Monday, July 29, 2013

Home again

I'm home after a fast trip to Saint Louis for the He Remembers the Barren retreat. It was fantastic for all of us that attended. I have lots to write about this weekend.
I am exhausted and since my family did not go they aren't tired, so I napped today and plan to go to bed early too. Flying out early on Friday, going to bed way too late for a couple of nights, and arriving home at 1am will do that! Look for posts about this weekend later this week. In the meantime, please remember to keep the barren women that you know in your prayers.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

My Lambs

Grandma got these Lego t-shirts for the Lambs a few years ago, I think before we even moved to ID. Lamb 2 and 3 often wore their shirts. Lamb 1 thought his was too big when he got it and never wore his. This morning Lamb 3 suggested that they wear the same shirt. They all came downstairs in the same t-shirt, jean shorts, and white socks. Lamb 1 admitted he had recently taken the tag off of his. This is so unusual, that they had the idea to dress like triplets and then did it, that I had to take a picture!
I'll miss them when I'm in St. Louis and I look forward to going back to a regular routine soon after a busy July.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

They must be homeschooled...

I asked the Lambs to make a guess of what the new prince was named. I told them to think of famous people in history or kings. Lamb 3 guessed Edward. Lamb 2 guessed Alexander.  Lamb 1 guessed Louis. I was pretty impressed that they got 2 out of 3 of the names!

Saturday, July 20, 2013


Ram and I got our hymnals out and tuned in to the live stream of the Synodical Convention opening service tonight. The Lambs were pretty good about coming into the room and participating in the service (Lamb 3 enjoyed singing This is the Feast) or playing in the other room.
Thank you to Rev. Weeden and the others for all their hard work planning this beautiful service. Thank you to all the musicians that practiced for this service. Thank you to the tech geeks that live streamed it for us out in ID and others that are far away from St. Louis.
Thank you to Rev. Harrison for a wonderful sermon. The phrase, "You're all wet!" will never be the same for me again. I am so thankful that I am all wet after my baptism 39 years ago.
The convention looks to be off to an excellent start. I am jealous of the delegates that got to be at the service tonight. We will continue to keep them in our prayers that they have a successful convention.
I look forward to going to St. Louis next week after the Synodical Convention delegates go home for the He Remembers the Barren Retreat.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Busy July

My parents arrived at our house on June 29 and attended church with the next day. We have enjoyed a nice long visit from them. My parents and our family went up to Ram's parents for a few days over the 4th of July. We had a nice visit and my parents enjoyed seeing that part of the country.
Lamb 1 and 2 had sports camp each morning last week. In the afternoons and evenings we did activities with my parents. This week all the Lambs are going full days 9-3 at our church's VBS. I still can't believe my youngest is no longer in the preschool class and goes full days!
I didn't volunteer for VBS with my parents here. I feel a little guilty for that, but I also enjoy being a SAHM for a week with my Lambs away all day. I am attempting to get up early enough to not be rushed in the mornings (making lunches etc.), have a snack ready for them when they get home, a nice dinner in the evenings while my parents are here, and be ready to give the Lambs my attention/take them swimming when they get home. It is so different from last year when I was gone all morning to VBS and mornings were a rush and we needed to eat out because I had nothing planned for dinner. My parents go home on Thursday so I will go help VBS later this week. For now I am enjoying the last few days of their visit.
Lamb 2 is scheduled to see an allergy doctor for his rash next week. Those of you that have taken children through allergy testing, any advice for me?
The end of the month I plan to go to St. Louis for the He Remembers the Barren Retreat. I am hoping to come back with more info/resources/knowing what to say to other barren women in ID. Since there were a limited number of spots available at this retreat, if you have a question feel free to leave a comment here or if you know me you can e-mail me privately and I'll try to take your questions too. I have purchased my small gift to exchange and have been thinking about my Bible verse to share and our other tasks of what to bring to the retreat. I'm trying to pack very lightly since I will only be gone 3 days. Please pray for my family and me as I am gone over a weekend-I have someone lined up to sit with the Lambs during church-and also safe travels for me for a fast trip to St. Louis.
I will be thankful for August when we have some fun activities planned but also it should be more relaxing than July was.