Each member of our family is so different, like individual components of a symphony. But, like a symphony, each part is important to the overall structure and sound of the piece. We all work together to make a beautiful sound...our family. Just as the Lord knit us together in the womb, He is now knitting us together as a family, for His glory, outside the womb.

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Friday, January 28, 2011

The Simplicity of a Box


Yesterday, I received some new pots and pans. My parent's gave them to me for my birthday (I know, it's a bit early, but I don't mind:)). I, of course, loved the pots and pans, but Cadence and Finn are in heaven with the boxes they came in. It's amazing how many things a simple box can be.

In addition to getting new pots and pans, yesterday, Finn got his hair cut. The hair stylist loved him. How could you not!? He is so cute and love-able. I might be a little bias. He does sit a nice and still for the stylist and isn't afraid of the scissors or clippers. Before getting his hair cut, though, I took him and Aria next door to get a doughnut at "Lamar's" while we waited for Fantastic Sam's to open. Cadence was already at preschool, so she couldn't join us. Finn picked out a vanilla frosted doughnut with sprinkles and pretty much just ate the top off. I had a coffee and Aria sat nicely while we waited. He's such a little man, I just love that little guy! Fantastic Sam's always reminds me of my mom, because she used to get her hair cut there when I was little.

Cadence designed and made this marching band hat all by herself with one of the cardboard dividers she found in the box. She said she learned about marching band hats from "Caillou".

Both Cadence and Finn have been entertaining themselves for hours with the rest of the boxes. They've also been creating a HUGE mess by moving toys in and out of the boxes, but never back into their original toy box. It is becoming quite the disaster, I mean, creative zone. I had to move to the kitchen so that the mess wasn't staring me right in the face, causing my stress levels to rise. They only get to be 2 and 4 once, even though I get to go through it several times :), and I need to allow them to be 2 and 4 year olds.

Now, I can gaze out the window into our peaceful backyard with the squirrels, trees and beautiful blue sky. Ahhh, peace.


  1. Oh, the kids look like they are having a ball! I can't wait to see your new pots and pans!

  2. Unbelievably wonderful. How could we ever deserve such amazing children to treasure? I tell you what, they are lucky to have such a wonderful mama. And one that is so hot, as well!