Saturday, August 15, 2009

As we grow less and less...

So with Mandi at college..... Michael married to Amber.... I still have four children at home.

Last night Dakota (16) went to a football game after he dropped his sister Alyssa (11) off at a friends house for her birthday spend the night party.

It was just the two little boys and me here. It was really strange. We had to put up the miniature horses.... and water them. It was really funny as this is not something we normally do.

I was a little sad.... but encouragement from a friend and I rallied the boys together....

We had supper together.....
then we played a game of ABC Bingo
and after I let them finger paint.

After their bath~ we had to wash off the finger paint.... I made ice cream sundaes with chocolate syrup and sprinkles. We cuddled together on the couch and watched Narnia. They fell asleep... about the time Dakota came home.

I am so thankful for the gifts God has blessed us with..... so very thankful. IF I would of bought into the world's lies.... I would have an empty nest today. I am so very thankful God opened my heart.... and gave us MORE gifts!

May the JOY of the Lord be yours~


  1. thank you for commenting on my blog and it is neat to see an older woman with a good godly family....if you have advice pipe up for this young mama. You are blessed. We have 4 so far and hope the Lord will bless us with many more. Blessings

  2. I think it lovely that you got to spend that special time with the two little ones. They must have loved every minute of it.

  3. Teena,
    Oh boy, do I relate!! On one hand I love to go hog wild with just the little boys and yet on the other hand I miss my grown up kids terribly. The little boys and I have farm chores too when all of the big kids are off doing their own thing--which happens more and more frequently these days. The younger boys have decided that they can do most of the farm stuff already--and do so now and it's not quite the chore that it used to be--but we only have to feed and check on water and whatnot. No handling of the big animals.

    Sorry that I've been MIA. I'm going to try to post later today on my blog. Lots of exciting things going on that I need to share!!

    Love, Kris

  4. Hey girl,

    You've been in my thoughts and prayers often lately. I can only imagine how difficult it is to say good bye to Mandi. Just like you my life is changing, with Natalie leaving soon and Daniel gone already home just doesn't seem the same. I guess it's time to make new traditions and learn how to enjoy our little's as much as we have our olders!

    I don't know how I'm going to find the time to start our home school this year. I'm thinking I will wait until after the wedding and then we will hit it hard.

    Love in Christ,