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theme songs make everyone feel better

Whenever I think of theme songs I am always reminded of that scene in Emperor’s new Groove where Cronk sings to sing his own them music. Classic. I keep a ‘boys [kids] favorites’ list in my iTunes that I can easily sync to my iPod or play at the drop-of-a-hat. Here is a list of… Read more »

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crushed boxes and candy canes

We took a trip to the local convenient store tonight to pick up candy canes to hang on the Christmas tree – my wife had a great idea to keep ‘in the spirit of the season’ since we put up the Christmas tree early this year: decorate the tree a little more each week… this… Read more »

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Sorting Marbles & Sorting People

Our house wakes up early… anywhere between 5:30 and 6:00. This morning my amazing wife let me sleep for a bit, then after a while came into the room and asked “can we switch” – she needed some rest and Levi (youngest) was sleeping longer than usual. So, I went downstairs to meet up with… Read more »

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the Little Things

(click for labels) I have been thinking a lot about (and working on) the “between Sundays Worship” and tonight I had a good pondering moment that I thought I would share… The boys just went to bed and I started picking up the living room, they helped with the big things… but there were a… Read more »

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my favorite part

We have this “thing” we do with our kids… we ask them “What was your favorite part of today?” It is always fun to hear what they say, normally on response we get is “going to the park” but if you wait long enough you’ll hear what was REALLY the favorite part. Recently, my youngest… Read more »

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drums and “Santa Bags”

Boys are loud. Don’t believe me? I invite you to our house. So here is the scene: I am home for lunch and my wife and I are talking about a couple things, Levi (2 years) is banging on his drum EXTREMELY LOUD, and Roman is asking “DAD CAN YOU DO A SANTA BAG” for… Read more »

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i destroy things

Last night after work and before supper the boys and I went down to the toy room to play. We ended up building a castle out of blocks, well… Roman (oldest son) and I tried, but Levi (youngest son) took his toy train and rammed it into any walls we were able to erect before… Read more »

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QUITR vol 5

Good decisions don’t make life easy, but they do make life easier. (Movie: Forever Strong) Teach in every moment with your kids. Be a “kid” at least once a month. Prayer: I want to be where the will of your hand and the strength of your love collide 9/19/10 Romans 9…… Fall rain is refreshing, After… Read more »

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give a little

Tonight my wife made an awesome pumpkin pie, for no reason at all… it is part of the benefits of having a pregnant wife. Long story short we had worship practice tonight and ended up taking the boys along (rarely, if ever happens)… they had fun, it was maybe a tad bit stressful for Mom and Dad…. Read more »

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Parenting

Yesterday I had a moment of realization – I tried something – not sure why, but I simply knelt down and looked at the world (literally) at my son’s height. When he came to me and wanted me to pretend with him in ‘his world’…  It was much easier to ‘go along’ with him and… Read more »