Monday, April 30, 2012

{Happy Homemaker Monday- 2012 #16}


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The Weather:::
Today is going to be around 71 degrees. Every day this week will be a little warmer until Friday when it turns to 92!!! Bring on the shorts!

On My Reading Pile:::
The Help (one of my favorite movies too)

On My TV:::
Not too much honestly. I have been too busy to sit for more than 30 min. at a time.

On The Menu For This Week:::
Monday- roasted chicken, mashed potatoes, corn, French bread
Tuesday- shredded BBQ chicken sandwiches, French fries, fruit
Wednesday- Breakfast for dinner
Rest of week- To be announced...haven't gotten that far and need to go to the grocery store today

On My To Do List:::
Laundry (my usual Monday chore)
Make some more strawberry jam
Go to grocery store
Work on classroom since Hubby got my shelves put up :)

What I Am Sewing/Creating:::
Still working on my quilt. I think I will work on it tomorrow. Last week was kinda fun b/c I did all of my "fix-it" sewing. It felt like I actually accomplished a lot. I even got to work on my yo-yo quilt for a while. I love sewing...it relaxes me.

In Homeschooling:::
Bear will be doing his preschool notebook and a lot of reading. I have a few books that I am reading to him that he picked out.

Looking Around The House:::
My jam is on the table that I made yesterday and it is a wonderful site :)
My kiddos are playing nicely
My cup of coffee looks and smells so good

From The Camera:::




Something Fun To Share:::
As you can see from the picture above I have discovered the art of making my own jam. I must say it is so yummy. I already tried some last night. I am making some more today :) It is actually very fun and I feel like Martha Stewart. LOL!

On My Prayer List:::
Family and friends who are sick.
Thankful for my wonderful Hubby and children.

Bible Verse/Devotional:::


"Call to Me, and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know." - Jeremiah 33:3

Blessings,


Kristy

Thursday, April 26, 2012

{What are you willing to give up?}

I've been asking myself this question a lot lately. What am I willing to give up for Christ? Am I willing to give up certain kinds of movies that I know are not pleasing to the Lord (even if they aren't all that bad to the world)? Am I willing to give up TV shows that don't promote a healthy marriage, parenting, etc.? Do I have pride over something that I just can't give to Him? When I leave church do I act the same as when I am in church? Is there a damaging relationship that is hard to part from? Is my past part of me that I just can't get over?

My past....I have been thinking a lot about this subject. No matter what happened to me as a child or teenager or even yesterday defines me as a child of God. I am forgiven, loved, and His. I have battled with myself for many years with guilt about my past and decided God didn't die in vain on the cross. If I hang on to the things of my past I am telling God that what He did was not good enough for me. That His sacrifice wasn't for me. Lies. That is what that is. Lies that Satan loves to whisper in my ear. Every time I feel myself feeling angry about my past, Satan is right there telling me how angry I really should be. That is when I am drawn to my knees the most. In those moments I seek God. He is the Author of Truth. He wraps His arms around me and tells me that I am His child and that nothing can change that fact...EVER.

I have pride. I mean we all have pride...we are human after all. My pride comes sneaking up on me at the oddest of times. It will be something I didn't think I had pride over...then BAM. It hits me like a ton of bricks. Pride makes me feel angry, resentful, guarded. I don't like feeling like that. When Hubby and I have an argument (gasp! Can you believe we ever argue??) my pride is at it's worst. I don't want him to be right, but there he goes again....being right. He is so stinking smart, he doesn't even know it. I want him to be wrong during a fight. I want to be right. I am learning to listen to my wonderful Hubby more because he knows what he is talking about (most of the time...haha). He is very wise and loving. He doesn't try to be right just to prove a point...he just knows what life is all about. God I love him!

I have had damaging relationships in the past. I am the type of person that likes to please people. I want my friends and family to always like me and never be mad at me. When/if anyone is ever angry with me I am tormented. I am tortured. Usually, I am the one who says I am sorry first (even when I didn't do anything wrong). I just don't like to be in conflict with others. I have had relationships (and I don't mean just with boyfriends and such, I mean all of them) that are more damaging that anything. If I am always the one giving and giving and there is never any take it is exhausting. There are seasons to relationships. For instance, I just had a tragedy happen in my life so my wonderful family and Hubby's wonderful family put my needs ahead of theirs. That was very helpful during that time. But if I am always wanting and wanting and never offering to do anything for them...exhausting on their part. Also, I was told once to not expect people to act a certain way and that way your expectations aren't being shattered. If you expect pretty much nothing from people, then you have nothing to lose...right?

Negative relationships are not a good thing either. If there is never anything positive to talk about then there is a problem. For many years I had a friend that was so competitive with me. It didn't matter if I was sick...they were sicker. If I was having financial problems...theirs was worse. Does that sound like a fun place to be with a friend? I think not. I just called it quits one day. I was so stressed out about pleasing that person that I just gave up. The thing is is I know they are a good person. But when it's always a competition, it can be exhausting on both parties. I will say that the relationship with that person is restored fully. Only by the grace of God. I'm still not close with the person, but God is an amazing God who can do anything He wants to do no matter our intentions.

I want to give up all of my issues. My anger, my selfishness, my pride, my depression. I am giving it all to Jesus and He promises that everything will be OK. My God is a forgiving God. He is a loving God. He is a jealous God. He is jealous when other things are taking up His time with me. If I have all these other things running through my head all the time, it takes my focus away from God. He created me to love Him and to worship Him. We all have something going on. We all have busted hearts. Someone has hurt us, abused us, shamed us, scared us, etc. By God's grace, we can move on from those things.

"Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things." -Philippians 4:8


This is my favorite verse to think about when bad thoughts sneak into my mind. I hope you can use it sometime. I am setting myself free and giving it ALL to Jesus. He can handle all of our worries and cares. 


Blessings,




Kristy

Monday, April 23, 2012

{Happy Homemaker Monday- 2012 #15}


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The Weather:::
Brrr...baby it's cold outside. We had a great day on Saturday (warm, beautiful weather). Sunday and Monday cold and rainy. It will be in the 60's and 70's the rest of the week. I sure hope it warms up for the weekend :)

On My Reading Pile:::
A children's bible that I am reviewing. It is very cute too!
From One Devil To Another....VERY GOOD BOOK!

On My TV:::
Not much...nothing good on.

On The Menu For This Week:::
Monday- chicken tacos...yum!
Tuesday- black and white pasta (found on Mommy's Kitchen) with salad and crescent rolls
Wednesday- leftovers
Thursday- breakfast for dinner
Friday- pizza
Saturday- chicken and rice casserole, green beans, corn bread
Sunday- roasted chicken, mashed potatoes, veggie, yeast rolls

On My To Do List:::
Wash sheets on all beds
Wash, fold, and put away 2 loads of laundry
Homeschooling
Regular household chores

What I Am Sewing/Creating:::
I am starting to put my quilt together. It is going to be so beautiful. I will post pics as I progress.

In Homeschooling:::
I will admit I have been slacking lately in this department (ever since we lost the baby). I am trying to get back in the game. I plan to do Bear's preschool notebook (a guide I bought online that is extremely helpful). We are also learning through everyday life.

Looking Around The House:::
Dishes are done
Toy room is cleaned up
My little ones are taking a nap
I am enjoying a piece of chocolate cake and some tea

From The Camera:::

I love these kids!! Aren't they adorable!!


Something Fun To Share:::
Well, this may not be fun to most people but it is to me. I am going to start doing pilates and yoga. I have been having a lot of lower back pain and it was recommended to me that this would help. Not only that, it will help me to get into shape from the baby weight. I am looking forward to it.

On My Prayer List:::
A certain family member (I am withholding their name) has been having a lot of health problems and finally got some answers this past week. I don't think it was the answer they wanted, but at least we know what's going on now.
My younger brothers. They are teenagers and with peer pressure and such, I pray that they will not give in to what everyone else is doing.
Still healing for my family after our loss of the baby.

Bible Verse/Devotional:::

"Heal me, LORD, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise."
-Jeremiah 17:14

I hope you have a great week!!

Blessings,

Kristy


Friday, April 20, 2012

{There is a Fountain, Who is the King}

"Be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ." -Ephesians 5:18b-20 



As I was folding 4 huge piles of laundry this morning I put in a CD I hadn't listened to in years. It is a CD that was recorded at my church a few years ago when Dennis Jernigan (pictured above) visited and did a concert. I remember that day so well. I have never worshipped God the way that I did that day. His presence was so incredible and we just sang to Him. It was so wonderful. Dennis actually wrote that song that is the title to this blog post. He wrote many great songs ("You are my all in all"). As I folded laundry I felt like it was an act of worship since I was listening to this great music. When the song "There is a fountain" came on, I just wanted to fall on my face and thank Him for everything He has done for me. I am so grateful for all of my blessings.


Have you ever felt like your laundry pile was this high?? Me too!

The Lord gives and the Lord takes away. No matter what happens in life I am still called to worship Him and thank Him. My circumstances don't change the way I feel about God. As a matter of fact, I was talking with my friend "Mrs. A" the other day. We both agreed that we feel closer to God when we are going through a hard time. I know you know the song "Praise you in this storm" by Casting Crowns. I love that song. No matter what we should praise God.

I actually enjoyed doing my laundry today. I enjoyed it because God was with me. He was there as I folded a million tiny socks, shirts, shorts, etc. He was there as I hung up Hubby's work shirts and folded all of his work pants. He was there as I folded a few last maternity clothes that I forgot to put away. Even though I may feel thirsty for God sometimes, I can always remember "There is a Fountain, who is the King. Victorious Warrior, and Lord of EVERYTHING." He is "my Rock, my Shelter, my very own Blessed Redeemer. Who reigns upon the Throne."


This song should get us really revved up for God. He is AMAZING! Folding laundry can be an act of worship and I really loved doing it for my family. It gave me joy in knowing that I don't only do things for my family, but for God as well.



Have Fun Doing Your Laundry Today!! Blast some worship music to motivate you.

Who is your favorite artist/band to listen to when you fold laundry (or do dishes, etc.)?

Blessings,


Kristy

Monday, April 16, 2012

{Happy Homemaker Monday- 2012 #14}


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Hello all! I hope you had a great weekend. I got to have breakfast with my wonderful friend "Mrs. A" and then we went for pedicures. A friend of ours (from way back) was there and we had a great time catching up. My toes look amazing!!

The Weather:::
Today will be almost 90 degrees and then by Wed it will be 60 degrees. No wonder everyone in my house has been sick with allergies for weeks now.

On My Reading Pile:::
The Forgiven Duke as well as a few others that I am taking my time reading. I really enjoy reading!

On My TV:::
Right now it is Curious George since Ducky is still sleeping and Bear needs to be quiet.
Later, Hubby and I will probably watch a few shows or a movie after the kids go to bed.

On The Menu For This Week:::
Monday- leftover spaghetti (homemade sauce was yummy), TX toast salad, & banana cake for dessert
Tuesday- baked marinated chicken, mac and cheese, green beans, corn bread
Wednesday- Breakfast for dinner (French toast, bacon, fried potatoes, and scrambled eggs)
Thursday- Pizza night (I have the stuff to make it homemade)
Friday- takeout Chinese (we do this once in a while)
Saturday- burgers on the grill with all the fixin's, herb potatoes (in a foil pack), baked beans
Sunday- roasted chicken, mashed potatoes, glazed carrots, some kind of bread, and chocolate pound cake with ice cream for dessert

On My To Do List:::
Fold laundry that Hubby washed for me, put it away
Go to park later with kids and "Mrs. S" (a friend of mine and their babysitter) for a picnic and playtime
Clean dining room table

What I Am Sewing/Creating:::
I haven't done much on my quilt this past week. It as pretty busy. I have been in pinterest a lot lately. LOL! I have lots of ideas of crafts I would love to make.

In Homeschooling:::
We will be doing nature study today. The rest of the week will be working in Bear's preschool notebook and working on the character quality of: OBEDIENCE

From The Camera:::


Something Fun To Share:::
Well, my Hubby is working very hard on our yard. He loves to plant and put out mulch and such. It is fun to see that he is taking care of our yard. It has come a long way since we bought this house. This was a foreclosure. We bought the house without ever looking at the inside of it. LOL! The inside is a different story (I will share that sometime with you all). But the yard! Uh! There was a whole tree down in the yard from a hurricane that happened...wait for it...9 years ago!!! They just let it stay there. Can you believe that?! There was a half of a tree down in the middle of the yard that had a groundhog LIVING in it! The front yard had logs piled in the middle of it from another tree that had fallen and several tree stumps just rotting in the middle of it. Well, all of that if GONE! It looks beautiful and safe for our children to play in. I love it! With Spring here now, it is so nice to have a yard to play in with the kids.

On My Prayer List:::
Family and friends who are sick or lonely or just need a prayer.
Our church situation.
My MOPS group.
Lots more...

Bible Verse/Devotional:::
"From him [Christ] the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work."
—Ephesians 4:16
 
Blessings,
 
 
Kristy

Monday, April 9, 2012

{Time4Learning Review}


Recently, I was chosen to do a review for Time4Learning.com. It is an online program that is designed to give your student lessons in 15 minute increments each day. Well, for my preschooler it gave us 15 minutes. I found that it was just the right amount of time for him before he began to act silly. I was very excited to get the chance to try out this program because I know people who have tried it before and they loved it. I will say that I had a lot of unforeseen health issues during my trial period so we did not get the full use of the website. But, what we did get to do we loved.

Bear (my 3 year old) can't use the computer by himself yet. So, I sat with him each time we did it and he pointed to what he wanted me to "click" on and I did it for him. That was the ONLY help I gave him. When we were actually doing one of the assignments I would let him get the answer wrong if that's what he pointed to. We did the "Lower Level" program because he is Pre-k. There is an upper level program for older students. Like I said before I had some health issues and I did not get to explore the website as much as I would have liked. Bear got to choose what he wanted to study that day.



When you log in to the website it takes you to some of the lessons. Bear could choose from shapes, colors, numbers, alphabet, body parts, etc. He chose to do the alphabet and colors more often than the rest. He really learned to recognize a few more letters while using this program. He enjoyed doing his "puter work". He felt like a big boy because his school work was on the computer.



This is an image from the colors assignment. The mouse with the clock on his belly is the host of the website. He is kinda cute, huh? He is very sweet. I would definitely recommend the Pre-k program to students who are in preschool. My son really enjoyed it. I cannot say anything about the upper level program because we never got a chance to explore that section. I will say though that it is a little pricey to use this program. It is $19.95 per month per child. They do run specials from time to time so check the website frequently.


Blessings,


Kristy


*I received one month free for my personal review. All opinions expressed here are solely my own.*

{Happy Homemaker Monday- 2012 #13}


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I hope everyone had a great Easter weekend. We really enjoyed being around family and friends. On Saturday Hubby went over to help his dad and some neighbors cut up a tree that fell during Hurricane Irene back in September. It was a huge tree so they had to wait til someone with the equipment could help. Hubby loves to do stuff like that so I was glad he got to help. While he did that, my MIL and I took the children to the grocery store with us. We both had to get a few things so we went together.

On Sunday, we went to church and then came home for a while so the kids could take a nap. We then went over to my SIL's house. She has 6 children (4 of which are little), so our children play well together. Plus, she has 15 acres of land that they can play on. We had an Easter egg hunt, ate some great food, and just spent time talking. It was so nice. I am so thankful that Jesus rose from the grave and conquered death. He is risen!

The Weather:::
Today is going to be around 74 degrees.
The rest of the week is going to be in the 60's.
Hopefully this weekend will be nice as well.

On My Reading Pile:::
The Forgiven Duke (for review)
Finding Our Way Home (for review)
They are both good books so far.

On My TV:::
Right now the children are watching Finding Nemo. Later I am going to watch a DVD my SIL let me borrow. It is a Julia Child baking video. I can't wait to watch it!

On The Menu For This Week:::
Monday- Cheesy enchiladas, Spanish rice, and refried beans
Tuesday- leftovers
Wednesday- French toast, turkey bacon, fried potatoes
Thursday- Grilled honey soy chicken, sesame noodles, and sauteed veggies
Friday- Pizza night
Saturday- Grilled burgers, rosemary/herb potatoes, baked beans
Sunday- Homemade spaghetti, TX toast, salad, strawberry cake for dessert

On My To Do List:::
Today is laundry day...so laundry
Dishes that got neglected yesterday
Clean my bedroom
Post review for 5 Love Languages of Children
Post review for Time4Learning

What I Am Sewing/Creating:::
I went last week with my MIL and got the material for my quilt. I can't wait to get it completely started. I am just in the beginning stages. it is going to be so pretty!

In Homeschooling:::
We will be working out of Bear's preschool notebook this week since our other trial memberships have expired. We will also be doing a lot of reading (the best kind of homeschooling).

Looking Around The House:::
I have dishes literally coming out of the sink.
My herb garden in the kitchen garden window is doing wonderful.
I smell poptarts from my children.
I also see Easter baskets filled with lots of candy!

From The Camera:::





Something Fun To Share:::
I had a great time with my wonderful Hubby on Saturday night on our date. We haven't had a date in a long time so it was very nice. We went out to eat, walked around one of our favorite shops, and went to the local mall and got a couple of things I have been needing for the kitchen. He even got the babysitter to come. I didn't have to do anything. I married a wonderful man!

On My Prayer List:::
Family and friends who are sick or not feeling well.
My husband as he goes to work everyday to provide for us.
Healing for my family.

Bible Verse/Devotional:::

Matthew 20:18-19

"Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem; and the Son of Man will be delivered to the chief priests and scribes, and they will condemn Him to death, and will deliver Him to the Gentiles to mock and scourge and crucify Him, and on the third day He will be raised up."


God Bless,


Kristy

Friday, April 6, 2012

{Happy Easter Weekend}

I truly  hope you all have an amazing, God-filled Easter weekend. It's not about bunnies and candy. It's not about family meals or Easter egg hunts. It's about the blood of Jesus. The blood that was shed to save you and me. It's about the love that Jesus has for us. Jesus conquered death...He rose from the grave...He defeated sin. I am so overwhelmed by His sacrifice for me...a sinner, a liar, a thief. I was in need of a Savior and He paid the price. Here are a few videos I wanted  to share with you to get you in the Easter spirit. They helped me to remember why I celebrate this day (on Sunday).

O The Blood by Kari Jobe


Alive by Natalie Grant


Glorious Day by Casting Crowns


Were You There by Selah


Jesus Paid It All by Chris Tomlin


My Redeemer Lives by Nicole C. Mullen


The Wondrous Cross by Michael W. Smith


What A Savior by Laura Story


These are just a few of my favorites. If I come up with anymore I will post them. What is your favorite worship song for Easter (or anytime)? Please share them in the comments section. Have a blessed Easter!


Blessings,

Kristy

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

{Just some thoughts and thank you's}

I know lately has been kinda depressing, but the way I express myself is to write things down and get them out in the open. So, I decided to be real here on my blog and just tell you how I feel. Here goes...

I never noticed how many people were pregnant until recently (with the loss of our baby). I go to the supermarket and every single woman is pregnant or has a newborn. I check Facebook a couple of times a day and about 20 of my FB friends are pregnant or have a newborn. Their status updates consist of the latest ultrasound picture or their latest doctor appointment when they got to hear the baby's heartbeat for the 1st time. I actually have 2 or 3 friends who are exactly where I would be with my baby. I am very happy for them. God makes every single little baby and knows exactly what they will look like, be like, etc. I just want to know why I never noticed this before?

I am very serious...every single person I see lately is pregnant. My own sister has a newborn baby girl. I found out I was pregnant the day after she was born. I miss being pregnant. I love being pregnant. I can't believe I'm not sometimes. I find myself still trying to be careful with my body. I don't stand directly in front of microwave, just in case. I don't expect anyone to relate to this or feel sorry for me. I am just writing this down to get it off my chest.

When we planted our tree on Saturday for Baby Kendall, I don't think I cried much. It was kinda like a final step to closure. Instead of feeling sad...I felt anger. I was/am not angry at God or even anyone really. I am just angry that I don't have my baby. Instead of crying, I wanted to hit something, kick something, throw a fit in the middle of the yard, and scream. Of course, I didn't do any of that. I just stood there, holding my breath, holding back the tears, holding on to hope.

It is hope that has gotten me through this. Hope and the love of others. Hope that I will see Baby Kendall again in heaven. Hope that God knows me and I will be reunited one day with my little one. My in-laws have literally been crazy good to us, especially me. They have spent a lot of time with us. They have cried with us, held on to us, brought us meals, taken care of the children, even cleaned my house and did the laundry. I have the BEST in-laws in the entire world. I have had help from others as well. People have given us cards, prayer, meals, and just encouragement. My SIL and her family provided the cherry blossom tree that we planted to remember Baby Kendall.

God has given my husband and I a great support system. God has really been at work in our lives this past week. I know I have leaned on Him with all of my strength, heart, and soul. He has lifted my head from the depths of depression. I have felt depression (which I struggle with now and then) creeping in, but I have asked God for help. He has taken away my sadness and replaced it with a peace. A peace that surpasses all else. Don't get me wrong...I am grieving the loss of our baby, but with God I have hope.

One last thing and then I am done. I could not have gotten through any of this without my amazing husband. He has let me grieve in my own way. He has held me when I'm sad and cry on his shoulder. He encourages me and leaves me bible verses to read in the morning. He has been gentle and sweet. He has even planned a date for us this Saturday night to make me feel better. Without a loving and caring husband, I could not have gotten through this difficult time.

Thank you to all who have helped us through this. Whether it be prayers, meals, cards, words of encouragement, or anything else. THANK YOU! We have felt your prayers in our hearts. We have felt your love. This loss has changed my life forever. It has made me more aware of God and His unconditional love for us. It has made me have more sympathy for people who have lost a loved one. But, like I said before, it has given more hope and peace. I will get through this...I will be able to look at pregnant women and babies again one day without wanting to cry. So, if you are pregnant or have a newborn and I cry when I see you or I don't comment on you FB status about your latest ultrasound, it's not because I am unhappy for you. It is the opposite of that. It is because I know the joy that is coming to you. I know the happiness you are experiencing. It is beyond measure...and I want it too.

Blessings to you all,


Kristy

Monday, April 2, 2012

{Happy Homemaker Monday- 2012 #12}


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Sorry it has been a while since I have done any blogging. My family has been going through the hardest thing I have ever gone through. Our baby went to be with Jesus last Tuesday at 12 weeks gestation. We are just devastated but we know our baby is with Jesus and we will see baby Kendall one day in heaven. We have been dealing with that and the complications before that. Please keep my family in your prayers as we grieve the loss of our precious little one. I am going to try my best to keep up with blogging from now on.

The Weather:::
It is supposed to be in the 60's and 70's all week. It is VERY windy outside today. Some rain is expected later in the week, but it is isolated. We shall see...

On My Reading Pile:::
I have a lot of review books coming up so I am busy reading my little heart out.
  • Simple Secrets to a Happy Life (Luci Swindoll)
  • The 5 Love Languages of Children (Chapman & Campbell)
  • The Forgiven Duke (Jamie Carie)
On My TV:::
Honestly...not much lately. I have been doing so much reading and thinking. I have been letting the boys go outside and play as much as possible so I am distracted from reality.

On The Menu For This Week:::
Monday- lasagna (the frozen kind since I haven't felt like cooking) with French bread and salad
Tuesday- chicken and rice casserole with bread and salad
Wednesday- Friday- not sure yet...any suggestions would be great, my brain can't even think lately. LOL!
Saturday- my wonderful husband has planned a date night for us...it is much needed
Sunday- Happy Easter! We will be going to my SIL's house after church, not sure what she is having, but I'm sure it will be yummy!

On My To Do List:::
homeschooling
laundry
put away maternity clothes
go through my children's clothes and weed out the ones that are too small or too big
work on my classroom since it has been put on the back burner for the past couple of weeks

What I Am Sewing/Creating:::
Nada! LOL! No time for that right now...just haven't gotten to anything lately. I do want to work on my quilt soon though. I love doing quilts.

In Homeschooling:::
Reading Eggs for Bear (we have a week left on our free trial)
Time4Learning for Bear (we have a week left on this one too)

Looking Around The House:::
My boys are playing so nicely this morning, for once. My garden window in my kitchen is filled with pots that have all kinds of herbs growing in them. I just love an herb garden. There are also 4 vases with flowers in them from family and friends. Thank you all so much. We love them so much.

From The Camera:::


My sweet family standing beside the tree that we
planted for baby Kendall on Saturday. I know we
all look exhausted, but I had to take a picture.

Something Fun To Share:::
This is about as fun as it gets today...we made homemade popcorn again. It is so yummy and easy.

On My Prayer List:::
My husband as he goes to work everyday and works hard to provide for us.
Obviously, me and my family as we grieve our loss.
Any family and friends who are sick.
My children and their salvation.

Bible Verse/Devotional:::

"As you do not know the path of the wind,
or how the body is formed in a mother’s womb,
so you cannot understand the work of God,
the Maker of all things."
-Ecclesiastes 11:5

As a final note I am asking all of my readers to hold tight to your loved ones. You never know when your last moment with them will be. The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away...blessed be the Lord. I pray you all are doing well.

God Bless,


Kristy