Monday, May 31, 2010
Sunday, May 30, 2010
1) HAVE YOU EVER SNOOPED AROUND SOMEONES HOUSE?
Would anyone really admit to this?? Really? Well I don't think I have HONESTLY!
2)CAN GUYS AND GIRLS BE FRIENDS?
No never!! And if your Married you need to dump the guy "friend" its just not right.
3) CAN YOU CURL YOUR TONGUE?
4) HAVE YOU EVER STOLEN ANYTHING?
Well if you ask my oldest she would love to tell you about the time I left my milk at the bottom of the grocery cart and forgot to pay for it. She will tell it every time im in a store at the most inopportune time... until I threaten her to be quiet!
5) WOULD YOU RATHER TALK ON THE PHONE OR TEXT?
Text. Hands down. Too busy to chit-chat all day just to talk about what im doing...
6)WHAT ARE YOUR MEMORIAL DAY PLANS?
Not quite sure. Just grill up some burgers, watch the kids play and float in the pool =)
7) WHAT DO YOU DO TO RELAX?
I love to hide in my bedroom and read or sit outside in my green chairs in the evening watching the clouds in my backyard. I have a very peaceful yard (when the kids are sleeping that is)
8) DO YOU DO ANYTHING TO HONOR THOSE THAT DIED FIGHTING FOR OUR FREEDOM?
YES!! My kids are well aware of the sacrifices men and women have made for our country. Its not just something we honor once a year. Their dad is a veteran and he holds that title proudly!!! Its something we talk about often and hold in high respect in our Little Red House. But on holidays we try to wear red, white and blue and we decorate with flags!!!
Well there you have it. 8 fun and easy questions. Hope you too link up with Keely for GETTNG TO KNOW YOU. She is great. I won an awesome APRON from her way back when! LOVE IT!
Saturday, May 29, 2010
1) HOW DO YOU EARN EXTRA MONEY FOR YOUR FAMILY?
Well, I don't bring in an income because I am a SAHM but I try to stretch the money that does come in as best as I can and in any way that I can. Its amazing how far money can go with a bit of discipline, creativity and knowing your needs vs. wants.
2) WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PARENTING TIP?
Oh I have a bunch. But I guess my biggest tip is also my biggest pet peeve... don't try and be a cool parent or a hip parent or your kids best friend. Be a PARENT!!! Embrace the fact that your not 18, don't live vicariously thru your child and don't try and recapture your "lost" childhood thu your poor offspring. Just embrace the new role God has given you and parent!!!! Your kids will thank you for it when they get older!
3) ANY GREAT HOUSECLEANING TIPS?
Um well from my previous post, no. LOL. but I have learned that implementing a schedule always works with anything you try to do. Whether it be cleaning, homeschooling, planning or taking care of toddlers. Schedule and delegate. Many hands make light work.
4) HOW MANY KIDS IS THE PERFECT AMOUNT FOR YOU?
Ha ha. Funny you should ask. Im pregnant with #6 and hubby and I said this is our last! Even though we often look at each other and try to figure out what the big deal is... having 6 kids REALLY IS NOT THAT MANY!!! Seriously. 5 is a piece of cake and we can't understand why people make such a stink. We may say we are a "large family" but truthfully we don't feel like one... now 8 or 9 kids... THATS alot.
The other night I turned to my hubby and asked him if this really was our last one.... could #7 really be in our future??
.... and for the record... those large family haters can spare me the negative comments. Trust me, you DON'T want to go there.....
5) IF YOU COULD TAKE YOUR FAMILY ANYWHERE WHERE WOULD IT BE?
I would love to pack up an RV and travel around the US. Strategically planning out historical events and seeing all this great country has to offer. Im assuming hubby will come and all expenses paid??? And hubby has unlimited vaca days??? Sounds good to me =)
Well, thats it. Those are the 5 questions. Now hop over to THE CHATTY MOMMY and link up with her. I would LOVE to hear what you all have to say as well
Have a great holiday weekend with your family
Thursday, May 27, 2010
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Ok, so Im still getting the hang of this font thing. Hubby kindly informed me that the last one was annoying… so here is a new one for you. Let me know what you all think. =)
Yesterday was my birthday and what better way to spend it than listening to my baby’s beautiful HEARTBEAT!!! Such music to my ears and warmth to my soul. My 2.5 second Drs. Appt was reassuring and wonderful. I took a cell phone pic to remind me that all is well in my belly… and of coarse to share with you all.
3 more weeks till gender finding time. I CAN’T WAIT! The suspense is killing me! But at least I will be halfway thru… then just 20 more weeks till I get to hold my precious baby bundle. GOD IS GOOD!!!
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
As you all know, I have been back in my Esther bible study. I never did get to finish the study with my class, which was to my own disadvantage but I have still gotten so much on my own. I am determined to finish so I can start my BREAKING FREE study by Beth Moore!! Im so excited to dive in and break free from all the baggage that steals my joy!
Anyway, the other day we were at the pool and I brought my bible and books there to catch up on some reading. Within 5 minutes I was hit with something so powerful I knew I HAD to share it with you.
It comes from Acts 17:26 “ From one man He made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth ; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live…”
Beth Moore then begins to write…” This verse tells us unflinchingly that “God determined the times set for us and the exact places that we should live.” You see, even your current location is part of the set-up for your kingdom destiny. As we learned in one of our earliest verses on providence in this series, in Christ “we were also chosen, having been pre-destined according to the plan of Him who works everything in conformity with the purpose of His will. (Eph 1:11)
WOW!!! Did you get that? Did it hit you as powerfully as it hit me? Why have I not read this before??? I knew God plans everything but for some reason, seeing this verse in the word of God hit me like a ton of bricks.
Looking back on all the places I have lived during my almost 14 years of marriage, I can see how each and every place has shaped who I am. I also have witnessed first hand Gods movement in our life when He tugs on our soul and gently moves us in another direction (or city.)
Even though I KNOW this, The power of God still amazes me. How comforting to know that I am where God wants me to be. I have a purpose here and a plan. Once that is fulfilled, He will gracefully move us on. I can trust Him because He is perfect. I am here for “such a time as this…”
P.s. Today is my BIRTHDAY!!! Im agin’ like fine wine!!!
Monday, May 10, 2010
Yesterday was my day… my glorious Mothers Day. I spent it relaxing (and recovering) in my backyard. I was a victim of sunburn from the day before, so I nursed my wounds on my back patio in my NEW GREEN ADIRONDACK PATIO CHAIRS!!!!! Hubby and my great kids surprised me with them. I have been wanting them for sooo long. And the green… well the color is so perfect and bright and ME! You know how this girl needs color.
I have been spending more time in my backyard, planting flowers and making it just as beautiful as the front. I find myself spending about 60% of my time out there. Sipping coffee in my screen porch, sitting near the fire pit on my back patio ( now that I have my chairs!!) and watching my garden grow. This week I will buy some more flowers to beautify it a bit more. Once its done I will be SURE to post pictures!!!!
We made our first pool appearance last Friday! The kids were so excited to jump in and get started. I found it just PERFECT for some bible study time under the umbrella. I continued my Esther study and came across some PROFOUND verses in Acts. I will share them with you at another time. It came at just the right time… just before our trip back to Shaw. God knew that I needed to hear His voice thru the sadness.
Only 15 DAYS until we begin our much needed summer break. This year is a small break… about 4 weeks but we will have another small break once the baby is born in October so we can’t slack too much.
In the meantime, we will enjoy those 4 weeks to the fullest!!!! Mornings by the pool, afternoon naps and evenings going for walks and playing in the yard. What could be better than that???
Please bare with me as I use a new editing program and my font resembles large print books... =/ im HORRIBLE with technology!!!