Friday, February 27, 2009

Did You Ever Have One Of Those Days?

Hello, folks! Look who didn't fall off the planet!

As usual, it's been so long since I've written that so many things have happened that I don't even know where to begin. Dangit. Again.

So, I'm just going to jump right in. I will tell myself that I'll be a more faithful blogger. And I'll mean it. And we'll see what happens.

Today, little Jesse is 6 months old! How come it seems like it CAN'T possibly be 6 months since he was born? I have personally dispensed every single meal he's ever had. That's something like 1,480 meals. Give or take. Have we discussed my OCD?

Anyway, here's a photo of the child I can't keep from calling Rabbi Shmuly (no particular reason to call him that...I heard it one day and the sound just made me happy)(have we discussed my penchant for weird words?).

In other news, we've enjoyed several weeks of very productive homeschooling; if by "enjoyed" I am understood to mean "the kids are about to mutiny, but I don't care since we're using up tons of paper and it makes me feel like we're getting stuff done." One of the things I'm enjoying most is listening to the Grace to You podcasts of John MacArthur sermons with the older girls each morning. We're practicing note-taking, outlining, summarizing and applying Biblical truth to our lives every day. We use the text of the messages for our Bible study and for copywork.

Because I don't want to overwhelm you with All The Words, I'll quit for now. Maybe I'll be back tomorrow. Maybe it'll be Labor Day. Either way, thanks for reading and be blessed my friends!


  1. That's a great picture. And I can't believe it's been 6 months, either...for both of us. About your comment to my last post...thank you and I love you. That's all I have to say.

  2. Well thank goodness, Dana. I've been wondering what seemed to be tipping the world off it's axis: you were dropping. Glad you're back. Your little rabbi is adorable. How did he get so big???Must be all those 525,600 meals.

  3. If arranged marriages were still acceptable in our current society I'd be willing to negotiate with you to betroth Emmy to your Rabbi. Between his eyelashes and Emmy's it plumb makes me sick with envy.

    He's a handsome little man and he looks less baby-ish every day, though I know you'd like to poke out my eyes with a sharp stick for saying so. ;o)

  4. I can't believe it's been six months. This growing up, it all goes by too fast for me.

  5. This will sound weird, but in a way, your sporadic posting encourages me. I've been thinking about the blog incessantly, lately; how to balance, how to prioritize, how to discipline, etc. It's refreshing to remember: Some of my favorite bloggers don't post regularly at all. And it's OK.

    (But man, do I know the paralysis of having too much to "report." It's overwhelming, isn't it?)

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  7. Wow, 6 months has gone by super fast. Looking forward to lunch on Wednesday!

    And for the record, I can't see the word verification letters. It's making it hard to post this comment.