Friday, May 17, 2013


One of the things I most like about this blog is looking back at old posts and remembering days gone by. And so, for my own future enjoyment, here is a post about life these days.

The family:

~Jojo is two and a half and is very articulate. He loves to go to church and "see pastor" and asks to go just about every morning. He usually sits through the whole sermon. He loves being outside and is always on the lookout for buses, boats, "motorbikes", and campers. He is very shy. He loves to be read to and can recite many of his books from memory. Mr Ed is his favorite librarian. (Every 2 year old should have a favorite librarian!)

~JR is 14 months old. His vocabulary is exploding, which is very helpful. He is the outgoing one and says "Hi" to everyone he sees. He is full of energy and doesn't stop moving until he falls asleep :-)
He still takes two naps a day, but the morning one usually takes place in the "Jumpy Barn" - JR's name for the Jumperoo. He takes a few steps here and there, but isn't really walking yet - and that doesn't slow him down at all! He can crawl like the wind and climb anything. There is no baby-proofing that he can't thwart. He will eat ANYTHING but can't handle dairy.

~Taylor is 17. He's finishing up his junior year and is a math and computer whiz. I can't believe how fast he has grown up. My heart aches for him...please pray for his salvation.

~My husband. What can I say? I love him! Still playing hockey, still riding his motorcycle, still bringing me chocolate...

~My dad just finished his ATG treatment. Now we wait (and pray) and see if it worked. My mom is as sweet as ever!

Currently reading:

-The Hidden Art of Homemaking by Edith Schaeffer (very good)
-The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment by Jeremiah Burroughs (a MUST read). I've been very slowly working my way through this one. It has brought about a lot of repentance!
-The Excellent Wife by Martha Peace (also a very convicting book)

About to start reading:

-A Christian Manifesto by Francis Schaeffer

Recently finished:

-Humble Orthodoxy by Joshua Harris (another MUST read)
-The Creedal Imperative by Carl Trueman (very good and interesting whether you agree with him or not)
-Body and Soul: Reclaiming the Heidelberg Catechism by M. Craig Barnes(Warning - this book contains serious theological error and is a grave distortion of the Heidelberg Catechism.)

Keeping busy:

~We walk about 4 miles a day. The boys love being in the stroller and I love the exercise.
~I have several knitting projects in the works, so that's how I spend much of my free time.
~I think it might really be spring now so I hope to get the garden planted over the next week.
~Teaching Jojo Scripture songs. He loves to sing, and we have a lot of fun with this.

Psalm 150

King James Version (KJV)
150 Praise ye the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power.
Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness.
Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp.
Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs.
Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals.
Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord.


  1. Wonderful! Speaking of the future...which of the boys will be the next CIC author? And yes, your Mom is ALWAYS sweet! Can't wait to hear your Dad's next sermon...continued prayers for him.

    1. I would guess Jojo would be the next CIC author :-) He is the serious one that love to read and loves to go to church. JR is more likely to be a stuntman or a NASCAR driver!
      Dad's sermon will be on Galatians 2:16 - it should be great!


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