and kids

and kids

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Daegan turns 14

Daegan is now 14. He stands taller than me and his voice is suddenly deep.

Things this week have been a little crazy, but Daegan did get to open a gift in the van after school one day. When you ask for expensive things, you only get one gift - Xbox game.
We were able to celebrate with the Caines on Sunday and Daegan just wanted ice cream, something we don't get at home. :)

And Daniel and Heather and Libs stopped by one evening with a cookie cake and gift card (yep, teenagers are getting harder to buy for).

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Not enough cords

Sometimes when you have multiple siblings, multiple devices, and not enough cords, you have to take things into your own hands...

Monday, March 6, 2017

Soccer 2017

Tonight was the first game of the season for Daegan and Capps. I loved being #soccermom again.
 Yep, I forced this picture before they could complain.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Stormy Leggings

We cancelled church tonight because they were calling for terrible storms - strong winds, rain, hail, etc. We had to make a decision early for the sake of cooking a meal or not cooking a meal. Thankfully, the storm hit just north of us and just south of us.

In the meantime, I was wearing my leggings with lightening bolts, just to be "prepared".

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Hearty Meals Needed

I have hit a stage in my mothering life that I thought we already sorta hit, but it got exponentially worse in the last few weeks.
My kids are good eaters - when they were little, they ate way more than Heather's kids. Over the last year, the growth spurts have been crazy and the appetites even bigger. Now, I have three boys starting soccer and two of those boys are weight lifting. And they are always hungry. Always.
Last week I scrambled two dozen eggs, cooked two pounds of bacon, served grits, cheese slices and apples and oranges. Still hungry...
Last night I made a double (2 - 13x9) portion of a popular casserole, corn, beans, peas, biscuits, cheese, and oranges. *sigh* Still hungry...
Found the older two boys eating an hour later. Ha.
I'm not complaining. I love feeding them. And I love seeing them become men. And I don't need anyone to tell me they don't need all that food - if you saw them, you'd know they are burning the calories faster than they are eating them.
I'm just gonna have to up my game on hearty meals.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Commit now all your griefs

After a fairly rough weekend (personally), this was the song we sang on today, love the words - and the title: COMMIT NOW ALL YOUR GRIEFS
Commit now all your griefs and ways into His hands;
to His sure truth and tender care, who earth and heav'n commands.
Who points the clouds their course, whom winds and seas obey,
He shall direct your wand'ring feet, He shall prepare your way.
Give to the winds your fears; hope, and be undismayed;
God hears your sighs and counts your tears, God shall lift up you head.
Through waves and clouds and storms he gently clears your way;
wait for His time, so shall the night soon end in joyous day.
Still heavy is your heart? Still sink your spirits down?
Cast off the weight, let fear depart, and every care be gone.
He everywhere has sway, and all things serve His might;
His every act pure blessing is, His path unsullied light.
Far, far above your thought His counsel shall appear,
when fully He the work has wrought that caused your needless fear.
Leave to His sovereign will to choose and to command;
with wonder filled, you then shall own how wise, how strong His hand.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Youth Game Night

Since Jason and I are now working with the Youth Group, we "get to" attend all of the functions. I never saw myself as one to work with the youth, but I am enjoying it and, thankfully, my kiddos are happy to have me there.

Tonight we had a High School Youth Game Night - just a few hours to hang out in the Youth Suite and play games together. Everyone brought a snack to share! It was fun and definitely a big hit.

In our newly remodeled Youth Suite we got a 72 inch tv and a NES system - so fun!

 Always a game of pool going on.

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