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Proud Mama Moment

DSC_3072As moms we all have those proud mama moments. Maybe we see our child do something that makes our heart swell or someone tells us about something our child has done while we weren’t around. You always hope that your child is on their best behavior when you aren’t around but when they go beyond that and show love and compassion sometimes it’s almost to much. It makes you realize that you just may be doing something right.

I had one of those moments today. It brought tears to my eyes and joy to my heart. This boy of mine never ceases to amaze me and I couldn’t be more proud.

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Off to Camp…For the First Time

That feeling you have when you send your child off to camp for the first time. Does every parent get that feeling? I was so excited for him and so worried about him being gone for an entire week.

Off to church camp with his best friend. I couldn’t really tell whether he was excited or not. I pretty much understood how he felt. He was heading into the unknown. I remember that feeling when I went to camp for the first time. Excited but totally nervous. Oh, he acted like it didn’t bother him. Said that he was looking forward to it. But I could tell by the look on his face that he was apprehensive.

The good news….they will be sleeping in cabins this year. In previous years they have slept in tents. That made me a little nervous. But when I heard that brand new cabins had been built, well, I was pretty happy about that. A full week away from home, enjoying the great outdoors, taking a bath in the creek (yes, we had to send float-able soap), zip lining, repelling and Bible studies in the wilderness that God created. I fully expect him to come home dirty and exhausted. I can’t wait to hear his stories. But for now, I pray for him, his camping buddies and the counselors every chance I get. Only 4 days to go till I pick him up. I sure hope he is having fun.

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Creative Play….Now Bring Me The Prisoners

A creative way to spend a summer morning. I think he is getting ready to gather his army.



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RIP Mr. Kippling

We had a death in the aquarium today. Mr. Kippling was one of Cade’s fantail goldfish. He had been sick and going downhill for a few days now. I wasn’t 100% sure what was wrong with him. We did a few things that were suggested online. But we probably caught whatever it was to late. I know it was just a fish but I was so upset over the whole thing. I think Cade took it better than I did. I was stressed about it all weekend.

How do you handle it when one of your pets die? Maybe I’m just to much of a softie.


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Where The Wild Things Live!

I could stand it no longer! I sent that boy into his room and told him not to come out until it was clean. This is what I found when I peaked in on him. I almost sent out a rescue party but figured he was ok since I could still see his legs. He survived and now has a clean room. Whew! I feel much better.


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Have You Appreciated Your Child’s Teacher Lately

Today we showed our appreciation for the teachers at my son’s school.

Lunch was brought in for them to enjoy.

 Lunch and recess duties were covered by parent volunteers.

It’s always an interesting time on the playground when the parents are on duty.

Every five minutes someone wants to go to the office for a band-aid or an ice pack.

Feelings that have been hurt by a classmate need to be repaired with kind words.

It gives us an idea of what the teachers deal with every day.

 So for this and many other reasons we THANK YOU teachers!



This is what Cade gave his teacher today. Just a plain flower-pot that I painted with black chalkboard paint.

Then we added an impatient.  Nothing extravagant but I hope she likes it.


Do you do anything for teacher appreciation day/week?

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