In the Trenches

So what have the femina girls been up to lately?

All three have kids at Logos this year, for a grand total of nine cousins who must be ready to go, dressed in their uniforms, with their lunches packed by 8:10 or so each morning. Their parents have signed their kids up for quite an array of extra-curricular activities. Are you ready for this? Hunter safety (yep, you can get a hunting license in Idaho at age 12 if you’ve passed hunter safety, and Knox passed with flying colors), basketball, art class, singing school, piano lessons, ballet, and hockey.

Bekah is a room mom, so she just made a big cardboard sled for last week’s class play from The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe. One side is white for the white witch, and the other side is red for Father Christmas. It’s splendid!

Rachel is six weeks out from delivery of #5 whom they affectionately refer to as Pinto (named while still a little bean). Besides enjoying the constant entertainment supplied by two two-year-old’s, a three, and a five year old, she keeps knitting like crazy, and now has broken in her new serger by making the three little girls matching skirts. But blogging requires a different part of her brain, and it cannot be spared right now. The twins are full time funny business, and they are trying to convince their mother that they are no longer in need of a nap. Rachel has other ideas.

Heather’s day is comparable. Little Marisol, her newest little beauty, has strong opinions about being set down. She smiles and coos and has lots to share, especially with her mama. Rory just turned eight yesterday, and Heather and I had fun in the kitchen making him his favorites: strawberry-rhubarb pie and apple pie, two of each. Oh, they were delish. (I’m sorry we did not take photos. But trust me on that one.)

In the trenches. That’s where my girls are living these days. That’s where the action is. And what are they doing down there? Making big cardboard sleds, skirts, and pies.

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5 thoughts on “In the Trenches

  1. That’s a big load they are carrying. Hard and fun and rewarding all balled up into one splendid package. God Bless you Rachel and Bekah and Heather! You are amazing!

  2. The pie photos would probably have just provoked us to all sorts of covetousness, so you’re excuse for not posting those, but I sure would love to see that sled.

    And to B, R & H…Go, girls, go! Rah, rah, rah!

  3. Thought of a couple of different things when I read this…

    Since you always mention sewing, you might be interested in this…

    And since they really are “in the trenches”, this quote by Don Whitney might be an encouragement today: “…with three in diapers, you may be in a situation that curtails many of your spiritual activities. You may be looking at many months or even years of such limitations. Do what you can. God does not love us more when we do more, nor less when we do less. He accepts us, not because of what we do for Him, but…because of what He’s done for us in Christ.”

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