oh, sweet child of mine

I wanted to take a break from the long, life updates to just share a short story. I have drifted away from my blog’s theme of “whoa moments”. I haven’t shared many although they are all around. Macro. Micro. Moments where I recognize God’s presence.  How He really is everywhere (Jer. 23:23), pursuing to show me His character, His power, and His………  “Never-Stopping, Never Giving Up, Unbreaking, Always and Forever Love.” Yes, His love. It’s chasing me down, and making me say, “whoa” again and again and again.

This short story begins, last April actually, but I still remember it very clearly, because it was so powerful and too profound to forget. You see, I host a weekly prayer gathering at my house for camp, and all the staff. We try and pray for every single staff person  and their entire family by name. This can take a long time, and this morning, like every morning, the kids were running round loud interrupting to pull mommies away.  But this particular morning, my eldest was eager to interrupt, but not to ask for water or tattle tail, but to pray! It was so sweet. I was in the middle of praying for Jessica, who at that time was the camp registrar. I prayed, “God would you give Jessica..” and I paused to think about what to say. Words like rest, peace, strength came to mind. But Silas chimed in before I could say those super spiritual words. He said, “a present!” I laughed with my eyes closed, and said, “Yes, God, would you please give Jessica a present, amen! Good prayer Silas.” Well, that evening, randomly Josh and I somehow got the awesome ability to go out on a date. While we were out Josh apologized saying, “I know we aren’t supposed to run errands on dates, but I really need to buy Jessica                    A PRESENT!

What the WHOA, people.

I burst out crying! Oh my gosh, Josh! Are you serious?!… as you can imagine He was very confused and panicked thinking I was upset with him.

Silas prayed for this to happen, Silas prayed for this happen and it came true!

Turns out it was Administrative Assistant day and Josh forgot, so we went to Staples and bought Jessica a  cat mouse pad for her desk.  And the next morning, I showed Silas his answered prayer. He seemed kinda underwhelmed comparative to my jumping up and down laugh-crying experience.  Like “yeah, of course God heard me, mom”.  Silas had some sweet trust in Jesus to provide the perfect answer to his simple prayer. I want to be more like him. Simple. Trusting. and totally dependent on God to provide his perfect will.

 

SOME SIMPLE VERSES FOR THE CHILD IN ALL OF US:

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Matthew 11:28– Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.

John 6:37– All those the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away.

John 1:12– Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God–

 

 

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FALL Update: Outdoor Education, Indoor Celebration, and the Shepherd David

 

September, October, November, December, and now January…… 2018! I’m so sorry for the silence! I lost my rhythm in writing monthly, with our latest addition to the family and daily tasks! I hope the prolonged procrastination just makes the update all the more suspenseful and sweet.campbird

As most of you already know, the Fall season encompasses 4 straight weeks of 6th grade camp. This year, we had 17 schools participate reaching a total of 369 students and 69 adults.  135 children and 3 adults dedicated their lives to Jesus for the first time!!! We love the 6th grade camp season, it’s so jam-packed full of ministry beautifully interlacing science and spirituality, especially on astronomy night!  Students truly get WOW-ed by God as Savior AND Creator! Pray for these hundreds of students as they enter back into normal, indoor education routine. That God would continually draw them closer to Himself and His creation. And that Romans 12:11-12 would reign true,

“Never let the fire in your heart go out. Keep it alive. Serve the Lord. When you hope, be joyful. When you suffer, be patient. When you pray, be faithful.”

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CAMPER STORY:  One 6th grade boy stood up in front of all his peers at the closing campfire.  He declared he had given his life to Jesus, and that it would be difficult for his family to understand as they are Muslims from Syria!

 LETS PRAY  For his faith to grow & spread in spite of discouragement & possible persecution!

 

In the Fall, we also had the great privilege of attending our annual missional staff retreat to Palomar Mountain Conference Center.  All seven missionary couples gathered for a three day retreat. We each got unlimited time to share our life as a story, and discussed a truly thought-provoking book by Lance Witt called, Replenish.  Together we laughed, cried, confessed, prayed, encouraged, and ate on repeat!

“You can’t live life at warp speed without warping your soul.”

Lance Witt from the book, Replenish

We also got to play some fun team building games. ….In case you were wondering, it’s quite difficult to lower a hula hoop as a group!hulahoop

Indian Hills Camp is a proud member of the Christian Camp and Conference Association (CCCA).  This is Josh’s second year helping to organize the education for the Pacific Southwest conference as he serves as Chair of the Education Committee.  He has been working very hard with the team to find the perfect speakers for each category of the conference.  He will also be leading several seminars at the conference as well. It’s bound to be super insightful and thought provoking, and I can’t wait to hear the feedback after its conclusion in late January.

thanksgiving17Family Update:  It sure was fun to host Thanksgiving this year.   Josh’s side of the family filled our home with lots of laughs, hugs, and tickle fights.  We are so thankful we have housing on camp that can shelter such precious memories. Silas 4.5 loves quesadillas and oranges. He likes telling stories and making up songs. He is super into the story of David and Goliath, and really enjoyed dressing up like the “shepherd David, not the King David” for one of his weekly AWANA meetings. I also participate in the AWANA program at Skyline Church as a leader of four 5-year old boys!  It’s a great honor to teach these little warriors the TRUTH that is God’s Word, considering Oxford dictionary’s word for 2016 was, post-truthawana  AWANA stands for “Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed” based on 2 Timothy 2:15 which says,

“Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.”

Caleb (3) loves looking around, but mainly touching and exploring new things!  He is keen on using physical strength, swinging on the rope swing Josh installed in our play room.  Owen (3) appears more mechanical, always running to play with the light switches or sitting to configure an entire puzzle by himself.  The boys outgrew their amazing giant stroller, so these days we walk everywhere; brave, rugged and absolutely covered in dirt!  Our sweet Zoe loves: looking at her brothers, pulling on her hair, sitting up as straight as she can muster, babbling, burping, and drooling.  It’s a simple life for a 5 month old.izzynzoe

 Financial Update:  Coming into our 4th year as missionaries serving full-time here at IHC, most of you know that part of our salary accrues through financial supporters— many kind, amazing people, people like YOU!

Based on the economy, family size, and changes to the camp calendar year, we are looking to increase our monthly support by $1000.  Please consider and/or pray regarding this matter.  AND check out our “support us” page to learn the 3 ways to give financially!

 

CAMPER FUN FACT: By supporting camp, you are cultivating future missionaries!  60% of missionaries polled a decision for missions was made in a camp setting

Thanks again for your inclined ear to hear our stories, our prayers, and our requests. Your partnership greatly humbles and encourages us to serve the Lord whenever and however we can. We are deeply touched by your love, and forever thankful for your prayers here at Indian Hills Camp!IMG_9637

 All our love,

Josh, Alicia, Silas, Owen, Caleb, and Zoe

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Summer 2017

Well, this is an “extra, extra read-all-about-it” special update, because we have the immense pleasure of introducing our DAUGHTER!– Zoe Beth Rasmussen. She was born on July 23rd, at 12:28 in the afternoon. 8 pounds 1 ounce, 21 inches long.  zoefirstpic

The labor and delivery went so smooth all the hospital staff couldn’t believe how peaceful the whole process went– All praise to God for relieving me of all my burdens, and giving me an amazing husband/birth coach! The brothers love her so much; Silas always wants to hold her, Owen always tries to pick her up, and Caleb always pokes her face and says, “baby stit-tah”.

June was an exhaustingly productive month at camp. So much prep for summer. Mainly, for creating an entirely new BMX track! This project was a labor of love for sure. Josh and his team spent many, many hours, packing the dirt down, and making it just perfect for every age rider. Silas enjoys riding the track any chance he can. We are looking forward to how this attraction will bring more visitors to camp to hear the Gospel.biketrack

Speaking of visitors on camp… It was so fun to once again, have my dear niece Autumn come to camp for week #2.  She came to our house prior to camp to have a sleepover with Silas. And he asked her, “Autumn, do you love us?” and she replied “yah, I’m glad I get to spend more time with you guys”. How this warmed my heart. And what a reminder, as I checked her into teepee #6 that every camper is someone cherished and loved, every camper is someone unique and special, wonderously worthy of the Gospel invitation! Overall, in 22 days time, we had 616 campers onsite, 99 of them receiving Jesus as their personal Lord and savior for the first time! I saw one camper, Nick*, receive Christ with his counselor (Jamul Community Church’s associate pastor, Ben Alva). He pulled him aside during the camp carnival, which I found peculiar; I assumed he was in trouble! But later, Ben explained, the Lord urgently prompted him to ask the young boy about his relationship with God! “Do you want a relationship with Jesus?” He asked. Nick looked at the carnival:  people dancing, eating snow cones, playing games, laughing. Then, looked back at Ben. Again, looked at the carnival and then back at Ben. “Yes” he replied firmly, and right then they prayed and angels rejoiced.  Praise God Nick graciously grasped true wisdom –The pleasures of this world will not satisfy. The music fades and the snow cones melt away. Only Christ’s eternal salvation gives us the enduring joy that we truly crave.

This summer, we had 62 amazing high school and college staff voluntarily trek the 22-day program with us. This involves a week of training, 2 kid camp sessions, and ends with one Jr. High camp.  Josh spoke the first night of training week on the importance of perseverance and enduring the uncomfortable not only to keep staff unity, but to enjoy staff unity.  From that, Romans 12:1-2 became a key teaching point—“Therefore, I urge you brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—This is your true and proper worship.” The staff also meditated on 1 Peter 5 daily… “Humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may lift you up in due time, casting all your anxieties on him because he cares for you….” It is encouraging to see high school and college students grow in their knowledge of God, and mature in Him on our campgrounds.jerusha

Another neat thing about this summer was training up some new worship leaders.  If you don’t remember, last summer I led in song at almost every opportunity.  But this summer we slowly transitioned this responsibility to two blooming musicians, who (pun intended) totally rocked the challenge.  I also was asked to help lead an artistic project with three other artists. It was very fun to create, and the end result will hopefully leave a lasting legacy in the hearts and minds of all who see it at camp. The 22 days ends with a weekend away to reflect and debrief. I had the privilege of attending those days without my children climbing my legs. We got a good amount of rest and heard lots of hilarious stories and encouraging testimonies of God working. Pray for those 62 young people that they would remain obedient and steadfast to the Lord’s teachings, and not lose heart when they grow weary outside the comforts of camp.crossart

Well, that about encapsulates our 4th summer here at Indian Hills Camp: a new BMX track, a new daughter, and new revelations of God in the hearts in minds of people young and old! Praise God for these sweet blessings; He is good to us! Thank you so much for your love and support through the intensely-packed summer season. We truly felt the prayers and are so grateful for them.

In His hands,

Josh, Alicia, Silas, Owen, Caleb,  AND …Zoe Beth!!

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April/May Update–New animals, new music, new scars…

Well, as you can probably guess, since I’m summarizing two months in one letter…April and May were busy and FULL of new things! What’s new at camp? Well, Josh has this new philosophy for the camp farmyard, tiny big animals and big tiny animals.  So, he brought three new mini donkeys (AKA the burritos). Their names are: James, Star, and Delilah (who, surprise… is pregnant). donkeysWe also got two new mini-horses, Brown Sugar and Norma Jean.  Norma Jean was pregnant and delivered Gracie Lou in late May.  Josh also purchased two Flemish giant rabbits which can grow up to four feet long! The mini animals and the giant ones are all a huge hit with the weekend groups as well as the onsite staff.  He also made the camp bike track a priority this month and had a professional bike track engineer revamp the entire course! This will also be a sure crowd pleaser as everyone who comes to camp brings their bike!josh on bike

Speaking of people who can ride bikes! Yes, it’s true Josh did get the go-ahead to ride his bike on his birthday. He was so happy and all the PT’s were so impressed with his progress. His doctor told him to pursue life again like before! This was mentally challenging as he got so used to a cautious limp, but now everyday he is living like nothing happened, what a relief and blessing for our family! Thank you guys so much for praying us through that recovery process!

April was also full aliciaguitarof music. I lead worship with my friend Miranda at our church’s half-day women’s retreat. And then played again in May at a local coffee shop giving away a brand new album Josh recorded of me in the camp barn. It was so therapeutic to finally get these almost ten year old songs out of my head and onto a CD! Will also be putting them online for easier access, stay tuned.

In a crazy turn of events, the same day as the women’s retreat, Owen cut his chin open playing on the camp playground, and Josh and I had to take him to the ER. It was a long day, but thank God the ER was almost completely empty–And he did not need to be sedated for stitches, just super glued, hooray!!owenfell

In lighter news, Silas graduated from his Awana class in silasgraduationearly May, where he weekly memorized scriptures, sang songs, and made crafts. We are so proud of him as he was one of the youngest kids in his class!

Some more camp news:

In April, our summer staff coordinator, Travis organized a super fun photo scavenger hunt for the 2017 summer staff. The high school and college age kids ran around Balboa Park looking for iconic images to track down in teams. Then we slowed down, ate some Jack in the Box tacos, played some worship songs, and listened to our co-missional staff member, Jacques speak about preparing for camp and desirinsummerstaffeventg God more. It’s a great group of energetic kids; please keep them in your prayers– that they would grow this summer in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus! And that we as full-time missional staff would encourage them and equip them according to the scriptures.

The April-May calendar also filled up with Gold rush days. During the week, buses of kids come for an overnight, educational experience. They get new names and occupations from gold rush history. Our amazing staff guides them on an unforgettable, journey back in time complete with costumes and, of course, a hilarious western accent to boot!goldrush

Well, that’s April and May for yah! joshandmeKeep us in your prayers. I did have a stomach bug for a solid week in May– pray for continued healing and protection as the baby grows, until her due date on July 28th!  All shows well in my prenatal visits!

PRAY for protection as we go into the BUSIEST time of the year. Josh oversees many, many people during the summer season: June 18th– July 9th. We NEED God’s mighty hand to guide us and sustain us, for HIS GLORY!!!

                       Many Blessings, from –The Rasmussen                                                                   Clanbreakfast.jpg

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MARCH Update: Pink or Blue, Pink or Blue, Pink or…

PINK, YES! It has been confirmed that we are having a little GIRL, this July (approximate day is the 28th). babygirlWe are so excited about this news; we had to share it first! It’s just going to be so much fun to collect a different color palette of clothing, and experience all that it means to have a daughter!
In other news, Josh is officially walking without crutches, Praise God. Every week he progresses proficiently with his physical therapy, and hopes to be signed off to ride his bike to work on his birthday. So, hopefully, Lord willing, there is a picture of Josh happily riding his bike into the sunset. Continue to pray that his knee heals strong, and when pain does set in, he has the strength and wisdom he needs to handle it properly.
Silas turned four this month. We celebrated with a stroll around camp with balloons and streamers. He continually asked if “it was still [his] birthday?” We ended up spending some gift card money at the camp store. He bought two plastic anacondas and one lizard and gave two of them to his neighbors, Roman and Zachary. Whatta kid. silasinatreeWe love watching him grow up; it’s a great privilege to catalog these little memories that slowly but steadily build him up into the man he will soon become! Pictured right, Silas and Josh earn some funds for recycling. Pictured left, Silas partaking in his favorite pastime.
The twins (27 months) are chattering like crazy. I have to record the sweet sound of toddler babble, it’s just the cutest. Caleb often sings remnants of “Jesus loves me”; straight out of the blue, like God has already written it on his heart to remember. twinsandmomThey have overcome some sniffles and coughs this month, but no huge sicknesses like last year, Praise God. They love getting their hands dirty in mud, splashing in water, or going down the giant slide at camp… by themselves!! (Caleb pictured on the left-side)

Camp update: We had the privilege of hosting a lead meeting at our house at the end of the month. We had about 40 people hanging in our living room and front porch. It was pretty chaotic with the littles finding dead lizards under the porch, but still a fun time for everyone! In March we host a ton of field trips for the public schools surrounding San Diego. We also book big weekend groups for cub and girl scout camping.
As we continue to stand for our beliefs as a Christian kid’s camp, we have seen some big groups cancel. Pray with us as we remember God’s principles are more important than the approval of man. For we know, and stand with our director as he has been given a verse to stand on during these difficult managerial times-

2. Chronicles 15:2 “The Lord is with you when you are with him. If you seek him, he will be found by you, but if you forsake him, he will forsake you.”
This month we also celebrated Susan’s 13th anniversary working as our Weekend Registrar (Pictured bottom left corner of photo). suanShe is truly an incredible part of the IHC team, making sure the weekends are booked and the people who come on site are ready for a great time. Thanks Susan for all your hard work for the IHC cause—to reach more and more kids with the Gospel!
April begins with Gold Rush days where 4th graders come to camp to live out some history for an unforgettable learning experience. Pray these young students, upon reaching our campground, would sense the safety and security of the Holy Spirit. That God would touch them on our property to remember He is the creator of the whole world! And that He is outside of time, but perfectly woven through all of earth’s history to save and heal all of mankind through the work of Jesus on the cross!

We pray your Easter season brings new revelation of all Jesus has done for you and is doing for you.

Thank you for the continued prayer and support and love. We sure do feel it!
Blessings from,

The Rasmussen Clan (Josh, Alicia, Silas, Caleb, Owen, +Girl!)

 

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February: Crutches and Creature Power

February is a fast month, isn’t it? Those 28 days were full of doctor’s appointments, camp meetings, and fun toddler memories. Yet again, we look back at another month of God’s provision, faithfulness, and goodness.swinging

FAMILY UPDATE:   JOSH had a great follow up appointment with his surgeon. His bones and tendons are healing nicely. He is now able to put weight on his foot, and every week will increase the weight until it’s 100% balanced. So, within a few weeks, no more crutches, praise God! He is also scheduled to meet with some physical therapists to ensure his walking returns to normal in good time. It’s such a relief to receive quality medical care; we are so thankful. And this whole time he has been working at camp, continuing in meetings and obligations, such a champ.chicken

I (ALICIA) had a prenatal appointment, and everything is looking great. We will sneak a peek at the baby’s gender March 9th, so hold your breath, and wait a few more days for that exciting reveal!! I’m feeling good, getting bigger in the belly every day, fighting some fatigue, but in general, doing awesome because I do have help from trusted peoples, praise God! SILAS is getting close to my favorite age…4! He is so hungry for knowledge and loves to help me with daily tasks. He has so much wonder, and his heart is very sweet and tender.
Recently, he has decided that he only wants to wear pajamas, so he wears them underneath his play clothes, and takes them off immediately when he gets in the house. He loves this show called “Wild Kratts” and runs around the house “activating pangolincreature power” in order to act like obscure animals he learns about like, the endangered pangolin (as he would say with serious passion, “not penguin, pang-o-lin”). He also loves, loves, loves Bible stories, and asks me to read from the “Jesus Storybook Bible” every morning. IMG_4823He absorbs each story and sometimes asks some pretty deep questions.  OWEN & CALEB are collecting little, slurred phrases like, “Activate creature power”, Thank you and “What’s that?”  Their favorite word right now has to be, “Whale”. They say it all the time, even if there are no whales anywhere in sight (Pictured, Owen is in my lap, and Caleb is peering out from behind me).

CAMP UPDATE:   In February, we rescheduled a week of 6th grade camp that was cancelled during the water crisis earlier in the year. We welcomed 83 campers, and 33 of them made a first-time IMG_4593decision to believe in Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior! This was such praise, as the staff saw a good amount of apathy and felt a large amount of spiritual warfare. But the Gospel persists every day!
And I was blessed to bridge the gap through prayer, as Josh led them in musical worship and times of prayer. He really does have such a way connecting with kids; meeting them right where they are at, and saying just the right words to soften their heart towards God. galentineI also had the privilege of hosting a Valentine party for some of the high school girls that staff summer camp. I wanted to speak into their life during the valentine season, and remind them of the truth shining through every lie that would say we are not loved.  The fellowship was simple and sweet,

and I hope to make it a monthly gathering.

Towards the end of February, we got to attend the lead meeting. This is for the summer staff that will return as peer leaders to their team. I led some songs of worship, and Josh taught a little on the differences between leaders and managers. It’s sweet to see these young people step out into leadership roles, some for the first time. Pray for them as God prepares them to influence our staff in a profound way this summer!

Well, that was February, full and fun. We love this life God has so graciously given us here at IHC. And we pray the Lord blesses you richly for supporting us and praying for us. We really do feel the prayers; they strengthen us when we feel weary and just down-right exhausted. So, Thanks YOU, yes! YOU!!!

With love, the Rasmussen clan

Josh “Boomchuck”, Alicia “Bluegrass”, Silas, Owen, Caleb + baby

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January: A Retreat, a Conference, and a few Questions

 

The New Year has been FULL of sweet memories and kindness amidst the hardship of Josh’s recovery. jan8 The Lord’s people have swept in like angels—anonymous gift-givers, meal- bringers, and even a desperately needed laundry angel!!Yes, God has been good amongst the chaotic needs of our family.  He is constantly reminding me, how He cares for us.  This care is thorough and deep.  A sincere thanks to all those who have humbly served us during this time; we truly feel the love of God through this momentary hardship.

January began, well, as you all know, with a crash, bang, and boom!  jan9Josh’s soccer accident happened on the 2nd, but not long after, we got to celebrate our anniversary on the 8th.  6 years of marriage; and it ironically felt more special and meaningful to celebrate our relationship through a trial rather than through some relaxing getaway.  Every year, we draw closer in understanding to what love really is, and that it’s pouring out from God’s hand through His Son, Jesus Christ.  The weekend of our anniversary also marks the annual Board of Directors Retreat. jan10 This is where the staff and board of Indian Hills Camp gather at Rough Acres, CA for relaxing fellowship, informative meetings, and prayer.  We came for the day and got to lead the evening worship and prayer time. It was especially sweet to see, at the end of the meeting, all the stafjan11f surround Josh in prayer. It moved me to tears.
We are so thankful to live in the family of God; supernatural faithfulness and compassion shines through His people, and this season has caused us to just bask in that light for a while.

January continued onward with an annual Christian Camping Conference that took place at a Salvation Army camp in Malibu, CA.  As chairman of the education committee, Josh played a key role in creating seminars, collecting speakers, and teaching. Bum knee, pain meds and all, He led two seminars for the food service and maintenance track emphasizing spiritual intentionality in the mundane tasks. I got to sit in on his food service track.  It was really powerful to hear him encourage staff in their duties that seem unimportant, or less than glamorous. He reminded them that food is not just helping the program move along, it is a ministry within itself, that both the old and new testament emphasize.  We really love this conference, because it allows us to connect with other camp people.  It’s like talking to slightly different versions of ourselves, sharing our joys and our struggles and finding so much encouragement knowing we are not alone.  And that ultimately, our camps are not in competition with each other, but genuinely striving to reach and teach as many kids as we can with the Gospel.

 

As if January wasn’t already very full, we managed to squeeze in a dinner for prospective summer staff that are graduating high school this year.  We got to eat some yum burgers together and talk about their future plans.

Towards the end of the evening, Josh got to explain our college program and how it differs from the high school hoorah. They seemed inspired by the challenge to be called a “summer missionary”, and we are eager to see them all back in July, Lord willing.  jan6

January also required much of the staff to work on the maintenance end of camp.  The stormy weather uprooted trees and broke pipes.  A lot of mess to clean up, and a few weekend groups got cancelled because of it. drillingBut through it all, we were fortunate to witness the drilling and re-drilling of multiple wells on camp. This was good news, as you know, since the drought really effected our water situation.  Overall, it’s been quite a tumultuous season, not just for our family but for camp as well.

FAMILY UPDATE:  Silas is 3 going on 30, so smart and inquisitive. He asked questions like crazy! A few favorites, “How do birds sleep?” “Why doesn’t anyone get invited to everybody’s houses?” and “Where does poop live?” We answer them to the best of our ability, but sometimes they do end with “because I said so”.

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Making “stick soup” almost everyday, always very diligent to stir 

He loves going to the library and picking out superhero books, watching animal shows, and avoiding naptime with imaginary play. The twins turned 2, and have been chatting more and more. It’s just the sweetest sound ever. They love to play tickle fights and have dance parties, just a fun bunch a guys in my house. Baby 4 is growing so much… I can’t seem to eat enough! But other than that increased appetite I feel generally strong and healthy, and able, praise God! Lastly, Josh is back to work, but with limited hours. He goes at the pace he can, and has been very diligent to care for his leg through hourly exercises. Still no weights on his foot for 2-3 weeks, but the stitches are out and everyday he is closer to getting back to his normal, walking self.jan7

 

 

Thank you once again for your continued intercessory prayers, unconditional love, and faithful support! We love you all, and hope the Lord shines bright on your face today.