I can do all things through Christ which Strengtheneth me. Phil. 4:13

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Will be back when I get power back on...

Due to the Ice Storm that hit Oklahoma, I have no power at my house...I am posting from my mother in laws computer (she lives in town...where they didnt lose power)...

I will be back when I get power.


Monday, January 26, 2009


I got this from my sissy's blog.

Bible Verse.....The book of Proverbs...Currently on Chapter 4.

Recipe.....(Nothing new) Crockpot Beans, Fried Potatoes w/smoked sausages

Activity with kids....Paper Dolls, Listening to Nursery Rhymes, Edible Playdough..

Todays target cleaning....Not feeling well so just basic cleaning.

Something Paul needs for me to do.....Put labels on Flyers for business....

Something Special for my husband.....Clean his office....(if I am feeling better)

Something Special for my kids....mend their toys that they have brought me....

Project.....Clean out my book basket (this is something I can do while relaxing)

In our schoolhouse....watching the weather and waiting on the ice...hehe....

A picture that I love......Julies is a memory today, I think I will just do pictures that I love.

and yes, Paul was standing behind him, this is just an example of what my son does......



Friday, January 23, 2009

He did it.....

Read This. Please pray for our nation. Pray for our leader.


Monday, January 19, 2009

I had such a good time tonight!!!!! MNO!

For those of you who didnt read the post before this, MNO is Moms night out...and I had a blast....Go on over to our homeschool blog to find out what happened!


Mom's Night Out!

I get to go to my first Mom's Night Out...or MNO tonight. I missed the last two months because of sick kids and holidays. So I am excited....I will probably post about it on my homeschool blog tommorow! So come on over and see what I have to say!

Gotta go get ready now.. (and no I am not leaving Paul to cook....supper is in the crockpot!)


What Obama is up to.....

I found this link today on Cnn news while reading up on some news.....


All I can say is go read it for yourself.....this is who our nation elected as our leader.

In Prayer

Thursday, January 15, 2009

More on Happenings and Alaina

Well, I said in my last post that I have alot going on around here. My physical house is almost all in order. I still have to get to the girls room, (which Kylie cleaned yesterday almost completely on her own)... our office...which is a complete mess and my laundry room.

My spiritual house is getting there. We are getting back on track with the Love Dare, I am starting to get in my Bible reading every day, although I have not been getting up at 6, (sick kids...) I have been doing my reading. I have been trying to get back into reading blogs and while I may not comment on everyone, I am trying to "surf" three or four a day to catch up.

I also am doing something that I have been battling for a long time. I have battled depression ever since I can remember. I have always been a fighter, I did things to keep me busy instead of letting depression drag me down.....not that I am not still fighting, just that it is not working somuch anymore.. I will save the rest for a later post that I am working on but lets just say that after my last depressive period, Paul and I talked and I now have an appointment with a doctor that I trust to try to get a handle on this......I will post on more as soon as I feel I am able....just keep us in your prayers as I am dealing with this. If any of you deal with depression, then you know what I am talking about.

Alaina, the latest of my sick kids....(between the virus and allergies, it has been a rough couple of weeks. Alaina has the latest round of coughs and just plain feeling cruddy. It is a mix between allergies and bronchitis....their doctor put her on a nebulizer until the coughing stops and then I have it in case they need it. So I am staying home with them until this weekend when I have to go get groceries...I would really love to go to the library but not with her being as sick as she is and RSV going around....Plus she is on a steroid for the bronchitis...which means her immune system is lower...We've been this round with Jason and Kylie in the last couple of weeks.

So here is what I am thankful for today!!!!! I am thankful that I have a warm house in which to keep my babies while they get well. I am thankful that the water doesnt freeze in the whole house stil, just one end of it. lol. I am thankful that it is SNOWING today....flurries but my babies are getting to see snow. I am thankful that my hubby is getting extra days at work this week and next. I am thankful that it is a three paycheck month....money to pay off a bill!!!! I am thankful that I have an understanding husband and that he encourages me and doesnt put me down when I feel like I need to get help. I am thankful for my family (here and everywhere) that I know they will be there for me when I need it, no matter what it is.... I am thankful for Church Family (here and everywhere) that they are uplifting and encouraging. I am thankful for my almost clean house and that I have the health and ability to clean it. I am thankful for Moms night out....to give me a little break and get with other moms who go through what I do every day. I am thankful that I serve a just God and a loving God!!!!! and that I still have the freedom to serve HIM!

Blessings to all

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Encouraging and Eye opening post..

Kelly over at Embracing the Journey, has a very uplifting, truthful, eye opening...post up. It is a couple of audio clips from Dr. Voddie Baucham. Very uplifting.

Please go read.


Monday, January 12, 2009


Well,,,,, WE have been busy.....and sick....but mostly just busy because we were sick with everything else going on.

The week of Christmas, we went to see my family.. Kylie and I ended up with a bad virus....badddd. I dont know where we got it from. After we came home, we had approximately 1 week to get finishing touches done for Jack and Ambers wedding. Jason got sick and is still not feeling exactly like Jason... By this past Monday, I thought everyone was all better but Monday evening, Alaina and Paul ended up with it...so Paul was down all day Tuesday and Tuesday morning, Jack called Amber to come get him from his granny's because he wasnt feeling good and he didnt want to get everyone over there sick. So Tuesday, Amber, Kylie and I took care of Jack, Paul and Alaina and changed Jasons diaper about every 5 minutes....

Amber and I were supposed to have left Tuesday evening to go south and prepare for the wedding. We ended up leaving Wednesday afternoon.

Saturday, January 1o 2009, Jack and Amber became husband and wife. I am so proud of both of them and how far they have come in their walk of life and with God. It is amazing how he has worked in their lives.....

I hopefully will have pictures to put up this week. The photographer, Ambers aunt, is supposed to be getting them to us. I did not have my camera, I was in the wedding with Jason, and Julie was supposed to bring my camera and take pictures, but her babies got sick...so that is okay, Trust me, there were plenty of pictures taken.

I also have some new pictures of the kids and other updates on our lives.

For the next week, or month, you are very likely to just get little updates from me here and there, I am going to be occupied with getting my "house" back in order. We have lots of cleaning, getting school back on track and child training to get back to. I have let my house go for far too long.....all for a good cause, but it needs to get back on track. And Paul may be working alot longet hours before too long...(He may have some jobs coming up to make extra bill money...YAY Paying off bills feels so great!)

For now, I hope and pray that everyone is doing good and that your lives are as blessed as mine.