Hello, friends! I just wanted to drop in and Β hit a few high spots of our life the last few weeks. I wrote HERE about how my kiddos, along with some neighborhood friends, built forts out of the pine needles that were raked up from our church’s yard. Well, the vacuum truck finally came by to remove the kids’ piles of fun from our parking lot, and on a SUNDAY to boot! We were shocked to see them early on the Lord’s Day. Perhaps, since it’s a church, they decided to get them before our services? Maybe they work every Sunday? We were baffled. But, anyway, here are a couple of photos of the vacuum truck. πŸ™‚

Laci had fun hiding under our TV stand. πŸ™‚
Daddy put a coffee filter on Matthew’s head for a little hat. We were surprised that it stayed on! He wore it for several minutes before it fell off. πŸ™‚Β 
He’s finally gotten his first tooth! *sniff sniff* He’s growing up so fast. Poor fella even chewed on his toes to help his wittle gums feel better!Β 
Oh! And guess what?! I had a birthday!! πŸ™‚ Last Friday and I turned the big 3-3. Wow…I can’t believe it! Birthdays are kinda sobering for me; a time of reflection. Am I using this life God has given me to bring glory to Him? Am I being the best wife and mom that I can be? Am I looking a lot older? πŸ™‚ Okay, so the last one was meant to be funny, but really, I want to live each and every day for my precious Savior! I thank the Lord for another year of life.Β Β My mom was kind enough to let us invade her house for a while. She made us roast, potatoes, carrots, green beans, rolls and BANANA SPLIT CAKE!! πŸ™‚
Me on my birthday at my mom’s! πŸ™‚
Snapped this of my older girls on the way to my Mom’s house.

A few of us with the cake Mom made. πŸ™‚
Me with the candles! No, there aren’t 33, so don’t bother trying to count! πŸ™‚
Mitchell let Matthew play with this decorative bat he got years ago. I thought it was cute to see him “chewing” on it! Here’s Matt, with his bat! πŸ™‚
And this is how I found Matthew after his nap a couple of days ago. I don’t know how he got his left arm out of his sleeper like that! πŸ™‚
I’m so blessed! I’m thankful for my Lord, my home, my mom, my husband, my children, my heritage, and my life. May I use each day for Him, more than the day before.


3 thoughts on “Happy Happenings

  1. Susan says:

    Happy Birthday!!! My birthday is next month, but I'm a tad bit older than 33! πŸ˜‰ I love those pictures of your baby with the coffee filter hat; I laughed out loud when I saw them! So cute!


  2. Valerie says:

    Thanks so much, Susan! πŸ™‚


  3. Anonymous says:

    I enjoyed the photos and narrative. You are blessed to have a vacuum truck that gets the pine needles, but I am very surprised that they came on a Sunday!


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