Sunday, January 13, 2013

Moving Week

I can't believe we are moving again! It seems like we just did (even though it has been almost two years...Feb. 1). The movers come to pack on Wed. and load on Thurs. I have never been moved before and it feels strange. Should I be doing more than I am?

Ben left today and will be back late Wed. night. A part on the furnace broke last night and it got chilly in the house. I am so thankful he was here and able to fix it before he left. It is a good reminder that the house will need to be checked on daily for such things. Lord, help me not worry about all the things that could go wrong. Help me to prepare well, try to anticipate problems and be ready, but leave the rest up to you!

The kids are busy! Lauren is into everything! She likes to climb up on my desk and grab my pens and markers. Of course there are permanent ones in there and she wrote all over my desk, computer screen, and computer. Not to mention herself and clothing! I am being convicted that I need to spend more time training her. No touches and big follow-through's!

Levi is sad that he will not be finishing preschool. He said to me tonight, "Mom, we are only on the letter K and we need to get to Z." He is going to miss his class and weekly routine. Lord, please bring us a great preschool for him, a MOPS group for all of us and some great friends. And if it is not to much to ask, can you do so rather quickly?

My heart is feeling sad about leaving. I know God is calling us to go, but it is hard to leave the comfort of familiarity and go into the unknown. Lord, give me courage!

Here are some pictures from Christmas time...

Lauren being kept quiet by a sucker while Levi was performing in his program.

KIDS OF PEACE Christmas program 2012

Miss Larissa, Levi and Miss Zeanna


Dieter Family Christmas 12-24-12



Thursday, May 24, 2012

The Gate is Up

Why I am not a candidate for worlds greatest mom!....Lauren fell down the stairs!!! I heard the thud, my heart dropped below the ribs and I knew that sound could only be one thing. I got to the bottom of the staircase in record speed. Lauren was screaming, but I didn't pick her up right away, assessing quickly to make sure every part was moving. She was OK, scared, but OK. Whew!!! The gate is up now and she is climbing all over it. This child is going to get the best of me!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

First Attempt at Blogging

Well, here goes nothing. My first blogging attempt. I really just want to create a fun way to journal life so I don't forget about the day and miss all that has transpired. I am not a writer, nor will I ever be one, but I think it will be fun to look back and see how life has changed.

Levi today lied to me...big problem! Caught him in the act...oh, bummer. I had to follow through with correction. I know how the Lord must feel when we are in the same situation...sad! Levi's heart is very soft and I am so thankful for this.

Lauren is traveling everywhere on all fours. She is not wanting to sleep! She screams her head off for a good 20-30 minutes every time I put her to bed. This is frustrating to me, but I have to win this battle.

"PC" is so busy with work right now. It feels like we have hardly seen one another. I can't wait to spend some quality time with him over taco's tonight!

It is raining today, and we are antsy. To much screen time for all of us. Off to wash the kitchen floor.

Pics of the kids...fussy baby and swimmer boy!