What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Monday, March 30, 2009

Fickle March

March was generous this past weekend, with its warmth and sunshine. So much so, bare toesies made their way out of muck boots and footies for a roadside picnic lunch. And snack time, come to think of it.

As you can see, Bitty baby still has that funny little curled toe. Oh my, I do love baby feet. I can't wait to see more of these little piggies about.

I *tried* to get caught up on laundry over the weekend. A broken washing machine for TWO weeks wrecks a bit more havoc than I first realized. I still am not caught up, but close. And besides, being able to hang laundry up outside soothes my temper. Those of you who guessed clothesline the other day...ya'll are smartypants. Matt built me a new clothesline for this home of ours, and built my own design again this time--with an added child line, but with a few alterations. This time I get FOUR lines, and the children have TWO. We are, after all, a growing family! ;-)

Saturday night we had our first patio dinner of the year.

This morning, though, we woke up to falling flakes.

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The "Z" family said...

Dear Rebecca,

A child's clothesline!!! That's EXACTLY what I told Hubby I wanted at our new home...one low enough for the younger kiddos to use on their own!

(Do you think you could give me a peek at yours...when you have a minute? HAHA!)

Blessings to you and the family,
Kris Zerby

The "Z" family said...

Never mind...I just scrolled down and saw the "in progress" photo. I think that will be sufficient!

What a great idea!

Kris Zerby

Andie said...

We were wearing shorts and flip flops last Sunday and Monday...then a blizzard on Friday. Today was upper 50's and all the snow is gone. Guess that's what you get in Kansas!
Enjoy the sun and snow!

Rebecca said...

Kris~ great minds think alike! I always thought I might like to patent my design but then realized-no one would ever BUY it because 1) people rarely hang clothes anymore and 2) people rarely expect kids to do housework. So there goes that-living in a different time, I would have probably made MILLIONS! ;-)

A whole photo of the one we had at our old place is here:


and if you check out May 2006 archives, there is a whole (albeit incomplete-it is missing dimensions) bunch of posts on how to do it.

Father's Grace Ministries said...

Is Adele sitting up already?? or is it just the angle of the photo?

Our Zara who is 5 LOVES to help hang the washing out on what was our badly sagging old washing line. Well. it finally snapped last week and now we're waiting for the Landlord to install the lovely new one he's bought for us. Meanwhile we have to use the dryer, which is unusual here in Australia- at least in Queensland!

abigail said...

Wow. You have your desired twins. I've seen that exact expression on Andrew's younger face!