Category: Jesse moments

“For this child I prayed”…I always wanted a son first…

  • Strawberries, a Wedding, and a Camping Trip

    I’m trying to fit in little moments like these in between a very busy month. We’re celebrating a close friend’s wedding this weekend then headed for Creation Fest Northeast next week. I am making freezer meals to take us through the busy weekend and onto our camping trip and trying not to get stressed. Jeremy…

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  • I get really nervous in front of a video camera. (This is something I’m really trying to get over so I can make a promotional video about my new book – pray for me?! Thanks) Apparently I’m ok behind the camera, ’cause I had fun making this video for you all. I have a tendency…

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  • Horse Parking Next Door

    A garage sale down our road brought more than the usual traffic on our little back road the other morning. The local Amish are always first on the scene. They took advantage of the empty, unmowed place next door to park their horse. The kids changed out of pj’s as fast as possible and headed…

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  • Bloggers Unite, Part Second: At Toughannock Falls

    Last week we had some very special house guests – special for many reasons! They were the first to use our new guest room (we moved into our new bedroom finally!) They were our first out-of-state, overnight company in our home They were the first to take me up on my open invitation to my…

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  • Picnic In the Orchard

    Whenever I pack them a picnic lunch, Jesse makes a beeline for the pear tree, calling his sister to keep up with him, all the way out back to the orchard. He spreads the blanket, then the napkin, and carefully dolls out the cheese tortillas to him and his sister. He even keeps an eye…

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  • A Random List…

    Because I can’t seem to think straight without a list these days… 1. Jesse has quit asking me if it is summer yet – he now informs me that it must be so because there are leaves on the trees.  2. I am thankful to Amy all over again for writing this book. I’d never…

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  • A Bird With Teeth

    The above photo shows the amount of dirt that came out of my daughter’s clothes and boots after a morning of playing with her brother. I had given them baths (first mistake), dressed them, and sent them outside to play while I got ready for us to go out. I rushed around inside getting ready…

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  • It’s a busy week – especially when I suddenly remembered my desire to make Easter as meaningful to our children as our celebration of Christmas. So, added to the business in the studio (working on 5 Easter dresses, between mine and my sewing girls’), I decided I wanted to celebrate Passover with a Messianic Seder…

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  • Claire in Disguise

    Ahh, this is what Claire’s PJ’s look like when I neglect to put one of my Best Bibs on her. She adores her Soaked Oatmeal with raisins. She was so covered with oatmeal when Jesse came downstairs for breakfast, that he said, “It sound like Claire, but it not look like Claire!”

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  • My "Little Chef"

    Yes, Jesse had his own photo shoot. Nikki brought props form him, too. He was delighted with the Chef’s hat (Ratatouille is is favorite movie this month). Nikki admitted that the older the child, the more difficult to get a good pose – Jesse could not contain himself, so what you see is what you…

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  • My “Little Chef”

    Yes, Jesse had his own photo shoot. Nikki brought props form him, too. He was delighted with the Chef’s hat (Ratatouille is is favorite movie this month). Nikki admitted that the older the child, the more difficult to get a good pose – Jesse could not contain himself, so what you see is what you…

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  • Big Brother and Little Brother

    “Oh, how good and pleasant it is when brethren dwell together in unity…” Psalm 133:1 Some of the cutest pictures from the ski trip photo shoot happened when Jesse crawled out from behind the blanket being used as a back drop to pose with his little brother. There is some serious mutual affection going on…

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  • Five Minute Friday Writing Prompt: I feel the most loved when…When a treasured friend makes a point to give me a hug when I see her each week at Church.When my little Seth Franklin reaches his hands to my face to pet me. He’s not like other babies who want to grab your face so…

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  • 1. Jesse: Mom? What’s Valentine’s Day?Me: It’s a day you say ‘I love you’ to people you love.Jesse: Oh. Me love yours hair, Mommy! 2. Heart cookies – I made a small amount of pastry, rolled it thin and helped Jesse cut it into hearts, which he placed on a cookie sheet. I will dust…

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  • A Peek Into Our February

    I finally got around to learning how to upload photos on the laptop, and so I present these latest cute-kid-pictures along with a little personal update on our little family… Jesse is learning to make bread with me. How I have looked forward to this day, and the opportunity to pass on my knowledge in…

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  • "Our Family Works" film series, featuring…Us!!!

    I figured it was about time I told you about Jesse’s favorite movie. We got a copy last fall, and I’m finally getting around to posting a link for you! The filming for “Our Family Works” was done two years ago, the summer I was pregnant with Claire and helping plan my sister-in-law’s wedding. In…

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