Friday, October 24, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Noah lost one of his front teeth last night. The other one is about to go also. He can't wait. Last night he told me that he wanted to keep the tooth so that he could take it to school today. I said well you better let the tooth fairy know so it won't be gone in the morning. He kinda rolled his eyes and informed me he knew that we were the tooth fairy. You can't get anything by him. I probably should have told him not to go around school today telling everyone that there is really not a tooth fairy.
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Well I couldn't let it go to the pound. If you don't want to inherit a few animals the vet clinic is not the place to work. The boys named it Buddy. We have no clue what kind of dog it is. We are hoping it wont be too large. Laci and him are getting along okay. Laci needed a friend to play with. Andrew is none too gentle but the dog keeps coming back for more. Winter time is not the best time to get a puppy due to the fact they need to go to the bathroom a lot and who wants to walk a dog when it is cold. So far we have not had any accidents in the house. Our rule is if the dog comes in the house someone has to be holding him.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
When my parents got here they were asking where the boys wanted to eat at. Andrew pipes up, "Red Lobster" I don't know if he really wanted to eat there or just wanted to go so he could see the Lobsters in the tank. Noah and Andrew had to both agree on a place so they finally decided on Logan's Steak House. After they ate they got to go to Toys R Us to pick out a birthday present for Noah. They were both up really early the next morning to discuss all they had done and show the new stuff they got. They were excited. I really wished we could live closer to grandparents so they could see them more. (Not to mention the free babysitting)
Timmy and I went and ate and then we went and saw the movie Fireproof. The acting is not very good but I really enjoyed the message. I think this would be a good movie for all married people to see. It is so easy to get in a rut and just let things go on so so when God wants us to have great marriages. Some friends showed up and set by us. We went and ate ice cream afterwards. (having a babysitter planning on staying the night is great) This probably wasn't the best solution to all the weight I am gaining. I have come to realize all the upchucking I did in my first pregnancies did help in some areas such as weight gain. Now that this has not been an issue as much with this pregnancy I am exploding. At least for supper I had had a salad that totally makes up for the large ice cream, right?
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
As she was doing the ultra sound she asked us if we wanted to know the sex. Well of course I want to know the sex. I am all about planning ahead. It would be cool to have a girl since we already have two boys but would we know what to do with one. I am really not into playing baby dolls. As I was looking for a baby shower gift for girls the other day I was thinking I could really spend a lot of money on girls clothes. You know me always looking at the future cost of something. Really boys don't care much about what they are wearing. You don't have to have bowes (which I don't even know how to spell) or matching socks. But I am sure girls are very sweet and calm and loving (correct?)
Then she told us the sex. We were both silent. I mean what do you say. Its not like you can change anything now. I guess I was a little surprised. Anyway we have decided to keep it a secret until it gets here. Sorry to disappoint everyone.
Did you notice the HIS big feet. Aren't they adorable. I am sure you have not enjoyed watching these videos as much as us but let there be no doubt. We have all fallen in love with this member of our family. Thank You God for blessing us with this child.
Monday, October 13, 2008
P.S. I can't believe that Walmart is not in spell check
Last night in our small group we were talking about how God is known for his love and how he provides for us each day and why would we ever question this. I am sure this is a lack of faith. This one area that I need to grow in. To give my finances to the Lord. I found some verses this morning that spoke to me.
There is one who pretends to be rich, but has nothing ; Another pretends to be poor, but has great wealth.
Wealth obtained by fraud dwindles, But the one who gathers by labor increases it.
A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children, And the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous.
I Chronicles 29:12
Wealth and honor come from you; you are the ruler of all things. In your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all.
There is one thing that I am sure of. The Lord has blessed us abundantly. I think about the stuff he has given us and I am overwhelmed. The other day someone mentioned that they liked our house and I thought to myself the Lord gave us this house so that we could use it to serve others. How good of a job are we doing? Last week the Lord blessed me with a little more work. He is so amazing. He new I was a little concerned with all the money I am giving to the doctors these days and He laid the money in my lap. He is so good. Why would I ever doubt his provision when time and time again he provides over and above what we need. With the financial market the way it is many are overwhelmed with fear but I serve a very big God that can and does provide everything we need to fulfill his purpose.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
BAKED POTATO SOUP
6 large russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes (about 3 3/4 lbs)
1 large onion, chopped (about 1 1/2 cups)
3 (14 oz) cans Swanson chicken broth with roasted garlic*
1/4 cup butter
2 1/2 tsp salt
1 1/4 tsp pepper
1 cup whipping cream or half-and-half (I use fat free half/half)
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
3 tbsp chopped fresh chives1
8 oz container reduced fat sour cream (optional)
4 bacon slices, cooked and crumbled
1-Combine first 6 ingredients in a 5 quart slow cooker.
2- Cover and cook on HIGH 4 hours or on LOW 8 hours or until potatoes are tender.
3- Mash mixture until potatoes are coarsely chopped and soup is slightly thickened; stir in cream, shredded cheese and chives.
Top with sour cream, if desired, and sprinkle with bacon and cheddar cheese before serving. Makes 12 cups.
*I only use 2 cans of the broth with roasted garlic and 1 can of regular chicken broth. I found that 3 cans of garlic was a little strong.Enjoy!
I almost didn't listen due to the author. Every time I have tried to read anything by him I have felt out of my league. I made myself read God in a Manger. It was torture. He talks above my head but today I decided to go ahead and listen. I am glad I did.
I thought I would share some of his points. I am sure no one else deals with anxiety. haha You know the kind that wakes you up in the middle of the night and won't let you mind quiet working. This was one of the main reason that I decided not to work at the church I couldn't get my mind to stop thinking about it when I would get home in the evenings. Anyway here is three of his points.
1. Failure to understand divine priority. You live and exist for the purpose of God.
God has you here for a reason.
2. Failure to understand divine provision. If you have not served his purpose for being here yet he will provide for you until your time on earth is done. If he provides for the birds of the air are you not much more important than them.
3. Failure to understand divine privilege. We do not have the privilege to add to our life’s days. God will decide when our time on earth is done.
Here are some verses on anxiety and God's provision.
1 Peter 5:7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
To me this sounds like a command not a suggestion.
Psalm 94:19 When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul.
Do I allow Jesus to bring joy to my soul.
Psalm 55:22 Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.
I want to be considered righteous.
Jeremiah 17:7 Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is.
I want to put all my trust in the Lord
26Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?
27Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?
28And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
29And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
30Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?
31Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
32(For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
33But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
34Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
My prayer for my own life is to realize that I am here for a purpose. God will take care of me and he loves me. I don't have to do life on my own. Worry is not only a lack of confidence in God but a waste of time and a sin. Lord please help me to leave everything in your hands consistently and not take things back up when I don't think they are being handled properly. Thanks for your unfailing provision for our lives.
Friday, October 3, 2008
Last night Noah had basketball practice. Andrew and I left early because he would go outside the gym without me and I was tired of chasing him down. Anyway on the way home I asked what he wanted for supper. I don't know how moms who have full time jobs and are able to do supper and keep up with all the activities and clean the house. On the days I work all day by the time I get home I am done. The thought of having to cook a meal seems impossible. So I asked Andrew if he wanted to eat cereal for supper. I know everyone must be gasping at this. Okay I admit I am not a great mom that spends hours in the kitchen after a long day at work. I mean who can say that it is totally unhealthy to eat cereal for supper. We let our kids eat it for breakfast. Does the time of day really matter. This is when I became the cool mom. Andrew exact words were " ARE YOU SERIOUS?". He was very excited about this. If I would have known that this would make him so happy I might suggest cereal a couple times a week for supper. Just kidding. Anyway I went from the uncool side to the cool side all in one day by just offering cereal for supper.