It’s My Birthday Too! I am sure that some of you are mortified that I didn’t know that it’s The Beatles who wrote this song until I looked it up in my search for who wrote it?!?! However, it kept coming to mind as I went about my birthday. It is SO fun having a … Continue reading They Say It’s Your Birthday?!
“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
We decided to take a drive north of Pittsburg to Ft. Scott, after our friend that is from Kansas suggested it! I am so glad we did. It has so much rich history. We arrived just in time for one last meal before all of the restaurants were closing for the Christmas holiday. Blake and … Continue reading Ft. Scott Here We Come
Can we say they have had a blast?!?! It has been peaceful to my soul knowing they are having the BEST TIME with their friends. They have played board games, corn hole, done crafts, watched movies, and eaten great food. Sounds like an All Inclusive to me!! Sharon and Scott have been rock stars! What … Continue reading The Kids All- Inclusive Vacay in Georgia!