Lights

I got a new phone today which seems to have solved my “photos not showing up in the gallery” problem. I’m trying to find/learn new photo apps that allow me to be creative with the pictures I post. Unfortunately the app I’ve become so familiar with and have used for so long is only available on android. Now that I’ve finally transitioned to iPhone I’ll have to figure out something else. The WordPress app is also very different than what I’m used to. Hopefully this will even post!!

Here are some pictures from my old phone taken this morning:

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Nora had a visit from the nurse this morning. I held my breath as she listened to Nora’s little lungs. She assessed that Nora’s lungs are clean and clear – it’s all upper respiratory. I was so relieved! Thank you for your prayers in regard to the cold. It’s still going strong. Hoping it will ease up soon!

I was able to get out for a bit this afternoon thanks to my Mom! I went and picked up my new phone and then hurried off to the kids’ school to see if G & G’s sweet teachers needed any help. I hate not being able to volunteer to the extent that I was able in previous years – but glad that I get to do it at all! Greta was especially excited about my impending arrival because I told her I would wear the same outfit so we could be “twins”.

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I dug out my red tutu skirt with an extra sprinkling of self-confidence and made that little girl’s day. In no time at all she’s going to be completely mortified by my very existence, so I’m all too excited to be “twins” when she asks. I dare you to try and tell us apart!!

When I got back home I was giddy with excitement to see that my Mom has tackled the task of not only scouting out the lights for our “monstroci-tree” but hanging them as well!!!

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Slowly but surely it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

And inevitably it always ends up looking like baff time too!

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So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
(Isaiah 41:10 NIV)

7 thoughts on “Lights

  1. Hi! A quick note about phone apps, Iphoto is the best editing program I’ve found since i transitioned from android to apple. Hope it helps!

    Nora is beautiful! Your blog is a great inspiration for all of us – especially on those hard days. Thank you for your words of reason!

  2. You are SUCH a GREAT mom!! Your kids clearly ADORE you and dressing up as twins with your sweet Greta is something she will never forget!! You are such an inspiration and your blog is just what any doctor would order. God Bless you all and have a great weekend!!

  3. Try the App “Be Funky”. It’s a free download and I edit all my pics with it on my iPhone. I love it!!!!! There is also a “pro” version you can buy for $1.

    Your tree is awesome and your mom is awesome-er! Lol. My mom is the same way, she is a saint. We are lucky women to have mothers to help with the extra thinfs and through rough times! 🙂

    Love you, Sweet Little Nora!!!!!!!!!!

  4. you encourage me everyday; love your kids; sweet sweet Nora, always in my prayers. You are so right about taking advantage of these sweet days with Greta! God is so good, had to share with you because you understand so well His amazing goodness to us; my son and his wife just had their first baby last night; a precious little boy after years of infertility and heartbreak; and being told they would never concieve; God said yes..and they concieved with no intervention..yesterday God’s blessing was born. All things are possible in Him, and through Him.

  5. HI ALL. SO GLAD TO SEE LITTLE NORA’S BEAUTIFUL LITTLE FACE IN THE SWEET PICTURES THAT YOU POSTED. ALSO LOVE THE PICTURE OF YOU AND GRETA IN HER CLASS ROOM. WHICH ONE IS GRETA, AND WHICH ONE IS YOU? HA! HA! THAT WAS SO NICE THAT YOU WERE ABLE TO GO OUT AND MAKE GRETA’S DAY. ALSO THE PICTURE OF THE BIG KIDS STANDING IN FRONT OF THE DOOR IS GOOD. YOUR MOTHER IS REALLY A GREAT MOM, I SEE WERE YOU BEING A GREAT MOMMY COMES FROM. YOU HAVE A REALLY GOOD TEACHER. THE TREE IS LOOKING BEAUTIFUL. CAN’T WAIT TO SEE ALL THE ORNAMENTS ON IT. I HAVE NEVER SEEN A TREE THAT BIG IN SOMEONE’S HOME. GLAD YOU WERE ABLE TO GET A SPECIAL TREE FOR NORA’S FIRST CHRISTMAS. WELL I AM GOING TO YOUR NEXT BLOG, AND GET CAUGHT UP. LOVE YOU ALL. GOD BLESS.

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