Archive for August, 2009

Washed by the water…

Posted by KK on Sunday, 30 August, 2009

Our precious and eldest son, Wheat, is now also our Christian brother! Actually, he has been for nearly a year but he made his decision public today before our church at our annual Cove Park service at the lake. Our church has been doing these services for several years now and while we have a baptismal at our church many choose to be baptized at the lake. I love it and am so happy that Wheat chose this option as well. Not only was he able to be baptized in this beautiful setting but he also chose to have his dad baptize him. It was such a special day…great worship music & words from our pastor as well as the great company of our friends and family and some pretty yummy food to boot! We love our sweet Wheat and are so happy for him!

“And this water symbolized baptism that now saves you also – not the removal of dirt from the body but the pledge of a good conscience toward God. It saves you by the resurrection of Jesus Christ.”         1 Peter 3:21

Heaven & Hail

Posted by KK on Tuesday, 25 August, 2009

One of Wheat’s assignments for spelling today was to take the word “mail” and replace the beginning consonant with other letters to form different words. One of the consonant examples was the letter “h” so when he came to it he read it aloud and we all gasped, especially the younger boys. Wheat rolled his eyes and said “Not H-E-L-L, H-A-I-L like ‘All hail king Lakelon’ and like ‘I see hail falling from the sky’” and then Lake chimed in and said “And like on America’s Funniest Home Videos the other day when that guy said “What the hail are you doing outside?” Umm…yeah, not exactly, hon.


Today we had a meeting with one of our pastors at Two Rivers. Wheat is being baptized on Sunday after accepting Jesus as his Savior last October. The church prefers that each candidate meet with an elder or a pastor in person to talk, pray and make sure that they fully understand their commitment, especially the children. During the meeting today (with both brothers in tow, of course) our middle school pastor, Jon, was explaining to Wheat that the decision he made last October meant that the old Wheaton went away and the new Wheaton was here to stay and how baptism is simply symbolic in that before you go into the water you are the old Wheat and when you are raised out of the water you are a new person. River, all the while listening intently on my lap speaks up and asks “So it’s kinda like shedding?” It’s no secret that our kids have a basement full of reptiles and ‘shedding’ is and has always been a part of their early vocabulary. Too funny…

Suck Creek

Posted by KK on Monday, 24 August, 2009
scan0001-2.jpg It’s an odd name, I know. But it doesn’t suck…at least not that bad, anyway. There have been times where it has been so overrun with trash from the locals that you couldn’t bare to go lest it make you cry your eyes out in shame. Jason and I use to frequent Suck Creek. It was one of our favorite hikes with our dog, Trae, back in the day. The image above was taken in 1998.

We recently took the boys down on the day before River’s 4th birthday to check it out. We didn’t know what to expect but were at least praying for water as it has often dried up for long periods of time. We have had an abundance of rain this summer so it was flourishing. The boys had the best time. They are truly in their element when they can bang around in a creek, get dirty, and look for cool creatures. I wish this were our back yard.

Adam & Eve…

Posted by KK on Saturday, 22 August, 2009

Lake has been chatting a lot about old Adam & Eve lately asking all sorts of questions. Last school year he decided to read his bible for his reading each day. It is a children’s bible, of course, but a large one and he read it cover to cover.

So last night I was in the kitchen making dinner and Lake asked me if Maggie (our young, energetic cat) liked Stevie (our elderly, blind & deaf dog with dementia). I told him she probably didn’t because Stevie is real stinky and cats typically do not like stinky things. She truly does watch him walk past her, snarls and I swear I think I have seen her roll her eyes, too. She absolutely hates it when he bumps into her, too, and paws at him for punishment. Hilarious. So Lake and I begin to talk about how cats are so particular about their hygiene and things. Lake says “I know, after EVERY time she uses her litter box she has to lick her butt for like 10 minutes!” I said “That’s pretty odd, isn’t it?” Then Lake said…”Do you think God decided that cats would have to lick their butts clean because Adam & Eve ate from the tree?”

“Preeshiatecha, Adam & Eve…”….Maggie says.

So proud of myself…

Posted by KK on Tuesday, 11 August, 2009

…hackers only THINK they had me but thanks to my determination and a little help from my hosting service I have restored my beloved blog with my own two hands! This javascript is becoming second nature to me…

For all my followers, (all 2 of you), I’ve been playing catch up with my blog entries…enjoy!

Cheers everyone, I am back!!!!!

Uh oh…

Posted by KK on Sunday, 9 August, 2009

Mama’s in some serious trouble when daddy-o gets back from Illinois. And aside from that, the boys want a boat. Great. The boys’ good friend, Beckett, is in the boat with them.

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