With Cherries On Top….

  I am lonely today!  Did you know Avery started 3-School last week and will now go every Friday?

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Yup, it’s just Paxton and I here a good portion of the morning.

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{SIGH}  How is it that all my kids are so quickly approaching school age?

   3 of my 4 are in some form of school, 1 or more days a week. WAH!  My years as a Stay at Home mom seemed to stretch as far as the eye can see, but in reality, they are quickly passing by.  I don’t like it.  You know what they say, “Days are long but years are fast.”

  Anyhow, I thought since it was so quiet here, with Pax taking his morning nap and all,  I’d use this time to update you on things at the Ferguson home……..

 

This is the space formally known as my front yard:

  Apparently we have a crushed lateral pipe that needs fixing, promptly!

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This was taken day 1 of digging. You should SEE it NOW! Twice this at least!

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Look at Ty’s shovel parked next to his daddy’s,  AWWW!

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This is poo water: 

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Every time my kids go outside they ask “Ew. Who tooted?” Yup, it’s disgusting!

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This is the Tahoe:

Well, the wheel of the Tahoe…hey, it’s the only photo I could find in a hurry! 071

It died on me in the middle of the gas station, multiple, multiple times. The middle, as in the DRIVEWAY. Not the side, not at the pump, the MIDDLE.  Of course!  It will cost $700 to repair. 

This is Saprina, our beloved kitty:

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She is MIA and my kids are totally broken-hearted over it. Lots of tears last night and this morning.

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This was my checking account balance as of last night:

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$250 worth of bills will hit in the morning.

This is the pile of dishes.  Nasty, crusty dried Mexican night dishes:

  I decided to leave them as they were, as in all over the kitchen counters, to go get the kids down early.  They all had school the next day, so it seemed like the right choice. I usually AT LEAST give them a good rinse and stack them neatly, before doing bedtime, but this time? Nope, that would’ve been TOO convenient!

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This is where I did dishes last night after Dale hit the point of no return on the pipes during bedtime songs and prayers…..this occured BEFORE he could warn me that no running water was going to be allowed until further notice!

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Super crusty dishes plus cold water doesn’t equal very clean dishes. Yuck. I will re-do them as soon as the water privileges are back!

The list of things that broke this week goes on longer than I’ve mentioned, but I am going to choose to quit here, lest you think I’m a complainer.  Rather, I’d like to say this:

 

God is SO good.

Here is the tractor, loaned to us for free to fix the broken poo-water pipe, saving us from renting one:

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By the way, here is the culprit of the broken Lateral line aka Poo Pipe:

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ROOTS!

Here is the Lowe’s gift card we were blessed by early this morning by one of the Lord’s vessels:

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We used it for NEW poo-pipes. Thank you for the blessing, Angel from the Lord! This Do It Yourself Project just saved us the $1500 it would’ve cost to hire it done!!!!!!

This is my ride until the Tahoe is fixed, loaned to us by a generous uncle:

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I might be a truck girl after all! 

*I am jumping in here to add a new note before I publish this, I just got off the phone with Dale.  Remember how the Tahoe cost $700 to repair? Guess who is getting a $700 commission check in 2 days.  YUP, us!  God is GOOD!

Here is Pax, totally entertained while I make supper:

No crying baby at my feet!!!!

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Yay for free entertainment!

  I wish I had good news about little Saprina, but she is still nowhere to be found.  We did drive around last night and talk to some neighbors. We also put up a few signs to make Destiny feel like we are doing SOMETHING to find her wayward friend.  Even our wiener dog, Sophie runs around outside, whining and crying, running to and fro looking for her BFF, Saprina.   😦

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May the Lord guide her little furry steps safely back to us, or may the right people see the signs and return her….Amen.

Remember my $4 account?  Here is our bank account the next morning: 

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PTL! Just in time and just enough to cover the $250 in outgoing bills, with a little extra even!
Know why?  Because God is a God of EXTRAS. 

He is lavish in His love.  Even down to details we deem “silly”.

And there is more…..

Here is my cherry on top for the day:

Sweet treats from a precious friend who knows my need for comfort food, as well as my major Ice Cream weakness!  She even picked one of my top 2 favorite brands, and look at all those flavor choices!!!

One scoop of each? Why yes, please!

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And….another cherry on top!

WHAT?!

A Bonus bonus?!

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Another person sent over the Christmas décor I wanted from her garage sale but knew I couldn’t buy!  What a great surprise!

God is good all the time, All the time God is good……

He always provides, and sometimes even throws in a couple cherries on top!

Praise His name!

~T

 

20 thoughts on “With Cherries On Top….

  1. Oh Tonya – my heart is blessed beyond measure to read your post! God is so faithful to take care of us, isn’t He? Rejoicing with you in God’s mighty goodness today. How my heart is smiling for those sweet kisses from heaven on you and yours. His timing is ALWAYS perfect! XO

  2. Once you posted the amount in your bank account this morning and the $700 commission check I couldn’t hold back the tears any longer. It is truely amazing to see God working in your lifes, thank you so much for being willing to post about it for the rest of us to see too. We will be continuing to pray for you and your family and please let us know if there is anything you need at all.

    Love, Michele

  3. You my friend and your family are truely blessed!
    God is Great and this is a perfect example.
    Reading this post after a some what low morning myself just made my day.
    Thank you so much for this post as I really needed it myself today!
    Your always in my prayers.
    Hugs,
    Diane

  4. It was the Lowes Gift card where my tears started falling as they usually do when I read your blog my dear friend. I totally applaud your abilitiy to remain smiling and see the good in things even picking out the brightest shiniest rock in the pile of rubble you have been dealt this last year!

  5. Love it that you can share what some can not ‘see’!! You are blessed….in many ways friend! 🙂

    Blessings~

    PS Good luck with those photos this weekend!! You’ll do great!

  6. What a wonderful reminder of how amazingly awesome our God is! I am thankful that I had time to sit and read through this start to finish without one of my own four blessings needing me to help with something.

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  8. wow. I stumbled upon your blog, and I couldn’t help but leave you a sweet comment about how GREAT God is. It is always so encouraging to me to see people reaching out and loving others – because I’m sure that was one of the BIGGEST lessons Jesus was trying to teach us! Praise the Lord!!

    JB @ oneofthelovebugs.wordpress.com

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