Showing posts from December, 2012

Merry Christmas!

The Wally Godby Family:
Becky & Kenny; Wesley; Ben & Andrea {& twins}
Wally/Grandpa, Elaine, Nolan, & Sherry/Grandma“But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.”Galatians 4:4-5We have Christmas to celebrate because Christ was willing to leave His throne and be born as a tiny baby, in a dirty stable, for the end purpose of redeeming mankind and glorifying His Father.  Merry Christmas as we celebrate the birth of our Messiah, Jesus Christ!

Aunt Becky

I knew my sister-in-law Becky only a little while I was at Ambassador Baptist College.  She was a “townie” and in high school when I was first a student.  My brother Kenny didn’t start dating her until after I had graduated.  They have been married for about a year and a half now.  The last time we were together was over a year ago – Thanksgiving in Brooklyn.  We have been enjoying our time together and the schedule has been relaxed and easy.  I am really wishing Kenny & Becky lived closer to us…My kiddos have also been enjoying Aunt Becky.  She does really well with little kids, and Nolan found an instant buddy.  She talked on the phone with him…for hours.  She read books to him.  She cut Elaine’s hair {she is a barber} and then French braided it so it would be curly the next day for church.  She helped Elaine at tea time and while we were shopping.  They love Aunt Becky!Nolan & Aunt BeckyMy mom has this old rotary phone.  My kids instantly started fighting over it and play w…

A Cup of Christmas Tea

When I was growing up we had a tradition of tea parties with the girls in my mom’s family.  It was usually Mom, me, Aunt Robin, Aunt Jo, and Grandma.  We are the ones who live in Denver.  We used to go to a little tea room above a quaint restaurant called Reverend Taylor’s Attic.  They had a dress up room filled with hats, beads, gloves, purses, and “mink” stoles.  They also had the best tea – G.H. Ford.  Since Reverend Taylor’s closed, we have tried several other tea rooms but not liked any of them quite as well.  The girls have recently started going to Mrs. B’s Tea Room…but I have never been in town to join them.  Mom made a reservation for Elaine, Becky {my sister-in-law}, and me to join her for tea at Mrs. B’s.  It was a special tea…the first one for both Becky & Elaine!Andrea, Elaine {she didn’t want her picture taken}, Mom, & Becky.  We didn’t plan to all wear pink, but it worked out that way!Mommy helped Elaine pour her tea……but Elaine got to add the milk.  She put in

Life Around the Polo Club

My parents are the Resident Managers of a gated community called the Polo Club North.  There are many “perks” of the job…including the swimming pool, hot tub, duck pond, and the “orange ride”.  Keep reading if you’re completely lost!Elaine loved following Grandpa around while he did his “chores.”  They had snow the day we arrived, so there was a little bit of plowing that still needed to be done.My dad uses a Kuboda to run around the neighborhood.  In the winter he has a plow for it.  Eliane calls it the “orange ride.”  She was only too happy to go help Grandpa move the snow in the orange ride!Grandpa also has to check the pool & hot tub each day.  The first day we were here happened to be the day he vacuums the pool.  Elaine didn’t understand how Pa could vacuum the ‘wimming pool so she went along to check it out.  She came back to me soaked…apparently she took a dive into the hot tub!There is a pond in the center of the Polo Club.  Each spring there are a lot of ducklings.  We s…

Wordless Wednesday: Getting Moved In

Yes…I know it’s Thursday.  But on Wednesday I was busy traveling some 1700+ miles from New York City to Denver to spend Christmas with my family.  So maybe this should just be “Thankful Thursday” instead.  Especially since there are so many words.We are making great progress on getting settled in the new apartment.  We have a small stack of about 4-5 boxes yet to unpack.  It’s mostly things that need to be hung on the wall.  I haven’t touched the storage closet yet, and Ben hasn’t arranged his tools and items in the gas meter closet.  We also want to add some shelves in the closets, so then things in there can be more organized.We have eliminated even more items as the unpacking has taken place.  We realized we don’t need all three bookshelves, we took the leaves out of our table to make it smaller, and we have a trunk full of items for the Salvation Army.  With not as much wall space, and after having filled and patched a lot of holes in the old apartment, we decided we don’t need so…

May I Have Your Attention Please!

We are proud to announce the gender of our expected twins:and here is a report on their anatomy scan:{click to enlarge}
both babies – the one marked “B” is the boy, the one marked “A” is the girl
Baby Girl’s hand

Baby Girl’s profile
Baby Boy’s profile
Baby Girl
Baby Girl
Baby Boy’s spine

Homemade Cleaners

I just finished cleaning my kitchen in preparation to move.  I’m very glad for my menu plan, because it enabled me to know exactly what I needed to leave unpacked for the next three meals we will eat here.  All of those items are condensed onto two shelves in one cabinet, and everything else has been wiped down and scrubbed.  One less thing to do on Saturday!I’ve been making homemade cleaners for a while now.  I thought for sure I had shared this on the blog, but I can’t find it right now.  Most of my cleaners consist of baking soda, washing soda, borax, vinegar, and essential oils.  Here is the solution for All Purpose Cleaner that I use:All Purpose Cleaner
From: Elizabeth’s Kind Café1 Teaspoon Washing Soda
1 teaspoon Borax
2 Cups Hot Water
10 Drops Essential Oil (Lemon, Lavender, Tea Tree, or Pine)
Small squirt of Dawn dish washing soap
½ c. white vinegar - addition from One Good Thing by JilleeI use this in the bathroom with Tea Tree and Lavender essen…


It doesn’t look like it, but we are making progress.  Toward moving day, that is.  Ben had Friday and today off.  He was able to get everything off the walls, patch the holes, and he’s finishing the painting now.  With only five days left to go, I cannot wait for moving day to arrive.  I’m learning to deal with the disorganization, tripping over boxes, and inability to locate simple things like my keys or a candle {the garlic smells continue to harass us…for five more days only!}.  We sold the last Craigslist item today.  I have another load to take to the thrift store, and we completely filled the garbage cans this morning.  And we went to Ikea for free breakfast and bought a couple of shelving units and rugs that we will need for the new apartment.  I am excited to get organizing a new space!The kids are getting bored with the few toys I left unpacked, but they are enjoying being able to access other items that they don’t usually get to touch.
I knew they like to grab the iPod every …