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I like to think of myself as the 'crazy mom of four'. I'm 31 years old and I love my life, my kids, my husband and my God. "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose." Jim Eliot

Monday, July 27, 2009

Nothing to write about

Well, it's not that I haven't had anything to write about. I just haven't had or taken the time to write. For once in our lives though, Kris and I did not procrastinate. With the exception of getting Kleenex, baby wipes and the kids NIV Bible (coming in the mail), we have all the kids' school supplies! SO much easier to do without the kids!

The kids are at my mom and dad's for a few more days. Actually, I don't think they are in Martinsville anymore. They are having "Cousin Camp". Cute huh? All the cousins are together (except little Sophia because she is still a bit young) with Mammaw and Pappaw for a week. I drove them out last Tuesday night and came back home Wednesday night. They are travelling around Indiana, Illinois and Missouri in the RV, wearing my parents our I am sure! But it is so great that they are able to spend some quality time with their cousins; I know they enjoy it.

I'm starting to miss them though. We keep looking at our family pictures and I miss their voices and their faces. It sure is quiet in the house. While I like the quiet, everything just isn't 'right' without them here. When they are here, chaos and all, life is full. But I am going to savor the peace and quiet for the few days I have left! I am extremely grateful to my parents for taking this on huge burden and I hope they survive.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Funny, funny kids...

My kids are funny. Sometimes life in the Bishop household is extremely stressful. Sometimes the days go by in a blur. And other days, my kids just make me laugh.

The kids decided to avoid bedtime by cleaning. I'm not complaining. The living room got picked up, the kids' rooms were cleaned, the laundry was put into baskets instead of overflowing into the hallway/bathroom and Katherine and Kaleb thought it would be good to clean the toilet.

Tonight on the way home from church we had to stop to let a car by. Livvy in a loud voice said "Crash into her!" Um...no thanks Livvy. It was funny.

After devotions this evening, it was Abbey's turn to pray. She made it a point to drag her prayer out as long as she could, by thanking God for each of us individually by name, and also title (brother, sister, mommy, daddy). And then she asked God to make us not cranky, again individually, naming us off one by one. I couldn't help but laugh and I looked over at her and she was giving me a disapproving look. I apologized and she continued her lengthy prayer.

So many funny things are said and done by these wonderful kids every day and I am so busy that I can't ever record it all. And then by the time I sit down to write about it, I've forgotten most of what they have said.