He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart;
he gently leads those that have young
. {Isaiah 40:11}

22 May 2011

The View from Here

We've managed to be fairly boring around here over the past week.
I've concluded that The Bean is already growing too fast for my liking. I have no idea how much she has gained but, my goodness, she seems big already.
I do not like this!
I've decided that her and I are going to have a special bond.
To be honest, I'm not sure if that's something one can "decide" but if it is, then I have.
First, Bean was born one day before my 28th birthday.
May birthdays are easily overlooked in these parts, as I may have pointed out before, because it's our business' craziest time of year so she and I will find ways to celebrate all on our own.
She also is the only one of my children who has my coloring.
This goes to show that you should be careful what you pray for.
Early in our marriage I prayed that our kids would have Hub's beautiful blue eyes. After two kids who are as pale, blonde haired and blue eyed I prayed for one who had my coloring. And... ta da!
Plus, I've known many-a third child in my life and I believe they need some extra lovin'.
I'm here to give it.

Mak has brought pure joy into my life these days.
I have been weighed down with some things going on outside of our home and family and just when I've started to get "blah" or even angry she has wobbled towards me with a giant grin on her face and I can't help but smile back or laugh out loud. {gotta love the bed-head}
Makenzie Grace truly brings grace into my life.
She has the most fantastic facial expressions and knows just when to use them.
I watched her use her wiles on Hubs the other night. The kids were having a rough night and just as he was at his end Mak offered up a huge snaggle-toothed grin and he crumbled.

She melts my heart.
OH! And she's finally walking! Praise God!
I L.O.V.E. how she swishes her little booty when she walks. I only want to put ruffly skirts on her now just to watch her shake it.

CJ has made motherhood a real project these days.
Downright disobedient.
Completely ignores instruction.
Where did he learn this stuff?! 
I'm amazed at the fact that here is no need to teach that kind of thing. My sweet boy is a sinner and there's no getting around it. Boo!
 ...and yet he makes us laugh. a lot.
He's so witty!
...and smart!
It's a treat to watch him grow and understand concepts even if it makes his disobedience all the more creative!
The poor kid has been bored lately and I don't think that helps things. Have you checked the weather for New England over the past weeks?
Rain. Rain. and MORE RAIN!
We manage to get out of the house for grocery shopping and to take walks around the greenhouse.
Please God, send the sun! My little man needs to run!
I must tell you... he's an AMAZING big brother!
He's so gentle, so loving, and so tender.
Lady toddlers, beware!... he may break your heart some day.

Oh! I forgot to mention my favorite thing! 
All three of the kids nap at the same time every day! 


  1. You have a beautiful family. You are an amazing woman for having three so close together. I could use some tips, any time you want to give them. ;0) I have three little ones under five, but they aren't spaced as closely as yours.

  2. Lots of prayer, Jamie. Lots and lots of prayer!


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