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Monday, February 28, 2011

It's Been a Week!

Wow! I have been much better about blogging lately but a week is a long time to wait. Well we had a wild week. My poor oldest child ended up allergic to some soap she used and had hives starting Sunday night and they finally went away Thursday after getting steroids to give her. She was miserable and I think for 3 nights we got maybe 4 hours of sleep each night. Well I can't function on that little sleep. This girls LOVES her sleep. Not to mention my poor girl was functioning on very little sleep herself. She is fine now and we have to use free detergent and soap for her now. Not willing to take a chance of that happening again.
Monday, February 21, 2011

Pictures From The Weekend

Nancy Serving

Precious Pearl and Leader of the Weekend

Girl Talk

What A Weekend

I don't know if I have discussed this on here or not but I LOVE teenagers. When I became a Christian at 19 the Lord gave me a heart to work with teens not long after that. I think because I was such a conflicted one myself. So after college I worked at a church with the youth there and loved it. It is a story that I will share later. Fast forward to now. I serve at our church with the youth group. I was honored when One of our teens asked me if I would help her lead a purity retreat. WOW what a responsibility. Remember I became a Christian at 19. ;) Well, the time spent with these girls was amazing. I have pictures to share in a little bit. I can't share to much as we promised we wouldn't share what we talked about. I will just say that my heart is full.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Quote of the Day: Middle Child's Musings

So today the oldest has been doing some research on the countries that she has been studying to make lapbooks with . Well the baby has pulled the papers off the ottoman about 3 times now. Biggest sister finally got mad and started yelling in frustration at the baby. Middle child chimes in and says, "Chill out, she is just a baby!" Bwahaha! I couldn't help but bust out laughing.

Let me clear this up...

It was made clear that this wasn't a Valentine's Day gift. It was something we both have saved for because I really wanted it. So he came home Friday and surprised me with an iPad. I am in love! It is helping me get my life somewhat organized and hopefully help organize my home. If any of u have any good apps I would love to hear about them.
Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day

Yes today is Valentine's Day. Honestly a way over commercialized "holiday". For some it can cause great pain, for others they love it. I have mixed feelings about it. See I have been very spoiled in the past. When Mark and I dated he never went without overdoing it for every occasion. Well, that made for great expectations on my part. Well imagine my surprise when he "forgot" to get me something. Yep, I acted like a spoiled brat. So in my desire to really let go of this aspect of myself I said to Mark, "You have been working so hard and are such a good provider for our family that I am letting you off the hook. Please don't feel like you have to get me something. ". I meant it, I really did. Well he ignored me.....(to be continued)
Saturday, February 12, 2011

New Favorite Verses

I have some new verses that are really ministering to me right now. I have s feeling I am not the only one.

Fear not, for I have redeemed you, I have summoned you and called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters I will be with you, and when you pass through the rivers they will not sweep over you. And when you walk through the fire you will not be burned, the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.

Isaiah 43:1-4
Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Lord Speaks:

Psalm 13:4-5

5 But I have trusted in your steadfast love;
my heart shall rejoice in your salvation.
6 I will sing to the LORD,
because he has dealt bountifully with me.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011

An "average" day...

A lot of people wonder what an "average" day for us looks like so I thought I would post our schedule here.

We get up and eat breakfast (at least the kids do I am not much for breakfast).
We will play with the baby for a little bit.
We do Bible first and pray for a people group from the region we are studying about.
Then Abby will get started on her Language Arts, Math, and Latin if she doesn't need help with it.
While Abby is working on her LA and Math I will work with Anna on reading/phonics and her Math.
Normally sometime during that time I will lay the baby down for her morning nap.
Then we all do geography, science, and reading together.
If we have a craft or something like that we will work on that together.
They both usually have a writing practice to do. Anna working on nice handwriting and Abby working on learning to write papers.

That is our day. Then it is usually lunch time and rest time. Everyone has to rest. Addi Ruth is awake by the "craft" time and we will play with her until afternoon nap time. During afternoon nap time Anna and Addi Ruth usually still nap. Abby reads and I will get things done around here or sometimes nap myself.
Saturday, February 5, 2011

One Year Pictures Today

So today we took Addi Ruth and had her one year pictures made. My sweet friend Brandi with Three E Photography took them. I am excited to see what all we got from these. She is wearing a pettiskirt in some, a cute outfit with hat in some, and some are diaper cover/hat/cupcake/necklace. Yep they are going to be cute! We had a fun time today as she was in a good mood and loved it when we all clapped and got excited. Yep looks like she is going to be a ham. Now if she would just sit still it would make things a whole heck of a lot easier.
Friday, February 4, 2011

Sewing Class

OK so I took some pictures of the families taking my sewing class. Next week they will get to show you their first completed project. They began this week working on sewing straight stitches. With that comes fun tic-tac-toe boards. I forgot to take a picture of Abby and myself so I will post one next week. (I am in sweats today anyway with no make-up and you don't want to see that.)

This is one mom and daughter. They are having a blast and learning lots. They have a farm and this is their blog if you wanna see a cute baby goat go here now!Sweetland Farms

This is a mom, daughter, and son team that is also having lots of fun and learning lots. This is a brave mama taking on teaching both the kids at the same time. She is OK with that because she gets to learn the projects 3 times. Yes the mama's get to make their own tic-tac-toe boards if they so choose.
Thursday, February 3, 2011

Last Day of Chemo for my Mother In Law

Today is the last day of chemo for my mother in law. Hopefully when we pick her up in a little bit she will feel like celebrating. If not we will save it for another day. Please pray for her continued treatment as she has to also have radiation. We are thankful the prognosis is a great one! Breast Cancer STINKS!