Pure and undefiled religion before God the Father is this: to care for orphans and widows in their misfortune and to keep oneself unstained by the world. James 1:27

Thursday, December 30, 2010

10 weeks!!

Hope everyone is having a GREAT week!!! 

Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 10 weeks
Size of baby:  Prune Average size: 1.2 in, .14 oz
Total Weight Gain/Loss:2 pds
Maternity Clothes: No not yet but my pants are tight. I think it is because to keep from being sick I eat almost constantly!
Gender:Don't know!! We have a while!!
Sleep: I could sleep all the time!!
What I miss:Nothing really. Well energy!!!!
Cravings: None
Symptoms: nausea and tired!!!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas and 9 weeks!!:)

Hello Everyone!! Hope all of you have a VERY blessed Christmas with family and the ones you love. :)
I am looking forward to being with family the next two days but also tomorrow I am excited but nervous about going to feed the homeless pancakes. I pray God will give me words of comfort and I pray that I can keep an open mind and not have any negative thoughts while we are there!!

I am 9 weeks 1 day now. YAY!! So far to go still, LOL!!

Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 9 weeks
Size of baby: the size of a green olive
Total Weight Gain/Loss:2 pds
Maternity Clothes: No not yet but my pants are tight. I think it is because to keep from being sick I eat almost constantly!
Gender:Don't know!! We have a while!!
Sleep: I could sleep all the time!!
What I miss:Nothing really. Well energy!!!!
Cravings: None
Symptoms: nausea and tired!!!


Thursday, December 16, 2010

Thursday Surprise!!

Hello Everyone!! Hope everyone is well and enjoying the holiday season.

Noah has been sick for a while. Took him back to the dr today. He has a throat infection poor baby!!!:(

Emma got asked to be on the Gymnastics Competetion Team. She is excited! I am excited! We have to make up our minds. 

I have been keeping this a secret for a little . Some of you know by now but we are expecting again. The baby is due in July!! We are very excited!! Very shocked!! I have been a little sad for my cousin who recently lost her babies thus the reason I have not posted it on FB and kept it a secret until now!!

I will be keeping my blog updated when I can. 

Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 8 weeks
Size of baby: the size of a raspberry
Total Weight Gain/Loss:2 pds
Maternity Clothes: No not yet but my pants are tight. I think it is because to keep from being sick I eat almost constantly!
Gender:Don't know!! We have a while!!
Sleep: I could sleep all the time!!
What I miss:Nothing really. Well energy!!!!
Cravings: None
Symptoms: nausea and tired!!!

I hope all of you have a blessed week and a VERY Merry Christmas!!:)
I will post soon!!! 

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Tuesday Thoughts!!:)

Hello everyone!! This week is going to be a BUSY week full of lots of fun stuff!! We have playdates, cookie making parties, Mommy has a party with her friends and several other things going on!!
I hope everyone had a GREAT weekend and has a blessed week!!:)

Here is a recent pic of the kids. This is on the front of our Christmas card!!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Fun Friday!!

Well today this week has been a busy week filled with some fun stuff and some not so fun stuff too!!

Hope all of you have a blessed weekend!!

I posted some pics. They are older pics. I do not think I ever posted this though. I will post some newer ones soon!!



Sunday, November 7, 2010

Sunday Update

Hi everyone!! Hope you are all having a BLESSED Weekend!! We are doing ok.Noah is sick with an upper resp infection and I seem to have a stomach bug!!

I wanted to ask you guys to pray for two special ladies and their babies.

First is my friend, Heather, her husband and her sons. She is burying one of her twin boys today that passed away earlier this week and her other twin boy is fighting SO hard. They were born at 25 weeks. Please help me pray that they find peace today at the funeral and that her other little boy will pull through. Please pray that I find the right words to minister to them!!

The Second Person is my cousin, Tiff. We grew up together and my heart is hurting for her. She is pregnant at 19 weeks. This is her first pregnacy. She is having twins a boy and a girl. She has a step daughter named Chloe who is 6. Tiff was admitted to the hospital on Friday night with bleeding and contractions. She is 2 cm dilated. The contractions have stopped for now. Baby Boy- Tre's fluid is low. They are hoping that with bed rest it will build back up. Please help me pray that she will be able to keep the babies in for at least 5 more weeks!! Please pray that I find the right words to minister to them!!

The last thing is heavy on my heart- I really do not know where to begin so I am just going to leave it at this. Please pray that God will give me the right words to say to a person whom I having problems with.Please pray that God will help me not to feel angry or sad.  I am not sure what happened. My intentions with this person who nothing but sincere. This is an ongoing thing that has been happening for many years.  I am not sure why this person feels that I am so wrong. I am not sure why this person can't admit when they have done wrong. I admit that I have said my share of not so nice things. That was the past though. I am not sure at what point, I stop trying!! All I know is it hurts and it also involves my kids and my husband too.It is not fair to them.  Just pray that God's will be done!! I just want this to be over with. I am so mentally drained from this battle.

Update: My friend lost her other son today as well. They are in heaven together!!



Monday, October 11, 2010

Menu Monday and Weekend Fun!!

Hope everyone had a GREAT weekend!! We did not do anything too special this weekend. Mostly just hung out at home. Hope everyone enjoyed fall break!!
This is a look at our dinners for this week:

Monday-Homemade Hamburger mac and cheese, corn, fruit, rolls

Tuesday-Homemade BBQ Sloppy Joes, Tater wedges, fruit salad

Wednesday- Smoked Sausage, peas, mac and cheese, mashed potates

Thursday- Chicken and rice casserole bake, butter beans, rolls, fruit

Friday- Prob grab something on the way to family fun night at church

Saturday- Pizza, oatmeal raisin cookies

Sunday- Beef Stew, corm bread, fruit

Hope everyone has a blessed week!:)

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Thankful Thursday!!

Today I am thankful for my son, daughter and hubby!!
I am thankful I am able to stay at home and be such a big part of their lives because I did not get to do that when Emma was a baby until she was 3.5. I am thankful that we are homeschooling and doing Tot School with Noah even though some days like yesterday are beyond describable. I was sick. Emma had co-op so I though that I would have a break but after I picked her up and we got home I hear this big thud and Noah starts screaming. Emma has pushed him off the sofa. I Asked her about it and she said she did not do it. Then I said well I hope you are telling the truth because God saw you. She then said that she meant to push him off. This hearts my heart!!Her punishment was no playdate that we had planned and no dance unless he earned it back!!  I am THANKFUL that Noah is OK and only has a quarter size knot and bruise and thankful that Emma told me the truth after knowing that God saw her!! By the way, Emma asked Jesus to be her Saviour on Sunday night!! That made my heart happy!! :) OK so on to more being thankful. I am thankful I am able to help in Noah's MDO class, be a  leader for Awana's, Be a co-leader for Girl Scouts, take Emma to co-op, dance, Gymnastics, Girlscouts, Dance, Church and etc.!! Yes I am busy but I am thankful that I am able to do all of that!! I am thankful for my husband who works hard for us, I am thankful for kids, I would do anything for another baby but I am so thankful for the 2 that I have!!  Most days things are GREAT but every once in a while there will be a day like yesterday!! I am THANKFUL there are more good than bad!!

So what about you? What are you thankful for?

Hope everyone has a blessed rest of the week and weekend! We will be celebrating my Mom's 50th b-day this weekend!!:)

Monday, September 27, 2010

Menu Monday

Hi Everyone! Hope you all had a great weekend and off to a good week! We have been SUPER busy!! Last Friday we went to a Field Trip To see a Replica of the Nina and The Pinta which was AWESOME by the way!!
Saturday I spent the day getting "Pampered". Our neighbor is in Cosmetology school so I had the works done!! Daddy took the kiddos to the Space and Rocket Center for Free Museum Day.

Sunday we spent the day at church mostly! We went to Sunday School, Service and back that night for Awana's.

Today the kids had gymnastics. Noah LOVES the bars but he cries during warm up and mat exercises. Emma is still doing GREAT!! ( I tried to upload photos but for some reason it said rejected)

Emma and I had Girl scouts tonight!! It was fun!!:)

Tomorrow an Old Friend and Her Daughter are coming over to play!!

This week for our menu is:( I tried to post my Menu pic but it was rejected?)

Monday- Crock pot tacos, black beans, and fruit (gymnastics and Girl scouts)

Tuesday-Sloppy Joe BBQ sandwiches, corn, tater wedges and fruit

Wednesday-Spaghetti with meatballs, mixed veggies, french bread, fruit

Thursday-Crock pot Chili, Corn bread, fruit(Dance)

Friday- Pizza, salad, fruit, brownies

Saturday- Chili Dogs, tater tots, baked beans, fruit

Sunday-Not sure something fast because we have Awana's until 7:00

Hope everyone has a BLESSED week!!:) See you soon!!


Sunday, September 19, 2010

Girlscout Fishing Trip and Fly-In

Hello All!! Hope everyone is well! This weekend was a GREAT one!! We had lots of fun activities to do! We went to a Girlscout Fishing Rodeo, Fly-In a small local Airport near by, church and Awana's.

I hope everyone has a GREAT week:) We have a busy week ahead too!! I will try to post this weeks menu tomorrow!! God Bless!!:)


Monday, September 13, 2010

Menu Monday

Hey everyone! Hope you all had a great weekend!!) We did!! We have a busy week full of school activites, dance, Awana's, Girl scouts and etc.

This week this is what is on our menu:

Monday- Beef vegetable stew with cornbread

Tuesday- Chili dogs, tater tots, and fruit

Wednesday- Baked chicken rice back, lima beans, carrots and fruit

Thursday- Chicken tacos, rice, beans and fruit

Friday- Birthday party to go to

Saturday- Catfish, baked french fries, corn on the cob, and fruit

Sunday- Not sure yet it will depend on schedule

Hope everyone has a great week ahead!!:) God bless!!


Monday, August 23, 2010

Hope all of you had a great week last week, good weekend and off to a good start this week!!:) We are very busy this week with school, dr apts, getting stuff ready for Noah's party, and family arriving!!:)

This is our menu for this week:

Monday- Crockpot chicken tacos, mexican rice, orange slices and muffins

Tuesday- Meatball subs, sweet potatoe fries and fruit salad

Wednesday- Lemon Lime Chicken, rice, mixed veggies and fruit

Thursday- Vegetable beef stew, corn bread and fruit

Friday- Grocery shopping and out to eat with family

Sat- Noah's party- Hotdogs, chips and dip, veggie and dip and cupcakes

Sunday- Noah's dedication- Out to eat with family

Hope everyone has a blessed week!! I can not believe my Baby Boy is turning 2 this Sat:(

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Menu Monday!!

Well so far so good!!:) Everything has gone really well so far with homeschooling!! Today was a little tough because Noah is not feeling well but we made it!!

This is what our menu for these weeks dinners look like:

 Monday- Spaghetti, bread, mixed veggies and fruit

Tuesday-Homemade hambuger mac and cheese, corn on cob, veggies

Wednesday- Vegetable soup, corn bread, fruit

Thursday- Chicken parmesean, pasta, brocoli, fruit, bread sticks

Friday- Homemade meatball subs, sweet potatoe fries, fruit

Saturday- B-day party

Sunday- Hamburgers, sweet pot fries, pasta salad, fruit


Tuesday, August 10, 2010

We did it!!:)

Hello Friends! 
Hope everyone had a great weekend! We did!! We had lot of activities at church and a b-day party that we went too!! 
Well.. We did it!! We started our first official day of 1st grade at home yesterday. Noah went to Mdo yesterday as well. Today we did Tot School too!!:) So far so good!
Hope all of you are having a great week. Once I get use to the swing of things I will start Menu Mondays back up!!:)

Monday, July 26, 2010

Menu Monday

Hello! Hope everyone had a great weekend and has a blessed week!

Here is a look at our menu for this weeks dinner-

Monday- Pizza, corn, fruit
Tuesday- Grilled chicken, rice, brocoli, lima beans, fruit
Wednesday- Lasagna, salad, green beans, fruit
Thursday-Hamburger steak with gravy, mashed potatoes, peas, fruit
Friday-Shrimp scampi, brocoli, corn, rice and fruit
Saturday-hotdogs, sweet potatoe fries, fruit
Sunday-Hamburgers, pasta salad, baked beans, fruit

Here are a few sites I ran across that I use!!




Friday, July 23, 2010

Friday Fun!

I hope everyone had a blessed week! 
I have been getting our office/craft room organized to make it also our home school room! I am excited! I am nervous but I Think this is what God wants me to do!!:) I have lots of fun stuff planned for us! Field trips, fun workbooks, games, flash cards, classes at some local museums,classes in Wednesday at a local church co-op such as art and music gymnastics,  bible study for the kiddos and me!!:) The bible class I am doing is Five Conversations every Christian Mom should have with their Daughter!!  

 I would like to ask for your prayers though!! I pray God gives me the strength, wisdom and knowledge to teach Emma things she will enjoy and needs to know!!:)

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Menu Monday

The last few weeks have been very busy and crazy with Emma having surgery and Ben being out of town! I am back:) 

This week this is what our meals look like for the week! 

Monday- Baked Chicken, rice, lima beans, squash and pears
Tuesday- Spaghetti, mixed veggies, salad, orange slices

Wednesday- Hamburger steak, home made mashed potatoes, home made mac and cheese, peas and homemade angel food cake with strawberries and whip cream
Thursday-Shrimp scampi, baked potatoe, brocoli, corn, peaches

Friday- Turkey Smoked sausage, wheat buns, homemade french fries, pasta salad, fruit salad 

Everything I make these days are lowfat so if you are interested in a recipe- Let me know!

I would like to ask everyone to pray for Emma and I as we get ready to begin our journey with homeschooling!) 


Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th of July!!:)

Hi everyone! I wanted to wish all of you Happy 4th of July! Hope you spent it with the ones you loved!! On Friday night we took Emma and her cousin bowling! My Mom kept Noah so Emma got some Mommy and Daddy time! We Went Swimming on Saturday and today the kids and I went swimming for a bit then we all went to My Aunts for a cookout and to watch the neighborhood fireworks.
We have a busy next couple of weeks coming up! Emma is having surgery on Thursday to have her tonsils adnoids out and tubes put in her ears!! I will probably be pretty busy with all of the and Ben being out of town the next week after her surgery as well. 

Hope all of you have a GREAT week!!) 

Here are some pics from our weekend


Monday, June 21, 2010

Menu Monday

This is what we plan to have for dinner this week:

Monday- Spaghetti(whole wheat noodles), Baby Spinach Salad(fat free salad dressing), fresh garlic bread(for Ben and kids), watermelon

 Tuesday- Shrimp scampi(low fat margarine), Brocoli, Rice, Peaches

Wednesday- Kids have late dr apt

Thursday- Grilled Steak, Baked Potatoes(low fat margarine and sourceam), Corn on the cob,squash with onions,  homemade strawberry shortcake

Friday- Grilled Turkey Smoked Sausage, Home made mac and cheese(for Ben and kids) , lima beans, pears

Saturday- Homemade hamburger steak with gravy, homemade mashed potatoes(low fat margarine and milk), peas, orange slices

Sunday- Roast, Potatoes, carrots, green beans, corn bread(for Ben and kids), fruit salad

Hope EVERYONE has a blessed week!:)


Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day!!!

Happy Father's Day to everyone's Hubby's and Fathers!! Happy Father's Day to my Wonderful husband!! I missed My Dad more that I thought I would today! My Dad and I didn't have the greatest relationship because of his addictions but when he was sober he was such a GREAT person! I find myself thinking of what may have been if he hadn't passed away and thinking of things from when I was a kid like us going fishing and him letting me think I caught the most fish!!:) 

It was also 9 years ago today that my Grandmother passed away! We were very close!!:) 

I miss them both!!!
Ok enought sad stuff!! We had a nice weekend! Hope you guys did too!!!
Here is a pic of my pretty flowers!! 

Monday, June 14, 2010

Menu Monday!!!

I hope everyone had a great weekend! We did but I miss my Emma so much and I am SO ready for her to come home on Wednesday!!

This is our weeks Menu!!

Monday- Spaghetti, salad, bread and fruit salad
Tuesday- Shimp Scampi, rice, Brocoli, and cantaloupe
Wednesday- Ben is going to get Emma. We will pob throw something together here!
Thursday- Meeting Emma's ball coach for dinner to get her trophy and pics
Friday-Grilled Chicken, Veggies, mashed potatoes, peaches and pears
Saturday- Grill out with family! I am fixing Cupcake Icecream cones and ambrosia
Sunday- Father's Day- Grilled steak, baked potatoes, corn on the cob, green beans angel food cake with strawberries!

 I am getting super excited but I am a little nervous about homeschooling! I have so many fun things planned!! I hope this is a good experience!! 

Also go check this site out:  http://www.miraclebash.blogspot.com/ 

They were super when Emma was in the NICU and we are truly blessed Noah didn't have to spend any time in there!!! 

Please pray for this little boy as well! He is so awesome!!! http://jumpinforjames.blogspot.com/ 

Hope everyone has a blessed week! I am off to prepare for dinner!!! 


Wednesday, June 9, 2010

I'm back!

Hey everyone!! We are back!!! We just got back earlier in the week from AZ!!! Emma is still the until the 16th. I miss her like crazy!!! I can't wait to give her a big hug!! Speaking of Emma! It has been very heavy on my heart for a while now to homeschool Emma! We are pretty sure we are going to start in the fall! Please pray that I will have be a good influence to her and that this will be a great experience!
Hope everyone is doing well!! 

Just wanted to post some pics from our trip! I am going to try to do better about updating more!!