Friday, November 6, 2009

Update

Yes, I know I haven't blogged in forever!


Things have been very busy around here with the new baby coming. I went to my appt yesterday. Things look great. The baby's heart beat sounds strong. It's still wiggling away. :) I have been trying to gather things for the hospital. I have been working on some flash cards with inspirational bible verses for me to read during labor. I know it's going to be hard and am relying on Him for strength. The kids and I went on a tour of the hospital yesterday. I wanted to see what labor and delivery was like. I've also decided to try to put together some sort of grocery list together for Dylan. I want to have some frozen meals so he won't have to worry about dinner. Aub can also make some meals too!


I am so excited. I bought a heating pad for my poor aching back yesterday at Walmart. I haven't wanted to take it off since. :) If feels awesome.


School is going slowly. I am able to keep up on Aubrey's schedule but poor Ethan just gets read too. He loves working in work books but that takes prior planning. So everday it seems that we have a lot of "reading time." Which is really not that bad. Today we read about insects and how to identify and insect from other bugs. He liked that.


Here's a pic of the kids playing in the leaves on their break the other day.



Monday, September 14, 2009

The White Cliffs of Dover


I've been listening to a song called The White Cliffs of Dover by Vera Lynn.

Click of the link to hear it on youtube

It's a Beautiful song but why write a song about them during WWII? They even made movie about them.

Wikipedia says "The white cliffs of Dover are cliffs which form part of the Britsh coastline facing the Strait of Dover and Frace. The cliffs are part of the North Downs formation. The cliff face, which reaches up to 106 metres high(a little less than 350 feet), owes its striking fa├žade to its composition of chalk(pure white calcium carbonate) accentuated by streaks of black flint. The cliffs spread east and west from the town of Dover in the county of Kent, an ancient and still important English port.
The cliffs have great symbolic value for Britain because they face towards Continental Europe across the narrowest part of the English Channel, where invasions have historically threatened and against which the cliffs form a symbolic guard. Because crossing at Dover was the primary route to the continent before air travel, the white line of cliffs also formed the first (or last) sight of the UK for travellers."





Friday, September 11, 2009

For Elisa!

"I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. It is right for me to feel this way about all of you, since I have you in my heart; for whether I am in chains or defending and confirming the gospel, all of you share in God's grace with me." Philippians 1:3-7


I'm still praying for you! I love you!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Waiting on the Lord...

I woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning.
I am praying for God to help me with my attitude.
I know He will help me but He's taking a long time....
I'm listening to Before the Throne Of God Above.
Before the throne of God above
I have a strong, a perfect plea:
A great High Priest, whose name is Love,
Who ever lives and pleads for me.
My name is graven on his hands,
My name is written on his heart;
I know that while in heaven he stands
No tongue can bid me thence depart
No tongue can bid me thence depart.
When Satan tempts me to despair,
And tells me of the guilt within,
Upward I look, and see him there
Who made an end of all my sin.
Because a sinless Savior died,
My sinful soul is counted free;
For God, the Just, is satisfied
To look on Him and pardon me
To look on Him and pardon me
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
Praise the One, Risen Son of God!
Behold him there, the risen Lamb
My perfect, spotless righteousness,
The great unchangeable I am,
The King of glory and of grace!
One in himself, I cannot die
My soul is purchased by his blood
My life is hid with Christ on high,
With Christ, my Savior and my God
With Christ, my Savior and my God

Sunday, August 30, 2009

What Ethan does while mommy takes a nap...

video



I love his dimpled hands...



Ethan says, "The kittens have...like, they are really silly, because they always get on the tire of my wheelbarrow and slide off, like a little slide. When ever I come out of the garage Shark always walks to me, all the way to where I am. "

Shark is the gray cat. Ethan thinks Shark is a boy.

Sunny is the yellow. We think Sunny is a girl.



Thursday, August 27, 2009

My little lamb at 26 weeks




Little Lamb, who made thee?
Dost thou know who made thee?
Gave thee life, and bid thee feed,
By the stream and o'er the mead;
Gave thee clothing of delight,
Softest clothing, woolly, bright;
Gave thee such a tender voice,
Making all the vales rejoice?
Little Lamb, who made thee?
Dost thou know who made thee?
Little Lamb, I'll tell thee,
Little Lamb, I'll tell thee.
He is called by thy name,
For He calls Himself a Lamb.
He is meek, and He is mild;
He became a little child.
I a child, and thou a lamb,
We are called by His name.
Little Lamb, God bless thee!
Little Lamb, God bless thee!

William Blake





Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Life...

I'm making my shopping list... Meatloaf, Pasta with veg, Mac and cheese... I'm listening to Patsy Cline.

I'm trying to decide what to make for snack for my Bradley class. Last week I brought banana bread and everyone loved it. I really want to make something yummy again. I don't have a muffin pan or I would make morning glory muffins. They are supossed to be very healthy. And since Bradley is all about nutrition I thought they would be appropiate.

I was also thinking about making Pumpkin whoopie pies with cream cheese icing. I'm worried that it too early in the year for pumpkin but then I ask myself if I even care. I think I'm probably over analyzing... What do you think?

Today is our shopping day. Aubrey and I nicknamed our shopping trip "waldi." I never could understand how my mom got tired of shopping at the same stores all the time. I do now. I sometimes live a little wild and go to different Walmarts.

Aubrey has been working on some sewing projects. Ethan is cutting up my grocery adds. He keeps showing me all the junk food I should buy. Ethan says..."not all junkfood, some nutrition..." Okay, lets see Capri Sun..no...FrootLoops...no....water bottles...yes...skittles/starburst..no...hamburger helper...questionable....marshmellows...I don't even think so...fruit snacks...onion dip...cat food...sweet tea....silly kid.

I'm trying so hard not to go back to bed....
Oh, I am so tempted.... I'm listening to Patsy Cline's, I Fall to Pieces...but all I can think about is falling back in my bed....falling to sleep.