Sunday, October 30, 2011

Thankful for...

One day, after Billy and I prayed for his wife, he asked me if I prayed for My Dear when I was little. I told him I did not start until I was much older. He responded that God must have really wanted to give me someone special!

I am thankful that My Dear knows that after a long day of work, he has an even more important job to do.

...and it looks A WHOLE LOT like this......

Dear, I am thankful for you!

Friday, October 14, 2011

World Vision is All Dolled up!

I am no better than our children! Really, I get the gimmies too!

Tonight it happened at the Super Center in the toy aisle! Have you seen them???

Hearts 4 Hearts Girls!!!

Changing the World One Heart at a Time

They are beautiful!!!! The dolls I saw cost just less than $30. I know, so what! Well, the dolls represent different countries where World Vision serves!

The doll from the U.S. represents ministries in My Old Kentucky Home-the coal mining, Appalachia Mountains. There is a doll for Ethiopia, India, Belarus, Mexico and Laos also. Oh they are beautiful! Each doll has a "heart" for her area and how she serves the people there. This description is included with her as well as Internet link information.

Perhaps the best part is that World Vision gains some of the profits on these precious dolls.

The website is

Is it wrong that I want to talk the girls into wanting one (or 2)!?

Sunday, October 9, 2011

How to Turn 4- B. Style!

1. Train your hand to hold up 4 fingers! This is essential for taking the first picture of our now 4 year old.

2. Direct (or should I say, command) the decorating for the fan club coming over later. If it is a party, it has got to look like one! Big sisters are GREAT at this and big brothers reach much higher to hang streamers.

3. To insure you get presents. Remind your mom to buy you some a week or so ahead of your birthday. Then remind her of what she already bought you and said you could have it, "on your birthday." Insist that you wrap that gift she forgot and decorate the paper with rolls of princess stamps.

4. Take your BFF to Chuck E. Cheese the night before to play games. Giggle lots! Get daddy's tickets to get big prizes and remind your mom to bring the time!

5. Wake everyone up to get them to help you bake cake and brownies.

6. Wash the fun decorations you have chosen for your cake.

7. Lick the fun decorations clean after blowing out the candles.

8. Get a big girl haircut prior to the party!

9. Fill your lungs with oxygen and B L O W out your candle!

10. Insist on being rocked in the rocking chair for bedtime and suggest that you do it all again tomorrow.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


Last night, we celebrated the birth of Miss B, 4 years ago. She was beyond exhausted and had trouble calming down to rest. Through her tears, she asked if I would rock her. I had pulled the rocking chair out of her room to give them more play room but now, it was being requested.

I pulled the rocking chair back into her room and snuggled up with Miss B in her fuzzy robe, "night hat" on, and blankie in hand. (She wears a hat her Nana made her when she gets out of the warm bathtub and sleeps in it.)

I would have never dreamed I would be back in the rocking chair with a 4 year old. As I rocked and Baby Praise played, I was able to once again reflect on all that God has taught me in the seat of that rocking chair. My heart became filled with the honor of rocking a child to sleep, the smell of clean baby shampoo fresh from her little hat wearing head and the responsibility I have to her-to protect her, grow her, and lead her. It leaves me humbled that God would entrust us with such a HUGE task! I want to savor her and every little rock in that chair because I'll never know when it will be the last time she wants to rock, wear her hat, or even sleep with her blankie.