My new toy

Meet my new friend. So far I love him. I am still learning how to use him, but we are getting along great. I saved up money from babysitting and bought him. It was like love at first sight. On my side anyway! I really want a DSLR camera, but with my record, (I've had a quite a few cameras broken while in my possession!) I figured I should start on the with this and see how I do with it! 

Maybe in year or two I can get a DSLR......

Sunday Session 2-28-10

Psalm 141

A psalm of David.
 1 O LORD, I call to you; come quickly to me.
       Hear my voice when I call to you. 2 May my prayer be set before you like incense;
       may the lifting up of my hands be like the evening sacrifice.
 3 Set a guard over my mouth, O LORD;
       keep watch over the door of my lips.
 4 Let not my heart be drawn to what is evil,
       to take part in wicked deeds
       with men who are evildoers;
       let me not eat of their delicacies.
 5 Let a righteous man [a] strike me—it is a kindness;
       let him rebuke me—it is oil on my head.
       My head will not refuse it.
       Yet my prayer is ever against the deeds of evildoers;
 6 their rulers will be thrown down from the cliffs,
       and the wicked will learn that my words were well spoken.
 7 They will say, "As one plows and breaks up the earth,
       so our bones have been scattered at the mouth of the grave.[b] "
 8 But my eyes are fixed on you, O Sovereign LORD;
       in you I take refuge—do not give me over to death.
 9 Keep me from the snares they have laid for me,
       from the traps set by evildoers.
 10 Let the wicked fall into their own nets,
       while I pass by in safety.


I'm here, but not here

I am here, but don't feel like I am here! I got hit with a cold that is kicking my behind!

All 3 of my children have been to the doctor and gotten antibiotics for ear infections in the last 3 weeks. I thought I had avoided it, but last night I started with some coughing and my throat hurting, and this morning woke up with  hardly a voice! Not great when I have a 2 year old and 2 ones year olds! But maybe it will a calm day...

Speaking of calm, Jonah has chilled a little bit in the 2 year old attitude department. And I mean a little! I got a new book, Have a New Kid by Friday, by Dr. Kevin Leman. I ordered it from MOPS and so far the tips in it are helping. It is really about the parents changing their ways of doing stuff, but I have learned a lot form it. So far, as long as I am consistent, it is helping! So maybe it should be called, be a new parent by Friday, but that would make people not want to read it!


It's National Pancake Day!

In honor of National Pancake Day, for breakfast we had pancakes.

(Just ignore the crack for me, please!)

I let Jonah cut shapes with cookies cutters. He was very serious about this.

We had fun and that is what is most important!


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Let it snow!

Updated with pictures I hacked from my mom!

We received a nice gift down here in the south...

We had snow for the first time that I can remember in 8 years!

And it was a lot of snow...

About 6-8 inches in some places.

I still don't have a camera so I couldn't take any pictures, but take my word on it...

It is beautiful!


Menu Plan "Tuesday"

I finished cleaning out the pantry and taking stock of what we have in there!  Here is my menu and if all goes right, the only thing I should have to buy this week is milk!

Monday-Sloppy joes and fries


Wednesday-leftovers before church

Thursday-barbeque chicken, scalloped potatoes and corn

Friday-baked or fried pork chops and sweet potatoes

Saturday-leftovers and we have frozen baked spaghetti in the freezer

Sunday-not sure?



I will post my menu later today. I haven't taken time to plan out my menu for this week!  I am planning on cleaning out the pantry and freezer so hopefully I won't spend much this week!

I am now in clean up/de-clutter mode. We have finally decided to get our house ready to sell!!!!!

We have so much to do to get ready to even to able call to get someone out to be able to start the process, and I have a lot to get ride of. I have decided to actually participate in a consignment sale at a local church this year. I helped in the fall and I loved it!  So this spring I am actually going to put some clothes and some other items in the sale.  This is a great way to get rid of some of the clutter and make a little money too!

I have to get busy...I started cleaning the pantry out and I need to finish so I  can plan my meals for this week and get done before the babes wake up!



I need help!

I need to run a more organized home. I have stuff everyWHERE!

I like to blame it on the fact that we are a family of 5 living in a 2 bedroom, 1100 sq. foot town house.

But, really, it is because I am a lazy, sloppy, house keeper.  And I have 3 kids 5 and under.  And I keep 3 others...

I am really not lazy, but there is always something that I would rather do than housework. Who doesn't have that problem?

I have been trying to follow the FlyLady.  At first I was doing good, but after a week while, I would get distracted.  It was hard to follow all of her emails. But I realized I was good at cleaning, but not at maintaining the clean! I use boxes to keep the toys picked up and I try to straighten up each night before I go bed.  I am going to try to follow her again and start at the beginning.  The first step is to shine my sink.

So I will and do that now, but...


A new day

Yes, it is a new day! 

One that I can start over-and ask for forgiveness of everything I may have done wrong yesterday!  

Isn't it amazing that God allows us that-all we have to do is ask!

Some of my favorite verses from the Bible come from Mathew:

7"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.
 9"Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? 11If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! 12So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.


Menu Plan Monday 2-1-10

I can not believe we are already a month into 2010! My plan went well last week. I only strayed two days, one when I was having a completly lazy day on Saturday. I caved to the craving of Chinese Food! I will blame on the History Channel. They had a show about Chinese food and it made me want some! And then on yesterday I decided that I wanted some chicken and dumplings since my mom was making some for their church dinner!

Yeah! Andrew started at his new "job" on Saturday so he is closer to home! I may make a few more complicated recipes this week. It just depends on how my day goes!

I was planning on taking pictures but between me and one of my children, my camera is broken!  I left it where little hands could get it, so until I get a new one or get this one repaired, I will have some boring posts with no pictures! I like pictures in my posts, so I may have to go borrow some!

Any way, here's our menu for this week:

Monday-Hamburgers at Andrew's request!

Tuesday-Itailian chicken, rice, and carrots

Wednesday-frozen leftover baked spaghetti

Thursday-hamburger steaks with mushroom gravy, potatoes and a veggie

Friday-pizza, depending on the day homemade or we may order out!

Saturday-We are invited to a wedding! Congratulations Talitha and Nelson!

Sunday-roast in crock pot

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