Monday, June 22, 2009


I have this desire to write absolutely brilliant, funny, witty, thought-provoking posts like so many others I read here in the blogsphere.

Then I remember that I am me.

So, I will dazzle my imaginary world with the usual stuff that I have rolling around in my head. And feel better for having done so.

Today was a nice day. Got some menu planning done, which is always something I push waaaaay to the end of the to-do list. But we got some fresh veggies and I didn't want them to go bad like they seem to so often around here. So later in the week, they will be put to good use.

We also got some more work done on our floors. We are ripping up carpet and laying down laminate flooring. What has been finished so far looks wonderful. I am very glad to be done with carpet. When we pulled it up, I was appalled at the amount of dirt that was underneath. Dirt that we breathe in every day when we walk on the carpet. Dirt that will be ever-so-much easier to clean up from wood floors than carpet. I just wish we were already done. It's hard to live in a house where your living room furniture is in the kitchen and/or vice versa. But how wonderful it will be when it's done. Ahhhhhhh......

The best part of the day today was this:

We went outside after supper tonight and just had some fun. And there were these teeny, tiny frogs outside. I happened to look down when I was in the driveway and noticed something on the gravel. I picked it up and showed the boys. Then I went inside and got my camera. It took a couple of pictures, cause it's so darn cute, and then let it go in the clover grass.

That's when I noticed there were dozens of them in the yard. Every time I saw the grass move, I would look and spot another one. And another, and another, and another, well, you get it. Then the boys started to catch them.

They had a marvelous time. Everywhere you looked, there were frogs. So much fun!

Except of course, the fact that Monkey kept squishing them.

He really enjoyed it, though.
I love being able to be with the boys all the time. I love that I can go outside with them and enjoy God's wonderful creation. I love that we can pick up frogs and play and have fun and just be able to enjoy life, together.
I imagine that it would be so much different if I had to go to work every day, all day long. There would be so much I missed. I love that I get to stay home with my children, to teach them, to help guide them to find the men they will be someday.
That reminds me of a saying I have on a cross in my room. Children are not a vessel to be filled, but a lamp to be lit.
And I like the fact that I am the one to light that lamp, er, those lamps. I am so very blessed to have three faithful, fanciful, fast, fearless, feisty, fantastic sons, ones who absolutely adore frogs!!!!
And I adore them!

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