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The things you do for your kids…. I could make a list of my own personal experiences. And at the moment i can hardly think of any I’ve regretted (maybe the $80 mip purchase a few Christmases ago).

About three weeks before Easter, Jesse came home from school talking about hatching chicks at school. It was a science/4H project they were doing in class. The kid came home every day taking about these eggs, he was enamored. The week they were supposed to hatch, he asked us if he could bring them home after they hatched. I really thought he was joking and secretly hoped that there are already plans for these chicks. I was wrong.

His teacher emailed and called. She said Jesse had been so interesting to watch at school, that he had taken on what she called a ‘parental’ roll for these unhatched chicks.  No need for the rest of the details… Meet Jesse’s chicks:

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Proud papa…

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The one on my hand above is Johnny Appleseed, aka JAS since we think it’s a she.  She’s the baby and the most friendly. They are three weeks old now and i personally spend about an hour each day hanging out with them. It makes me think back to all the animals my parents let us kids have when we were young… goats, chickens, ducks, a pony, dogs, cats, mice. What were they thinking?

The things we do for our kids.… That’s right!

Men

Lydia and i were in the bedroom this evening when we heard a calamity in the kitchen…. She asked, “you do know men aren’t good in kitchens, right?”

Lifelong Friendships

I think we all have those friends… The ones we’ve had forever and no matter how long it’s been since you’ve seen each other, things are always the same. These same friends somehow instinctively know when to show up in life (and that I love paper, bound books, pretty boxes, purple, mail!).

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I have a few of those special, amazing friends and one of them showed up in the mail today… Right on time… Right when I needed a reminder….

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Thank you for blessing me today…. You know who you are!

God is good!

The Gift of 10 Years

I was recently reading a book that said if you think your life is going no where, stagnant, to look back on the past 10 years and see how much has changed.

This time 10 years ago I found out I was pregnant. What an a amazing blessing but it was very hard for me to believe because we had tried for a year with no success. I know a year seems like nothing to those who have battled infertility for years but hey, that should make any one who knows the pain all the more compassionate for even those that’s battled it for only days. It was the saddest year of my life. BUT (doesn’t God always provide a but) we finally succeeded! And even though that last 10 years has had its lows, like losing several uncles and aunts, my granny Kat, family and friends fueds… It’s also been filled with so many blessings and this year we’re gonna celebrate Lydia’s 10th birthday and her brothers 8th! And celebrating five years in our new house. Celebrating long awaited weight loss! Celebrating big changes in our jobs (I’m claiming good things)! Celebrating Lydia’s trip to Jamestown and her final year at Spiller! Celebrating no more car seats… Lots of hiking trips… Family and so much more! God is good, folks… And I’m thankful for the gift of the past 10 years.

Where were you 10 years ago?

Cascades

To end our vacation a few weeks ago, Lydia and I decided to hike to the Cascade Falls in Giles County. I had always wanted to go but the opportunity just never arose to go with anyone so we decided to do it alone.

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It’s a beautiful two mile hike up to the falls. Lots of places to stop and catch your breath (which this old lady needed).

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And when we finally arrived to the falls, Lydia wad so excited. All that waking paid off!  This is Lydia at her first sight of the falls.

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I think it was time well spent with my little lady. Great memories!

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Ham hocks

It’s very entertaining to hear your 7 & 8 year old have an entire conversation replacing every noun with “ham hocks”.

You should try it. …

Swim Team

Jesse & Lydia joined the swim team this year and are doing great for their first year. There’s a big learning curve to the meets. ..I had no idea what all a meet involves till now. Here’s some pics of the little water bugs.

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Jesse’s best event is the freestyle and Lydia does great in the breast and back stroke. Proud of my babes!