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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Remember this?

Do you remember this afterschool special? The Wave

Very creepy, very interesting in light of present day climate

Mom's Studio

Trying to get some good pictures of Bella for the yearbook. Lots of good pictures but the quality is bad.
Here are some of the good ones.

This is top choice for the yearbook

We will try again with the flowers this afternoon when the sun is in the back of the house.

What a day

Yesterday was productive for us. I got 2 loads of laundry folded and put away. A major accomplishment here. I can get it washed and dried fine. It’s the folding and putting away that is a hang up. I don’t know why more moms don’t “go postal” over the laundry. It drives me crazy! It never stops!

Girls did some school-AWANA, Math, Science, Literature;
Bella-AWANA, Reading, Spelling, Math

Then we went to town. Stopped at Lifeway to get a gift card for Saturday’s birthday party, Staples for copies for the Board meeting, paid Windstream, took 2 bags of clothes to Salvation Army, went to gramma’s, then I had to go out and buy her eggs. After supper I went to the board meeting, which lasted 30 minutes longer then scheduled. Picked up the girls and came home. Lindy was home from the track meet waiting for us. He even bought me a Subway for my lunch today. What a guy!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Weekly Menu

Here is what I have planned but it is a busy week so who knows if we will actually be home to eat.

Swedish meatballs
Hot wings soup ( Buffalo Chicken Soup)
leftover Chicken Spaghetti
pork chops

Tonight I have a board meeting, and LIndy has a track meet.
Tuesday is Faith Ladies supper- not sure if I will go
Wednesday is AWANA
Thursday is TEACH night and the girls are spending the night with a friend, Lindy has another track meet
Friday is La Leche League in the morning, may skip this, and then I have an hour of prayer for our 24 hours of prayer at church at 4pm.
Saturday Emilie has a birthday party.

What a family!

Aren't they gorgeous!?

School Daze

Olivia baking cookies for Home Economics/Life Skills

Bella working on Explode the Code. Emilie working on a writing assignment.

Mom and Bella doing Math U See.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

A good day for pie

Olivia and I made an apple pie yesterday.

New Dishwasher

My dishwasher hasn't been working for over a year. My dear husband blessed me with a new one last week.

Here is Bella where the old one was.

Ta-Da!! Here is it...

Yes, you worry warts!

We did put up the safety netting!

But before we did Ol' dad had to get some jumping in, all in the name of safety don't ya know.

Lots to share!

We promised the girls a trampoline as a Christmas gift. I finally bought it the very day Lindy had his motorcycle accident. In fact we had been home for 10 minutes before I got the call.

Last weekend was great weather and Lindy was feelin' fine, so we put it up.

Friday, March 27, 2009

One Nation Under God

"It is extremely important to our nation,
in a political as well as religious view,
that all possible authority and influence
should be given to the Scriptures,
for these furnish the best principles of civil liberty,
and the most effectual support of republican government*.

The principles of all genuine liberty,
and of wise laws, and administrations are to be
drawn from the Bible and sustained by its authority.
The man therefore who weakens or destroys
the divine authority of that book
may be accessory to all the public disorders
which society is doomed to suffer...."

~Noah Webster

* Republic vrs. Democracy

Thursday, March 26, 2009

One Nation Under God

"The Bible is the Rock on which this Republic rests." Andrew Jackson

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Biggest Loser

We haven't weighed in for 2 weeks, because Karen, the organizer, has been sick with the flu. She is better now- yeah!
So we had a weigh in yesterday- I gain .4 of a pound from where I was nearly 3 weeks ago. Which isn't bad since I lost like nearly 5 pounds that first week.

Health update and Menus

Olivia has had an earache- treating it with garlic and goldenseal oil in ear and olive leaf and garlic by mouth. She is doing much better. Emilie has had a sore throat- had white patches last week, Dr. was out for the week, so I treated her with olive leaf and garlic by mouth with some goldenseal and echinacea from time to time. She was better by Saturday, redness, swelling and white patches gone! Last night her throat started hurting again. I stopped treatment to early. So she is back on olive leaf and garlic.

As far as menus this week:
Roasted Chicken
Jerk Chicken Quesadilla- which is like Jerk Chicken Nachos but quesadillas instead.
Leftovers with salad

Monday, March 23, 2009

Wholesome Children's Stories

Want to entertain your kids with wholesome stories?
Take a peek at Paws and Tales. You can subscribe to the free weekly podcast.

"Welcome to Wildwood! Here the folks live just like you and me. They love fun and adventure, enjoy their work and family, and try to learn each day what it means to be like Christ.

The Paws & Tales radio drama is heard every week on more than 450 radio outlets in North America and around the world, as well as on the Internet. As a ministry of both Insight for Living and Insight for Kids, the mission of Paws & Tales is to help parents teach biblical theology to their kids through memorable, meaningful stories and music."

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Charity Tape Ministries

Check out Charity Tape Ministries!

You can download them now, I load them on my ipod and listen. I've been listening to this one

Keeping the Hearts of Your Children

It is SUPER great! I know you'll love it.

I've have gotten quite a bit from them over the years. Lots of Homeschool Conferences, and one of my favorites is
The Making of a Princess by Dora Ash

Monday, March 16, 2009

Weekly Menu March 16-20

Poppyseed Chicken
Mac and Cheese
Oven Chicken

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Biggest Loser

We aren't having a weigh in this week. Which works for me! I don't think I've done very well. I have walked a couple times and did some arm toning, but that's it. I have tried to watch what I eat, but not as vigilant as I should/could have.

Weekly Menu

My darling husband commented that I've not been posting our menu plans and he would like to know what he gets to eat.

Leftover Korean Beef
Jerk Chicken Strips
Beef Roll ups
some other chicken dish

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Biggest Loser

Had my weigh in Wednesday. I'm the "biggest loser" this week, just shy of 5 pounds.
I really need to up my exercise with walking and light strength training. Then I won't have to worry to much about what I eat.

My mom is bringing me a copy of a diet plan her cousin has, it is 3 days on then 4 days off a week. That sounds pretty good. I just have to see what the 3 days looks like.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Praying with Purpose

My pastor's wife gave out this prayer to pray for our children, our spouse,and even ourselves.
Make it personal by adding a specific name in the blank.

Dear Lord,
I pray for my child________,

Like Enoch
Let _______walk with You daily,

Like Noah,
Let_________find favor in Your eyes,

Like Abraham,
Let________have faith in You,

Like Isaac,
Let_________be obedient to You and to parents,

Like Joseph,
Let_________be upright and be pure,

Like Moses,
Let ________be humble and be meek,

Like Joshua,
Let________be strong and be courageous,

LIke Caleb,
Let______be strong in health,

Like David,
Let ______be one after Your own heart,

Like Solomon,
Let_____be wise,

Like Daniel,
Let_________be faithful,

Like Nehemiah,
Let___be a great leader,

Like Esther,
Let__________be a (wo)man of prayer,

Like Job,
Let__________be victorious through patience,

LIke John,
Let______________love You wholeheartedly,

Like Paul,
Let__________love souls,

I pray to You Lord,
Let_____be one after the image of Christ,

I believe it is done.
I pray in Your Name with thanksgiving,