So I am alive and further more all wee-ish Kelleys are still alive as well. Word. This is good news 🙂 Our week has been maddening…and not with busyness…just with germs, but I feel like we’re on the upward swing. Let me get to my rambling for today.
My Bible got another new look. I’m probably just going to keep adding to it in some form or another. Acrylic paint keeps things real. Totally love the teal green dots and it was the easiest thing to do ever!!!!
Harper’s birthday is right around the corner and I just filled my Amazon cart with things like an ESV Journaling Bible, For Girls Like You: A Devotional for Tweens, Micron Assorted Colors Ink Pen Set, and Hollyn’s CD. The fact that age 9 is practically here is bizarre and yet fantastic all at once. She is totally my jam and I could not love who she is becoming any more.
Amon is a guys guy. His top 3 favorite people currently in his life: Big Daddy (hands down), Josh Kelley and Dr. Eidson (his pediatrician). He talks about them. Asks me what I think they are doing at random points in our day. Wonders if any of them have a silver tooth like he does (undeveloped 2 year molar). And when he’s around them is quite obsessed. During all doctor’s appointments he slowly creeps in on Dr. Eidson and then casually puts himself IN HIS LAP!!!! It’s hilarious and a tad creepo, but what can I say…he’s freakin’ adorable.
Revelations is killin’ it. I am thoroughly enjoying it and I thought for sure I would be completely lost and overwhelmed and stressed to the max and yet, I’m totally the opposite. There’s a lot of really hard truths to hear, but they are so needed in my ugly heart. And Francis Chan is literally holding my hand and walking me through every single scripture. Best.Resource.Ever.
I took the big kids out solo to run a few errands the other day. I think big kids are crazy great. I just love them and their personalities and they are fun and they can buckle themselves and they don’t melt in stores and we have the best conversations and they make me laugh so hard. Don’t get me wrong…everyone in our house still has their moments…including myself and Josh, but man, I sure am enjoying this stage these three are in right now. Give me all the big kids of the world.
This week has been lacking in the creating department with all the craziness of life, but I’m hoping to bounce back fast. Harper and I are going to be doing some collaborative canvases to try and help her raise some more Swaziland funds for her trip. And here are some sweet pieces which headed out recently. If you’d like to place an order just message me HERE.
I can’t even handle this weeks crazy sweet waiting little guy. I mean, could he be any cuter!?!?! No way. Please join me in praying and rallying behind this precious one and his forever family.
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Our kids come up with some hilarious stuff to pass the time. This was my most recent favorite game they created. They gathered all our round fruits, blindfolded each other and then had to guess which was which. I laughed so hard when I realized what was going down.
And we’ll end with a super safe new sport Amon invented. We’ll call it Arrow Skateboard Skiing. It’s a real thing. Which I put an end to after Josh Kelley pointed out he was going to lose an eye with one bad fall. Separate we’re only so-so parents, but together we can keep small humans alive. Ha.
Hope your week is moving right along. Tomorrow is Friday and I am insanely pumped. It’s going to be a good weekend…I can feel it.
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