The Boys

  This is post 2 for today, be sure to head back 1 post for a delicious potato side dish!

Do you remember my best friend, Kasey?  You heard about our fun book signing adventure yesterday, and officially met her for the first time this past winter in her Top 10 of 2011 post.   Anyhow, between the two of us, we have an 8 1/2-year-old, a 6 1/2 year-old, 2-5 year olds, 2-3 year olds and an 18 month old.  Counting my miscarriages, one or BOTH of us, have been pregnant or nursing for the past 9 years! 🙂

  We hardly have a spare moment to get together with our 7 bundles of joy, and the good Lord knows the days of lunch dates to Applebee’s with kids are LONG gone, but we do plan play dates once in a while when all 7 of them are healthy at the same time.  (the odds are not in our favor)

  We recently went to Kasey’s beautiful farm for a fun date, and I snapped some pictures of our boys in their matching play clothes. 

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  Kasey hasn’t gotten to see them yet, so I told her I’d post them to the blog.  This reminded me of an OOOOOLD picture we took, way back in the day when we only had 4 between us!  So today, I am going to share them all with you!!!!

  Our babies are growing up SO fast, but I am so glad they have each other to grow up with!!!!!!

~T

2012:

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And let’s not forget a shot of our sweet girls, who LOOOOVE each other:

This was taken last August at Paxton’s birthday, and no we didn’t plan their outfits.  (we are just that good)  LOL  🙂

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Kids back in the day:

Destiny with Kolby and Karter

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Tylan & Karter

THEN:

Karter and Ty

NOW:

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3 Musketeer’s Then:

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3 Musketeer’s Now:

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Precious friends!

 

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“God heard me, Mom! He really DID!”

   Remember Saprina?  (pronounced Sa-prEna)  She’s our new kitty and an important member of the Ferguson household.

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  She went missing over a week ago, in the midst of all the chaos of life at the time…think tractors working after midnight and sewage filled yard.  When we realized she was gone, our kids were DEVASTATED!!!!  There were days of sad, quiet sobs, and many sleep interrupted nights as happy dreams became sad realities upon waking…. Poor lovies!

   We posted pictures up on 2 stop signs, in hopes that someone, somewhere had seen a little kitty with a yellow ribbon on her neck.

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I truly thought, by a week, and not one phone single call later…….that she was long gone. 😦   I just didn’t have the heart to discourage the children’s wishful thoughts and tearful prayers each night.

  Oh to have faith like a child.  Destiny just knew God was going to answer “Yes”, despite my lecture on God’s different answers:

No.

Yes.

Not right now.

  Well, it was a BIG YES this time! Praise His name! 

  We received a phone call that a family had been driving to Buhler and noticed our sign.  They found a kitty over a week ago with a dingy, dirty, frayed yellow “rope” on her neck, which they immediately cut off.  The mom right away thought it was a ribbon, not a rope.  The kitty they found was so tame and sweet, that they knew right away, she was someone’s pet.  They put out the word that they had found a kitty, but heard nothing.  Oh, thank the Lord they saw our sign! 

  It was too late that night to go get her, and we didn’t DARE say anything to the kids, just in case it wasn’t her.  8 am could NOT come fast enough!  Early the next morning, Dale headed out and called with great news: Yes, it was her.  Get the kids lined up because he’s almost home.

  The reunion went as follows:

“Sit down and DO NOT OPEN your eyes!”

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Sweet Pax came rushing right over, grunting and pointing “Ooo, Ooo”. He knew something exciting was going on!

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“Ok, now open your eyes!”

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“SAPRINA!  Is it really you?!”

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 Even Sophie was excited her friend was back home. She tried all sorts of plans, trying her hardest to get those short little weiner dog legs up high enough to see her friend, waaaaaay up there, in the kids’ arms.

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Avery:  “OH Mommy! I am so gwad dat Sapwena is home!”

{Squeals! Then runs to me and throws her arms around my legs for a TIGHT squeeze.}

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Happy kids…….

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Thank you Lord, for bringing our special Furry friend back to us safe & sound!  We are all SO thankful!  Even Sophie…..

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Praise the Lord for answered prayers!

~T

P.S.  Bonus recipe post coming right up:  “Raspberry Sweeties”.  Darling AND delicious!