“Are you reading to us tonight, Caleb? Yes?? Yay! Thank you BERY much. When I grow up I will give you a million dollars!” “Are ALL mommies left handed?” Theodore asked me as he (for the first time) noticed that I am a lefty. “Mama, can we talk in private later about how Henry needs … Continue reading Theodore’s New Life as a Big Brother
These are the words that I am trying to say to Henry Connor anytime something goes wrong like he breaks something or spills a drink, etc. It has got me thinking of how much it would do me some good if that was my motto more often to neighbors, strangers, all of our other children, … Continue reading No Problem…
Oh, what joy!! We have a new one here to celebrate Valentine’s Day with! And may I add that the annual (except for last year- see post here- https://tyingstrings.com/2019/02/) balloon given to each child was the BIGGEST HIT EVER with Henry Connor! This year, Blake suggested that we draw for Secret Pals. It was super … Continue reading Happy ♥️ Day!
It took a total of 16 days for the stomach bug to get through all 9 of us. At some point in the middle of it I can remember miraculously feeling like God could somehow use it for good in my life. I was a bit bitter initially since I prayed for HC to be … Continue reading Learning to Trust
We rang in the new year last night with being up almost all night with 2 precious kiddos vomiting. Well that sure is a first! I too came home and had a terrible stomach virus which broke my heart to be away from HC and our others that we missed so much. Trusting God to … Continue reading Early Days Home & A Happy New Year!
We woke up with a lovely breakfast at the inn. Along with a text of Willie Nelson’s song, On the Road Again, from Susan (sis in law). We read books and called the kids as we waited. Then we did what we had done a few days earlier and began packing in hopes that today … Continue reading On The Road Again
Merry Christmas to all! It has been a beautiful and quiet day. Our Inn is lovely. Thanks to Calvin (5th born and oh so generous) we each have a present to open. And HC has a gift that we brought in case we weren’t home. Our breakfast that fit into our mini refrigerator! As I … Continue reading A Simple Christmas in Kansas