December 15, 2013

Sunshine Sunday - bed head, snuggles, and orchestration

This week was a little crazy, but good - just like my bed head.  Bed head is one of the best things about short hair.  It makes waking up an adventure.


We got in some snuggle time this week.  Sometimes Baden offers to snuggle me when he can tell I'm having a hard time.  Here we are snuggling the other day right before Baden declared that I was just right up in his grill and he was done snuggling.  That kid makes me laugh.


And this kid still lets me snuggle all I want.  Yes!


I am grateful for the way God orchestrates our lives.  As I mentioned earlier this week, I am going to stop blogging.  About a month after making that decision we had the chance to help someone out.  You see, all of a sudden I have a teenager.  Really.  We have taken a sweet 13-year-old girl into our home.  She's been with us over a week now and it's been a real blessing.  It's another way I feel confirmed in my decision to stop blogging.  Even though I will really miss it, there are other things I feel like I'm supposed to do.  As I'm willing to let go, He shows me what those things are.

Thank you so much for your kind comments this week.  They really meant a whole lot to me.  And thanks for reading.

15 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, I feel so selfish, of course God has plans for you. Blessings, just blessings. What a lucky girl, you all will be in my prayers!

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  2. Wow! You and your family are truly amazing. What a lucky little girl to be in your home. I will miss peeking into your beautiful life. Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!

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  3. I've really enjoyed reading your blog. Thank you for sharing with us for so long. May the Lord continue to bless you and your family.

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  4. What a lucky young lady you have welcomed into your home. She will be so loved and blessed. Continue living your life as an example to us all.
    thank you

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  5. How awesome for you, your family, and your teenager! I will miss your blog, your outlook, and your crafts. I completely understand your decision. I'll keep you on my blogroll in case you come back. Will you continue to instagram?

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  6. I've read your words for years now & I've always admired your devotion to family & your faith. I just wanted to say how wonderful you have a teenager now - it seems your life is growing in other ways. What a difference you will make in that child's life. Congratulations!

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  7. Wow woman! You sure know how to keep yourself busy and hoppin! I think it's awesome that you welcomed a teenager into your home. I hope that everything goes well with that! I'm glad your kids will snuggle with you---my 20 month old will rarely give me a hug, but so not a snuggler. Too busy for that! You're cute little Elsa is adorable. Good luck with the new changes in your life!

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  8. I'm wordless! Your life is really unnormal in good sense of this word ( I'm not sure if this word really exists)). You are a wonderful person! I'm sure that it was a God blessing for that girl to become a part of your family. Several years ago you was thinking that you can "produce" only boys, and today you have 2 girls in your family. I'm very happy with you!
    Aljonushka from faraway Belarus

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  9. Honestly I am going to miss the tidbits of your life! I hope you keep up instagram! I love your crafts but I really feel like you and I would be friends if we were close so I will miss the life posts more than anything. You seem like you would do great with teenagers so I'm really happy for you and your family!

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  10. How amazing you have another new one to welcome into your home! I have enjoyed your blog but am so happy for you to spend more time with your sweet family. Congratulations on it all!

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  11. How incredible! Such a blessing for all of you.

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  12. Oh, I feel like I'm losing a friend! I totally understand and respect your decision to stop blogging, but I have to admit my heart broke a little as I read that! I know we don't "know" each other, but I've been reading your blog for years now and feel a little emptiness inside. I wish you the best of luck in your life to come. I don't know the situation surrounding your new family member, but I'm so happy for you. For just over a year I've been working with the foster care system, and I have seen first hand how a loving family can change the life of children, especially kids that age. You will have your hard days, no doubt, but what a blessing you will be in each other's lives! I'm so happy for you, and for your new girl! Again, I don't know the events that led to this decision, but I just want to recommend you read Heather Forbes' "Beyond Consequences, Love, and Logic" books. Trust me, it will help with this adjustment. I won't go into it here, but if you want to know more about them, please feel free to email me any time. Good luck with your future adventures!

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  13. Hopeful for many wonderful days ahead. Love you all.. :)

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  14. Cherie, I'm procrastinating because I'm tired and not quite ready to jump into one of my Christmas present projects so I'm catching up. Didn't realize you'd decided to stop blogging. I admire you for listening and following and doing what makes sense for you and your family right now. You and Elsa are a gorgeous pair! And I didn't realize the parallel adventure with Christie. Tender indeed. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  15. Hi Cheri! Best wishes for your future. I will always think of you and your beautiful family and wish you well. What a lucky girl to have you. Happy Christmas to you all. Love, Siobhan xx

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