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"Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it..." Psalm 127:1

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Our New Friend

For a while now the children have all begged for a puppy. We've always said no because we understood the work involved in having one; the cleaning, checking for invaders, vet bills, food costs, house breaking, wondering where to keep it when we go on vacation. All of those and more that I can't really think of at this late of an hour have always cause me and McPapa to firmly say, "No, not until you all are older." Well before McPapa left for Cuba the pleas for a pet were stronger and more frequent than ever. He appeased the kids by telling them that after he got back he would consider it. Well that was enough to content them for the eight days that we was gone.
As soon as he got back however the pleas returned full force...not sure if McPapa meant for them to forget about the pet but they surely did not forget!
Well after some talking to McPapa finally took the first step and allowed us to begin looking on the web for a pet to adopt. There are so many little animals out there that are in need of a home. It's really rather sad!
We saw many that we liked, some of us liked beagles, others dalmations, others anything that was cute..our hearts were smitten more than once!
Well after much drama that I am not going to go into here the Lord finally gave us our little pet. Yes, we prayed about it, pray about everything right?!!!
This little fella is a cutie, are you ready?

He is a chihuahua. Not sure if he is a mix, we got him from someone in the church who has family that breeds them. We suspect that he is a long-haired chihuahua...all we need in this family-more hair! ;) He is so adorable! Right now he is quietly sleeping in his kennel. He hasn't eaten much yet, we are hoping that is because of his new surroundings and that tomorrow will be better. We are still deciding on a name. Here is our list of choices:
Charlie, Pepper (Pepe for short), Alex, Ginger, Baxter, Cuba, Max, Dash.
Not sure what we will end up with but we'll let you all know!
Here is a video of him.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Our newest addition to the family…

Okay, it’s not what you think! It’s actually an object and not another child or animal…Mom…:)!!!

Big Sis, being the typical 2nd child is always pretty quiet when it comes to asking for what she wants. She’s not pushy about it either. Sometimes I really feel badly for her because I feel that she often gets looked over.

Well when Biggest started piano lessons back up last summer we started Big Sis as well. She did great for a while but soon started to say that she wanted to stop for a while. I don’t think that she lost interest but I think that it bothered her a little that she couldn’t play like her older sister. Although I was uncomfortable allowing her to stop McPapa (yes, I changed his name…sounds better?) and I decided that it would be okay to take a step back for a little while. Don’t want to force her to do it now and then in a couple of years have her end up hating the piano altogether.

Well just this summer she had started asking about playing again. She has mentioned various instruments this past year such as the harp and guitar (neither of which we felt we would be able to supply lessons for) but here lately-and off and on in the past-she has mentioned the violin.

Well it just so happens that we know a young lady that gives violin lessons. This young lady also happens to play in the Charlotte Symphony. So terrific. We are going to talk with her in July about setting up lessons for Big Sis.

However Biggie immediately put this at the top of her prayer list. And the Lord already answered a big part of that list! We found a great violin (great as far as I’m concerned because I don’t know violins) on Craigslist for $40!! We were so excited when we drove out to take a look at it because it looks so great!!

It was a surprise for Biggie too and she was all smiles thrilled when she realized what we were doing!

So I am asking our family to pray that everything else will work out for this little one. If this is truly what the Lord wants for her then I know things will fall into place. Please pray for all areas: finances, faithfulness on Big Sis’ part, schedules for practice times etc.

Who knows, wouldn’t it be grand if the girls could play in church together? Brother wants to play violin too. We will wait another year for him. We used age as an excuse but I don’t think that we’d be able to afford THREE sets of music lessons!!

Thank you all!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Smart little girl!

At least I think she's smart! I was walking into the kitchen yesterday and saw that she had climbed in to her highchair. (See previous post for a video). She was standing up pointing to Biggest's spelling list and trying to "say the words" is what I thought. I decided to help her out by saying the words to see if she would repeat them...I think that she did! Listen here!!!

Our Little Monkey

Littlest may be the youngest but she sure doesn't seem to want to be left behind!! Here are a couple of videos that show her skills!!!

Friday, April 16, 2010

A glimpse at my grumpy Littlest!

So she's not been feeling well the last couple of days. Mainly runny nose and a bit fussy. You'll see in this short video. But even through all that she is still so cute!!! Pray that she feels better today! I am going to a used homeschool book sale and would love to have some happy babies to take along with me!!

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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Simple Woman's Daybook

Outside my window...I am watching Mr. Mac swim in our little pool with the children.

I am thinking...what a wonderful hubby and great daddy he is! I love him!

I am thankful for...our sweet Saviour...and chocolate and caramel~

From the learning rooms...we have had a crazy last couple of weeks so there has not been much "learning" going on!! I need to get with it!

From the kitchen...nothing cooking but there's chocolate in the fridge!

I am wearing...an aqua blue shirt with a jean skirt and white socks.

I am creating...nothing, it's been to crazy lately! But the girls want me to make them some prarie dresses and bonnets.

I am going...to go get some of that chocolate!

I am reading...just got done reading some scripture. 2 Cor. 4:7 and 6:4-10.

I am hoping...that Littlest feels better when she wakes up.

I am hearing...birds singing and children talking to their daddy!

Around the house...3 loads of laundry to fold...ugh!

One of my favorite things...talking to Mr. Mac about our family.

A few plans for the rest of the week: Get back into school and go to a homeschool book sale tomorrow.

Here is picture for thought I am sharing...hope she feels better!!
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