child is born!!!

Merry Christmas!
Love,
The Frye Fam in Texas...

Derek,
Anna,
Justus,

Titus,
Eli,
Josiah,

& Uncle Jack (and Nugget)