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Random Bethany Quotes

Bethany is definitely the sweetest little girl ever! And the funniest. Here are some random quotes from her.

“Rebecca, we don’t have wishing stars around here. I wished for a pony once and it NEVER came!”

We were stringing popcorn for the tree this year and I remarked to Bethany that her cheeks were really red. “That’s probably because I’m blushing because I’m so happy to be doing this with you.”  (Awwww….)

Rebecca told Bethany once that if she asked Mom about this one particular thing, Mom would tell her it was none of her business. “Becca, she would say it’s none of your beeswax!” (My Mom never says that! We do sometimes…)

My Dad used to play this (evil) game with the little kids. Whenever he was sure I was listening, he would ask them if I was stinky, and of course they always said yes. He played it with Bethany one day and she gave the usual answer. I then proceeded to put on my pouty face and said, ‘I’m stinky?’  She looked at me and said, “Well, Kimmy, you’re not really stinky, but if I tell Daddy that, he won’t think I’m any fun anymore.”

 
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Posted by on December 5, 2012 in sisters

 

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The Application of History

If you were to look in our front yard today, you would see four cities (although one is still in production.)  They are complete with parks (with fountains and benches!), houses (with bathrooms and bedrooms!), schoolhouses, and courthouses.  The four cities are Tagaste, Madaura, Carthage, and Rome.  The roads to theses cities are kept in excellent condition.  At first, I thought it was kind of silly but the more I thought about it, the cooler the idea was.  My little sisters are so creative!!!  They are studying Augustine in history right now and decided to build, out of all the fallen leaves, the cities he lived in at different times in his life.  (They haven’t gotten to Hippo yet, they are going in chronological order.)  I mean, when Caroline and I were younger, we used to build boats out of the leaves and we would have great adventures in our boats, but we never thought of building whole cities!  We have a pretty big front yard and the whole thing is being used.  The girls are going to be busy- the governor just commissioned them to build his mansion and the capitol building- by next Thursday!  We are running out of leaves around here but we have a sweet elderly neighbor who has graciously agreed to let us rake her yard.

I have to be  honest, the girls knew much more than I did about Augustine.  So what did I do?  I took their book about him and read it all yesterday!  Now I know much more about their cities.

So be careful where you walk in our yard.  You might end up lost in Carthage.

The north side of Tagaste. Smack dab in the center- the park.

Carthage

The builders and their tools.

 
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Posted by on October 20, 2012 in sisters

 

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Respect for Sisters?

Respect is easy to give-  to those outside our family.  It’s easy to see the best in others and only the worst in those we live with.  This is an area I need to work on…a lot.  I have a very nasty, sinful habit of putting down my sisters or making fun of them.  I have improved some but still have a long way to go.  The worst part is, I know the root of the problem- it’s pride.  No one likes to admit they are prideful, but sometimes that’s the truth.  The world might tell me that it’s not that big of a deal, but God’s Word says otherwise:

Psalms 138:6
Though the LORD is on high, he looks upon the
lowly, but the proud he knows from afar

Proverbs 11:2
When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but
with humility comes wisdom.

On the other hand, here’s what the Bible says on humbleness:

Psalms 37:11
But the meek will inherit the land and enjoy great peace.

Psalms 138:6
Though the LORD is on high, he looks upon the
lowly, but the proud he knows from afar.

Psalms 149:4
For the LORD takes delight in his people; he
crowns the humble with salvation.

I want to be humble.  To count my family members more important than myself. I want to set a godly example for my younger sisters.  I want to love them like Christ does.

Philippians 2:3-11

Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus,  who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

 
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Posted by on September 24, 2012 in encouragment, sisters

 

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Bethany’s Birthday

Contemplating her next move…

Today is Bethany’s seventh birthday!  She has grown up so fast!  While my Mom was close to her due date with Bethany, my Dad had to travel to Chicago. Mike was graduating from boot camp and Dad went to see the ceremony  with two of my uncles.  That day of the graduation, Mom started having contractions.  She knew she needed to head to the hospital, so she started calling some friend to find someone to take her and someone to take care of us.  It just so happened that everyone we knew was at a bridal shower in a different town.  And our neighbors didn’t answer their phone, so that put us  all in a dilemma.  Finally, Mom decided she couldn’t wait any longer and was about to walk out the door with us to the hospital, when our neighbors called and said they could watch us.  So, Mom took us to their house and then drove herself to the hospital.  The doctors decided to deliver and she called my aunt, who in turn called one of my uncles who was in Chicago, who in turn told my Dad he may want to come home.  He started right away but didn’t get there in time to see the delivery.  The doctor noticed my Mom was by herself and asked if there was anyone she could call to be with her.  There wasn’t but she said the Lord gave her a great peace about the whole thing.  As for us, I must admit we weren’t worried in the slightest we were just excited about the baby!  Bethany was born a healthy, chubby baby and today she is turning seven!

We celebrated her birthday on Saturday because she wanted to do water balloons and it’s supposed to rain today.  So we surprised her and had m&m cupcakes and then water balloons.  The water balloons weren’t really fair though, because SHE got to use them and WE had to use rinky-dink squirt guns!  What she doesn’t know is that we are also going to celebrate her birthday again today with a Chutes and Ladders cake and a few more presents.  I’m also going to make cinnamon rolls for breakfast after I’m done here and after I run.

One of my favorite stories about Bethany:  We were camping and Becca said something about wishing stars.  And Bethany looked at her and said, “Becca, we don’t have those kind of stars around here. I wished for a pony and I never got it!”

 
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Posted by on September 3, 2012 in family, sisters

 

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Update

Caroline just got back from the hospital. (In record time, I might add!)  She only sprained her ankle. She has to go to the doctor in the next day or so to find out exactly what is sprained.

Praise the Lord!

 
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Posted by on August 21, 2012 in family, injury, sisters, trampoline

 

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Introducing Me and My Family!

Hi! My name is Kimmy and I am a 19-year-old Christian girl.  I live at home and serve my family and church! The home is such a beautiful place to serve others from and I love to worship the Lord with my family.  I was homeschooled since fourth grade and I graduated in 2011. Since then, I have been growing through God’s Word, enjoying life with my family, and working on a getting history degree through CLEP tests.  I love to live simply and I enjoy kisses from my little siblings, a good book, finishing my sister’s sentences, and watching movies with my family.

Next I would like to introduce my Daddy. He is the head of our family and is a godly man who leads by example. He works hard to provide for our family and I love him!

I have a wonderful and beautiful Mom!  My birth Mom died of cancer when I was five but God blessed me with another Mom when my Dad married her in 2001!  She is Superwoman- she not only has homeschooled five kids (three still in school) but is actively involved in our local homeschool group as the registrar! I am so thankful for her wisdom!

My wonderful parents!

Mike is the oldest kid in our family. He is 25 and no longer lives at home.  He is currently working for a paving company. His youngest sisters can’t wait for him to hurry up and get married so they can be aunts! (Sorry, no picture. I can’t find one of him, at least not one he would let me share!)

Caroline comes next. She is 18 and just graduated this year.  Caroline thinks we would all have very boring lives without her as she often provides us with laughs.  She can memorize movies after seeing it once and my mom often asked her why she couldn’t do the same thing with math facts!  She likes action, being outside, and chocolate.

Caroline

Rebecca is 10.  She devours books- sometimes reading 2-3 chapter books per day.  She loves horses and wants to draw up a petition for our county to allow us to keep one.  She is about one inch shorter than me although that’s not saying a whole lot since I’m only five foot. She loves tea parties and dressing up.

Rebecca

Bethany is the youngest girl. She is six and is our princess.  She loves anything sparkly or pink or both!  She is also very artistic and has her own ideas of what looks stylish.  She wore knee-high snow man socks the other day. And that just shows how great Mom is- she let her!  Bethany is very sweet and has never met a stranger.  Last year, she planted pumpkins in our garden and she prayed for them every day.  When she has a bad dream at night, she calls Mom in- to pray for her.

Bethany with her before-mentioned pumpkin!

David is our baby- and boy, does he know it!  He has the sneakiest, cutest, and most disarming smile ever and can get anything out of his sisters!  Most likely this works because his sisters will give him anything for kisses! He was born 24 in long and has kept up ever since- soon he will pass me up! He is four and talks all the time about when he will be old enough to drive because he LOVES cars!

David

 
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Posted by on August 17, 2012 in about me, brothers, family, sisters

 

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