Sunday Session 1-31-2010

Psalm 134

1Praise the Lord,all you servants 
of the LORD
who minister by night in the
house of the LORD.

2Lift up your hands in the sanctuary
and Praise the LORD.

3May the LORD, the maker of heaven and earth,
bless you from Zion.


More than they will know

Have you ever had one of those days?

You know, the kind that you wish you were on vacation.


Yeah, that is how I felt today.

After the fighting, the pushing of the little sister, all the laundry, ALL the dirty diapers, and then the puke...

Yeah, that did it for me.

I feel bad sometimes wanting a day or an hour away.  ALONE.

I know there are women who want children more than anything, that have lost babies...

And I remember that even when they drive me crazy,

I am blessed.

And I love them, more than they will ever know.


Menu Plan Monday 1-25-10

I forgot to post my menu for last week, but we followed it pretty well. We had pizza Thursday night for Noah's school fundraising which wasn't planned, but we had a coupon so it was a good deal.

This week will be Andrew's last week at the far away store, so most of what I have planned are easy meals.

Monday-Andrew's closing so we will have chicken strips

Tuesday-Chicken Broccoli and Rice

Wednesday-Baked Spaghetti and Bread

Thursday-pork chops, rice, and carrots


Saturday-Chicken stir fry

Sunday-roast in crock pot(if I find one on sale) or out after church

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Sunday Session 1-24-10

Psalm 130

Out of the depths I cry to you
O LORD, hear my voice.
Let your ears be attentive
to my cry for mercy.
If you, O LORD, kept a record of sins,
O LORD, who could stand?
Cut with you there is forgiveness;
therefore you are feared.
I wait for the Lord, my soul waits,
and in His word I put my hope.
My sould waits for the Lord
more than watchmen wait for the morning,
more than watchmen wait for the morning.


Cereal anyone??

We love cold cereal at our house. It is a great option for breakfast. And for dinner sometimes. In fact, I sometimes eat a bowl at night for my snack. My kids love dry cereal as a snack.

Thanks to MyBlogSpark and General Mills, we were given the opportunity to try a few boxes of General Mills.  My coupons came and I have been very anxious to use them.  The first box that I bought was Cheerios.  I love Cheerios and my daughter loves to eat them as a snack while Mama is cooking dinner.

I am looking forward to getting more General Mills cereals for our family to enjoy! We love all Chex and Kix!

For more information about kids and cereals, please visit Cereal Health and Wellness.

You too can enjoy some General Mills cereal and here is a coupon for to save some money on a box!

I was compensated for this post by General Mills through MyBlogSpark.

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You never know...

when God is going to show up!

Yesterday Andrew was told he would be promoted! This is an answer to a LONG awaited prayer, and not just by me!

He will be closer to home and the extra money won't hurt either!

He has been working an hour away for the last five months and will now be only be about 15-20 minutes away from home.  He is excited about this move. He told me last night that except for the night that he closes, he should be home by 5:30. It really means a lot to him to be home to eat dinner with the family and do some family nights. Noah has been advocating Family Movie Night and Family Game Night, so now we can plan them during the week instead of the weekend.

I think that Andrew is finally getting to the point that he really wants to be more family ordinated. It is something we have fought disagreed about in the past. He hates missing out on so much of the kids lives.  I think he is realizing that they are getting older and time doesn't stop for anyone.

We thank God for this! Jesus you are awesome and you are an on time God!


we all need...

a little change in our lives!

I have changed the name of my blog. I think it fits our family. A party of five.

After all, shouldn't life be a party?


Menu Plan Monday 1-11-10

Monday-Hamburger steak with Mushroom gravy, mashed potatoes, carrots

Tuesday-Cubed pork, fries

Wednesday-Sirloin steak with onions, baked sweet potatoes

Thursday-Chicken and dumplings

Friday-Taco Night

Saturday-Pizza and breadsticks


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My sweet girl

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I took these pictures while Abbi was looking out the window and playing. I think they turned out great!


Sunday Session 1-10-2010

20 Wisdom calls aloud in the street,
she raises her voice in the public squares;
21 at the head of the noisy streets [c] she cries out,
in the gateways of the city she makes her speech:

22 "How long will you simple ones [d] love your simple ways?
How long will mockers delight in mockery
and fools hate knowledge?

23 If you had responded to my rebuke,
I would have poured out my heart to you
and made my thoughts known to you.

24 But since you rejected me when I called
and no one gave heed when I stretched out my hand,

25 since you ignored all my advice
and would not accept my rebuke,

26 I in turn will laugh at your disaster;
I will mock when calamity overtakes you-

27 when calamity overtakes you like a storm,
when disaster sweeps over you like a whirlwind,
when distress and trouble overwhelm you.

28 "Then they will call to me but I will not answer;
they will look for me but will not find me.

29 Since they hated knowledge
and did not choose to fear the LORD,

30 since they would not accept my advice
and spurned my rebuke,

31 they will eat the fruit of their ways
and be filled with the fruit of their schemes.

32 For the waywardness of the simple will kill them,
and the complacency of fools will destroy them;

33 but whoever listens to me will live in safety
and be at ease, without fear of harm."


Not Me Monday 1-4-10

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

I did NOT laugh like a hyena and immediately go to update my Facebook status when Noah asked potty training Jonah, "did you pee on me?" to which Jonah replied, "No, Not yet!"

I did NOT almost go off the road while driving with the kids and sort of served a little to which the boys replied, "Do it again Mom!"

I did NOT feel a sense of pride for packing my husband's lunch everyday last week for him to take to work. And I did NOT feel bad for getting upset with him for eating "out" a little too much in December!!

And I most certainly did NOT do anything special for Abbi's first birthday. After all she only turns one once...we did NOT have some cupcakes at my mom's on New Year's Eve and took a few pictures in her birthday girl onesie. Poor baby is stuck in the middle of Christmas and New Year's and my birthday!

And I did NOT turn 32, good Lord, 32! on this past Friday...nope NOT me!

Menu Plan Monday 1-4-10

I can not believe I actually put 10 without putting 09 first! I am going to try to post this each Monday this year. I notice that it is much easier to stick with my budget if I plan out our meals each week!

Monday- cubed pork, rice and corn

Tuesday- eat with my parents or Chicken, broccoli, and rice

Wednesday- lasagna and bread

Thursday- leftovers or Chicken, broccoli, and rice

Friday- Chili

Saturday- pizza and breadsticks and it's Family Movie Night

Sunday- Hamburgers

Our breakfast this week will be oatmeal, muffins, and cold cereal and our lunches will be sandwiches and leftovers!

I went to Publix this morning and spent $25.10! I got meat for this week and a few other things. We are set for this week other than probably some more milk, and I just realized we are almost out of toilet paper! May have to make a trip to Target today! But we will defiantly be below my $50 budget! Whoo Hoo!

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Happy New Year!

Well, 2009 is gone, and 2010 is here...what will it bring?

I have some resolutions for the new year. I wasn't going to make any since they are usually forgotten some how. But I didn't really make any last year so this year I am.

1. Start my day off right...with God.

2. To have a grocery budget of $50 a week.

3. To lose 50 lbs this year. (only about 4 lbs. a month, 1 lb a week. I think I can do it!)

4. To truly enjoy my kids...spend a lot more quality time with them.

5. To keep my house a haven. My husband deserves it, as do I!

6. To stick to our budget. We have had a hard time adjusting to it, but it is my goal to do it!!!

7. To update my blog a minimum of 3 times a week....been a little slack this past year!

8. To enjoy my life...turn it over to God. Which is where it really belongs!

9. To have my sink shiny every day, in the FlyLady way!

10. To be more organized.

They there are. 10 resolutions for 2010. Written down so I won't forget. And hopefully make me more accountable for them!

Hope you have a wonderful 2010!