Yep, this happened

I don’t care that my hair is gray, truth be told, I’m probably a little bit prideful about how much it doesn’t bother me to have gray hair. However, short hair needs to be cut often, and with my hair being VERY curly … growing out during this time is not a great option. Please envision those older ladies in the salon getting their perms, yes, that is what mine looks like after about 6-7 weeks with this shorty hair cut. I just can’t do that look, maybe in 10-20 years I’ll be fine with it, but not now! I had Mari scissor cut it a couple of weeks ago and it was uneven but ok … as that started to grow out, I needed to take drastic measures. I tried clipping myself but needed Kelly to get involved. He actually did a great job … if this goes on, I’ll use his services in the future. I do look forward to a real cut again someday!

It always snows in April!

People, we are from Michigan. If you’ve lived here your whole life, you know this … it always snows in April. Yet, people still seem so surprised and offended when it does EVERY.YEAR. I gave the kids the big lecture … don’t be one of those Michigan people who is shocked by an April snowfall;). I know it hurts, I know we just had a 70 degree day, it doesn’t matter. Take comfort that it rarely sticks. I decided this one was a beautiful one … because it was beautiful and it’s April, not October so spring is indeed coming!

For just as rain and snow fall from heaven and do not return there without saturating the earth and making it germinate and sprout, and providing seed to sow and food to eat Isaiah 55:10

coffee shop?

We often live in a “If you give a mouse of cookie” kind of world at our house. We cleaned out the hall closet, where Kelly discovered our Kirby (gifted from my parents) indeed had a carpet cleaner attachment. Tobin decided that it would be fun to clean the carpet … the Dining Room is the worst (and smallest) so we decided to test it out on that. Tobin unpacked the box and watched a Youtube video, we moved the furniture out, and Tobin suggested that we clean the top of the buffet since we were already moving it (I hugged him at this point because NO ONE in our house except me ever thinks like that!). Since we were moving the furniture, why not rearrange, and since we never eat a meal at the dining room table lets move it to the Living Room. And, since no one is coming over, why not have it work for our current schooling situation. So, now we have what looks like a coffee shop. I LOVE it!

PS the carpet doesn’t look any better:(

Idle hands make one poor, but diligent hands bring riches. Proverbs 10:4


Mari’s birthday present Broadway puzzle didn’t take long, less than 24 hours I think, she did most of it. It will be one we keep & do again!

My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding,in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ.

Colossians 2:2

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