Food and Fellowship

With friends, meals are more fun. :)
13 kids (11 in the picture), and four adults makes life interesting.  It was so good to spend time with friends!


Blessed Coolness

I woke this morning to temps in the low 60's.  For the first time in weeks I was able to turn off the a/c and open windows.  Fresh air!  Ahhhhh

Tonight, temps are supposed to drop into the 50's.  I plan to enjoy this while it lasts, as it's supposed to be back in the 90's again next week.


Two excellent posts

I read two excellent posts on Pastor Matthew's blog today and wanted to share them here.  The first is a link to an article at Desiring God.  I would recommend that you watch the video, and then read the linked article.


The second post comments on an article from the Los Angeles Times.  I especially liked the conclusion made by the reporter.



Rolling Right Along

Tiberius rolled over from his belly to his back. I returned him to his belly, and he repeated the roll. 7 weeks old today. :)


It's too soon for this!

No more leaving this boy unattended on the couch!
He's 6 weeks old, and about 13 lbs.  I can't belive how much he's changed already!  I am so grateful to God for the gift of Tiberius.  Such a sweet addition to our home.


Size Doesn't Matter

Last year, the kids (primarily Chase I think) planted a couple of pumpkin seeds in random spots.  One plant is near the garage, the other in the compost bin.  The seed near the garage produced a very small plant.  The seed in the compost has the best soil, and has grown quite large.  However, here's the proof that size doesn't matter:
Tiny plant.
Beautiful flower.  Wonder how big the pumpkin will be?
Large plant!
Just one of those leaves is bigger than the other entire plant.  No flowers here though!

On another note... the tomatoes are prolific this year!  I'm wondering if the lack of deer eating our garden has anything to do with the floodlight on the backyard neighbor's garage?  At any rate, it's nice to have plants in the garden that aren't being eaten (by anyone but us *wink*).
This picture was taken a couple of days ago.  I thought there was an abundance of flowers then... today, there are infinitely more!  Amazing. :)  Good thing Phoenix loves tomatoes.  He'd eat them all day if we allowed. ;)  Snacks for him for the rest of the summer! LOL

No Replies

Thought I'd share this post from Karen at Sew Many Ways.


She talks shares how to change your blogger profile from a "no reply" status.  I know there are times when I'd love to reply to someone via email when they post a comment (especially when they ask a specific question!), but if your status is set to "no reply" I'm unable to do that.

Of course, it's possible you have your status set that way intentionally, and that's fine. :)  I, on the other hand, enjoy getting emails from some of the blogs that I comment on occassionally.

So there you have it...


Tiberius - Month One

Tiberius James is 1 month old! Boy, does time fly... I didn't even realize today was the one month mark until a friend mentioned it while we were texting this morning.  I'd been so focused on the crazy fact that he was 4 weeks old on Monday that I forgot all about the 1 month mark.  LOL

He truly is a joy.  He sleeps better at night than any of the last 3 kids have.  We usually get a couple of four hour stretches with an occasional 5 hour stretch. What a relief that is!  Over the weekend at Tim's mom's he smiled at me, at Grandma, and at Tim.  (Alex just peeked over my shoulder and chimed in with, "He smiled at me too!")
Finding his thumb - not sure if I condone this behavior. LOL
Brothers in matching outfits - Phoenix is often found sitting next to Ty rubbing the top of his head. :)
1 month old - chunking up nicely! *squeeze*

Is it possible?

I'm beginning to wonder if we moved to Texas and I just forgot...


Less than a week...

... these things grow like weeds!! (the plants, and the kids *wink*)



I don't do hot. Sure hope I survive the coming week!