Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Bragging Rights

I just wanted to brag on my family for a moment. They are so incredible and I wanted to take a moment and share that. So please, forgive a Mom's and wife's proud brag.

Collin is an amazing little man. He can be as ornery as a mule with a sly little smile and with an evil grin he will take you down at table football or soccer or miniature golf - just ask Mr. Vic. He is also one of the sweetest guys with a heart that loves to tell others about Jesus. I was giving the kids my goodnight call while I was on a trip and he asks, "Mommy, can I pray for you? You are working so hard and I want to pray over you." My eyes misted over as he prayed protection and blessing over me. Collin always wants to do what is right and just and fair and he will let you know if you are not doing what is right (poor Caileigh gets this a lot). I can't wait to see what God has planned for his life.

Caileigh just cracks me up. She is a party waiting to happen at any moment in time. She is a bright spot in the day of everyone she meets, rarely has a frown and will give you her last dime. She has grown and matured so much in this last year and has really tried, "to do the right thing", which is really hard for this quick witted, curious, independent little girl. She makes friends at the blink of an eye and forgives and forgets offenses as quickly. She loves with her whole heart, soul and being.

Happy Father's Day to my wonderful husband. This summer, I have been doing some traveling to a few home school conventions and while I am gone, Scott has picked up the kid slack. I am so grateful to have a husband who will gladly take the kids and all their activities and just run with it. He never makes me feel that I am not doing my job at home and is always happy and willing to hang with the kids. I am so blessed to have him.

Connor is one of the most gentle and kind young men I have ever known. I am so proud of my young man. He held, talked and played with this 4 month old baby girl for a long time at a barbeque. Kids were running around and playing and Connor sat there rocking on the swing and loved on this baby. He can talk and play with kids his age too but I love his sweet spirit and his heart for little ones. His little cousins love him because he's never too busy to play with them. Someday he will make an amazing Dad, just like his amazing Dad.



  1. Your kids are a reflection of the amazing love and intentional parenting you provide for them.

    I love the pictures of Connor and Anna. So sweet!

  2. Wow, the perfect post, seriously. I stopped by hoping to catch an update on how your family is doing and I immediately found it. Sounds like they're all very well, Dawn. I read your post over at MFW about your Exp. to 1850's experience. We'll be venturing into that this coming year. God has sparked new fire in me like I haven't seen since we started our homeschooling journey 6 years ago. I'm really praying about our upcoming year and all that might be accomplished, academically, spiritually, and in regards to character training as well. For now though, we all enjoy our summer time. Hope you're doing the same.


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