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A Bundle of Myrrh

"My beloved is unto me as a bundle of myrrh." Song of Solomon 1:13

Martha’s Show and Tell

November 23rd, 2015 by Aubri


Walmart doesn’t make “Big Sister” pajamas in size 6-9 months. We made our own so Martha could tell you all the BIG news.

We’ve been given another baby child set to debut at the end of May 2016!


We’re all very excited!

The End of the Year

November 22nd, 2015 by Aubri


The church year we keep comes to an end today, the last Sunday of the Church Year and a new year begins next Sunday with Advent. Today we were reminded of the end of the world and pointed to Christ our Savior who has been given all things. Who keeps His promises and who will come again.

It of course made me think about the past year, specifically about the ways we have numbered our days by the observations on our church calendar.

So I took some time this week to look back through this blog at the section on the Church Year. I had already forgotten much of what we have done this year.

Psalm 39

“Show me, Lord, my life’s end
and the number of my days;
let me know how fleeting my life is.
You have made my days a mere handbreadth;
the span of my years is as nothing before you.
Everyone is but a breath,
even those who seem secure.

But now, Lord, what do I look for?
My hope is in you.
 Save me from all my transgressions;
do not make me the scorn of fools.”

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The Things They Say

November 20th, 2015 by Aubri



Gerhardt: I namded Wolfie a different name.
Mama: What is it?
Gerhardt: Little Flock.

Perfect for a wolf don’t you think?

Mama: Ok, we’re gonna watch the old Inspector Gadget that Mama watched when I was a kid!
Lily: Awww, noooo. Is it in color?

On a day the song Matchmaker from Fiddler on the Roof got stuck in my head.

Mama singing beautifully: Matchmaker matchmaker make me a match.
Ephraim: Ok!
Again a few minutes later.
Mama still singing: And find me a perfect match! (yes I know, that’s not even a line in the song)
Ephraim in his sweet non-English and pulling a book off the shelf: I hind you a erfeckt atch!

Gerhardt: Esther you’re gonna have to mop, while I eat.

And now the things they won’t always say….sniff sniff

Esther: Ice Cream Scone, Smovie Theater (smoothies) Nuffins (muffins)

Gerhardt: I need ear puffs. (Coming inside) Mama I need ear puffs. (Looking through the ear puff drawer) Now where are the ear puffs?

Our St. Martin’s Day

November 19th, 2015 by Aubri


Backing up again so I don’t forget!

November 11th was Veteran’s Day and on our church calendar we celebrate St. Martin’s Day. I look forward to this day every year. Mostly because it’s the one day I enjoy these delicious horseshoe cookies. I know, I’m so pious.

My mouth waters as they bake the day before, it’s so hard to wait until the 11th before I eat one. No one else will eat them, so once it’s St. Martin’s Day they’re all mine!

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