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A Bundle of Myrrh

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

Never A Dull Moment – The Buns Party

November 19th, 2018 by Aubri

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I don’t even know. But for whatever reason one of Esther’s nicknames the kids have given her is “Buns.” Lily and Clara decided that every year they would hold a “Buns Party” in her honor.

I was happy to be invited. I tried to “dress in something nice” and control my babies.

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For All The Saints – November 1

November 19th, 2018 by Aubri

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All Saints Day. We remember our baby and wait for the Resurrection.

“But, lo, there breaks a yet more glorious day; The saints triumphant rise in bright array; The King of Glory passes on His way. Alleluia! Alleluia!”

Halloween 2018

November 18th, 2018 by Aubri

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Earlier this Fall Lily asked if she could dress as Professor Dumbledore this year for Halloween. I was a little surprised by this and wondered if I could even pull a Dumbledore costume out of my magic hat but agreed to give it a try. Then it occurred to me that it would be fun to just go ahead and do the entire cast of Harry Potter.

I came up with the perfect character for each of the other babies: Clara – Luna Lovegood, Gerhardt – Harry himself, Esther – Hermoine Granger, Ephraim – Ron Weasley, Mercy – Ginny Weasley, Martha – “Fun Size” Hagrid and Josephine had to be little Dobby.

Cost for costumes for all these people adds up quickly. I decided I would need to get creative and make as much of them as I could. I think homemade costumes are nice and it was a good project for me. A welcomed change of pace to my days. Making something is such a sense of accomplishment and fun for me. I’m just glad I still know how to thread my sewing machine! All the robes I made from oversized black t-shirts from Hobby Lobby and some sheets I had on hand. The ties I made out of $.79 hankies from Walmart and paint pens.

I did have to end up buying some items of course. I purchased the scarves, the cheap wands and a couple more white button down shirts and black skirts from a used clothing store, both of which I knew we could use in our regular wardrobes anyway.

I found a $7 gown at Goodwill for Lily’s Dumbledore and decided I had to buy a beard and wig for her since what I’d come up with was not coming together. Her hat was fun to make using a cereal box, satin and a gold tassel. Luna’s Spectrespecs I made with some old sunglasses I had and a piece of pink foam paper.

Turns out that with a sewing machine and a glue gun you can work miracles!

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The Halloween Party

November 16th, 2018 by Aubri

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My funny babies. This year they really wanted to have a Halloween party. They decided on the Monday before Halloween. Lily and Clara worked for over a week planning games and everyone helped make decorations. I have always thought it would be fun to have some kind of party for Halloween but have never gotten around to it. So this year I decided I would help them and contribute the meal for the party, since I had to make supper anyway right?

Traditionally a night or two before Halloween is the night we carve pumpkins, so we did that first…as part of the party.

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