Sunday, November 27, 2011

Black Friday

No pictures with this post... trust me, it would have been way too scary. I mean practically 8 months pregnant, and sleep deprived, well you get the idea. Here it is two days later and I think I'm still recovering. On the bright side, I have pretty much ALL of my Christmas shopping DONE! One gift I made this year, and I can't wait to put a pic, but that will have to wait till after Christmas. I guess the early morning shopping wouldn't have been so bad had I got to rest the rest of the day. But, as soon as I got back, I picked up my sweeties from my dear mom-in-law, came home, took a mini power nap, took the new puppy to the vet, discovered she has mange (yuck), came back home, reheated supper, Hubby got home, ate supper, THEN went back to the grocery store. Yep, a pretty full day! What was your Black Friday like?

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Oh the curls...


Bless his heart, Daddy insists it is time for a trim. That little bit is starting to look like a girl, but I just can't bring myself to cut off these magnificent curls!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Tug-of-War =)

You know how they say "a picture is worth a thousand words"? Well, I think this picture says it all!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

ONE

 Well, we recently celebrated my youngest's 1st Birthday! It is so amazing how they grow up so fast! I sort of did a Dr. Seuss theme with the cake... or at least I tried. It didn't exactly turn out the way I had in my head. And no, sadly the idea was not my own, I got it off of the internet. I still can't believe my little one is ONE already.

Here is a little close-up of the baby "trying to climb" on the cake. He was made out of fondant, please don't laugh, it was my first time ever touching fondant. The little saying at the bottom of the cake reads "No, No, No, You should not climb about, You should not climb about while your mother is out."

Here is the sweet thing himself devouring the cake. How delicious. He seems to be enjoying it! And no, He did not eat the entire cake. I took it away before he got that far:) And also no he didn't cry when I took it, he's a purty good boy!

Oh, and then there was after the cake. Needless the say My messy little boy got a bath.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Lasagna

Well, I don't want to copy friends and families blogs all the time...BUT, my dear sis-in-law put up a post about lasagna the other day; and I have been CRAVING it ever since. So, I couldn't resist. Sorry I ate it before I took the picture... I was practically starving. It was absolutely delicious too, if I do say so myself, or maybe it's just because I was sooo hungry! What did you have for supper? 

Monday, September 12, 2011

Mary Kay

It may be a little early to post about this just yet, but I'm excited, so I can't wait. I have just recently signed my contract with Mary Kay. Which means if you, or any one you know is in need of a Mary Kay consultant, please leave me a comment, I would be more than happy to be yours. The reason I said it is a little early is because my contract isn't dated until the 30th, so it's not official yet. But Soon! I look forward to serving you with Mary Kay!

Well, here 'tis...


Here are the pictures of the quilt as promised. I wanted to get pictures of it hanging out on the line (quilts always look so pretty on the line). But, I am not the one who took the pictures. My mom did. I couldn't seem to get time to get over to her house and get a picture before my sis took it back to school. Do you like the pattern? Don't want to sound braggish, but my mammaw and I designed it together. So, what do ya think?

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Funny Things Kids Say...

Ok, so, my good dear brother and sister-in-law are also expecting a baby. Due about 2 weeks after me. This is their first, so everyone is REALLY excited for them. My husband and I were explaining to our youngins the other day that aunt A.K. is having a baby too. Levi pipes in: So mommy, is aunt A.K.'s belly gonna get big just like yours? That sure makes momma feel "skinny." Not that I did anyway... just sayin'. At least they're honest. HaHa.

For anyone interested...

So, in my last post I made a comment about the sloppy cake being a long story. Well, I thought I'd share that if anyone is interested. I originally started to make the cake on Friday, that way it had time to cool, and I would have most of Saturday to decorate it. It seems, however, God had other plans. I started the cake around noon-ish on Friday. My mom came to see me on her lunch break, and I had asked her to stop at the store and pick up some icing and a few other things that I needed for the party (that way I didn't have to go to the store by myself with all three kiddos). So, I get two bowls out, one for chocolate cake, and one for yellow cake. (I usually make it half and half) I begin putting my ingredients in the bowl, I am letting Levi and Lydia help, so it's going pretty slow, then I remember, I usually double the recipe for my large pan. I already have the flour and sugar in the bowls, and the sugar is still open so I decide to finish sugar first then go back and add my second batch of flour. Well, I run out of sugar, no big deal I just substitute brown sugar in the chocolate cake. I begin to add the rest of my ingredients, but then, I run out of cocoa. It's inevitable, I have to go to the grocery store. Finally, I get home, add the rest of my ingredients, beat them according to recipe directions, bake the cake, take it out of the oven, let it cool, take it out of the pan... it looks like rubber! What happened? I make this cake all the time, why didn't it turn out? Next morning, Saturday, day of the party, I tell my husband to taste it, maybe it taste's ok and we can still use it. Nope, it also taste's like rubber. I'm racking my brain trying to figure out why it didn't turn out. Then, as I'm doing the dishes I remember, I never went back and added the rest of the flour. Throw it away, start over. I redo everything, bake it, take it out, let it cool. Again, I forgot one cup of flour in the yellow cake, but the chocolate was good. I just wasn't meant to make a good cake for this party. Lesson learned, stop trying to do two recipes at one time, measure them separately. For those of you that can measure out more than one recipe at a time and not forget half of the ingredients in one or the other, I applaud you!

Birthday

 Well, just recently we celebrated my two oldest's birthday's. We put them together again this year, well, just because it's easier. They are still young enough that they're not wanting to invite their "own" friends, and one doesn't have to sit and watch while the other opens presents, they can do it together! Besides our youngest will be turning one this year, so we'll want to do his b-day kind-of big.
 Last year I made the kids a "Thomas the Train" cake (because they love Thomas the Train). And they have been asking for another train for this years party since. Levi wanted an Emily, and Lydia just wanted purple. That is, up until about a week before the party. Lately, the kids have been infatuated with knights and castle's. Levi says He is a knight and Lydia is a princess and he must save her from the dragon. So, recently they requested a castle cake. So, I winged it, and this is what they got. Please, don't laugh at the sloppyness of it, I only had about an hour to decorate it... long story.



 Here, is a close-up of
  the knight and princess
  on the cake. I thought it
   would be cute to actually
  make it Levi and Lydia,
  and the quickest way I
 could think of to do
that was to simply cut out a picture of their face and tape it to little figurines. Which we borrowed, Thanks Uncle Caleb!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Daddy's UK fans

Well, this pic was taken QUITE a while ago, but I thought I'd share it anyway. Their father is a die hard UK fan, so as of right now they have no choice =) Just to give you a little update on the kiddos. My youngest has started walking, not proficiently, but still walking. And the two oldest are eagerly awaiting the arrival of their new baby brother or sister. They will be waiting a while yet seeing as I'm not quite halfway there. Well, that's all for now.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Cheerios...

Okay, so have any of you out there heard the new song out by Steven Curtis Chapman? Well, it's about doing every little thing you do to the Glory of God! Now you may be wondering what that has to do with cheerios, but if you've listened to the song you'll know. No matter what you're doing, sweeping the floor, picking up cheerios, whether you're a lawyer, or flipping hamburgers, do it for God's Glory! Lately, I have been getting so tired of staying at home day in and day out. I get stir crazy, and so tired of picking up the couch pillows 200 times a day, oh, and picking up cheerios... all the time. I've been wanting to get a part time job or something, just to get me out of the house. BUT, part time doesn't pay for child care! Well, then I hear this song, and I also listen to a lecture (recommended by my dear mom-in-law) called 24 hours is all you get by: Susan Bradrick. Well, I've changed my mind, or my heart per say. And decided I don't need to get out of the house, I just need a BIG attitude adjustment ;) Well, my husband and I are slowly trying to devise a schedule, and make our lives Glorifying to God. I'm excited!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Coming Soon...

       Well, coming very soon (I hope) will be a post about a quilt I just finished. I have made a few other quilts in the past... and maybe someday will post pics. But this particular quilt I am blogging of is the first quilt I EVER quilted. (I just tacked all the rest) Well, to be honest, turns out I am a VERY slow quilter. I would probably get faster with more practice, but we'll have to see bout that. So, long story short, my mom actually quilted probably 3/4 of it. (hides face in shame). However, I did to the top and binding myself. That's something, right?
         My sister gradated High School in 2010. So, Christmas (of 2009) I gave her an i.o.u. for Christmas, and promised her a handmade twin size quilt for her dorm. Um, yeah, well, she has already finished one year of College, and the quilt was still not finished =( So this summer I was determined to get this quilt DONE! So, with the help of my dear mother (thanks mom) it is finally finished! At least my sis will actually get to use it this year.    

Friday, July 1, 2011

MIA

Well, sorry, but there will be no picture with this post. I just wanted to blog and say I'm sooo sorry for not blogging. I've been pretty busy battling morning sickness, a stomach virus that's been passed around between me and the kids, and getting yard sale stuff together. I really should've taken a picture of my yard sale stuff loaded onto the trailer. All my stuff took up most of the trailer, and most of the bed of my step-dad's truck. I'm still trying to figure out how I had all that stuff in my house! Well, I will stop now and hopefully have a much better blog up soon. P.S. I say stuff too much!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Love This Song

I just think this song is beautiful, especially if you listen to the story behind it. There is a video on youtube where the lady who wrote it explains the story behind it ... if you're interested.

Side Note: this video does not actually have the lyrics,
despite the title = )

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

NEWS!

               We are expecting baby #4 =)

How Sweet is This!

It may be hard to tell, but in this picture Levi is putting Lydia's shoes on her. She kept whining that she couldn't do it herself (which she can). Levi piped in, "I will help her". And much to my surprise Lydia let him. He entirely put both of her shoes on her... correctly! Needless to say I was proud.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Wait

Wait
by Russell Kelfer


Desperately, helplessly, longingly, I cried; 
Quietly, patiently, lovingly, God replied. 
I pled and I wept for a clue to my fate . . . 
And the Master so gently said, "Wait." 

"Wait? you say wait?" my indignant reply. 
"Lord, I need answers, I need to know why!
Is your hand shortened? Or have you not heard?
By faith I have asked, and I'm claiming your Word. 
"My future and all to which I relate 
Hangs in the balance, and you tell me to wait? 
I'm needing a 'yes', a go-ahead sign, 
Or even a 'no' to which I can resign. 

"You promised, dear Lord, that if we believe, 
We need but to ask, and we shall receive. 
And Lord I've been asking, and this is my cry:
I'm weary of asking! I need a reply." 
Then quietly, softly, I learned of my fate, 
As my Master replied again, "Wait." 
So I slumped in my chair, defeated and taut, 
And grumbled to God, "So, I'm waiting for what?" 

He seemed then to kneel, and His eyes met with mine . . . 
and He tenderly said, "I could give you a sign. 
I could shake the heavens and darken the sun. 
I could raise the dead and cause mountains to run.
"I could give all you seek and pleased you would be. 
You'd have what you want, but you wouldn't know Me. 
You'd not know the depth of my love for each saint. 
You'd not know the power that I give to the faint."You'd not learn to see through clouds of despair;
You'd not learn to trust just by knowing I'm there.
You'd not know the joy of resting in Me
When darkness and silence are all you can see.
"You'd never experience the fullness of love
When the peace of My spirit descends like a dove.
You would know that I give, and I save, for a start,
But you'd not know the depth of the beat of My heart.

"The glow of my comfort late into the night,
The faith that I give when you walk without sight.
The depth that's beyond getting just what you ask
From an infinite God who makes what you have last.
"You'd never know, should your pain quickly flee,
What it means that My grace is sufficient for thee.
Yes, your dearest dreams overnight would come true,
But, oh, the loss, if you missed what I'm doing in you.

"So, be silent, my child, and in time you will see
That the greatest of gifts is to truly know me.
And though oft My answers seem terribly late,
My most precious answer of all is still . . . Wait."

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Creation



1. In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2. The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. 3. Then God said, "Let there be light"; and there was light. 4. And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness. 5. God called the light day, and the darkness He called night. So the evening and the morning were the first day. 6. Then God said, "Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters." 7. Thus God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament; and it was so. 8. And God called the firmament Heaven. So the evening and the morning were the second day. 9. Then God said, "Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear"; and it was so. 10. And God called the dry land Earth, and the gathering together of the waters He called Seas. And God saw that it was good. 11. Then God said, "Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb that yields seed, and the fruit tree that yields fruit according to its kind, whose seed is in itself, on the earth"; and it was so. 12. And the earth brought forth grass, the herb that yields seed according to its kind, and the tree that yields fruit, whose seed is in itself according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 13. So the evening and the morning were the third day. 14. Then God said, "Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons, and for days and years; 15. "and let them be for lights in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth", and it was so. 16. Then God made two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night. He made the stars also. 17. God set them in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth, 18. and to rule over  the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good. 19. So the evening and the morning were the fourth day. 20. Then God said, "Let the waters abound with an abundance of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the face of the firmament of the heavens." 21. So God created great sea creatures and every living thing that moves, with which the waters abounded, according to their kind, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 22. And God blessed them, saying, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth." 23. So the evening and the morning were the fifth day. 24. Then God said, "Let the earth bring forth the living creature according to its kind: cattle and creeping thing and beast of the earth, each according to its kind"; and it was so. 25. And God made the beast of the earth according to its kind, cattle according to its kind, and everything that creeps on the earth according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 26. Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth." 27. So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. 28. Then God blessed them, and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth." 29. And God said, "See, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food. 30. "Also, to every beast of the earth, to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, in which there is life, I have given every green herb for food"; and it was so. 31. Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good. So the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

Monday, May 9, 2011

My Handy Dandy Mommy Van

I know, I know it's filthy, and I promise I plan on taking care of that VERY soon. Looking past that, it is Handy, reliable, and it holds three car seats! Side note: If you think the outside is filthy you should have seen the inside before I swept it out. My van was literally floating in french fries and fruit loops. Another side note: Notice the tyedyed monkey hanging from my rear view mirror. It's name is Georgiaphine, which I think is kinda cool. What do you think? My van is a "cool" van... right?
Closeup of Georgiaphine

Friday, April 29, 2011

Coloring Books

For Easter, my children received coloring books and crayons in their Easter baskets... And, they are doing an excellent job in sharing with mommy! So far, it is safe to say I have indeed colored in the books more than my kids have. Although, that might have something to do with the fact that my daughter seems to love the taste of crayons. (eww) That being said I have confiscated hers. I promise it was solely for the benefit to teach her not to eat anymore crayons, and not so that I could have them all to myself. (giggles to self)

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

QuiverFull

3) Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.
4) As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are the children of the youth. 5) Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate. Pslams 127: 3-5 

Happy Belated Easter

And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. He is not here: for He is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. Matthew 28: 5-6

I'm new

So, as the title says, I'm new. This is my first blog, and I'm still working out the kinks, so bear with me. I will post again soon... with a real post. Thanks all!