Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Nothing Has Changed

My awesome husband is, you could say, Mr. Organization. I never realized just how terribly disorganized I was/am until I married him. Almost 9 years of marriage to Graeme has forced me to become organized, to get to bed on time, to leave church at a reasonable hour, and I have to say, I really like it! One of the cardinal rules of organization/accomplishing tasks is sticking to your list...if you promise to do a task on a certain day, do it. Don't make up unrealistic lists and not accomplish your tasks. Set achievable, measurable goals, blah, blah, blah...

While visiting with my Mother in Law recently she shared this childhood story about Graeme and it made me laugh!

Graeme was the baby of his family and when he was preparing to go off to nursery school, his Mom was, as most mothers are, sentimental about her baby leaving for the first time. They talked about his going off to school for the first time, and when the big day came, my Mom in law was sad to see him go, of course. Hoping for some sort of loving reassurance from her son, she asked, "are you sure you really want to go to school today?" Graeme replied, "Mother, this is the decision we have made, and we need to stick with it". Nothing has changed in 30 years.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Graeme's Project

Anyone who knows my hubsville very well knows of his love for scripture memorization. He has memorized a few N.T. epistles and has a passion for God's Word. He is an inspiration and an encouragement to me to memorize more and to teach the kids more...it's a very good thing!

We both really enjoy listening to Alexander Scourby's audio Bible . It helps me to listen to a passage before and while I am memorizing, besides he has a fabulous accent and for some reason that helps me memorize because when I recite verses that I have listened to, I remember them with good 'ole Alexander's accent.

This year and last he started memorize the book of Psalms...he's doing one chapter at at time because he doesn't think he could recite all 150 books in one shot. Graeme has done various internet searches for Free downloadable Bible MP3's and it's hard to find decent ones (and Alexander Scourby is not free), so he decided to make it his personal goal to record the Psalms this year. He has a website going here where he is uploading his recordings. Check it out and listen to my man's passionate recordings and debonair voice read God's Word! Please let us know if you are or are not able to download his files if you decide to check out the site.

I heart my man. :)

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Here is my favorite Easter group shot. :) This picture is like life...nothing is ever perfect! The big kids had it totally together, but Noah was oh so not happy!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Mama's Boy

Noah has suddenly become a Mama's boy, crying for me all the time! I hope he gets over it naturally before being forced out of the baby position in a few weeks! Poor little man doesn't know what's coming!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Still on the Throne

She will not relinquish her role as Princess of the house this May, and she is proud of it. I love my helpful little girlie! She loves her brothers, can wrestle with the best of them, yet can dress up and play Mommy in the gentlest way.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Recipe for Fire Hero


1 too small fireman costume
1 humidifier
1 vacuum cleaner hose
1 creative sister
1 fireman loving little boy

Directions: Mix them all together, and you have hero lessons for a happy little four year old!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Play-Doh Baby

Sophia made this little cutie and her cradle all by herself. I thought it was cute and creative.

Friday, April 3, 2009

I awoke, opened my door, looked down...

...and this is what greeted me. A little boy who got himself a bowl, filled it with cereal, and had already started his breakfast. :)

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Farm Show

We went to the Pennsylvania Farm Show back in January. The kids loved it...especially the farm equipment room. The boys would have stayed with the "achines" all day if I had let them.

Eli loved seeing the sheep up close and personal!

In the giant tractor wheel.

Elijah was very happy to be on the blue tractor (his favorite color), can you tell!?

PopPop and one of his boys.

"I dive it" (I drive it)!

The stowaway

Skid steer loaders are very popular at our house, so it was a real thrill to be able to sit in a real one and "atend" (pretend) to drive it!

One tired little man after all that activity!