Thursday, April 26, 2012


Chloe loves puzzles!  She would spend the entire day doing them, especially if someone puzzles with her.  Yesterday was a rainy dreary day and Grandma brought a bag of puzzles for Chloe because she knows how much she loves doing them.puzzles 002
She has learned that first you dump them all out and turn them right side up.
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Then she starts putting different parts of the puzzle together.  On this one she always does the girls first.  It is a Strawberry shortcake puzzle and she calls them Strawberry, Blueberry and Lemon.  Notice even all the sky pieces are grouped together.
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Now its really coming together.
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The last piece is always so exciting!
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The finished project!  Notice the puzzle box propped up to look at,  her Great Grandma taught her that.
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The board puzzles aren’t challenging enough for Chloe any more so this is how  she does them.  She dumps all seven of them in a pile.
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Then she lays out the boards and does them one piece at a time.
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It was a long rainy day and so she did all the puzzles she could find. 
And this morning she is right back at the puzzles.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine’s Day from God

My Child,

I know everything about you … Psalm 139:1

I knew you even before you were conceived … Jeremiah 1:4-5

I knit you together in your mother’s womb … Psalm 139:13

You were not a mistake, for all your days are written in my book. Psalm 139:15-16

I am not distant and angry, but am the complete expression of love … 1 John 4:16

And it is my desire to lavish my love on you … 1 John 3:1

Simply because you are my child and I am your father … Matthew 7:11

Every good gift that you receive comes from my hand … James 1:17

My plan for your future has always been filled with hope … Jeremiah 29:11

For you are my treasured possession … Exodus 19:5

When you are brokenhearted, I am close to you … Psalm 34:18

As a shepherd carries a lamb, I have carried you close to my heart … Isaiah 40:11

One day I will wipe away every tear from your eyes … Revelation 21:3-4

And I’ll take away all the pain you have suffered on this earth … Revelation 21:3-4

Jesus died so that you and I could be reconciled … 2 Corinthians 5:18-19

His death was the ultimate expression of my love for you … 1 John 4:10

And nothing will ever separate you from my love again … Romans 8:31-32

I have always been Father, and will always be Father … Ephesians 3:14-15

Come home and I’ll throw the biggest party heaven has ever seen … Luke 15:7


Your Abba Almighty God

Monday, September 19, 2011


We just finished up a wonderful fun filled weekend with family and celebrated with a baby shower so I have a ton of things I should be posting about.  But I was catching up on some blog reading and was reading one that I go to often and she challenged everyone to take a picture of the inside of your fridge, without changing anything and post it.  I went and opened mine up after a long weekend of cooking and it scared me.  But I am being brave and showing it all, untouched.

The Good:
 - Yes there are veggies in there somewhere!
- There is a whole pumpkin pie left
- And real whipped cream!
-Leftovers for lunches
- Eggs are a staple in this house
- Jim's shelf is full of his vitamins/supplements

The Bad:
- I never can decide which dressing to use on salad
- This was cleaned out on Friday morning, with lots of room to spare.
- I need to go to the grocery store for more butter

The Ugly:
- Some things may be expired
- I found some bacon that has a funny color
- I have to go buy more butter
- I can't find the fudge topping for ice cream and I really want some

So I leave you with that.  A challenge to bear the inside of your refrigerator.  Be bold, be confident, be brave and OPEN that door!