Friday, March 13, 2009
Another Caption Contest !!!
We have made it....one more day, Lord willing and the guys will be home!! Surprisingly we have been pretty busy and occupied. We were suppose to get our chicks early this morning but somehow they did not arrive at the Post Office. I decided to try to track them down, thinking if they were in OKC, I could pick them up myself. They were shipped out on Wed. and arriving on Sat. would make it a day longer than normal and I hated to loose some because of their need for warmth and food. I called OKC and it ended up being a glitch on their part, they did not put them on the truck. The guy was so nice and really went out of his way to find a way to get them to the Post office near us. Since I was shopping, I could not pick them up, so Dave and Kate were my mediators, which I am so thankful that they could do this!!! As of this evening, it looks like one so far is on its death bed:( They do give extras so it will not cut into the 150 that we ordered. Bethany should have some baby goats by the weekend as well!!
Dinner is over, kitchen cleaned, evening coffee enjoyed and now the children are watching a movie for Friday night fun! I got a new game and we are going to play it after the movie.
Big news...... Mercy announced all on her own Wed. that she needed to go to the "potty." I know its long overdue but I just have not been motivated for many reasons. Joel and Josiah were fully trained before their third birthday. Reasons being.....it is somewhat an emotional thing as I think this could be our last one in diapers and I have been buying diapers for 21 and 1/2 years!!! The ones before Mercy were of course Joel and Josiah and I remember all the sweet and trying memories of training them, Josiah actually got it first and Joel was a tad behind him. I remember Josiah recieved a holster and pistol for doing his big stuff!!! As I look at those "tiny" little undies of Mercy's, it brings tears, Joel had lost quite a bit of weight and he was wearing the size 2T like Mercy, he was so little. Its hard to think that this could very well be the last of an era that I have known near all our married life. I am glad in a way she seems to be training so easily, its just another thing I have to say good-by to, and I do not like saying good-byes. This probably sounds unusual but for a grieving heart, sometimes its strange things that can start the tears flowing. She has had some funny things to say about it all and that does make my heart happy!!! To see her sitting up their on the pot with her little legs crossed at the knee and making such a "loverly"smirk is quite the scene! I love that little girl!!
Well....I thought we might do another "Caption Contest." Since Mercy is kinda the topic here, I found this picture and thought it offered a lot of options. We'll let the contest run through until Tuesday, the 17th at noon central time and and I'll post the winner!! Again, you can give as many as you like but remember no anonymous and the family here will be the judges! The winner will recieve a "Spring Box" of things, bright and fun!! I look forward to your creativity, you did so well last time!! Have Fun!!!
Blessings to your weekend!! A praise report with the Lockwood family, the baby is here and mommy is doing well. Pray the Lord will give a quick recovery and He will continue to strengthen and nourish baby Samuel!!