Monday, March 30, 2009

Real Men

"Allergies don't bother real men"
Quoted by my Dh. Here's a couple more that he says
~ Real men don't need coats
~ Real men don't feel pain

Based on these I don't think there are ANY real men!! LOL That would be like saying real women don't have cellulite.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Standing in Grace

I wanted to quote Charles Spurgeon today. This is in his book Beside Still Waters.

“Our trials are appointed (1Thess.3:3), and there is an appointed portion of grace that will sustain us (2 Cor. 12:9), grace exactly according to the measure of our needs. Our tests are appointed, and there is appointed an extraordinary help to deliver our souls from going into the pit.”

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Dental update

I went to the dentist because I am still hurting and she said I have an infection where they extracted that tooth. I got a prescription and a “Hope you feel better soon” . I think there is more there that is wrong but we will see. I go back in another couple of weeks. At least the pain should be getting better soon. :)

Fun with playdoh

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Organizing books

I am in the process of organizing our books by author. I got up to print my spreadsheet out and Charlotte took the opportunity to enter the “circle of knowledge” LOL I just had to get a pic.


And then Toby came in…


And then Summer came in…


And finally(the 2 youngest are asleep) Kaitlyn came in…


Thursday, March 19, 2009

Visit with my sister

We had a good time talking with her. It’s been forever since I have seen her. She is in the Arm, stationed in Hawaii. I can’t believe she turns 20 this week! Time flies. Stay SAFE and CAREFUL Col! We love you.



The BEST Asian Sauce/Dressing

1/2 cup peanut or almond butter

1/2 cup water or more depending on how thin you want it

3 Tbl Nama Shoyu(You can find this at your local health food store. You could try soy sauce but Nama Shoyu is awesome!)

3Tbl Agave Nectar(you could try honey as well)

1-2 cloves garlic depending on how strong you want it

2 Tbl sesame oil

ginger(taste to your preference)

1 tsp apple cider vinegar

Blend and poor on your favorite noodles or use it as a salad dressing..Yum!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Great Passage

I thought this was a wonderful passage that we all should pay careful attention to! I struggle with “loving”(doing and not just speaking) my fellow brother/sister in Christ. Read Matthew Henry’s commentary at the bottom. He puts it into terms we can better understand. :)

1 John 3:19-22

16 We know love by this, that He laid down His life for us; and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. 17 But whoever has the world’s goods, and sees his brother in need and closes his heart against him, how does the love of God abide in him? 18 Little children, let us not love with word or with tongue, but in deed and truth.19 We will know by this that we are of the truth, and will assure our heart before Him 20 in whatever our heart condemns us; for God is greater than our heart and knows all things. 21 Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God; 22 and whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do the things that are pleasing in His sight.

Matthew Henry’s Commentary

3:16-21 Here is the condescension, the miracle, the mystery of Divine love, that God would redeem the church with his own blood. Surely we should love those whom God has loved, and so loved. The Holy Spirit, grieved at selfishness, will leave the selfish heart without comfort, and full of darkness and terror. By what can it be known that a man has a true sense of the love of Christ for perishing sinners, or that the love of God has been planted in his heart by the Holy Spirit, if the love of the world and its good overcomes the feelings of compassion to a perishing brother? Every instance of this selfishness must weaken the evidences of a man's conversion; when habitual and allowed, it must decide against him. If conscience condemn us in known sin, or the neglect of known duty, God does so too. Let conscience therefore be well-informed, be heard, and diligently attended to.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Party Pics

Can you believe I didn’t get any pics of the party girl? She was busy with her friends(after all, she is 16 now:)) I did get pics of my family that I haven’t seen in FOREVER. So, this is my cousin Ashley and her sweet family.


This is my cousin Shelly’s daughter, Cassidy. Beautiful!


This is my cousin Shelly-crazy! My sister is standing in the background. Love you booney!


Thursday, March 12, 2009

Zoo Pics

We went to the zoo as soon as everyone was well. Here are some pics :)

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Febrile Seizure

Andrew had one not too long after taking those bird pictures. It was so scary but God was good through the whole thing and made himself VERY present. I am extremely worried about him though. We have been giving him Tylenol/Motrin to keep his fever at bay. He has an ear infection that is causing the fever. I had febrile seizures when I was little so I have wondered if my children would. Andrew is the first. He has had many other times with higher fevers than he had when the seizure happened. So I am hoping this was a one time thing. Keep him in your prayers! We took a pic of us in the hospital(to try and entertain Andrew). I will upload it soon.


“Can we have one Mom?”

The kids have fallen in love with my Mom’s little parrot. Here are some pics.

TobyandBird AlexandBird2 KaitlynandBird CharlotteandBird AlexandBird3 AndrewandBird


Thursday, March 05, 2009

Some pics

We are all tired today. Here are the three of us hanging out in the living room.


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Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Random Tip #4

For those of us who put stickers on our keyboards to teach our children piano…You can get the stickiness off with WD-40. you just have to make sure to get the WD-40 off with soap and water. So easy! I had to do this today after a well meaning child pulled all the stickers off, can you guess who did it?? Here’s a clue, it’s not one of the younger ones!

Last week of the school year

Well, this is our last week of this school year. The kids really won’t be able to tell other than having a week or so off. We usually start right back into it. They tend to do better with goals and things to do. I am still trying to adjust our schedule so that it works well with the little ones. Does anything work well with the little ones? LOL This year has proven to be so difficult. I have debated on whether to wait to start back to school for a month just to give Andrew some extra growing up time. We so have a lot of projects we could do so I might consider that. I could do a form of unschooling until….. It really just depends on if the kids beg me to start back school. We have our sonlight core 4 stuff in so they are wanting to get their hands on the books!

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Summer’s Birthday

Summer and her pink poodle cake made by Grammy and Aunt Nana. Thank You!!

Summer1 summer2

I am about to cut into the poodle’s bottom…weird!LOL

summer3 summer4

Summer and her ”chunky munky”(it’s really a cat) she has wanted for a while.