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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Sunday, March 24, 2013

Palm Sunday

Today is the beginning of Holy Week, Palm Sunday.  Last year, we started a tradition of doing family devotions every day during Holy Week.  
I found this idea of making a playdough mountain and tomb with pipe cleaner people to use throughout the week in order to let the kids act out the different parts of the story.  I was going to let the kids help me paint this after it had baked and cooled, but I went ahead and did it myself last night so that it would be ready to use today and we wouldn't have to wait for the paint to dry.
B has bagpipe band on Sunday afternoons and then church, so we usually don't see him until after bedtime.  He surprised us, though, and came home in between band practice and church to eat dinner with us and lead the devotional for today.  So wonderful!


I have this dream to stay in as many historic hotels as I can.  So far, we've stayed in the Hotel Boulderado (which I won as a prize from doing an MS Walk a few years ago) and last week we stayed a night at The Stanley.  It was fun!  We didn't see any ghosts, but we did get shocked every time we pushed the elevator button.  It got so bad that we just started taking the stairs.  The last time B pushed the button it shocked him so bad that he dropped his soda.  Ooops!  The nice thing about staying in the mountains is that every room has a mountain view.  We walked around the hotel a little bit and looked at pictures of some of the famous people who have stayed at the Stanley.  It's a very nice hotel,  They even have a channel that just plays "The Shining".  It was fun driving in to the hotel because the grounds were covered with elk!  I loved it!  It was the perfect little getaway.

St. Patrick's Day

Obviously, this is a little late.  But...better late than never!  Last week was St. Patrick's parade.  
Irish Storm Trooper
Cam the Ram
FC Bagpipe Band
It's not the best parade, but the FC Bagpipe band was good as well as these baton twirlers.  People don't seem to put much effort into making floats anymore, they just drive their trucks down the street and hand out flyers.  Which brings me to my other disappointment, the lack of beads and candy for the kids.  Very few people were handing out candy, and those who were just gave it to the big kids because they were the ones pushing their way to the front.  Despite all that, it was still fun.
For dinner we had, of course, Corned Beef and Cabbage.  Fun fact: B was talking to an Irishman who said that they don't really eat Corned Beef in Ireland.  Oh well, it tastes good.  We also had Irish Soda Bread and  baked potatoes.  For dessert, Black and Tan brownies.

Earlier that week, B was asked to play his bagpipes at an elementary school.  The kids and teachers loved him!  He was so good at interacting with the kids and telling them about the pipes.  He had them marching, dancing and clapping.  He's available if you ever need a bagpiper.  I highly recommend him!
Hugs and Kisses!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Sleeping Habits of a 4-year old

Would you sleep upside down?
Would you sleep on the ground?
Would sleep in a box?
Would you sleep with a fox?

 F would F could upside down.
F would F could on the ground.
F would F could in a box.
F would F could with a...pug.