A Boy and His Dog

Tracy / August 18, 2006

Bless his heart, Matthew would love to have a dog. We just can’t have one where we live and I’m not sure how his allergies would react to another animal.

That being said, he has built the next best thing. His own dog, built entirely from Legos, is the actual size of some small dogs, doesn’t make a peep, nor leave annoying little “messes” anywhere. He’s also a very economical and obedient little animal. In short, we love him.

Seriously, this is Matthew’s latest LEGO creation. He asked if I could give it top billing on the blog today…how could I refuse such a request.

I’m constantly amazed at the things my children create with little LEGOS. Matthew has just turned seven and he’s building dogs, when my older children play with LEGOS, they turn out small cities with little working factories. It’s amazing. I love to see what they will come up with next!

We’re trying to get an earlier start today. We’ve had such a full week. Earlier this week, we were planning to have the long over due, weekend yard sale to clean out our storage space. After pulling box after box, and bag after bag, into our home, and sorting it, we found out yesterday that Paul has to work on Saturday. I’m sure in most homes this would not be a problem, but in my home, with so many littles, one of which is nursing, I’m not about to try a yard sale by myself. My dear friend, Christy, mentioned yesterday that at least it will be cooler when we are able to have it. I know she’s right…it will make for a much more pleasant day. For now, I have to go through the process of re-packing the “stuff” that now lines the halls, living room and bedrooms of my home. *sigh*

This is a picture snapped by Courtney last evening of the fog that had settled over our neighborhood. Between the heat and the humidity, it was hard to breathe!

Prayer Requests

Efficiency in our day

Our friend, Marty’s Mom fell and now has broken bones in both legs!

David Blackwell’s elderly Grandmother not doing well and is now being seen by hospice in her home.

Emma’s continued recovery from the sickness that we’ve had.

Today, I’m Thankful For

Items on our list already finished for the day

Rain yesterday.

The cooler temps that continue to move in…I’m hoping that Fall is not far off!

My mouth being so much better…I’ve now been 3 whole days with no Motrin.

The church group that we’ve been visiting. We’ve been out for the last couple of weeks but are looking forward to returning on Sunday.

Tracy’s Task

Today, I’m making a list of items that I would like to have to decorate the outside of my home for Fall. A new welcome mat, Mums, a fall wreath, these are the kinds of things that make a house look like a home.

What I’m Learning

Many of you know that we struggle to keep our home cool in the summer. It is not at all unusual for temperatures in our home to be in the upper 80’s or low 90’s with the air conditioner on in the months of July, and August.

Over the last few weeks, we’ve made a huge effort to keep the house cooler by hanging blankets over our windows during the day. Though I don’t particularly like the “look”, I do very much appreciate the cooler temperature in our home. What a wonderful thing!

I’m looking forward to the next power bill. Hopefully, it will be lower due to our efforts!

Today’s Scripture Meditation

Heb 3:1-4
“Therefore, holy brothers, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, the apostle and high priest whom we confess. He was faithful to the one who appointed him, just as Moses was faithful in all God’s house. Jesus has been found worthy of greater honor than Moses, just as the builder of a house has greater honor than the house itself. For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything.”

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