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Irresistible Grace…Er…Brothers

I was planning to write this post on irresistible grace but I thought I ‘d wait until I finish that chapter in Grace Unknown.  However, as soon as I wrote that title, something else popped into my head even though it really has nothing to do with grace and everything to do with irresistible-ness.

The other day, David was playing in his bed taking his afternoon nap, when I heard him call. Not knowing when The Boy had gone to bed, I asked Mom if it was time for him to wake up. No, it was not- go tell him to go to sleep.  As soon as I entered his room, he looked at me with his big puppy eyes.  I told him it was not time to get up. He said, “But, Kimmy, I don’t like nap time.”  “I know, buddy, but Kimmy likes nap time.”  Then he looked at me, all snuggly in his bed, and said, “Kimmy will you snuggle with me a little bit?”  Irresistible.  Oh, just a minute…

A few minutes after I left him, I heard him calling again. I went and told Mom that The Boy was NOT going to go to sleep. She told me to tell him to rest quietly for 15 more minutes.  Once again, I entered his room and saw his now red and teary eyes.  Manipulation, I see.  “David, Mommy says you have to rest quietly for 15 more minutes and then you can get up.” “Kimmy, I love you. You’re my baby.  Will you snuggle me?”

Irresistible

*sigh* A giving- in sigh.

I love that boy, stinker and all 😛

 
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Posted by on January 4, 2013 in brothers

 

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The Perfect Christmas

This year, we had some of the best presents we’ve ever had for Christmas.  They weren’t really expensive or really fancy, but they fit the intended person just right.  I know you want the run-down, so here is the list of the best presents:

  • I wrote a while back that we were remodeling our bedroom. We did it mostly because for Christmas, Rebecca moved into our room. She is getting older and it will encourage her to act older and more mature if she thinks of herself as one of the ‘big’ girls, instead of a little kid. We painted and completely rearranged the whole room and none of the younger ones saw it till yesterday. Over Becca’s bed we painted a big letter ‘R’  with a tiara on it, complete with sequins. She was so surprised and thrilled. She spent practically all day in her new room.
  • Bethany and David still share a room. They’re young and don’t care. So, in their room we put up a canopy over Bethany’s bed. She has the top bunk and we fixed these lacy curtains to the ceiling and they hang over her head. She LOVED it- she’s such a girly girl!
  • We also hung curtains (not lace ones) around David’s bed so it’s like a tent in there. He was so excited!
  • For Mom we got a set of non-stick pots and pans. It is an 18 piece set and SHE spent last night figuring where to put them.  It was a great gift for her, AND they were FREE! My Dad’s work does this safety drawing if you are accident-free and he won this set- which is what we wanted to get Mom anyway!
  • We got Dad a HDMI cord that hooks our laptop to the TV. We had an old one, but it always messed up the computer, so the new one is wonderful.
  • David got lots of presents but he’s so easily pleased that all of his were great 🙂
  • Of course, Caroline got the video posted for her.
  • And me? I got what I wanted most: a Mp3 player for when I run. Ahhhh….I love it.

Of course, there were lots of other gifts given and many of them were wonderful as well. These here were just the best ones. We’ve never had a Christmas like this before. There were many presents that couldn’t be unwrapped, like the bedrooms and the video. But they fit. Everyone agreed that this was our best Christmas

 

 
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Posted by on December 27, 2012 in Christmas

 

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Some good news…and some bad news.

In May, we got a trampoline.  All of us kids bought it. We had worked hard on selling jelly at our homeschool co-op sale and we also had a yard sale.  We love our trampoline and it was so fun to earn it together.  Someone is on it every day, if not all of us.

Today, I was on our trampoline with Caroline and David.  David had been making up all sorts of interesting games (“Kimmy, you are the salt, Caroline is the pepper.”).  He got off and found this light piece of material which he rolled up and said was his baby.  He then brought that on to the trampoline, laid it out, and told us not to step on his ‘baby.’ Caroline, who can be a little competitive, immediately said, “Alright, Kimmy, first one to step on the baby looses.” She gave me a grin and started to jump.  After her second jump, she tripped right over that baby and fell flat on her face.  I was laughing so hard I didn’t realize at first that she was crying.  This was VERY unusual.  Caroline never cries, especially in front of people, unless something is seriously wrong.  She was holding her ankle and sobbing. I quickly told Becca to run and get Mom.  Her ankle started to swell at once.  Bethany prayed for her as I helped her to the car and David prayed too.  Mom is taking her to the hospital right now.  We are sure it is either a serious sprain or it is broken.  Please pray that God will give her peace of mind and will give the doctors wisdom.

So you may be asking…WHAT is the good news?!  Well, a friend of ours has some crutches we can borrow!

 
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Posted by on August 21, 2012 in injury

 

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