Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Month in Review: September 2010

Wow. September is already gone and October begun! Time surly is flying by! Ok, a quick recording of this past month and a few of it's happenings for this family.

We started it off with a Labor Day trip to York, PA to visit family. The kidos did well on the long trip and what a blessing it was to visit and spend time with some relatives, who we haven't yet got to know too well!

We started up a home Bible study, primarily for people in the neighborhood who are interested in learning more about the Lord and His Word!

Stephen was very blessed with a more interesting job at work to spend time on and has been enjoying that. He was able to work some long days so that he could take a day off this week. On his long days, we were able to go and meet him for a picnic supper!

Clara continued to grow and learn so quickly! She enjoyed playing in the river with her friend Emmie Lou, playing at the park, playing with neighborhood girls who would come over, painting, and entertaining her little brother. She is popping out with longer and longer sentences and keeps making us laugh with funny stuff she says. Here are a few examples:

The other day she and I were walking out to the car. It was about the fourth day in a row that was grey and wet. It was also a warm day, so add muggy to the grey and wet. Well, we go walking out and head to the car when I hear a little girl say "Priee (pretty) day, Mommy. Priee day." Made my morning! :-)

She called me "honey". :-)

She's been been using cute little phrases like "Let's see" and "hold on".

Kiah-man (or Ki-boy, as his sister likes to call him) lived his fifth month on the outside. He is getting so big and cuter and cuter. He's been a happy, easy going little guy. Such a blessing. Sleeping through the night has been hit and miss :-/ But last night was wonderful! He went down a little late, but slept until 8:00 this morning! What a treat! Kiah also popped in his first two teeth this last month. They make his adorable smile even cuter!

Our once a month young peoples Bible study started our new topic, which is an in-depth look at the offerings, primarily found in the first several chapters in Leviticus. Before that we had done a study on the book of Joshua. We have been so encouraged and blessed by the young people that are a part of this study!

I've been keeping busy with my responsibilities as wife, mommy and homemaker! It truly is such a wonderful job and such a privilege to be able to stay home with my little family. Sure, there are days when I would like to "clock-out"... but I wouldn't trade it!

One of my new interests is learning more about using herbs for natural healing and general health. I've been learning quite a bit and enjoying it! One of these days I might have to share some of what I've been learning! I love The Bulk Herb Store! They have tons of free information and you can buy bulk herbs at SUCH reasonable prices. Right now I'm sipping a cup of echinacea and peppermint tea, sweetened with honey. Echinacea is good for boosting your immunities. Peppermint has health benefits too, but we mostly drink it for the great flavor!

September was a month full of challenge, joy and great blessing! Praise God from Whom all blessings flow!

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