We are a ministry family.  And whereas most of the time, I don’t think about it too much, I’ve come to realize over the years, that there are certain things that have come unique with the territory.  One of them, is the variety of things that we are given at different times.  Yesterday, was a great example of this.  When we got home from church, Ellee proudly opened up a beautiful puzzle to put together.

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I asked her where she got it from.  “Ms. Penney gave it to me,” she declared proudly.  And I stopped and thought it was so nice that she had been given such a nice gift by one of the kind ladies at our church.

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Also, when I came back ten minutes later, this is what I found.  I don’t think it was the puzzle so much as it was the busy weekend that we had.

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Also, yesterday after church, one of the moms at church stopped me to ask if it was okay if she dropped off a few bags of clothing that her son had outgrown.  “Of course,” I told her, and later that day when I opened up the bags, I realized what a blessing those clothes would be for Christian.  About half of them will be perfect for school this fall and the other half will be perfect for the next growth spurt that he has.  I’m so, so thankful for the different things that we’ve been given.  I love the idea of receiving, knowing that when our kids have outgrow them, we can also pass them along as well.

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In other news, my project for the week is to finally paint Ellee’s room.  She was a baby when we moved in, and I left her room the same yellow color that it had been.  However, last summer I had told her we would paint it, but obviously it didn’t get done then either.  So, after coming off a week of all sorts of fun painting projects in Costa Rica, I flew home with a new determination to get it done.  One of the things that we needed to do before painting was to fix these holes.  There were about 24 of them on her wall.  I’m pretty sure the room was used as a craft room before, and that the holes were put in to hold all sorts of crafty things.

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I figured I could just use spackling to cover them.  So a few days ago, I drove to my favorite hardware store in East Moriches where a friendly young man pointed me right to what I needed.  Kudos to that hardware store, by the way.  It’s the best around.  Anyhow, the spackling kit was perfect, and all 24 of the holes are now perfectly covered and ready for painting.  My next goal is to tape off the moulding, which should be fun because there is lots of it.

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I will probably get started on it later tonight.  Meanwhile, today worked out to be a fun hang out day for both kids.  Christian invited a school friend over.  They played some games, played outdoors and are currently building with Legos in the basement area that Christian has transformed into his own man cave.

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Ellee and her sweet friend are playing princess and queen, and enjoying dress up clothes and all sorts of imaginary play with “Pretend that…” gracing every other sentence.  It’s so sweet and the perfect highlight to a relaxing afternoon.

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Written by lauraherr8

I love Jesus, my Youth Pastor Husband and our two beautiful children. I'm a professional photographer and I love people, especially kids. My best days include time with my family, Hot Yoga and a Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream cone.

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