Monday, April 25, 2011

Eggs and Candy and Stuff

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A few days ago I carelessly mentioned something to Grant about Easter in front of the boys.  I say “carelessly” because whatever it was that I said, let the little boys know that the Easter Bunny ain’t no real thing.

Uh, oops.

Truth is, they didn’t fully grasp what I had revealed, but even if they had, I really don’t care.

Call me un-American, but I don’t like lying to my kids about ginormous mammals that hide candy around the house.  It’s creepy.

….I’m still gonna propagate the Santa thing though ….. So if you had any doubt, I am not totally ruining their childhood.

Only partially.

Even so, I’m 100% for filling up an Easter basket with gifts and doing an egg hunt.

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I’m in it for the candy, that’s why.

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We did have a nice Easter Sunday, thanks for asking.  We had a great morning at church and then went out to Grant’s parents’ house with some other friends. 

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We feasted and fellowshipped, Jagger was inseparable from his new Leapster game, the kiddos got do do an indoor egg hunt, the boys refused all photography that involved wearing their blazers, and we got 1/2 of a family portrait taken.  I couldn’t ask for anything more, really. 

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Sarcasm aside, we had a very lovely day celebrating our Savior with family and friends. 

Friday, April 15, 2011

More on Cash

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Another reason why I love Cash: 

“Thanks for cleaning the windows, Mom.”

Seriously, a three-year-old thanked me for Windexing the windows.  Completely unprompted.  In the history of man, this may be a first. 

I. Love. Him.  Don’t let that mischievous look in his eyes fool you.  He’s the sweetest boy I know. 

*I also may have posted this as evidence that sometimes I do clean windows, contrary to what many may believe about me*

Friday, April 8, 2011

Around the House

This place is becoming a little more like home everyday.  The first few weeks I would always go the wrong way and attempt to make my way back to the old house after dropping the boys off at school.  Hopefully that habit is almost kicked.

Here’s a little bit more of my favorite room in the house.  It’s basically they only space that is “finished enough.”

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I would love to get my hands on some white linen slipcovers over those wingbacks.  But I know I’ll never get around to it.  Plus, the floral and velvet are growing on me.   

I’m loving me some spring.

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It’s so fun to see what surprises are popping up in the yard.  Although I have to admit I am a little ticked at Cash for plucking quite of few of the daffodils.   

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Here is one of the boys’ favorite spots.  It is prime real estate for superheroes and pirates to get caught in Spidy’s web. 

While I was away on my trip and the boys were with the grandparents for a week, Grant went ahead and demolished the main bathroom.  He is putting in a new floor, tile, vanity, toilet, fixtures, you name it, basically.  So far it’s been out of commission for two weeks, and Lord willing it will just take one more.  Famous last words, though, right?

After that, next on his list is a little half bath attached to the boys bedroom.  That one shouldn’t take nearly as long, since it just needs a new floor and vanity and fixtures. 

And then it’s kitchen time!  We don’t know exactly what we are going to do to it yet, but I am looking forward to it. 

My responsibility during all this has been removing the wallpaper.  Oh, glorious wallpaper.  Hopefully some updated pics will come soon.     

Monday, April 4, 2011


The trip was awesome and I am so thankful that I was able to go.  I seriously loved my time there and am sad that it couldn’t have been longer.

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This is our group along with some staff from Predisan.  Predisan is a Christian Mission that provides healthcare, community development, and spiritual outreach to the mountainous regions of Honduras. 

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Our time was specifically spent in the schools, building latrines for households that did not yet have them, and visiting in homes.  We were able to share our faith on many levels.   

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The community was soooo grateful.  But really, we were the ones that were blessed with the experience. 

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We got to see Christ in the eyes of the children. 

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And in the brotherly love of the community. 

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We got to witness their reliance on God, and bring that back home with us.

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And what does the Lord require of you?                                                                                             

         To act justly and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.

                                                                                                                            Micah 6:8

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I pray I don’t easily forget the lessons learned here.