A privilege

   Up all night–three hours straight of a fussy baby.  Maybe he is a little sick, as I was sick this weekend.  Maybe he is sore and uncomfortable from all the doctors have done to him.  Maybe he is just–a newborn.     Then in the daytime, the girls need me to help them go…

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Back to School!

   We have begun school, at least in small increments.  Today, we actually accomplished almost a full day!  8-9 subjects per girl!    Jake is loving Cistercian, his new school.  Today he made the cross-country team and so far he gotten all of his homework completed.     What a blessing!

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one day old!

Looks just like his Daddy!  But really light hair.  A blond Ron. . . hmmm. . . JAKE!   Alert in the night his very first night, when everyone is quiet and the lights are low.  Mom and baby have the chance to get to say “Hi and I love you!” for the first time!

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Sebastian Peter Has Arrived!!

     With several birth plans in place–one at a birth center, one at home, one at the hospital–and leaving it all in God’s hands to direct me, I woke up on the morning of Monday, August 11th with sharp labor pains.  “Time to make some cookies!”  I declared.  I had gotten baby cookie cutters…

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4 Quilts This Summer!

    This summer, I was able to make 4 twin size quilts for my 4 daughters!  It was so slow at the beginning, and yet the last one only took 3 days of work from start to finish.  Clare and Mary both got good at using a sewing machine, and I learned so much,…

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Being 10 months pregnant!

     A mom turns 9 months pregnant at 36 weeks (9×4=36).  So in fact, the 40 weeks of pregnancy takes us to 10 months: one turns 10 months on one’s due date.  Goodness!  I am only a few days away from being 10 months!  The due date is Aug. 7th. As they say in…

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