Sunday, June 28, 2015


Caden and Caleb won the camping dressing contest at their last 4H meeting.

Canal Boat Ride

We spent it Father's Day in Coshocton this year. We rode the canal and walked Roscoe Village.

Trading Post

I made the free, local, weekly newspaper last week.

Big girl

This twirling girl, Elinore, hasn't had a. accident all day so far! We even went to church in big girl underwear!

Friday, June 26, 2015


I just saw Ruthie army crawl in the family room! We're moving now!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015


I read the story of Naomi this morning.

I know of the story; it wasn't my first time reading it, but I thought of something different this time through.

Naomi lost a lot in her life here on Earth, and she became Mara.  The story continues that she welcomed a child and was Naomi because of Ruth.  The story continues that she was in the lineage of Jesus and how amazing that is.

But did Naomi live long enough to know she was in the lineage of Jesus?  We often talk about these people and how they were in the lineage of Jesus and talk about their character from it, but really they had no idea when they were living their offspring would continue to Jesus. 

So I relate it back to me; how long will I have an impact on people after I leave this Earth?  My redemption through Jesus is enough for me.  I don't need to know the future impact I could have, just the impact that Jesus has on my life.  Naomi was changed with her grandchild, no because she knew she was in Jesus' lineage. 


Well I'm not conifdent in saying Ruth is sitting solo just yet, she's very close!  I've sat her down a few times now and she'll hold herself up for short periods of time!

I can't let her sit without being there to catch her or help yet, but we're very close.

Sometimes I think she wants to and she gets mad laying down and rolling around.  She wants to be up seeing more of what's going on and playing with her siblings and us!

Friday, June 19, 2015

Chasing God

Chasing God

I finished this book this morning.  I liked the book and the points she made were valuable and useful.  I struggled with her writing style some and nodded off on occasion while reading.  Her writing style and wording made me feel like it was taking awhile to get to the point and the humor sometimes seemed out of place for me, but I valued the insight she had and tried to connect it to my life. 

Monday, June 15, 2015


When Ruth gets excited about something, she' starts breathing fast and panting.  It sounds like she's panting like a dog.

I hear it most often when she's excited about it being time to eat, but we heat it other times too. 

She's so sweet!

Thursday, June 11, 2015


The hand of my Elinore and the feet of my Ruthie courtesy of the girls new summer babysitter. So awesome.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

6 Month Well-Check - Ruth

Ruth had her six month appointment today. She weighed in at 15 pounds 6 ounces. She was 27 inches long, but the doctor thought the measurement may have been a little long.

I forgot her paintworkt at the doctor's office today after getting her shots and trying to get out the door.

She's doing well though!

A reminder

As a parent, and as a person, I need to remember that even if I don't think something is a big deal, that doesn't make it a big deal to the others dealing with it.  I need to empathize and help them through y find hard. 

The fights my kids have, they matter to them.  I need to remember that.

Lord, help me speak peace and love to others. A men.

Tuesday, June 02, 2015


Caleb and Caden's bedroom now houses their Great Grandma Goldie's drop leaf table. Grandma Barb gave it to us. I wasn't sure at first what we were going to do with another table, then I realized we could upgrade the Lego table!

They used to have a toddler sized table in their room for legos and things, but now they get a big kids sized table and a lot more room! Caleb is our big Lego fan and he's really enjoying it. And they have a piece if family history with them too.


They are officially Bear Scouts! Congratulations boys!

Like Grandpa

Caleb sat down at the table this morning and said "this is how Grandpa does out."

By the way, he nailed it. Just like Papa!