apparently, groundhogs eat apples.

EDIT: I just read Livi the comments people have left on her “nap blog.” She particularly liked “the girl who was dying laughing about me not being a nap fan” and asked me to read it to her again.

And yes, Beth Elaine, Gabe is a Hokies fan. We usually try to make it down to one game a year. Fun times!

My five-year-old just walked down the stairs with a smirk on her face. She is supposed to be napping. She rarely catches any zzzz’s, but I usually make her rest for awhile while her younger sister is asleep. I told her to get back in bed.

“I have a couple things to say to you first,” she said.

Amused, I let her continue.

“Number one, I’m not a nap fan. Number two, when can I get my hair cut? And number three, I’m starved.”

“Excuse me, what was number one again?” I asked.

“I said, I’m not a nap fan. You know how Daddy likes the Hokies, so he’s a Hokies fan? I’m not a nap fan. I don’t like them.”

Just for that, I let her get up. 🙂

Oh, and we have a groundhog that lives under our shed. Yesterday, I caught him under our apple tree, pilfering an apple. He carried it in his mouth back to his little home. For whatever reason, I found it odd.

I urge you to read my friend Kristen’s poignant account of her friend Gabe, the fallen soldier. I’m going to print it out and put it somewhere I can see it. Why, oh why, do I take so many blessings for granted? Why can I not stay focused on the only things that truly matter in this world? Thank you, God, for my own precious Gabe and my little ones. And my salvation. Help me to live like today could be my/his/their last.

11 thoughts on “apparently, groundhogs eat apples.

  1. biblestorebrowser

    That’s why we have “feet on bed” (FOB) time. 🙂 I got the idea from 4-H camp! Only here, if ya get out of bed, the toys leave the bed and ya get a spanking! Next time it’s a paddling. DD2 is usually asleep shortly after losing toys, though.

  2. mrsnorthern8605

    “im not a nap fan” ok, I was laughing so hard when I read that. Man, you should tell to just wait till she gets older…naps become AWESOME! I am a HUGE nap fan…I love naps…I took one this afternoon! YAY FOR NAPS!

    So sorry to hear about your friend’s friend. My cousin was killed in Iraq (he’s like my 2nd cousin, but still family!) He was one of the first american casualties. It was hard to say goodbye, but he died for our freedom. I also know a guy I graduated with who was killed. I read about Gabe on the tv station for South Bend, IN. Thats sad! My prayers are with that family!

    See you Friday! And I will let you know about Wed. When do you want me there on Friday??

  3. hcole86

    That was so funny! I love it how she numbered her points! Why do we take our blessings for granted? Because we cannot grasp the reality of eternity in Heaven………and ultimately we are selfish beings who live for the here and now.

  4. KmHunsberger

    Thank you so much for your prayers…that is all I know to do for the family. If you want to know more or see pictures of him and his family go to and click on the story of the soldier killed in Iraq. Last nights news tribute will come up…it is only about 2.5 minutes.

    And, Marla, thanks for calling me a girl. I love that…sometimes I just don’t feel like a woman…and today is one of them. 🙂

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