Mar 05 2015

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Skipper claiming a new bed on the back porch!

Earlier in the day the girls were out on the back porch coloring and drawing in a couple big boxes we gave them to play with.  The girls get so excited about getting large boxes to play with around the house.  Every time we get a box or a group of boxes of any size they usually ask for permission to use them for their play time.  Jake and I try to give them as many opportunities to explore creative play, but sometimes the boxes hang around for longer than intended or can get in the way or make a mess with all the “decorating” paraphernalia scattered around.

Sometimes when the boxes are big, taking over the house, and it is going to be a sunny day we will send the kids with their goodies outside.  They have been know to play with boxes building various forts and structures for hours.  Skipper loves it any time the kids are outside playing.  She usually hops right in the middle of everything and at times is in the way, but the kids and the dog love it!

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Skipper snacking on a treat from the kids.

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Even after the girls came inside Skipper decided to hang out in their box.

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Waking up from a nap in the box.  She slept in the boxes for several hours in the sun that day.  I am not sure who enjoyed it most the kids or Skipper.

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Mar 04 2015

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The girls love going for hikes in the woods!

Recently the girls and spent a couple hours outside having a picnic, hiking through the woods, climbing on trees, raking our campsite, playing with the animals, and more fun.  Thankful for some quiet and relaxing time with them out in nature.  They love spending time outside. Hiking through the woods is always an adventure with them!

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Skipper is always willing to join us!

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Karlie hanging out  by the big tree!

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Waiting patiently for us as the girls play around and climb a couple trees.

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Enjoying our time outside!

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Hiking deeper into the woods!

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Raking and trimming the thorny bushes at our old campsite.  The girls are ready to go camping again!

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Brina having a blast!

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Mar 04 2015

It is truly awesome when God gives you that extra grace especially when you don’t deserve it.  Or when He answers a prayer that is so much more amazing than you ever expected leaving you speechless!    Have you ever noticed that it always comes at the perfect time too?

Unending, but always on time
Unfailing, but never unkind
Unmerited favor is mine
Undeserving, oh but I receive

Your grace, Lord Your grace
Oh I need it, I receive it
I’m amazed, so amazed
When I see it I am speechless
You take my breath away
You take my breath away

And You breathe life into me
I’m nothing without You
Without grace, where would I be?
Nowhere without You

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Mar 04 2015

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Mar 03 2015

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I got a Scrub Daddy for Christmas.  It has been a big help when washing dishes.  When I first got it I wasn’t sure how well it would work, but I love it.

It feels pretty hard when you first take it out of the box.  As soon as you run a little warm water over it the Scrub Daddy becomes more pliable.  It works awesome on our smoothie cups because it gets all the way down in the cups and around the edges really well.  While it is soft like a sponge in warm water it is firm when you use it in cool water.

It is safe to use on wood, plastic, stainless steel, non-stick coatings, glass, counter tops and more!  The Scrub Daddy works great on spoons, spatulas, straws, and more kitchen items.  The kids think it’s neat because it has a smiley face!  It has been nice having around when it is time to wash the dishes!  You can pick up a Scrub Daddy at a local store or on Amazon!

“Love It” is a series of posts on items that I use regularly in my household that I love!  There are some items in our daily lives that make life more enjoyable, efficient, or just plain fun.  I will be sharing with you some of the products that have been given to us (or to me) that have made it to the top of my list.  It’s my way of giving a huge thumbs up!

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