Ordinary day

March 31st, 2011

It’s been a full and productive week so far, and I do owe you all an update!  But until then, a few pictures from yesterday…

Big helpers~

Little helper~

Almost done~

School time surrounded by yard sale bins~

Table time…

…for all littles, since the weather is unpleasant~

Therapy/play with big sister~





Marshmallow tests for the twins today…which they both passed to great applause…

House-under-the-table gets a visit from big brother~

While Mom works on the ever-present yard sale project…bins, bags, and boxes galore~

Daddy spending a quiet hour with the little boys while Daniel has a piano lesson downstairs after supper~

And the girls have free time before bed~

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7 Responses to “Ordinary day”

  1. Tami Swaim says:

    I’m often amazed at how much activity goes on behind our four walls…activity that all the driver byers can’t see….most of the world oblivious as to our existence!  Like a busy bee hive …so much activity…unseen…. Yet, it’s my WHOLE WORLD!  So many important events take place inside our home yet hardly anyone on the outside knows about it.  Yup!  We’ve got an awesome job us Homemakers/ChildrenTrainers/HubbySupporters!  What I really have come to appreciate with blogs like this is that we get a bit of a peek inside the window.  It’s neat to see…”Look!  They do a lot of the things we do!”  It’s neat…finally a forum for sharing some of the most important job/work EVER!  It’s beautiful!  Thanks for sharing!  Our block yard sale is for the weekend of April 15/16th.

  2. M says:

    I’ll have to give that Marshmellow test a try! How fun!

    I just wanted to tell you that following your journey has opened up a longing I’ve always had but just never thought possible to happen. It’s also helped me face some of the realities of how little control over everything we really have. It’s all in God’s hands, but we will be beginning our adoption journey in June. We don’t feel called to adopt special needs at this time, but rather to adopt a child who otherwise would have been aborted here in the United States. A child already loved in my heart, a child that is already beginning to grow in his/her mother’s womb, tiny as they may be, but perfectly made and known by our Lord. I long to meet this child that God will place in our home someday prayerfully soon. We are praying for the patience and strength to get everything done that needs to get done before that day can arrive.

    But I thank you for sharing your journey with us. It gave me the courage to approach my husband, who wholeheartedly has the same desire, but we are both realizing that the right time is now…not down the road.

    Thank you!

  3. Aunt Mary says:

    Ah your house is so full of love and fun. Thanks for letting me have a glimpse.

  4. Joy Horton says:

    Oh, how sweet! Love those pics!

  5. Anna T says:

    Love your pictures!!  Thank you Jesus for a normal day : ) !!

  6. Shari~hotfudgecustard says:

    I’ve enjoyed these pictures in two places today!!

    I showed Eric your post about “nothing I have done” (I think was the title) and he agreed about the powerful ideas there.  He also watched the video on “The Beginning of Katerina’s Story”.  He and I both were wiping tears!  He came back to the top of the page and said, “So … very soon this face [Katerina’s] should look like this face [Verity’s].” 


  7. Susanna says:

    M, thank you for writing.  That is a true answer to prayer, and I am looking forward to seeing where God takes your family!

    Shari, that brought tears, thank you.

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