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To make you smile...

SOME OF OUR EVERYDAY CONVERSATIONS...

Today, while we were riding in the car, Calvin said something to William (and for the life of me I can't remember what it was).  Here's the conversation the ensued...

William: "Calvin, are you lyin'?"
Calvin: after a long pause, he lets out a big Rooooaaar!
William: "No, Calvin, not that kind of lion!" ...as he busts up laughing.  "You're so FUNNY!"

The whole rest of the car ride was full of William questioning Calvin's truthfulness followed by big Calvin roars (o;  I got a good chuckle out of this one.
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Every night before bedtime it's Curtis or I's turn to lay with William for awhile in his bed before he falls asleep.  Usually we have little conversations with him (whispering of course so we don't wake up little man sleeping below us) and most often we remember to say a bedtime prayer.  William's gotten better at praying by himself (he always asks us to do it for him).  His most…

Four Wheelin'!

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William was pretty lucky this year for Christmas.  Not only did we get to travel down to California, but we got to bring back a William sized four wheeler (o; 

Our William boy takes to new adventures with a bit of caution.  He requires some much needed time before warming up to any new idea, which didn't prove any different when it came to his new toy (DESPITE the super excited conversations he was having about riding the four wheeler before he actually sat on it).  It was about the point that he put the helmet on that I think he realized he wasn't too sure about it (I know...we'll one day look back on these moments and chuckle).

His first ride?  Well, we managed to get him to go around the blueberry field a few times.  Although, he was quite reluctant.

Fast forward a few weeks...

Not sure what happened, but our William turned in to a four wheelin' machine!  He's even learned to put the helmet on himself, and feels quite accomplished with his new blue riding glov…

Our Storybook Bible...

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God's Word has really come alive to me since I've had my boys.  I think once you become a parent, you realize the incredible responsibility you have in teaching your kids...about everything.  Whether it be the mundane every day things to those big life lessons, they rely (mostly) on you to learn EVERYTHING.  You ask how does that makes me feel?  If I was honest, I'd say a bit fearful.  I know I don't know it all and I know Curtis doesn't know it all (although he knows quite a lot!).  And thankfully, we don't have to.  I find this verse popping in to my head a lot,

"Trust in the Lord with all of your heart.  Lean not on your own understanding.   In all of your ways, submit to Him and He will direct your paths.  Proverbs 3:5-6

There's such a comfort in knowing that despite all my good efforts, I'll fail...And yet if I seek the Lord, He is always there to lift me up.  My role as Mommy has proven this verse time and time again.  And I'm not even fi…