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

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

A Mother's Joys

As A Mother, I Must
faithfully, patiently,
lovingly, and happily do
my part--then quietly
wait for God to do His.
Ruth Bell Graham

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Please pray for Jason!

UPDATE!!!! Jason is some better, he got his last shot today and he goes back next week for a checkup. Thank you for your prayers and keep praying please that he is healed.

I took Jason to the Dr. Tuesday for a cough....He has Pneumonia (sp). It seems like it is going around in our house but I sure hope not. Anyway, He got two shots Tuesday, one yesterday and goes in this morning for another one and to check and see if he is better or worse.

Please pray that he is better, I really really dont want my baby to have to go in the hospital. That would not be fun at all. Although, if that is what he needs I will do it, But I also know prayer works wonders so please pray! I will update when I get a chance today. He is a work in at the Dr this morning so I dont know when I will get home.


Sunday, February 15, 2009

Happy Birthday Claire Bear!

Yep thats right, our Claire Bear, my precious long awaited niece is 4 today......

There is so much to say about this precious little angel, this gift from God. But for now, I cant believe she is 4....it seems like yesterday, we were all crowded in the waiting room, taking turns going in to be with Julie and Charlie, and then waiting on news that she was here....we were so impatient, that we stood in the hallway that had a sign that read "No loitering..." lol.

Ohh I miss you Claire Bear! Come see me soon! Love Aunt Crystal, Uncle Paul, KylieLaina, Jason, Jack and Amber.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

A Bloggin Break

As I sit here watching the sun rise with Jason curled up next to me with his favorite blanky, I pause to think that I need some time to reflect and regroup. It seems my life has been on "really really fast" here lately and I cant slow down. As I prayed this morning, praying for my husband and my kids and for patience and understanding for myself, it seemed like God was telling me to slow down and enjoy my kids a little more.

So one of the things I am going to cut out for this next few days, is my computer. I will probably still check in on a few blogs and see how everyone is but dont expect any post on here.

I will still be doing the 30 day Husband Encouragement Challenge that Kelli is hosting, but I wont be posting on it. It has been such a blessing these last few days to focus on a specific area for Paul. And bless his heart, he is at work again today. He did take two days off to recover and get well..(In case you havent heard, he had pneumonia, his doctor wanted him in the hospital but of course being self pay, we couldnt afford it, so he got lots of meds instead...He is feeling much better this morning...) So I will keep this up....


Tuesday, February 03, 2009


Edited to Add: In case you are wondering about the things I ddint get done yesterday, I had to take Paul to the doctor yesterday evening...what we thought was just a sinus infection, is pneumonia, the doctor wanted to put him in the hospital but because we are self pay patients, she gave him lots of meds first. If he is not better by tommorow, he has to go in the hospital...whether we can afford it or not, so Please Pray that He gets better..... That is my excuse though for the things I didnt get done....taking care of my sweet hubby..

Tuesday's Daybook.....

I got this from my sissy's blog.

Bible Verse.....Colossians 3..Still reading this...its alot to absorb.

Recipe.....(Nothing new trying to eat up what we had to cook so it wouldnt ruin.) Chicken and Dumplings

Activity with kids....Movie Day (Daddy and I have to do taxes)

Todays target cleaning....Laundry

Something Paul needs for me to do.....Be a patient wife while he is home sick and to help him do taxes.

Something Special for my husband....Make sure he has all the DR. Pepper he wants

Something Special for my kids....make Kylie a blanket for her bunny rabbit (Didnt do this yesterday..) ...Play Chutes and Ladders with Alaina.....play tractors with Jason (Again.lol)....

Project.....Make homemade cooking mixes......(Didnt do this yesterday either....)

In our schoolhouse....taking a break to recuperate....

A picture that I love......
The Cousins.....Rose, Kylie, Claire, Sarah and Lily, Alaina..... Missing Drew and Jason...lol.

Monday, February 02, 2009


Monday's Daybook.....

I got this from my sissy's blog.

Bible Verse.....Colossians 3..

Recipe.....(Nothing new trying to eat up what we had to cook so it wouldnt ruin.) Steak, Salad, Corn on the Cob

Activity with kids....Park......nough said.

Todays target cleaning....Vacuum...if I still have power when I get back from the Park...lol.

Something Paul needs for me to do.....Mail Flyers for Business.....make doctors appointment (done)....take care of him....:)

Something Special for my husband.....Put SHMILY Somewhere... :) :) :)

Something Special for my kids....make Kylie a blanket for her bunny rabbit...do a puzzle with Alaina.....play tractors with Jason....

Project.....Make homemade cooking mixes......

In our schoolhouse....taking a break to recuperate....

A picture that I love......

This is my Uncle Danny, and my nephew Drew....Uncle Danny was and is a very influential person in my life. While I have lots of uncles and everyone of them are special, he has always been there for everything...I just cant say enough about him. And Drew......well, I cant wait to see him again...he is just so precious... (and yes sis, I stole this pic out of yours...lol....love ya..)

I have lots of post in the works and lots of things to do today...and this week. but I will post as I get them done. I may do this daybook everyday, it makes me think about what I have to do and what I have to be grateful for.

Many Blessings


Husband Encouragement Challenge!

I am so excited. And yes, I know this is a day late but I have good excuses and I was doing it yesterday.....I just didnt have any power to post. Our power has been going on and off for the last three days...... Anyway.

My good blogging friend Kelli is hosting the "30 Day Husband Encouragement Challenge" I have done this before and I loved it. Every time I do it, I can tell a difference in our marriage and my husband but most importantly in myelf...I am not the nagging, unattentive wife that I tend to lapse into. I have joked that I need to do this every day, like a "365 day husband encouragement challenge". But honestly, I need to have to desire to do this. "The Love Dare" is helping me alot in this area. But that is for another post.

If you want to follow along, you can go to Kelli's Blog and follow with her, or you can go to This directly and do it anytime. I will not neccesarily be posting every day, just as time permits but I will be following along with Kelli.

"The heart of her husband safely trusts her; so he will have no lack of gain. She does
him good and not evil all the days of her life." Prov. 31:11-12

To help you get started, have you ever thanked your husband for "choosing you" above
all other women? He found you attractive as a person, and appreciated you. Though
many circumstances in your marriage may have changed, let your husband know that
you are glad God led you together, and that you want to be a blessing to him for the rest
of your marriage. Let him know that he can trust you to be in his corner

And Just because I am behind a day in posting......

"...through love serve one another." Gal. 5:13b

Today, find some way that your husband is serving you or your family. Does he help
around the house? Take care of the car? Fix things that are broken? If your budget
allows, give him a new, small tool with a big bow attached. But make sure he doesn't
think it's part of a "Honey Do" list!

I did let me husband know that I love hime for choosing me. I cant believe that he would pick me out of how many other women. But I am so glad he did.

Today, I know my husband is serving our family. I told him this this morning and again when I talked to him on the phone a little bit ago. He is working today with pneumonia....bad pneumonia. But he does it so we dont have to worry about money and so we dont have to struggle. Yes he is going to the doctor today ( I finally got him in). But the thing is he doesnt have to work today, we are doing okay enough that he could have took the day off.....but he had people counting on him and he knows that we count on the extra money to get to do cool stuff with the kids....like go see cousins and friends. And he has helped so much around here....he always does, but this week has been especially rough....(long story for another post....) but he has kept our generator going so that we have power for our fridge so we dont lose food, he has kept lanterns lit so I dont have to worry about it. He watched the kids so I could go grocery shopping by myself, and he went with me to get some groceries because I wasnt feeling real good. He also helped with supper most nights the week before because of my illness. So yes he helps alot, and yes I have told him I appreciate him, and let him know that he is very loved.

I hope you can join in and bless your husband and yourself in this.