Saturday, January 26, 2013

Cute quotes from our 2 yr.old!

  The children and I went to town for a little while this morning. While in the checkout line at Walmart Joy ( 2 yr. old) saw a Mickey Mouse with a heart on the front with the word LOVE. Hannah ( one of our 11yr.olds) asked her what it said. Without hesitation she replied,"I love Joy". She loved that Mickey and I guess she thought it loved her too :-)
  On the way home as we passed by a church she said , loudly, " A church, Hallelujah!!"  ha ha . That girl is a mess.
  One day our children will be grown and gone and I want to remember the little things along the way they did that made me smile!!

Saturday, January 19, 2013


Well, I didn't leave town after all today :-) Kevin and the three older girls went on to the meeting this morning  and I stayed home with the three younger ones. We had hoped to have company after church tomorrow and I really felt like there were things that I needed to do here at the house to be ready for the day. I was able to watch some of the service as they were streaming live. There are days when technology is awesome!!
  For breakfast we had yummy country ham biscuits I found a pack with 7 thin slices for $1.05 at our local Bi-Lo. I had never seen those packages before so maybe it is something new they are carrying.Kevin and the girls left at about 11:30. I put on some laundry,chatted with a friend and then made us a simple lunch of ham sandwiches about 1:30.The children played outside while I did some house cleaning. It was a very casual quiet kind of cleaning and actually pretty relaxing.
  After the children came in we made homemade chocolate chip cookies. We all enjoyed the time together and I actually let them lick their spoons when we were finished... shhhh ,don't let their sisters find out it is not something I am in the habit of letting them do ;-). For supper I made hamburgers and homemade fries. I was able to buy hamburger on sale for 1.79/lb. this week so I went ahead and premade 2 meals worth of extra burgers to put in the freezer for later .
  After supper the girls enjoyed a bubble bath and the big boy took a shower in mama and daddy's shower:)
I painted the girls fingernails and toenails and they ate some of the cookies we made. Baby girl went to bed early as she was overly tired and in need of sleep (she was WILD)!! The other two are enjoying playing together and will be in bed soon.
  Kevin called and they are on the way home. After the meeting they drove about 45 minutes to visit a family whose baby girl is in the hospital. They really need a touch of God in their lives right now. Please pray for them if you think about it.
  I am getting ready to work on the little ones Bible verses for the month with them and then they are off to bed and I am off to get a cup of coffee and put my feet up for a while!!
  Good night. Take care and God bless you!

Friday, January 18, 2013

It's Friday!

  Happy Friday! Today has been a good day. We started with school this morning, then we had a trip to the zoo with our homeschooling friends from church. Even though we thought it was going to be REALLY cold it turned out to be a not so bad day! We had a lot of fun and the children and I enjoyed the fellowship with friends!! We were planning on having homemade pizza tonight but once we got home I realized we needed to clean the church.The children and I went over together and cleaned while daddy put things back in order since a lot of things had been moved around due to a funeral at the church on Thursday. Sooo, we were treated by daddy to Little Ceasars instead!! $10 was well worth the time not spent in the kitchen :-) We all watched an Undercover Boss which featured our home town and the children are watching a Charlie Brown.
  We also hit a milestone today by Joy wearing big girl panties to the zoo with no accidents! Yay! I am so excited to be entering the no diapers stage!! Babies are sweet but those diapers are something else :)
   School went well this week. There were no major breakthroughs or major backslides either.We just did what we needed to and enjoyed being outside in the wonderful warm weather we had this week!
   Tomorrow we will be going to a youth meeting about 2 hrs away. It is always a blessing and well worth the time and effort. I plan to have our clothes for tomorrow and Sunday laid out tonight. Looking forward to some spiritual help and encouragement tomorrow and Sunday!
   Have a great weekend!!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Happy New Year!

  How exciting to start a new year! My children were questioning why I was so excited about the new year. It is simply this. This year is brand new with none of the failures and struggles of the last year. It is a bright new clean year . There are many opportunities to do things better. To love God more, to love my family more , to love those around me more! I could go on and on!!
  Some of my goals this year are to memorize more scripture, make a special effort to show my love to my family and friends and those who are needing Christ,  get a better working schedule for our family and to lose some weight. 
  We started school back this week. While the schedule didn't work quite like a wanted it to it still has helped to give the day some guidance with school, chores,play, and mealtimes. My favorite thing has been our routine after supper of cleaning the kitchen, bath times, devotions and then some family time with daddy . It has given us a peaceful end to the day. I know that not every day will work out that way but I know that God always has a reason for the interruptions that come our way! 
  I pray that God will bless your new year as well!