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Day 16:: Do They Know?


As I type all three are nestled in my bed {waiting for the blueberry muffins I’m about to make}… I often wonder if they know just how much I love them? I hope that each of you find a warm cozy place to snuggle today {and something warm to drink} and that you too will feel loved.

“This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.” 1 John 4:10

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  • becky
    January 16, 2009 at 7:48 am

    i will be traveling down to your neck of the woods for a short 24 hours…alone! i’m not brave enough to bring them alone for what ends up being a 6 hour trip. especially since lil sis doesn’t think it necessary to sleep in the car. i wish i could meet you and see those precious faces in person. another trip. i love the hair twistin.

  • The Steel Magnolia House
    January 16, 2009 at 7:49 am

    This is quite possibly your most beautiful post!

  • aedozier
    January 16, 2009 at 7:57 am

    That is the sweetest picture. I love that Paige is holding JM’s pacifier in! Smart girl! Have a warm and cozy day!

  • Anonymous
    January 16, 2009 at 8:20 am

    Precious! This picture speaks volumes of ‘sibling love’! Keep warm on this cold day. Amanda – NC

  • craftydiane
    January 16, 2009 at 8:25 am

    They know you love them. Just keep on loving them and holding them tight and praying for them. When they become teenagers it is a whole new ballgame! Take it from someone who knows!
    Have a Blessed Day,

  • Sarah's Fab Day
    January 16, 2009 at 8:29 am

    I love cuddlebugs in a bed!

  • Shireen
    January 16, 2009 at 8:34 am

    Good morning to all of you! Blueberry muffins sound delicious right now!! I’ve made 5 batches of blueberry muffins in the last couple of weeks…just for me and Russell! 🙂 I tell him, “You can have all the leftover ones, but they’re gone before he knows it!” Hee hee!
    Oh, Darby, I’m thankful that you’ve failed miserably at posting without words! I know you take that the right way! 😉 Too many of us like to know (need to know??? :)) what’s going on in the life of the Stickler’s.
    Y’all are wonderful, and, indeed, praise the Lord that He loved us so that we may love one another.
    You can pray for my sinuses to not bother me during my sleep at night and that I’ll sleep better, according to the Lord’s will, these last pregnancy days. I woke up and took a shower this morning to go back to bed for a nap! 🙂 I feel better rested, but groggy. Heading to work now!
    Love you, friend.
    P.S. Russell and Ryan are camping tonight! It’s going into the teens, girl…I’ll be thankful to be at home in a warm bed! 😉 Sleeping by myself…more room in the bed…and sleeping in. Hee hee!

  • Shireen
    January 16, 2009 at 8:35 am

    P.S. Yes, your little ones KNOW how much their mommy loves them!! They learn a little more about that each day! 🙂

  • Ginny
    January 16, 2009 at 8:48 am

    How sweet is Paige holding in that paci for JM?!! I love it, makes me want to run home and cozy up with my little man!

  • The Southern Lady
    January 16, 2009 at 8:55 am

    What a lvoely sentiment and picture, Darby. Thank you for sharing your family and love you have for them.

    Stay warm! We’re doing our best to try.

  • sammyw
    January 16, 2009 at 9:29 am

    What adorable kiddies!

  • simply seleta
    January 16, 2009 at 9:33 am

    I never know whether to laugh or cry on your posts, they are so full of such heartfelt goodness. Thanks for helping make my week that much better. And for this scripture.

    Keep those babies warm!!!

  • megan
    January 16, 2009 at 9:52 am

    That looks like one cozy place! Happy Weekend to you!

  • Dianne
    January 16, 2009 at 10:16 am

    Your most beautiful post to date. My heart is melting at the sight of those sweet angels all warm and cozy.

  • erika
    January 16, 2009 at 10:20 am

    snuggle bunnies… your mommasissy loves you and wishes she was smack dab snuggled in the middle of all 3 of you!

  • Abby Maddox
    January 16, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    Can I get in?! What a sweet sweet pic. I love to see Raiger taking care of her baby brother…”Hold that pacie in Raiger!”

  • Katie
    January 16, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    too sweet….like it’s giving me a tooth ache sweet. Can I please have your children? please?!

  • kdurec
    January 16, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    This is such a precious picture! A framer, for sure!

  • lindsay
    January 16, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    Oh My goodness– look at sweet Paige holding JM”s paci for him. What a big sis!

  • jeana
    January 16, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    that’s just about the cutest picture i’ve ever seen. i love how your paiger is helping jm with the passie. 🙂 also, i’m excited to try out the vapor johnson’s bath for eli.. he is congested now too. also, one more thing- i was in the store last week and picked up some of the sweet and sour chicken you suggested once and yellow saffron rice… we had it last night, and i thought of you. 🙂 love you girl.

  • Katie and Matt
    January 16, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    Look at those little love bugs! I can’t wait to have a whole crew just like you! 🙂

  • Michelle
    January 16, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    That has to be one of the most precious photos I have seen. They are beautiful and know that they are loved by their mommy. Thank you for sharing!

  • No.35style
    January 25, 2009 at 11:53 am

    I just LOVE that sweet picture! I am wanting a baby so bad and can’t wait until I can make muffins for my little ones.

  • Donna
    December 12, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    I know this is an old post…but I love your blog and I’ve been catching up after my kiddos are in bed! This is the sweetest picture!!! You are blessed!