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“It is the first mild day of March.
Each minute sweeter than before…
There is a blessing to the air…”
“Repose is a quality too many undervalue….In the clamor one is irresistibly drawn to the woman who sits gracefully relaxed, who keeps her hands still, talks in a low voice and listens with responsive eyes and smiles. She creates a spell around her, charming to the ear, the eye and the mind. “
—–Good Housekeeping, November1947
Matt working with Paul to install new screens at the University of Mississippi….
Paul’s most recent flight. I love when he sends me photos from his trips. This was an early morning flight to Pennsylvania earlier this week….
A couple of years back, Paul built a chicken house.
After suffering several losses from dogs and other area animals, he made what we call the “chicken mansion”. When he first started construction, there were lots of giggles about how someone could actually live in that house.
No more laughing.
A storm blew through our state last night. The wind was so loud I was having trouble sleeping.
This morning, when we woke for the day, we found this:
I’m thankful today not one chicken was hurt.
I’m thankful we don’t have a board out of place (though we will probably have fun trying to figure out how to cut it off the chicken house).
I’m *VERY* thankful that tree didn’t fall over on our home!!
Jessa and I spent some time yesterday mixing up some blends with our essential oils:
We used some recipes provided on the Young Living FB page.
I’m excited to try some…have you mixed up your own blends??
Ok…another day of not cooking for the freezer.
What a great idea and an easy lunch even the little Lamberts to pull out of the freezer!
We made three loaves of bread into freezer sandwiches this morning. Each one was tucked neatly into a folding-flap sandwich bag and then stacked neatly back in the bread bag. (I had read in the blog comments those folding flap sandwich bags allow them to defrost without becoming soggy. Also, spreading peanut butter on both pieces of bread will keep the bread firm.
Cleaning is always more fun when you are cleaning toys.
A bathtub filled with soapy water and mega-blocks….
these toys had become so dirty from all the construction dust.
My littles washed them up, and we dried them on towels in the sun this afternoon.
Well, not exactly.
I saw this idea on another blog a while back and knew I wanted to try it for our home.
Mama used to bring the children Go-Gurts when she would come for a visit.
We kept them frozen. They thought of them more like popsicles.
This week, as we’re stocking the freezer with meals and snacks for after the baby is born, I spent some time this afternoon making a homemade (sort-of), version for the freezer.
We purchased large tubs of pre-made yogurt and filled snack-size freezer bags. When they are frozen, they’ll be a much less-messy way to eat yogurt (but without the cost of Go-Gurts). Tonight, they are all stacked in the freezer waiting for snack time!
The children were thrilled!
And he’s 12!!!
The Lord knew I needed an easy child the year he gave Timothy to me!
His birthday is 02-20-02.
He is the most easy-going, wonderful little guy. Joyful, almost always.
My pregnancy with him was not so easy. In fact, after two miscarriages, and my pregnancy being threatened with yet another, I really wasn’t at all sure we would keep this boy.
The Lord had other plans.
He is also my only child born weeks before my due date- he was ounces over being termed a “preemie”.
Even with the difficult start, he has grown and been such a blessing in our home!
This birthday (like all the others!), finds me feeling grateful for his life! I’m thankful the Lord would bless our home with him.
He keeps us laughing each and every day.
My sweet, Timothy.
Pictures from his special day:
Paul left for New Jersey before Timothy woke for the day.
We celebrated his birthday (partially), yesterday with a cookie cake. Today, he received phone calls from his papa on and off through the day. He told Timothy which gifts to open at what time. He also was on speaker phone to sing to the birthday boy.
Tonight, he’s enjoying his very first camera and playing with LEGOS.
I’m grateful for happy moments in life. I’m thankful for these children. I’m thankful for my home and good memories.