Speech Fun

Today is my little Micah’s birthday!  He is 6 years old. Micah still has some speech issues, which make life more interesting.  Mark, Elena, and I were working on a poster about him for his school birthday celebration. Mark asked him what he wants to be when he grows up.  He exuberantly replied, “An IDIOT!” […]
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Sleeping Potion

I just destroyed my chances of winning mother of the year.  Again.  For the 11th year in a row. Bed time is a nightmare in our house.  It is always at bed time that we question the logic behind having four children.  Let me share: 7:00 We always start the bed time routine happily.  We […]
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Our Annual ER Visit

About every summer we make a trip to the ER.  I thought that we were going to make it without a trip this year; after all, school begins in 10 days.  I got my hopes up too quickly.  Last night we ventured that way again. I really think that the Lord sends us teaching moments.  […]
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10,000 Diapers

Mark and I have been changing diapers for over 10 years.  We just spent our ride home from a date processing what that 10 years encompassed.  Mark calculated that if you took an average of 3 diapers a day and multiply that by 365 days a year you get roughly 1000 diapers a year.  Then, […]
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Birthday Drama

Mark’s birthday is today.  Micah’s birthday is tomorrow.  He only missed Mark’s birthday by 2 hours.  I thought that sharing a birthday weekend would be kind of fun.  Well… First of all, Micah cannot WAIT for his birthday.  This is the first year that he’s cared, and he’s been counting down the moments.  He has […]
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Drinking Fountain Adventures

Isaiah loves water.  A LOT.  I wish he didn’t have such an affinity for it.  He is always turning on the hose in the back yard and watering the sandbox.  I can imagine my next water bill.  It will be super high and my grass will still be dead. At church a couple of Sundays […]
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Character Enhancement

I believe that God gave me my little Christina to build character.  With Elena everything is easy.  I thought I was an expert on dealing with children.  With Christina I always have to find a new angle to parenting. And I feel as if I am building virtues such as patience and humility on a […]
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Oral Culture

Let me preface this post by just saying that I love going to school.  I am studying language–something that I’ve always found fascinating.  I didn’t love school the first time–it was just work.  Now it is much more relaxing and fun.  I want to share an epiphany that I had while reading a chapter for […]
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Certain Death

Christina is going to die. At least, that’s what she’s screaming passionately, uncontrollably at the top of her lungs. You see, her death began with a fun game of tag between her and her sister. That game turned deadly once the fly swatter entered the picture. Apparently, Mark’s cousin Bob told Christina that flies have […]
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Observations From Campus: 33 Is The New Old

When I go to class I feel old.  I’m not, but I feel old.  I feel old because the majority of students on campus are in their late teens or early 20s.  I feel kind of like a mother figure–even though I am only 33 years old.  This feeling started when I was in my […]
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