Category: Jesse moments

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

  • “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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  • Here are some things I’d never remember if I didn’t take the time to write them down in my Kid’s Journals or, in the case of the humor between Jeremy and I, in my own journal. 1. Jesse: “When Seth gets big he gonna be my best person, and when Seth get big, me gonna…

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  • Our desktop computer is officially on the fritz – forcing me to use husband’s cute little laptop. Cute and cramped. And all my pictures are on the desktop (don’t worry, we have carbonite back up for them). Nevertheless, I am determined I won’t let this stop me from blogging.I’m grateful to at least have a…

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  • Three’s a crowd

    Can I share a whole boat load of cute pics of my adorable children today? OK, great, here goes… I found them all hanging out with Seth on his play mat. It’s hard to get a picture of all three of them without someone being blurry. Usually it’s Claire. 🙂 Could be mommy’s camera skills.…

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  • Christmas Baking with my Little Ones

     A crowd gathers as soon as I turn on the mixer.  Even the youngest wants to be a part.  Big brother is proud of our baby’s helpful spirit.  God gave me the grace to let the kids help with all my Christmas baking so far. (that’s not to say I won’t sneak some in after…

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  • Holden Family Christmas Letter

    Here’s our 1st annual Christmas letter! Part of YLCF’s Christmas Post Card Exchange. Dear Friends, It is time, once again, for my annual Christmas – wait, what’s that? I’ve never done a Christmas letter before? Oh, forgive me… Hi, folks! I decide this year to prove my sanity by sending out a picture and a…

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  • Tree Traditions

    It was our 6th year cutting our tree from the local tree farm. I can’t believe we have such a solid tradition already in our young family! Soon Jesse will be able to help cut the tree down and drag it. Until then, he pitches in to ‘help’ daddy whenever he can. Daddy was piggy-backing…

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  • In Which We Begin Preschool and Discover That We LOVE It.

    I told you a while back how I was literally sitting on my hands to keep from starting school too early with Jesse. I want, above all, to teach him to love learning so I didn’t want to push him too soon. It was hard when a lot of my friends were starting their first…

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  • Up in a Tree

     On the last, lovely, Indian Summer day, Jesse and I climbed a tree. (After I made him a leaf crown)  The Maple standing beyond the orchard was our goal.  I always wanted to be a mommy who climbed trees with her kids. Thankfully, I climbed lots of trees as I was growing up, so this…

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  • Big Brother and LIttle Brother

    You asked, and I am only too glad to oblige! Here’s my latest, greatest picture of my littlest man, with my biggest helper. All day, every day, Big Brother can be heard expressing his love for “New Baby”. “Us has such a good baby!” “Me just love ours baby!” “Such happy baby us have!” “Me…

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  • Garlic in the Ground

     On one of the last warm days of October, Jesse and I planted my garlic in  the plot of dirt I had tilled by hand for this purpose.  I was so excited to teach Jesse how to plant garlic ’cause it’s such a simple, enjoyable fall task in my book. We used a little stick…

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  • Toddler Theology

    It has long been my desire to instill in my children a love and understanding of the things of the Lord from a very young age. A great goal to write down on paper when you’re a teen. A wonderful idea to dream about when carrying your first child in the womb. But how does…

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  • Painting a Rainy Day

    Claire’s first experience with paint. She mostly just wanted to stir the paint pots. Then I caught her going for a taste test. Thankfully, it was non-toxic paint. This rainy-day activity required on the spot supervision, no multi-tasking or getting distracted! So, I sat down with them and did a little painting myself. It was…

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  • Untitled Post

    I’m feeling random and uninspired, so here’s some cute photos of the kids this week, without even a post title. Nice. They adore him.

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  • Good Birthday Morning

    Jesse Lincoln *airplane noises* Today is my eldest son’s 4th birthday. I don’t know who was looking forward to it more – him or I. I love birthdays. Even if it means staying up till midnight after a long day (at the Zoo!) to decorate so he could wake up this… Found the colorful table…

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  • Big Brother and Little Brother

    Big Brother greets his New Little Brother the same way 1/2 dozen times a day – “Loot at dese ‘ittle tiny bady finners!!” (“Look at these little, tiny baby fingers“) -Calls him “Teth” -Comes upstairs to where Mommy is recuperating in bed several times a day just to “Tuddle wit’ ‘oo” (“Cuddle with you”).  Mommy:…

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