Happy Easter

Happy Easter a little late! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! The boys and I, along with my sister, Sarah and her husband, Pete went to the Harlem Globetrotters game on Friday night. The humor was right up Jaxson and Brenden’s alley! Bodily functions and generel silliness. They had a great time! We went to my parents house on Saturday and then to my Uncle Doug and Aunt Chris’s house on Sunday to join the Stratton clan for the big feast. The kids had two diffent egg hunts-yes, I know–totally spoilled . We also got a lovely treat. At Christmas time, I gave my Aunt Mary some of Chris’s clothes to make some quilts for the boys and myself. She completed the quilts, along with a matching pillow case for each of us. They are beautiful!


Jaxson’s has the Minnesota Twins logo on it and is green. Brenden’s is blue with the Vikings logo and mine is red. She did a wonderful job! The boys have slept with them every night. The quilts are about the size of a twin comforter. Thank you so much Aunt Mary!!!

So, our luck ran out last weekend. We have been mostly healthy since the end of October last year. Jaxson came down with a cold last weekend and has proceeded to give it to me and Brenden. How nice of him to share. So, tonight we’ve just been hanging out doing homework and resting up. The boys start baseball the end of this month. The juggling act will start up again. Two nights each of baseball, two nights of karate for Jaxson and myself and Halo at church on Wednesdays. Yeah-not enough days in the week! I still struggle with being a single parent. Over the kids spring break, we split them up and my parents had one boy the first part of the week and we switched on Wednesday and then they had the other boy. It was nice to get the one-on-one time with them. I almost never get that anymore.

Time to get the kids to bed! Have a great week!

Peace and Love,

Karen

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  1. Sarah

    Hello Karen,
    This is Sarah, Lois and Don’s niece from the Walter side of the family. I have read your blog over the past year. I marvel at your faith and strength, and am inspired by what a great Mom you are.
    I hope Easter was a joyful day for you. It is my favorite day of the year…because there is nothing better to celebrate than the risen Jesus Christ, and the resulting promise of the eternal life we can receive.
    This year Easter was bittersweet for our family, as we received word Saturday afternoon that a close family friend and next door neighbor died in a mountain climbing accident. He was just 20 years old and my oldest son’s best friend. My point in sharing this with you is his mom, my friend Gail, started a blog. Like you, her strength and faith are amazing, and I think you would find inspiration and hope reading about her journey – in the same way I have experienced those things reading yours. Her blog is at http://tomakeitworththepain.blogspot.com/
    My sense is the two of you have much in common. If you choose to check it out, I hope you are blessed by it.
    You continue to be in my prayers – I know the challenges of single parenting, and I also know the Lord gives us the strength we need to step up to those challenges.

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