Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas!!!

Merry Christmas from the King family!  May you have a joyful and blessed day as we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, the best gift imaginable.  Praise God for His love and grace!

Friday, December 21, 2012


If yesterday was a sick day, today was a "say good-bye to family, run around town amidst the craziness to finish up Christmas details, come home and crash" kind of day.

Bethany was my shopping buddy and we had a BLAST cruising around town, trying to find places to park, telling jokes ect..  I love how different God has made each one of my children.  I randomly asked Bethany today what she liked.  She said she liked being funny.  And she IS!!!  That girl has us busting up all the time!

Lydia is feeling much better today which we are praising the Lord for.   Her voice is still completely gone (which is actually quite comical) but her throat is feeling so much better and her fever is gone.  This mama is so happy!

Tomorrow is our only day left to make our Christmas candies.  Talk about leaving it until the last minute!  I'm already beginning to feel that completely wiped out, tired to my toes, perfectly happy, holiday bliss that sets in around this time.  Trusting that God will give me the energy to see me through!

I was browsing through old photos tonight and came across this one.  What astounded me the most wasn't how little she seemed last Christmas, but how in my minds eye, that is still my Esther!  Somehow this mommy still cannot grasp how big her baby is getting!

Sick Day

Today was a sick day at the King house.  Poor Lydia has come down with a nasty throat bug that has completely stolen her sweet voice and has kept her in pain all day.  Please be praying for our sweet girl that she will heal and that it won't spread to the rest of us as Christmas approaches.

Days like these again remind me of what a blessed life we live.  How "normal" life for us consists of being completely healthy.  How we have the opportunities and resources to look into natural home remedies while still always having the option of turning to medical doctors should things become more serious.

Nothing is harder than watching the people you love in pain.  The only upside to all of this is getting to unabashedly serve and tend to every need of the sick person.  There is something so fulfilling in that!

Hopefully I'll be back tomorrow with a good report!

(  Oh, and I started this post before midnight so hopefully this still counts as "today"!)

Wednesday, December 19, 2012


So I spent the whole morning trying to upload the video of my girls singing in church, but Blogger and my videos have a very poor working relationship.

So instead of getting too upset, I decided to just enjoy my day with my sweet sister-in-law and my girls and forget about it.  We went and visited my grandparents today who are 90 and 91.  I am so blessed to live literally just up the road from them.  Watching them play with my girls and listening to them tell us stories of when they were young are priceless moments to me.  I love them so much!

Maybe tomorrow I'll figure out the video!  But today was a good day!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

One of my favorite things about Christmas...

Our Christmas tree!!!  First weekend after Thanksgiving, David loads up all the big girls and takes them off to find the perfect tree while I stay home with the napping "babies".  The only one close to being a baby this year was Esther, but she performed her napping duties gracefully while I got the hot chocolate ready for the tree hunters.

They were succesful once again!

Monday, December 17, 2012

One of my favorite things about Christmas...

Is having family come and stay with us!  David's brother Andrew, his wife Hannah and their beautiful 3 month old daughter Ava are staying with us this week.  There is not much better than getting loads of quality time in with some of the people we love the most.

Oh, and Ella gets to hold Ava.  All of the girls love ALL of their cousins.  But Ella talks about Ava constantly!  She talks about holding Ava constantly!  So she is in heaven these days.  She doesn't care if she's crying (which she hardly does!) or not, she just wants to hold her all day long!


Sunday, December 16, 2012

At Least Something!

Oh, what a neglectful blogger I've been!  Either I've been to busy living life to blog about it, or I've just gotten out of the habit of sitting down and writing my thoughts and peculiarities of the day.

Either way, I'm making a new goal for this next week!  For an entire week, I'm going to try and blog SOMETHING each day.  It may not be long.  It may not be inspirational.  It may not even make sense!  But it will be something.

Hold me to this!  Can't wait to see more of you this coming week!  Blessings to you all!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

The Reveal

So when we first moved to our new house in October, 2007, we had two little girls with one more on the way (although we hadn't told anyone yet!).  Our new house had a small room downstairs, a small room upstairs and a larger room upstairs.  Because we only had two and a half year old Lydia and almost one year old Bethany, they went in the little room upstairs and we moved into the larger upstairs room.

Over time we added Havilah, then Ella, then Esther to that tiny room.  Then it seemed VERY tiny!!!

Last year we moved downstairs (I know, I STILL haven't posted pictures of our room!!!) so this fall we finally got the girls moved into their larger, more finished bedroom. They are loving it!!!

I always dreamed of having verses on my children's walls.  Since these verses are the ones we have talked about the most as they are heading to bed we thought it would be fitting to have them on the wall for them to see every day. 

I've kept these calender pages from when I was fifteen years old.  I knew I wanted to hang them in my daughter's room some day.

Ella sleeps on the bottom bunk.

Bethany and Havilah share the top!

Lydia has her own bed for the first time in almost five years.  She has loved sharing a bed all those years, but is excited to have her own space now.

Esther of course is still in the crib.  She loves her new room!

It is so nice to have us all moved into our new rooms.  Now if only we can figure out how to keep it as clean as this!