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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Life as it's known on Facebook, 2011

This is the continuation of this post:  Life, as it's known on Facebook, 2010.

January 17

Angela Thomas coming to Madisonville in September...

Jan 18

thought i might have over-dosed my child on ibuprofen until i found out i would have to give 35 teaspoons at once to meet the "danger" limit! i think we're safe. LOL. thank you poison control hotline! 

Jan 19

my hubby is quite the handy man...i can roll my window up and down, thanks, honey!

Jan 20

"Go in the strength you have." Judges 6:14.

Jan 21

ATTN: Naomi Ladies:
Tonight's social has been cancelled. Check your email for info.

[Naomi was the name of the Bible study class I taught.]

Jan 23

I'm constantly saying to Emma in response to her requests for my attention, "It's gonna be just a minute; I'm cooking [picking up, feeding Greta, etc.] right now." So, yesterday...
ME: "Emma, let's go!" 
EMMA: "Well, it's gonna be just a minute. I'm playing right now."
Cooking. Playing. To her it's all the same.

Jan 29

went to the store while heath watched the girls. after carrying in all the groceries, emma asked, "why are there so many?"
"because i had a lot of groceries to buy."
emma: "do they have anymore?"
me: "who?"
emma: "the store."

Jan 29

I wonder if God feels this way when he has to discipline us.

Jan 30

g saw e coming down the hall and reached out w/both hands, then threw them around e's neck and squeezed tight. first time i'd ever seen her do that, to anybody. nothing sweeter.

Jan 31

It's official...I'm deleting my FB account. i say "my" b/c heath was hardly ever on here. The repeated changes to privacy settings, added to the fact that I will always spend more time on here than I can justify, has made up my mind. tootles, all. it was short-lived but it was fun. jaimee 

[It was a short-lived break, too.]

May 15

aaaak! got on here tonight to download my videos of emma off FB onto my computer so i could FINALLY delete my FB account...have spent hours on here and still don't have my videos on my computer! can anyone tell me if there's another way to do this WITHOUT downloading firefox and grease monkey? otherwise, i may eternally have a FB account that i never check just so i don't lose these videos!

June 26

well, she's about 6 months slower than emma, but greta's finally starting to talk in phrases...this afternoon at lunch heath got up and she said, "daddy go?" just now she woke from nap and hollered over and over, "mommy! want out!"

July 3

just watched wonder people loved him! his story is inspiring & nearly unbelievable! talk about running with perseverance (heb 12:1)!!! another testament to our God! ties in PERFECTLY with my Bible study lesson tomorrow!

July 6

random thoughts (in honor of katy): i just made my first batch of sourdough; suddenly great harvest's bread is worth $5. emma has a friend named Bon; he is her hand. we put the girls together in emma's bed 2nite 4 a trial run; emma kept mothering, "dreta, don't be scared...dreta, don't move in my bed, you'll fall out, yes dreta, it will hurt...dreta, lay down..."

[My friend, Katy, is always posting three or four unrelated random thoughts or things her kids have done.  Her posts are always super-cute.]

July 9, posted to my wall by my friend, Tammy C.:

I'm not giving up on a tea date with you! I can't even tell you where I've been lately because it's been a God journey on "fast forward" but I promise to curl up on your couch with a cup of tea soon for us catch up on our lives:) -Tammy

July 16, posted to my wall by my friend, Jackie G., who had moved away:

Miss you....BUNCH!

July 16

choc cookies & banana bread in my belly...sourdough rising in pans (woo-hoo!)...time alone (heath took girls on errands)...visiting a friend this afternoon...ALL rare treats make for a super good weekend. 

July 16

my three favorite things...and the tie e gave her daddy 4 father's day.

Photo: my three favorite things...and the tie e gave her daddy 4 father's day.

July 16

the chimneys

Photo: the chimneys

July 16

g always does this when she's hand in mouth, one in some hair (preferably someone else's) 
Photo: g always does this when she's hand in mouth, one in some hair (preferably someone else's)  =)

July 16

vacation-may 2011 (27 photos)

e's fascinated by the catepillar
g's fascinated by the rocks

strawberry-banana pancakes

pancake pantry

downtown gburg


g was NOT comfortable w/this

Clingman's Dome

[I'm looking scary here.]

final stop:  sissa's and cece's

sweet cece's


one tired little girl


That wraps up our vacay pix.

And that's a wrap for tonight.  More from 2011 tomorrow.  Or next month.

Life, as it's known on Facebook, 2010

In the craziness of life, I rarely sit down long enough to open the computer.  I do, however, have my phone in hand many times throughout the day.  So, in the absence of many blog posts, I have found myself recording quick clips of life on my phone's FB app.  So I have all my favorite memories in one place, I've decided to copy/paste old FB posts here, over the course of a few posts.

Let's start at the very beginning, a very good place to start...

I "joined" Facebook in 2010.  One of my first posts:

May 11:

trepidation's gone...i must admit i am having much fun reconnecting w/old friends...FB can be a wonderful thing...yes, i said it...  jme

May 23:

it was all i could do to keep myself in the pew this morning!!! wasn't it a "great day for praising the Lord?" only one thing: I think Bill needs to designate a dance floor for a few of us that sit down in the left corner...we want to praise w/our whole bodies!!! 

May 26:

while living in cincinnati, i attended a worship service that will forever stand out in my mind...had barely crossed the threshold before an overwhelming sense of God's presence hit me...made me want to dance...and then noticed one of the choir members was dancing!!!! (yes, it was a baptist church.)  worshipping at FBC sunday, i felt exactly the same way! soooo praying for revival...

June 4:

[This was attached to a video.  Wish FB would let you share videos outside of FB, like in an email!]

even tho' u can't see the words on the page, she is telling the story word for word! it is her fave story; we have to read it every night before bed. :)

June 14:

celebrating 7 years of marriage today!!! thankful...

and on the same day, my man posted on my page:

hi-jacking "our" fb page for just a moment to say that i love my wife. 7 years!!!!!!! 

I love you... where would I be without you? Wait, don't answer that. 

June 19:

As a proud parent that loves to share the cute things Emma says and does, I can't help but wonder if God sometimes looks around at all the angels and says, "Did you see that?!Did you hear her? Isn't she something?!"  We surely must humor Him sometimes.

July 2:

[a post by my man]

taking our oldest to the movies for the first time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

July 12:

oh wow! my husband and 4 friends did some excellent concrete work today! half a driveway down! after watching, i said i didn't know what a big job this would be; they said they did and they volunteered anyway. that could make them crazy or really good guys. my vote: REALLY good guys! same for the two that helped saturday! much gratitude...

July 23:

knowing so many who are struggling w/various things right now...a song by keith & kristyn getty comes to mind:
Jesus, draw me ever nearer as I labor thru this storm, you have called me to this passage and i'll follow tho' i'm worn...may this journey bring a blessing, may I rise on wings of faith, and at the end of my heart's testing, with your likeness let me wake...

August 2:

sweet and rare moment with emma last night...putting her to bed, she said, "i want you to hold me," she sat up and we hugged...while hugging, she said again, "i want you to hold me," i said, "i am holding you!" she said, "i want to fall asleep in your arms." ahhhh...i rocked her (almost) to sleep for the first time in maybe a year...yes, mom, it's in the book... 

August 11:

sitting in floor w/greta this morn, expecting her to crawl any second, but she reaches another milestone first: going from lying down to sitting up all by herself. my baby's getting so big!

praying for all the mommas, poppas, kiddos, and teachers this morn...

[Must have been the first day of school.]

August 12:

please, LORD, let it rain! even if it means crashing lightening and thunder that wakes my girls! (those of you that know how much this momma guards nap times understand how desperately i want rain!)

[Yeah!  It must have been some more drought.]

August 14:

August 22:

August 26:

August 26:

August 28:

Think she had fun? Dora at the zoo!!!

[And on that same day my man posted...]

My wife had fun too!

September 5:

There's a train waiting to be painted, but the weather and the hummingbirds are keeping me glued to this chair. LOVIN' my deck, my laptop, girls' naptime, snickerdoodle coffee (thanks d & t), hummingbird feeder (thanks i), and these temps (thanks, Lord)! (Sarah, tomorrow's still my deadline; it might be a late night in the garage with toby mac!)  ~jme

September 11:

last week it was "mommy, she's getting my pieces!" this morning: "she's following me...ahhhhhh! ahhhhhhhhh!!!" and it begins.  jme

October 24:

it's a great day to feel less than perfect...rainy outside makes it extra cozy inside...on the couch w/a blanket and cup o'tea...a lazy day w/tv and fb. i really have missed being at church though; i love my church. 

November 3:


December 5:

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. (Jn 14:26) Tomorrow's (or should I say today's) lesson on claiming, through faith, the promises God's given us. Perfect timing from the perfect Father.

December 8:

as is my custom, i randomly told emma, "you are so beautiful," to which she replied, "we are all boo-tee-foo; God MAKES us boo-tee-foo." i hope she always believes that! 

December 21:

Greta: then and now

December 25:


And that's a wrap for 2010!

The Things Summer's Made Of

Ahhh, I just found this post from back in July that never got posted.  We had a really great summer.  Here are just a few things we enjoyed...

Salads with lettuces and strawberries straight from the garden...and homemade balsamic vinaigrette (recipe below)

Critter cages twinkling with fireflies (don't worry; we released them).

Campfires and S'mores. 

Over-night work trips with Daddy.

Swimming. In our kiddie pool...

In Tom and Judy's pool...


Gardening. Weeding, picking pests,

pulling suckers, mulching, composting, fencing, harvesting, 


Just being. Being outside. 


Balsamic Vinaigrette, Emeril Lagasse

1/4 c. balsamic vinegar
2 tsp. dark brown sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
3/4 c. olive oil