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A Bundle of Myrrh

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

Archive for the ‘Good Finds’ Category

Sur La Table

Monday, October 26th, 2015


About a year ago Phil and I had decided that we needed to start thinking about a bigger table for our family. We knew we needed something big, but didn’t know what that meant or where we could find what we wanted.

We joked about conference tables and even poked around on Craiglist to see if any of those were for sale. They were, but they were….conference tables, not pretty kitchen tables. The more we looked into finding an “affordable large table” the more we realized;

1. It would be hard to find a nice used table that I liked.
2. It was gonna cost us if we wanted anything worth keeping for more than another 8 years.  Furniture, especially quality furniture ain’t cheap.


Must See CoCola Commercial

Saturday, January 18th, 2014

Have any of you seen this yet? I loved it!

I have to admit I got teary with a side of goose bumps at the end.

At The Parsonage

Sunday, June 3rd, 2012

Essie’s first ponytail!

It’s been a busy weekend and this week will be no different. We’re getting ready for vacation bible school at our church and for the first time since we’ve been here, I’m attempting to teach and seeing why I haven’t been eager to do so before (even though I would have liked too). It takes some time to prepare for that, time I feel like I’m really having to squeeze in.

We’re also getting ready for our two week trip to Texas!!! We leave next Sunday, so packing, washing, cleaning etc will be squeezed into this week too. Just letting y’all know so you understand why this blog might be quieter than usual for the next few weeks!


“What’s Happening?!”

Saturday, February 18th, 2012

I typically have our public radio station on for most of the day, playing some kind of music usually in the classical genre. Sometime recently whilst I cooked a wonderful lunch for my family, Clara asked me “what was happening”. I think the music got tense or exciting and caught her attention, it took me a minute to realize what she was asking about. I made something up and began to tell her a story of “what was happening” that went along with the music.

It has become a fun game both girls like to play while I make lunch or supper and occasionally if it’s playing while we eat. I don’t mind doing this…most of the time, it can get exhausting for this shriveling mind. But I love stretching their little imaginations in this way and using a different medium of entertainment that I don’t know many kids get these days.

It also  reminded me of the two days in the 6th grade that my English teacher tried to suddenly instill music appreciation in her students by playing the recording of Peter and the Wolf. I don’t think it was very entertaining for 11 year olds sitting there listening to a bunch of instruments and a bit of a story line…with no pictures but the ones you made up yourself in your noggin (!). I thought it was fascinating. But I’ve always been a bit of a nerd like that.

Anyway, I was surprised and excited when the other day Peter and the Wolf came on the radio! We listened for a while. Today I found some sites that let you listen online. The quality isn’t the best but will work:

Bay Area Little Symphony

All American Orchestra

And we also watched this one…I thought some pictures wouldn’t be too bad. 🙂

Peter and the Wolf- Disney Story

And I came across this Peter and the Wolf short film some time ago. It’s good, but a little too much for the babies at this age so I’ll keep it for later.

Peter and The Wolf

Do any of you do this with your kiddos or listen to books on tape with them?