Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Lacy Paper

We had our annual snowflake making activity, with Jake, as always, leading the charge.


Saturday, December 8, 2012

just a little bit of life

Taking rest: Last night, the boys and Jeremy were late at school for a talent show, and so after I had finally settled the little people for sleep with a little Christmas background music, I sat myself down to a classic I had been wanting to watch. It is a black and white movie called The Bishop's Wife. It was me, with a blanket, the screen, dim lights and a warm fire. So nice, so so nice.

Taking learning: I have found and always discover afresh, that if I need wisdom and ask the Lord, He so faithful, loving and generous, and sends thoughts, books, verses my way to attend to me and what I need. A precious older sister in faith once wrote that it is a good thing to look around at things that are right and good, Godly and working for people. We can take what we need to learn from it. The outcome is all our own though, always designed by God. We are ourselves, with certain personality bents, gifts, callings, people to love and help.

The big question and desire of my heart is to teach my children to build their lives on the Rock which is Christ. May this affect the course of our lives.

"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105


Thursday, December 6, 2012

"Heap o' livin'"

Well now. Just like that time escapes and we've crept right into December :) it certainly is a bunch of living these days, while we are busy keeping up with life which seems to be moving so quickly. Thanksgiving has come and gone. Hannah came home from college for a week which was wonderful, and will soon be home for Christmas~time.
As always, I have lots of little hands that kept busy along side of me to help.

The landscape is hard with cold, the trees are bare, the sounds are all a bit louder with nothing to absorb them. It's still so very pretty.

Walks are a special kind of treat this time of year.

Homeschooling continues on, and I do so cherish my time with the young ones. I love them dearly, and find so many of their ways enjoyable.

Abby comes to tell me any of the cute antics I missed that Grady did. She is such a sweetheart.
Sophie dotes on Grady and the dogs terribly. Just like that, she seems a little bigger.
Bella insists she is the main character in any movie she watches.
Grady is just so cute, and saying new things and plays wonderfully and faithfully with all the kids. What a blessing this little 2 year old is.

Mom has been up to continue teaching the girls to sew. They really love it, and she is amazing.

I guess for keeping up with things here at home, I'm finding the work to be constant, and sometimes tiring and yet I still am realizing it is to be understood as part of a life because of the lives that are growing and being and doing. I pray every day for vision and strength to do my part well.

"It takes a heap o' livin' to make a house a home." Edgar Guest

Truer words have never been penned ;)