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A Bundle of Myrrh

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

There Was An Old Woman At The Parsonage

January 29th, 2015 by Aubri



When I was just 5 years old my aunt gave this pillow to me. There was no way any of us would have known back then just how prophetic this was.



And just how many days there would be when I feel old, too old for this, squished into a shoe and so lost about what I’m doing.


The days I want to whip these children soundly and put them to bed….without any bread! But when it comes down to it, I wouldn’t have anything else but this shoe with so many wild children.

I mean really, look at all the HILARIOUS CRAZY AND CUTE I would miss out on otherwise.





















6 Responses to “There Was An Old Woman At The Parsonage”

  1. grandmere says:

    so much cuteness!!!

  2. Carrie H says:

    So cute! I especially loved the bath hugs and chocolate face 🙂 so, speaking of (shoe) houses, which kids share a bedroom in your house?

  3. Marie says:

    Just beautiful children. Love seeing them. What’s your new babies name going to be?

  4. Aubri says:

    Hey Carrie, right now we have 2 in each room, Lily/Clara, Ger/Essie and Ephraim/Mercy. Though occasionally I find all 4 big kids sleeping in a room together! 🙂

    It works well. But afternoon naps for the 2 babies is really hard. We will probably always have the issue that if one kiddo wakes he/she will wake the other and that one doesn’t get enough sleep. 🙁 But I haven’t come up with better solution. And at some point ALL the girls will probably be in a room together and boys together. Babies always upstairs near our room in the nursery.

    Marie, THAT is the BIG question around here right now!!! Only about 10 weeks left and I’m still not sure! :/

  5. Beverly Runkle says:

    Growing up in a family of 9 children, I can appreciate the love and not even see anything else. The kiddos look very happy! Especially like seeing the truck and box video. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Katy says:

    4 of ours are in a room together. We were going to separate the boys and girls when Paul moves out of our room in a few months, but we might just get two sets of bunks. The third room upstairs doesn’t have heat vents

    If #6 is a boy, though, I think we definitely might be making that smaller room (now the “den” aka “where we stuff all the books and paperwork”) livable in the next few years so our two girls can have some privacy