Behold, children are a gift of the LORD,

Behold, children are a gift of the LORD,

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Amazing how

meals are so much better when thrown together. I didn't know what I was gonna make tonight and we really didn't have much in the house, but I remembered I had some potatoes and I have never made potato soup before but thought I would give it a try. I made some cheese sandwhiches along with it and the kids just loved it!!!!!!!!!!! I thought it was pretty good too myself. Amazing when meals are so good and especially when they are just thrown together.

New Years!!!

Well it is soon to be another new year. where does the time go anymore. What are you New Year's Resolutions for this year??? Are they going to be the same thing as usual or are you going to really think hard about them. Of course we all want to get rich , lose weight, etc.. etc... Losing baby weight is upmost on my list but is not on the very top . Here is my New Year's Resolution list.
-Witness more!!!!!!!(this one will be hard for me as I am not really outgoing like my husband is)
-Be more patient, especially with my children!
-Read the Bible more. MAKE TIME for bible study.
-Trust in the Lord Fully this year!!!! ~~~ Wow this list is getting harder.
- Take more time for the fun stuff, not all the strict chores and homeschooling all the time.
-GIve my husband more, I think lately I have neglicted him a bit. I hope not but feel I might have.

Right now those are the top of my list.... so what are yours this year????

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!

I cannot believe it is almost Christmas, where does the time go. When I was little seemed like it took years to come back around but now as I get older and older it seems it is mere months. I am trying to just take some time and breathe and take everything in these days cause it seems it is slipping away so fast. The kids grow so fast. This year has been a good year for us though! We have trully been blessed. We were blessed with another baby this year, my dh's business was blessed, everyone was pretty healthy this year while many around us were really sick, we are blessed with so much. This Christmas I just want to sit back and take it all in. What more could a mommy want? A wondeful husband and 7 healthy , beautiful blessings. I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and that everyone remembers what this season is about. WE get so caught up in the presents, cooking, get togethers,etc... that sometimes we forget what the true meaning is. I hope the New Year treats you all well but try just just live in the here and now. Live each day to the fullest! Love like you have never loved, give like you have never gave, and most important reach out to others like you never have before. Tell the world about the wonderful baby born to come and save us all!! We will never ever receive a better present! I was saved by that baby and through HIM I will not go to Hell! Yes, I know totally different than what we usually talk about during Christmas but my heart aches for the lost, especially those lost people that are in our families and right across the road from us, our neighbors. God bless you all and have a joy filled Christmas and let your light shine!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Wonderful things happening here

First I want to say it is super busy around here but it is a good kind of busy. I just wanted to let you all know that our 6 year old daughter went in front of the church Sunday morning and with the preacher's help said the prayer and has accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior. She will be getting baptised soon. She has been asking for months for us to let her get baptised but her father and I just wanted to be sure. She has been so excited since. They gave her this really neat workbook to go through which we are doing during homeschool and also this little book you can write down the date of when you were born, very neat! I am so proud and hope that she grows to be a strong godly lady.
In other news our 1 yr old is FINALLY walking more than crawling, he can actually almost run if he wants too lol. I love to see a 1 yr old toddling around, nothing cuter. Baby girl is doing really good. She has been mostly in the bed with us but last night she slept from 11:30 to 6 this morning in her bassinet!!!!!!!!! I got some good sleep. :)
My ebay store is doing okay, hopefully when I get more established and have return customers it will pick up.
I went and watched our 10 yr old daughter Monday night during parent's week with her baton class, I was so proud. She is doing wonderful. This is her first year and she was the only one that did not drop her baton and looked like she really knew what she was doing. I really like where she takes because they are Christian oriented. She also does Christian drama there with her 6 yr old sister. I get to watch them do some of the Christian drama Thursday and watch our other daughter that night as well. Oh wow that is tommorrow. Where is the week going?
Our 12 yr old sons are doing well, just normal 12 yr old things we are trying to work on and our 2 yr old son is so full of energy sometimes just watching him makes me tired. He is so super sweet though and tells the other kids all the time, you are my friend. LOL
God bless you all and I hope you are all ready for Christmas.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Ebay store

I haven't posted on my blog in a while cause I have been busy trying to get my ebay store going. I have been wanting to do something to make some extra money so when dh's business is slow he won't have to worry so much. Here is the link http://stores.ebay.com/Tiffanys-tots-and-more . Let me know what ya think and while your there see if there is something you can use lol. It is in the very early stages. I will mostly be selling Gymboree but will have other things. Thanks for all of you have already been supporting me on this, it means alot. This will also help clothe our 7 kids as well :)

Friday, December 4, 2009

Amazing

I think with each new child the Lord blesses us with comes a new learning experience for me. With many small little ones sometimes seem things seem overwhelming but this causes me to lean on my faith so much more and pray more often. I think with each child has come stronger faith and understanding in what God put me here for. I am so in awe that God would call me to be the mother of such little blessings. To trust ME, me of all people, to raise them is unbelievable to me. This thanksgiving meant so much to me, I have so much to be thankful for. With so much divorce going on around me I am so blessed to have a wonderful husband. Yes, I went through a awful relationship in my younger days but it only made me the person I am today and only makes me cherish my relationship with my husband more now. NO things are not always easy for us, right now my husband doesn't have much work but this morning I woke up with a peace that God is gonna take care of us. How awsome is that. I love my husband, I love my kids and first and foremost I love the Lord that gave them to me.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Christmas card pic


Here is our Christmas card pic. Hey at least everyone is in it and nobody is screaming. :)

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!! Hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving. GOd has blessed us so much, I have so much to be thankful for. I want to be sure though that I thank God daily for all he has blessed us with. Sometimes I get so busy I forget to be thankful . I hope I can stop and remember to thank God for all he has blessed us with.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Can you believe!

That our newest blessing is 2 months old! Wow, time flies when your having fun. LOL! Having 7 kids is such a blessing. Most people stand in shock when I say that. HOw in the world could I actually like having the responsibility of 7 kids is how they act. Well... I feel they are missing out. Like they are missing out on the tons of blessings you experience when you leave everything to the Lord. NO, it is not easy and many times you are looked at like you have 3 heads but it is so worth it. Every moment is worth it, the sleepless night, the days of sickness, the raging headaches from lack of sleep, the worry, everything, it is all worth it. Because with the bad comes the good. The tons of kisses, hugs, the I love you's, the joy of each child learning while their sibling's cheer them on and teach them also, the laughs and giggles, all of it. I do not know what the Lord has planned for my family and I know it will not always be easy but I do know that the Lord will be with us every single step. God bless you all and I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Do not forget to thank the Lord DAILY for each blessing he has given you.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Super busy

Just wanted you all to know I am still alive. Just supper busy around here. It is a good kind of busy though. I try to get in a much school I can each day. Having a 2 month old, 1 yr old, and 2 yr old in the house is very interesting some days. Sometimes though it is the older ones who add the challenge. I am trying to work on attitudes and how they treat each other lately.
Dh and I are making some decisions that are not easy to make so please be in prayer for us on that. Sometimes it is just so hard to know what to do and it is hard when you do not have many that believe the same way you do. Anyway, just wanted to post a short message to let everyone know I am still here just busy. I got to go get lunch cause we are meeting with a friend at 1:30 today. God bless you all.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Self Promotion

Shamless huh??? We are doing Dave Ramsey's Total Money makeover so we are trying to get our debts paid off plus we are finishing up Christmas. Anyway, I have some stuff listed on ebay(if you do that kind of thing) and will be listing more today and during the week. My ebay name is billyswife0. Here is a link to one of my listings and then you can look at the others
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=160378265704&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT

If your husband is looking for a box van then check the one out we have listed. Thanks and God bless.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Slacking

I know I didn't put up my menu this year but I am really going day by day for many reasons. I will hopefully be back to a menu plan next week.

Out of Shape!!!

Yeah! Yeah!! I know I just had a baby less than two months ago but I started my Taebo workout today and boy am I out of shape.. EEK!! I didn't get all the way through it and I am sore! I didn't get all the way through it cause I had a 1 yr old and 2 yr old hanging on to my legs crying. NOt sure why doing Taebo started that chain reaction , dh said it was because they thought I had gone crazy. LOL, is a possiblity. Anyway, I go 20 minutes in. IT may be a good thing they stopped me cause I am so sore now . I am gonna do this though.!!! I am ! Even if it well..... we won't go there. I am gonna get healthier though and I am gonna lose this weight. Just in case God has another blessing in store for us down the road, I have had a baby every year for the past 3 years so you can imagine what it has done to my body. My husband says I think you look fine but I know I could look alot better and I need to be happy with myself. I also want to be as healthy as I can be for my kids. The kids are actually doing Taebo with me so it is a bit funner and you do not feel as goofy. Anyway, anyone wanna start the weightloss journey with me???

Sunday, November 8, 2009

My wonderful giving kids,What Christmas is all about

We recieved our Samaritan's Purse Gift Catalog in the mail https://www.samaritanspurse.org/index.php/Giving/gift_catalog/ and I just glanced at it and thought this would be nice but as many busy moms do I just tossed it aside. This has also been talked about on other blogs like this one http://everypreciousjoy.blogspot.com/ also. anyway back to what I was saying. My kids found it. They have all decided that is what they want to do for Christmas this year with their money they have in giving. They get a allowance each week and they put some in savings, spending and giving. They each have a good bit saved in spending. So together they have decided along with their daddy and I that they would choose to help on some of these needs. It is fun to see what each choose. We are also helping a local family here . Anway , I just love seeing my kids being so selfless, they are usually always like that. Always wanting to help others. I am so proud of them , I know they each will grow up and be used for God's glory. Suddenly Christmas looks alot different this year, we are turning it into what it should be able . I hope each and every one of you have a awsome Christmas this year. Let us know if you have a need we might could help with also. God bless.

Friday, November 6, 2009

What a awsome God we serve


My dh's business is going so good. While many around us are struggling with no jobs, are hours that are less dh's business seems to be flourishing and we do not praise anyone but God for that. He is blessing us in so many ways. Just a couple of years ago we were leaving paycheck to paycheck and sometimes it was not even enough, it was a scary time . I will admit during that time neither of us were close to the Lord like we should of been. But He helped us through it, I totally believe that. And He is blessing dh for listening to him about starting his own business and for trusting in Him. We are starting the Dave Ramsey baby steps and hope to be debt free in a couple of years. What a wonderful thing that will be. We are saddened that so many people are struggling right now and that times are so tough for our nation right now but I think things will continue to be tough as long as our nation tries to rely on itself or the government. When we turn back to Christ, what the country was founded on then we will truly see things change. Until then it will be the same ole , same ole or worse. I do believe it may not be long until our Lord comes back for his bride, are you ready???? Even if it is not in our lifetime shouldn't we live like it ? Because it could happen today, tommorrow, any time. I want to be ready! When I stand there on judgement day I would like to think I did what the Lord called me to do. I have sinned terribly in my life and will continue to sin but I am striving to be a better Christian, a better everything. A better mommy , a better wife, a better sister, daughter, friend, etc.... After all when we pass will we really give a account of how clean our house was or if our children knew all 50 states? Don't get me wrong I am a neat freak and I want to teach my children as much as possible but I am understanding and learning daily what is most important. I am learning I need to stop and smell the roses . To watch my children playing. Stop and look at the beauty God has created. Stop and hear the children's laughter. Stop and kiss my husband. After all in the end what is important.

********Wow when I sat down to write this post I did not intend to go so deep. NOt sure why I did. Just started typing. Maybe it was meant for someone today. Have a blessed day. And don't forget to stop. Enjoy what God has blessed you with. Even if you are going through a rotten time we always have something to be thankful for.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Striving to be the what I am called to be

I feel like the Lord is calling me and showing me what he wants me to be . I feel like all I have ever went through in my life was for a purpose, in fact I know it was. It all lead me to where I am today. I have a wonderful life! Some may say I would never want to be her but that is okay with me. I am proud of who I am. The Lord has brought me so far. Sometimes I forget who I am suppose to be but when I look in my little bitty baby's face and she smiles at me I know exactly who I am. I am a mother of 7 beautiful children who the Lord blessed me with to raise as arrows for His glory. I am a wife to the most wonderful man in the world. I love my life and if that is all anyone sees me as I am fine with that. I love my life and I totally belive that is what God made me to be. And I am coming to the place that I am so fine with that.

A wonderful post!!!

Check this out, i just recently found this blog.
http://proverbs14verse1.blogspot.com/2009/11/contentment-in-palace.html

Monday, November 2, 2009

Menu plan for this week

monday- Deer tenderloin or roast, mashed potatoes, peas

Tuesday- Roast Beef Sandwhiches and Sun chips

Wendsday-Fried Chicken , veggies, and rolls(since we didn't have our fried chicken last week, we substitued for something else)

Thursday-Country Fried Steak with gravy, green beans, potatoes, bisquits

Friday-Chilli, cheese sandwhiches

Saturday- lunch- hot dogs supper- chicken and rice

Sunday- beef casserole



Breakfast varies for us. We have all different things from cereal to whole meals. Just depends.
Lunches we will start having ramen noodles, different types of sandwhiches, tuna, those kinds of things. We are cutting our budget tons to do Dave Ramsey's plan so our meals need to be frugal. any ideas??? Send me a message.

Changing

I feel like I am changing from the inside out. I think I am changing for the better, I am working hard to be the mother and wife God wants me to be. I want my family to be mostly self reliant so we are working toward that goal. We are starting the Dave Ramsey baby step program. Hopefully besides our house we will be debt free in less than 2 years. And have a good bit of savings also. I am also will doing all this budgeting and trying to be frugal writing a book. Wish me luck on that. I am almost done getting my book on the computer and I told the publisher people I would have my book sent to them for review this week. I have always wanted to write a book but not enough self esteem to think I was good enough to write one. My sweet dh has encouraged me over and over again to try it. so here I am. Pray it works out. I love this time in my life. It gets better ever day. The Lord has blessed me with a wonderful,hardworking husband and 7 beautiful kids. WOW!! Just looking at the number 7 is amazing to me. The Lord works on my heart daily and I am so glad he has never given up on me. Pray for us as we go through the debt free journey, pray we can work together to do so. We will have to sacrifice some things to get there but it will so be worth it. God bless you all.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Really cool giveaway!!!! Check it out

http://www.ithodeyouso.com/2009/10/baby-dipper-review-and-giveaway-ends.html

Great site for busy moms

Since I had the baby we have not gotten her out much with all the flu and sickness around here. So I have had to be creative. I usually go shopping every Sunday with my menu plan in hand but for non food items I have been ordering from a place called Alice and actually been spending less money . I guess because I am not walking through the store and actually just getting on there during the week and finding the things I need and then just ordering. I would highly recommend it. You sometimes get your package the next day after you order and shipping is always free. And they also search the web for coupons for you and they already add them in for you./ They also havea referral program. IT is so neat!!! Anyway here ya go, enjoy. You can also request for them to start carrying items you do not see on there.
http://www.alice.com/referral/78C257FD

Thursday, October 29, 2009

a great day!!!

So baby girl has been so good today, I have gotten so much done. But the best part is I got to spend some one on one time with my precious older girls. My 6 yr old and 10 yr old daughters and I made some rice krispies treats and brownies. They were so excited and I let them do most of it all themselves with the recipe's. It was really nice to get to spend some time with them. I love getting to spend quality time with any of my kids. I make sure when I go to town I do not go by myself I take one with me , they take turns. That way I can talk with that one kid without little ones yelling and crying and everything else going on. This is what life is about. I have the windows open and the nice fresh spring air is blowing through as I write this. Tommorrow may be choatic or even tonight may be but for now I am soaking all this up. :) God knows what we need. Thank you so much Jesus for the beautiful , peaceful day today. One of my older twin sons has been so much help today also.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Ramblings

First I want to say yesterday I got out to go get milk and decided to use a Belk's gift card someone gave me for the baby when she was born . So me and my 6 yr old daugther stopped by there and picked some things out for the baby. when I got back home I was so refreshed and renewed. Just getting out a hour or so made so much difference. Baby girl did pretty good till around 3 am and then after that she was up and down. But I think if I would of not of gotten out of the house yesterday I wouldn't have been so refreshed to take on another night of not much sleep.
I am trying to get this house organized. We are totally running out of space. Well not really but I just hate when things are cluttered. Maybe I can get it the way I want it soon.
How is everyone out there??? Anyone faced the swine flu yet? alot of members of my church have had it( or well type A flu which they are just calling swine flu). that is why we have not been back to church yet but I surely do miss it.
Getting back to doing a menu plan sure has helped me. Dh has shot two does already this year and our meat is ready for pick today, so yahhhhhhh for that. We are trying to get all our debt paid off. I have been looking for a Dave Ramsey Total MOney Makeover book for cheap but haven't found it cheap enough for me yet. But we did find his baby steps online so we are starting to go by those. Please pray for us as we go on this journey.
well that is about it for now, I have two crying

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

At my wits end

Our newest blessings is proving to be a handful. She fusses all day and night. I cannot get anything done during the day almost except maybe some school and a bit of laundry and supper cooked at night .She is up most of the night. I have switched formula, bottles, pretty much everything. He ped. just said she is colicky and there isn't much you can do. I have tried fennel and catnip in her bottle which was recommended to me by a friend but it doesn't seem to help. Gas drops, gripe water, tylenol does nothing. I have done so much praying lately but I just feel so lost. I am so tired but still have other responsiblities, it is not like she is the only one in the house. Last night dh got up with me to help with the 1 yr old also cause he woke up and didn't want to go back down. I am not sure why I am blogging about this, guess I just need to get it out. I am gonna wait a while longer and if she doesn't get better I am gonna ask the ped. to check her for reflux. Maybe it is burning her throat. I don't know! Just say a little prayer for me if you do not mind.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Menu plan for this week 10/26-10/31

Okay well last week was a bit off , i had to cook Wendsday because we kept the kids home from church cause the swine flu is going around really bad in our church so we are having our veggie soup tonight.

Sunday-Hot wings/garlic bread
Monday-Taco's
Tuesday-Deer cubed steak, steak fries
Wendsday-Pork loin, onion rings, corn
Thursday-Fried chicken,mashed potatoes,black eye peas,rolls
Friday-deer tenderloin on the grill and not sure what else yet

Saturday we are going to my moms to watch Ga/Fl. game and to celebrate dh's birthday late. It was nice when I was making my grocery list to find alot of stuff I didn't even know I had in the freezer so we do not have to buy as much this week making my shopping trip tommorrow less dreaded. I have been going once a week shopping since we are not getting our little's out due to all the sickness around. This is my first baby that has not seen the inside of Walmart when they were a couple of days old, she is already over 4 weeks old and has not saw WalMart . wow!! LOL

Friday, October 23, 2009

Interesting post from a online friend of mine

http://everypreciousjoy.blogspot.com/
check it out

Giveaway time!!!

Here is a really nice giveaway on a blog I frequent. A homeschooling family makes this all natural soap and this really nice woman is doing a giveaway of it. check it out
http://raisingolives.com/2009/10/virginia-soaps-and-scents-giveaway-and-review/

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Happy Birthday to my wonderful husband

Today is my husband's birthday. So I guess I will blog about that and him. Tonight my mom is keeping all the kids except the newborn . She is gonna keep them for a couple of hourse while our newest blessing and I take my husband and her daddy out to supper and to get his birthday present. He is turning 28 today , I cannot believe it. He was 19 years old when I married him and he became my Knight in Shining Armor. I don't know if I have ever talked about this much here but my husband adopted my 3 older kids. I was in a very bad abusive realtionship in my teens years, well I won't get into all that. Maybe something for another time . But I know God placed my dh and I together. He saved me and my kids from a life that was spinning out of control. Now all these years later and 4 kids later-lol- I love him more and more each day. He is my everything, my husband, my friend, my rock, my life. I just would like to thank him for being such a wonderful, dedicated husband and father. I love you , Billy. Happy Birthday.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Why we homeschool

WEll I thought this would be a good topic . I have really been thinking about some things and one of which is when people look at us and are like mmmmmmmm, must be homeschoolers. They seem to say that after they see our 12 passenger van and see that we have more kids than they think we ought to. Well here are just a few reasons why we do homeschool.
-WE think we ought to be in charge of our children, not the school.
- We want to teach our kids in the way we want them taught. Ex. not teaching evolution as fact!
-We are instructed by our Lord and Savior to teach our kids, that should be reason enough.
-WE got tired of the school system and how they treat children who cannot be robots.
-We actually like our children to be at home, Yep, you heard me. We WANT them home. How it saddens me to hear parents say I cannot wait till school starts back or I cannot wait till this break is over. Why would you say that????
-We want to be able to teach our kids things they need to know to make it when they grow up and move out. We are able to instruct them and teach them far more than just math and science. Our 10 yr old daughter just tonight made the cornbread for our supper and did a mighty fine job if I do say so myself. She read directions and mixed everything together by herself and then decided she wanted to make cornbread muffins.
-We do not want them indoctrinated!

I could go on and on but these are just some of the reasons we homeschool . I think Christians especially now really need to think and pray about sending your kids to public school. I know some say they feel they have no choice but there are ways it can be done. I do not look down on anyone who for whatever reason feels their child is better served in public school but I would dare you to really pray about it.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Really focusing this week on some things with the kids

We will mostly be doing History this week for school. I am really focusing on pride in your country and what our country was founded on. We are making sure we say the pledge every morning again( a great way for the little ones to learn) and going on national anthem,etc.... Ya" know I had never really ever heard the whole Star Spangled Banner. Also really gonna be going on The Bill of Rights and Constitution. I think this is a critical time in our country and that our children need to know what this country was founded on. So... that is what we are really going to be working on this with along with somethings each child needs to be working on around the home. One is not working to his ability and we are finding scriptures to show him Jesus would want him to put his whole heart in his work. Other things are attitudes and how they talk to each other. Right now with the older two boys(our twins) I am reading Created For Work and my oldest daughter we are reading Beautiful Girlhood. Both I highly recommend. Well that is it for this blog post , little Ms. is fussy ,.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

menu plan for this week 10/19-10/25

Monday-Chicken bake,beans,rolls and squash casserole(did not get to have our squash casserole last week so hopefully this week)

Tuesday-Spaghetti and bread with corn on the cobb and lemon pie(didn;t have our lemon pie last week either so hopefully this week)

Wendsday-kids church , something small for dh and I and Issac

Thursday-dh's birthday hoping to get my mom to keep the kids to take him out(all the kids except the newest one of course)

Friday-cube steak(had pork loin last week instead of cube steak so will have cube steak this week), homemade seasoned fries, garlic bread

Saturday-Roast , mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans

Sunday-veg. soup

*****I am on a diet so either I eat small meals at night or make supper and then eat cereal or something lol.

Have you did the wonderful change over yet????

I am talking about changing the clothes over from summer to fall/winter clothes. That is what I did most of this past week. It took forever!!! And it also let me know I didn't have everyone covered for winter like I thought I did. ugh!!!! So now the hunt for good prices. Also you know you are really are never done with the change over because while doing laundry you always find those clothes that are left out. But for the most part I am done. Speaking of laundry I am never gonna get caught up. With a newborn in the house and a 2 yr old that now thinks it is funny to pull his underwear down and pee it is getting ridiculous. He has been in so much trouble the past week! I am not sure why he started doing this.
Our 1 yr old seems to be very close to walking. He has taken a couple of steps, so very close. It is crazy how fast they grow. I cannot believe our newest blessing is already 1 month old. She has been having alot of tummy issues, she is either having terrible reflux or colic. So any suggestions from anyone on that??? I changed her formula and also went and bought some Dr. Brown bottles and for 2 nights she did tons better but then last night she cried for 3 straight hours. I have been doing ALOT of praying lately. It has been a long 2 months if you have been following along. She was giving me problems even before I had her. But you know what it is all worth it, I would not trade it for the world. I love my job and I love each and every one of my kids. God is good!

Great giveaway for those with kids

Check it out, super giveaway for those rainy days
http://raisingolives.com/2009/10/elefun-and-friends-giveaway/comment-page-2/#comment-4371

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Our little one

is better!!! Thank the Lord, I am so glad it wasn't much of nothing. He fought it off , he only had a fever for a couple of days and that was it. just thought I would update. Thanks to anyone who said a prayer.

********* i was just changing his diaper and noticed a rash over his body, so he must of had roseola.**********

Monday, October 12, 2009

Prayer request

My one yr old is running a fever, has been since last night. it has been between 101 and 102. Please pray this is all he has and that it is over quickly and that none of the rest of the family get anything especially our newborn!!! Thanks!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Menu plan for this week 10/12-10/17

Monday- chilli with cheese sandwhiches
Tuesday- chicken strips , squash casserole, rolls, corn
Wendsday-kids may go to church for awana
Thursday-tater tot casserole with oven fried potatoes , lemon pie
Friday-cube steak , fruit salad, peas, cornbread
Saturday- lunch-corn dogs and chips
supper-taco's

*********Hope to make some stuff this week and freeze, make double tater tot casserole
make breakfast casserole, and hash brown casserole to freeze********

Post your menu and leave me a comment , this is great to help each other out in thinking of things for supper. Especially us who have newborns and are exhausted.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Congrats to

Josh and Anna Duggar on the birth on their first child. Also huge congrats go out to the grandparents as well! Such a neat family
http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20311322,00.html

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

here she is


Thought i would give you a look at our new little blessing, I do not post many pics on my blog per my husband's request. I know alot of you really want to see her so here is one pic of her. enjoy! She is wearing my gown and bonnet from when I was a baby. :)

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Tell me not to be so hard on myself

okay so I need someone to tell me to quit worrying so much and being so hard on myself. I think I need to be everything to everyone all the time . I guess that is how you put it. i am always thinking am I spending enough time with my kids, am I being too hard on them, when they grow up what will they say about growing up,etc... Why do I fret so much about this. Awhile ago everyone was in the woods working with dh on the deer stand except me and the two youngest ones. The baby got to fussing so I put our 1 yr old in the pack and play for him to play while I tended to the baby. Well then I got to feeling bad because he was in the pack and play. Even when he is happily playing in there , I think wow I have him locked up in jail just to help me. why do I stress myself out like that???? I have 7 kids and I do spend most days time with each and every one of them more than I can say sometimes about some people with 1 or 2 kids but I just sometimes worry do they get enough of me. Anyway, I know this sounds like alot of rambling but I just had to get this out or I would bust. Thanks for listening to me . God bless

Saturday, October 3, 2009

a Day in the Life of me :)

Well my dh took our oldest daugther to play golf , which so makes me happy that he takes time with our kids. She loves to go with him.
Anyway so far while they have been gone I have gotten alot done. I have did laundry, made pumpkin bread(the little ones even helped), did my my devotions this morning(makes me feel so much better during the day),played with babies, got our one yr old down for nap and he is back up and just got our 2 yr old down for nap(wished they would nap at the same time). Got some bills taken care of,bottles and sippy cups washed, plenty of diaper changes, baby fed twice-lol. Now I sit here, I just emailed a friend and am not blogging. When I am done blogging I am gonna let the older boys go play in the woods while I play with our 1 yr old and hope to have some time with him , baby girl should be up soon though. Then I hope to spend some one on one time with our 6 yr old daugther although we had a good time making the pumpkin bread this morning. We talked about God, why he died on the cross, about hell,and such. It totally threw me off guard because she said I do not want anyone to go to hell , not even the bad people. She said when I get older I am gonna talk to them and tell them that Jesus died for them. But she said in the most innocent voice, I won't get too close though because they might hurt me. Wow, what our kids understand and how smart they are. HOw much they actually absorb. I totally think she is ready to be baptised. She has been asking but didn't think she was ready but after all she told me this morning about Jesus dying on the cross for us because he loved us and so we could be with him in heaven when we die, I totally think she is ready. Wow, I totally got off of what I was talking about but it just made me so proud of her. Well, I better go little man is ready to play and getting restless. More to come later.
Me and our 2 yr old and 6 yr old making pumpkin bread! Don't look at me, I am still in my pajama's and just had a baby 2 weeks ago.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Why we have so many kids

Well... first I want to warn this may be a bunch of rambling as I am sleep deprived and there is alot going on around the house right now with 7 children . But I feel led to write this post.
First I want to say I could not be happier with the addition of our 7th blessing just a little over a week ago. She is doing well for those that are keeping up and growing everyday. I could not imagine my life any other way and thank God daily for my wonderful kids and husband. While life is not always peaches and cream around here and our kids are not always little angels like some might think it is our life and I am so thankful for each and every moment.
We have not always thought the way we do now. IN fact when I was younger I knew a couple of families that had 6 or 7 kids and though in fact the woman had lost her mind. There was just no way. And then after having my twins at age 16 my thoughts towards children slowly changed, and I do mean slowly. Especially after I got pregnant on birth control when the twins were only 13 months old. After having the twins I realized every child has a purpose and even though they may not be planned they are here for a reason. And btw- it also taught me not to judge others because we all fall and all make mistakes and sin.... that is a different story. Then when I met my prince charming and we got married I promised he that we would have one or two more children(he adopted my first three, maybe a story for another time). After having our darling daugther I thought she might be our last. Two girls and two boys, everyone said how perfect that was. Then we had our next child which was a son about 4 yrs later. That is around the time things started changing for us with our beliefs. We had started changing our lives more, going to church more, doing a bible study,etc..... While pregnant with my son we had decided I would get my tubes tied, then things started coming up about the side effects,etc... so we decided against that and that my husband would get a vasectomy after our son was born. When the time came for that it just did not seem right to me and I had started being led to verses of how children are a blessing and I was being led to sites where women were leaving their fertility to God and he was providing for them, it was amazing to me. So I told my husband I did not want him to get fixed and he was a bit surprised but he was even more surprised the day I told him we should leave our fertility to the Lord. He was hesitant and unsure. While he had gave his business to the Lord(he is self employed) this was a bit more scary. He went on a mens retreat and came back and was totally renewed and changed. A little bit after that he agreed we should give it to the Lord. A little bit after Christmas we found out I was pregnant again, while we were a bit shocked, scared, etc... it was a joyful surprise but we did have a 6 month old so it a bit of getting used to. Then we had our next son. Our 6th child. And everyone's favorite thing to say to us was that they hoped we were done, is that enough yet,etc... We still felt convicted and when our son was 3 months almost 4 months we found out we were expecting again. while the reactions we got were mixed we did not care, we feel like we are doing what God called us to do. We are trying to raise arrows for his glory and honor. And now the 17th of this month our beautiful baby daugther as born. I could not be happier and I do feel the Lord blessing us . NO it is not always easy but it is worth it. Do I know what the future holds, no. But I do not know I want to do what I feel convicted by the Lord to do. Society today sees children as curses, burdens, that they take up too much room, too much air, cost too much money, etc.... You hear it all. But I know my children are here for a reason each and every one of them and they all have a purpose.
It really saddens me the comments we get sometimes , people are so caught up in themselves. Makes me want to say well at least ALLLLLL my kids have manners. Some people make out like we have 40 kids, they look at us like we have two heads. WE get comments from do you own a tv to you do know what causes that don't you. It is insane. And the latest was from a assistant at my midwife's that saw me one day, she asked me if I had a brain. It used to make me really mad at the comments we would get but now I just feel so sorry for the people making them. They have no clue what a blessing children are. Anyway, I hope I made some sense and didn't just ramble. God bless you all.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Birth Story

Okay here it is. I finally hopefully have time to write it down. I went in Wendsday night because I had soooooooooooo much pressure and plenty of contractions. When I got there I had not done more changing of my cervix, still was 3 almost 4. They kept me per my midwife's instructions. My daugther was with us so she got the pull out bed thing while dh tried to sleep with 3 chairs put together, needless to say he did not get much sleep and neither did I. Anyhow, the next morning ,Thursday, my midwife came in and checked me and she said I definatly had changed from what I was that Monday. That I was 5 cm and that baby had moved even further down, I didn't think that was possible. LOL! So she broke my water at 7:30, they started my pitocin at 8:30. At around 10:30 I asked for a shot of iv pain meds. Then around 12:30 or so I said I needed to be checked, she told me I was almost 9 cm and just had a little bit of cervix left and I could start pushing if I wanted. I was thinking to myself what, already. I mean for me it usually is a all day thing for laboring. Anyhow I started pushing and at 12:46 baby Annie was born. My easiest delivery to date! The contractions this time was not bad at all and pushing did not hurt hardly at all. I did alot of praying and just got in a zone and Ithink that really helped. Prayer is a very powerful thing. She was healthy but smaller than I thought. I figured she was right at 8 pounds but she weighed in 6 pounds 15.6 ounces which they round up to 7 pounds. so there ya go.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Our new blessing

has arrived!!!!!!! She weighed in at 7 pounds and 20 inches long. she was my easiest delivery to date, which was great considering the past couple of weeks. She is so beautiful!!! It is amazing what blessings God gives us even though we do not deserve them. She is healthy . She is a pretty good baby just has her days and nights mixed up. HOpefully we will get that adjusted soon cause I am pretty exhausted. Our 2 yr old is doing great with her, he just loves his little sister. Our 1 yr old on the other hand is a bit wild and has alot of adjusting to do but hopefully that will happen soon. Of course the rest of the kids just adore her and drive me crazy asking if they can hold her. Just wanted to jump on and update. Thanks for all the prayers, thoughts , and support.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Appt. update

My
midwife said she could stretch me to 4 cm, baby is right there, she
even touched her hand when she was checking me. She said my cervix is
definately favorable so she was gonna send me to the hospital to first
break my water and then if that did not work put me on pit, but I am
sure breaking my water would of worked. But anyway the hospital would
not agree to it when she called because I am not 39 weeks yet.
Sooo.....she made me a appt for Friday morning at 10:00 at the office
to see her and she told me to have all my bags and stuff and have the
kids someone to stay with that she would send me in Friday if she had
to break my water in her office herself. She said she has no doubt
that once that happens it will not take long for baby to be born since
she is right there. She said I know you feel like you have a bowling
ball between you legs, I was like exactally. So... if I do not go
before Friday then Friday I will be put in. I should be at least 5 cm
by then, I am really hoping for NO pitocin so any suggestions would be
great. I am not gonna do castor oil though because of the meconium
thing. Anyway, that is about it.

Monday, September 14, 2009

midwife appt.

today!!! Please pray for me. IT is at 4:00.

Friday, September 11, 2009

soooooooooooo frustrating

Okay I am embarrased to say I have been to the hospital again, I went Wensday afternoon. My contractions had gotten to 3 1/2 to 5 minutes apart and were lasting longer . Anyway, to make a long story short they said I had not change. Actually they were busy with 3 fixing to have babies so they sort of rushed me out. She said I was 30% effaced and they said I was 50% two days before that. Also the nurse said my cervix was not really favorable for labor when over a week ago I was told it was. And on and on. She didn't really take the time to really check me, sort of hurried. Said I was contracting but they were irregular , um how do you know they are irregular when I was not on the machine longer than 5 minutes. Anyway, so then I called my midwives office the next morning and told them I wanted a appt and would like to see a midwife to talk to her about all of this. 2 of the 3 midwifes are off this week and the 1 that is there broke her leg not too long ago and is not up to par yet and she was already double booked but they told me they would talk to her and see what they could do. I said okay, I just do not really want to deliver at home because ifI was gonna do that I would of prepared to deliver at home. They never called me back yesterday, still have heard nothing!!!!!!!!!!I have a appt monday but who wants to try to go over the weekend with the unknown. I am so frustrated and feel like I am on my own. I know they see pregnant women daily and that you do not need to be at the hospital unless you are in labor. But with me once I hit 5 cm or so I am gone! And it takes us over a hour to get there .
I had to go to Wal Mart this morning and now I am so sore. I just want to cry. Issac got up at 4:30 and didn't want to go back to sleep so I got up with him for a bit , he finally went back to sleep. Then I was up again around 8 or so. I am just miserable, and I know it is this way at the end but I have so much pressure down there and my back feels like someone is pinching it constantly. Please pray for me, I am just exhausted. Please pray I make it to the hospital when it is time. Please pray I finally make some progress. I have been 3 cm( although i really think I was more than that when I went Wendsday) for over a week now. And the contractions are so harsh.
I know today is September 11th, let us know forget those people who lost their lives on that day 8 years ago. And we need to make sure we pray for our country on this day also and really everyday.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Another wonderful giveaway from a online friend

My friend is doing another giveaway on her blog, check it out!!
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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Hospital visit yesterday

So yesterday I thought my water was trickling, not neccassarily broke but maybe just leaking so they told me to come in to the hospital. I did . Water had no broken. I was dilated 3 cm internally, and 5 cm on the outside . I am having contractions but they are just not super intense yet. THey had my walk for a hour and then checked me again, not much change was made so we went home. :( My contractions have been different today, more painful I would say . NOt just the tightening but shooting pain with them. So who knows, maybe it will be today and maybe it will be another week, although I doubt it. I also have shooting pain down my leg. Please pray I can just get through all the wondering and that I will know when it is time to go. THis is my 7th child but they have all been so different. My sunday school class is giving me a small shower tonight so maybe I will make it through that. Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Getting close

Well for those that are following I am now 36 weeks and a half. I went to my midwife monday and was dilated 2 cm. This has been a really hard week. With contractions and pain and just plain exhaustion but I have been trying to make it to at least 37 weeks. Also my husband had some jobs he had to get done. AFter today I am good to go though lol. I did not sleep hardly at all last night and my tummy is messed up again. I think that if I do not get to feeling better after I go to town today I may see if my mom can come sit with my kids so I can go be checked again. I don't know. I really do not want to go before tommorrow night though and I wonder if checking me will just help things along. anyway, I am going now to take a nice warm bath. will try to keep everyone updated.

Monday, August 31, 2009

The world around us

I am so tired of hearing about this healthcare but then on the otherhand we need to listen up. I am just so sick of our government trying to take our rights away and while I would love change this is not change for the better no matter what "they" tell us. IF you just watch our rights our being taken away slowly and slowly, especially those of Christians. I am not making a hate speech like alot of political leaders would like to lead the country to believe that if anyone disagrees with them it is hate speech I am just speaking from my heart. The thing that concerns me with all of this is the future of my children! It should concern you as well. What will happen if the dept of this country keeps rising and our rights keep getting taken away. What will happen to them if our freedom of speech keeps getting shut down , and the morals of our founding fathers are forgotten. HOw sad is it that we forget what this country was founded on and even sadder is how we treat each other. We all need to wake up, we need to take a stand together and fight for our children's future. and for their children's future. When our churches cannot even stay together this day and age how do we expect our country to stick together and love each other. IT is time to pray and pray hard for our president, our congress, our government all together and for our country! Yes pray for our president weather you agree with him or not!!!!!!!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Shameful self promotion

If you have time stop by ebay and check out my things I have listed and buy buy buy lol!!! No for real stop by and see if you can use anything . My prices are good :) ebay id is billyswife0
Trying to save some money up for some things for the baby and other things.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Sad sad times

This week so far has been full of such sad news. It makes me wonder what this world is coming to and makes me pray for Jesus's return so much sooner. Makes me hold my family closer, makes me love my husband harder. Someone who i used to be best friends with that I still really respect is going through a divorce that she does not want and they have two small boys. It just saddens me to the core!! The husband wants it and she doesn't. I found this out this week. Also found out another couple is getting a divorce in our church. Both these couples have been married for many years. Why is this happening so much now??? IN my opinion it boils down alot to selfishness. WE want the easy way out or what we THINK is the easy way out. Alot of times couples one or the other or both just do not try and work things out. I just need to pray I know. And please pray for both these family. IT is so heartbreaking and shocking. And then on top of all that I found the guy that reroofed our house a few months back hung himself, he also has two small children and their mom has so issues so these children are left alone. I mean how incrediable sad. Why in this society are we so selfish??? What do we blame it on??? i know many are not right with God, how could you be to cause so much hurt and pain to your family. And why do so many these days feel they have no option. IT is just so sad to me. That is why I tell my kids you never know when you reach out what it means to that person. You never know what it may mean to that person at that very moment. I think that shows we need to reach out more, witness more, and love more!!!! in the midst of such happy times for my family with a new baby coming soon the way the world is moving towards such chaos is so sad and heartbreaking. Please pray, reach out and most important love your neighbor!!!!!!!!!!!!

My friend is doing a give away

Her blog is called bringing up blessings and this is her first giveaway, check it out
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Saturday, August 22, 2009

New message board for christian homeschoolers

Hope ya don't mind Jess but I thought it would be great to mention the site, I think it is a wonderful thing you are doing. IF you want me to take it down I will. But ladies a online friend of mine for some years now has started a great Christian homeschool board. check it out and come and join us. It's new and just getting started so maybe you can add something to it. God bless
http://godshomeschool.aceboard.com/

Friday, August 21, 2009

Struggling

That is what I feel like lately. I just feel like I am struggling with everything. I stay so exhausted. I am struggling because I believe we should leave things up to the Lord including our fertility but then my health has really went downhill this time with this pregnancy. It just has not been as easy, may be cause I am having a girl too. I tend to have a harder time with girls. Dh and I have decided we will probably use Natural Family Planning this time around and chart and go by that, he also mentioned barrier methods too. He has just been worried about my health. Of course I am too but I know God will provide me strength but maybe it is his will for us to use these methods to hopefully keep from having another baby so soon and give my body a rest. I don't know with hormones you just really do not know how you feel about decisions you make but I do have to honor what my husband wants.
We just recently got tv back and go it back through something called Sky Angel tv. It is really nice and Christian centered. It mostly has all christian channels but also the Hallmark Channel, Fox News, The Weather Channel, and some sports channels. It is so depressing anymore to watch Fox News though . It is so sad how our country is getting further and further from what this country was founded on and the beliefs in which our Founding Fathers believed. I am so tired right now so I won't go into a full rant but just wanted to mention how crazy things have become. All I can say to other like minded Christians is you need to get out and witness, something I need to start doing more of myself.
Tommorrow is my little man's 1 yr birthday party, my where in the world did the year go. He will actually be 1 on the 26th. He is so sweet and has the sweetest smile but he is strong willed like my 2 yr old and my husband lol. so needless to say I will be super busy again tommorrow but it is for a good cause. :)
Thanks to those that follow my blog and please leave me a comment or something. I could use some encouragement these days. Trying to stay positive but sometimes I wonder if the devil is trying to get at me or something. Pray for my husband, his health has not been very good lately and we just spent tons of money this week for them to tell us all the testing looked good and normal. while that is refreshing to hear he doesn't have anything awful we are still back to where we were at wondering what is wrong with him and now out all that money. Also pray that he will get some calls, he has had no work. He painted a room at my parents house that my mom wanted him to for some money, if we would of not had that then he would of had nothing this week. Please also pray for my health and for the health of our unborn blessing. Please leave me any prayer request you might have also. I would love to pray for you also.

Monday, July 27, 2009

I'm getting old -lol!

WEll not really but I am getting older and I can tell it with this pregnancy. My vericose veins are awful. I have had alot of trouble this time with my iron levels and dehydration( I think the dehydration is from peeing every 2 seconds lol) . I failed my 1 hour glucose test but I passed my 3 hour. Thank you Jesus, I did have a ton of people praying. The 3 hour test was horrid and made me feel awful. I am now a little over 31 weeks so moving right along. It has been super super busy around here.
I have a praise report, a couple in our neighborhood and their children went to church with us yesterday. That is such good news. This couple has been struggling to make it and they have kids from different marriages/relationships that have already been through so much. We are studing the Love Dare Study in our Sunday School class and they both said they really liked it and is what they need. So please pray they will be back.
I wanted to say to that if you are reading this blog to try to reach out to somebody today or this week. There are so many hurting in this world, in our communities sometimes we are so busy we do not even notice it. Very sad how hurting some are! Please pray for these people.
My dh's business has picked back up full force. While he is stressed I know he is thankful!! GOd has really blessed this business. We give him all the glory and honor. Hope things are going well for everyone who reads this. HOpe I can blog more later.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Wow

where is the summer going??? I just cannot keep up with everything and I would update but I am so tired right now I cannot think of all we have done. WE have had a busy summer but Ithink the kids would say it has been fun. They have had something pretty much going on all summer. I cannot believe that next month our baby will be 1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And then the next month we will finally have a baby girl again. Such exciting times. I do get stressed but I do love being a mom of many, things are never dull around here that is for sure. The girls also start dance/baton/christian drama the first of august so things will not slow down either. Not sure how we will work that in when the new baby comes but we will figure it all out. Our 2 yr old is doing so good with potty training , although he did have a accident just a few minutes ago but he has been pretty easy. I think he might be pretty close by the time the baby gets here which would be wonderful. Dh's business is a bit slow right now but I am not gonna stress cause God has totally provided for us in the past and I know he will now and in the future. He will provide for our needs. God is good, isn't he?
We are doing the Love Dare bible study in our sunday school class and I am also doing the Love Dare book myself and it has made a difference on how I look at things all around. It is a wonderful thing. It brings your attention to things you would of never thought of.
Yes the world is falling apart and going to as my kids would put it down there very fast but I know in the end good will prevail and that in the end victory is God's. My faith is sometimes the only thing that gets me through somedays. I do not see how people make it without the Lord. My prayer is you know the Lord and accept him as your Savior. If not you can, he forgives all sins and he loves everyone very much. WE are all his children. Have a blessed night.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

still here

Well we have Vacation Bible School this week, I helped in the nursery. That was sort of tiring getting home late all week. hubby has been busy building a huge mega deck for one of his customers so we are both just exhausted. But the kids had a super time at Bible School. Next week the two girls are going to a dance camp thing, they will be taught baton,dance,tumbling,and cheerleading. My youngest has been so wanted to get into something like this and we have been hesitate because some of the music and dance at some of these places but this is a Christian lady and suppose to be a christian atmosphere. We shall see.They are excited. Today we have my nephew's birthday party to go to. My hubby is working today to try to finish up that job but he said he probalby will not have it all finished. It has been super duper hot this week, I have felt so bad for him. Yesterday here the heat index was 102, today it is suppose to be worse. Pregnancy is going well , getting bigger every day. It has gone by so fast I guess because I stay so busy. I cannot believe I am already 26 weeks! I had said we would be schooling all summer this year also but we have been so busy we have hardly gotten any school in, oh well got some math in this past week and have been working with the smaller ones so that is the main thing. We are using Christian Liberty this year so I do not have to fret about what I am going to do, I am super excited about that. In Sunday School we are doing the Love Dare study and I just love it, I think every church's young adults should go through it. Every marriage can use a pick me up. Society today just does not see marriage as important and it saddens me to the core. Well I better go get started on some laundry. Have a blessed day.

Monday, June 15, 2009

busy times

I hardly get around to blogging anymore. I really miss reading blogs too but just not enough time in the day for that. This past weekend my wonderful mom and dad kept our kids so we could spend the weekend just my hubby and I. it was great!!! I did get to really missing the kids. My birthday is at the end of this month and I told me mom awhile back that I wanted her to do that for us for my birthday present so this was the weekend she could do it. then last night vacation bible school started at our church, I am helping out in the nursery. so needless to say this week will be really really busy. It starts at 6:00 and ends at 9:00! our computer crashed late last week so Friday night when we did not have the kids we went computer hunting and found a nice one, I hated to have to spend that money but we have to have a computer for dh's business. NOw I am just praying the guy we use to work on our computer before can get dh's business stuff off our hard drive and onto this computer. Pregnancy is going well, just getting super big. I do not like being pregnant in the summer. Baby girl is very very active. WEll that is about it. Better go.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

what a Mother's Day

Well as I posted before I had a torn/seperated muscle at the beginning of the week. Then had tons of appts to go to. Then on Wendsday my youngest daughter got sick, then my 2 yr old son got it and then of course Friday I was not feeling well at all. I was suppose to go to a Mother Daughter tea with my mom, grandma, sister, and my 2 girls but of course I missed it due to me being sick and one of the kids still not feeling well. Then Sunday we were gonna go to church and after church go to my moms to grill out. Well we didn't make it there either cause I was still sick so I missed everything for MOther's day. :( then Sunday night our septic tank started backing up in the house so we had to spend the extra money to get it pumped out cause it was full. ugh!!!!!!!!! But on a bright note my husband got me a pretty necklace, anklet, and earrings for Mother's Day so not all was lost. And I do have so much to be thankful for, 6 pretty healthy kids. And a baby girl on the way that so far looks really healthy. My, the Lord has blessed us. All of the sickness and unexpected bills fade and other things come up but one thing I am trying to remember is God is good, and he is good all the time. He has been so good to me , even though I trully have never deserved it.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Things have been crazy around here!!!!

WEll we went on vacation to PIgeon Forge, Tenn. Took the kids to Dollywood, they had a blast and it was nice to get away. When we got back as many of you know we found out we are having ababy girl this time around. I am so excited!!!!!!!!!! Well then I started hurting on my left side, this past Sunday night we had Awana awards at our church and when we got home it was hurting something awful. I got up the next morning and almost could not get out of bed , felt like I could not breathe . I was so concerned for the baby, but I was like I just had a ultrasound less than a week ago. Anyhow to make a long story short and skip all the phone calling, midwife trying to figure out what she wanted me to do,etc... I went in and it turns out I had a torn/seperated muscle. It has been the most awful pain I have had in a long time. I think at times worse than labor. Of course I was suppose to be resting but the next day we has two appts. one at 1:00 and the other at 3:30, we did not get home from those till a little after 5:00. I was hurting something ferious by then but my wonderful sister and mom cooked us supper that night and brought it so I didn't have to worry about that. Praise God!!!!Then of course the next day I had to go grocery shopping cause we were out of everything. In the middle of shopping my youngest daughter says her tummy is hurting and starts crying , so I hurry through my shopping and sure enough we get home she is running a temp and eventually throws up!!!!!!!!! I am just like when it rains it pours. anyhow, she has been better today. Then to top it all off our 8 mth old has been super super whinny ,guess he is teething I dunno. He already has two teeth. But ya know as I was soaking in the nice warm tub last night I got to thinking in spite of if all I would NEVER want another life. I love my life and I feel I am doing what God made me to do and that is be mother and wife. IT may not be a famous job, it is a job we hardly ever get credit for but when I look at my children and see them smile or hear them say I love you, or my 2 yr old come up and ask for a hug it makes it all worth it!!!!!!! God is good, sometimes I think I forget that, in between the cleaning, homeschooling, correcting of attitudes,changing dirty diapers,kissing boo boo's,etc.....God is good and he is good all the time and he gave me these little ones. and they grow so fast!!!!!!! I want to start remembering to just enjoy it. I have wasted so much time with worry. I am just gonna start enjoying every moment.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

We ARE Having

A GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) I am so excited. It will be nice to have a baby girl around again. I am so happy she is healthy, everything looked good at the ultrasound. Our God is a AWSOME God!!!! He has so blessed us.
I wanted to ask if everyone could please pray for my dad, he is having some health issues right now that are a bit worrisome. Please pray for him.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Busy times

It has been so busy around here lately with appts, and just trying to get through everyday things. Everyone is well right now, praise the LOrd!!! It is really nice when everyone is well. Friday , the 24th we leave for a mini vacation. We will come back on the following monday and then I have my ultrasound that Tuesday on the 28th. :) I cannot wait , such exciting times. Just wanted to update you all a little. I know I haven't been posting much but it just stays so busy and actually I stay so tired. This pregnancy has been a bit more tiring than my last few. But it is going by fast. I am over 17 weeks now. :)

Sunday, April 5, 2009

ER visit last night

I am really really tired so I am not gonna go into all the details but Issac our 7 mth old ended up in the er last night. When we got there he had a 105 temp!!!!!!!!!! All the kids I have and none of them ever had a temp that high. They did iv fluids and meds, oral meds, sponge baths,etc.... His x ray looked fine, flu test and strep test was neg. They said he has a ear infection and upper respiratory infection. He prescribed him some antiobiotics and some other meds. I got home about 2:45 this morning. WE are suppose to follow up with his doctor monday. So far since we have been back at home he has had no more fever, they told me to keep giving him the motrin and tylenol so that is what I am doing. Please pray he gets better quickly. Thanks and God bless.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

HOw the Lord is working here!!!!!!!!

Oh my our revival is going awsome!!!!!!!!! Lives have been saved, people have been touched, healing has taken place for some, it just has been wonderful.... I wished it would never never end. I got so emotional last night because it was more than I could keep in. I could feel the HOly Spirit in there!!! Our speaker is wonderful. I so wish this could move all across the world. It is so exciting !!!!!!!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Revival

Our revival starts tommorrow morning. OH how I hope it is good and hearts are won for Jesus!! I hope alot of new people decide to come. I also hope and pray we stay well so we can go. My 2 yr old and I have not been feeling well for over a week now. Not sure what it is. Anyway, pray our revival stirs many hearts and the Holy Spirit moves in many lives. It goes from tommorrow till Wendsday.
I am 14 weeks now, only 4 more weeks till we find out what we are having. Even as many kids as we have it still makes us so excited seeing the baby and find out what we are having. It never ceases to amaze me what a miracle pregnancy ,conception and all that is. How someone cannot conceive a baby a baby in the womb is beyond me!!!!!!!!!! We are really really hoping for a girl but another boy would be a blessing too, just a happy healthy baby.
I don't get around to reading blogs like I used to. Sorry everyone. I will try to today, hopefully. Just stay so busy. I am gonna try and do some school with the kids today, yeah I know it is Saturday but my hubby is gonna need the boys a good bit for work this week and there are some things I want to get accomplished school wise.
We are going on vacation the end of this month. Boy I sure do need it. My parents are going with us so that will be nice. My dad is semi laid off so we are gonna try and pay for the cabin on our own so they can go and not be so stressed about money. My parents have done so much for us, just wanna give me a little. NOthing will ever compare to what all they have done for us though.
Anyway, hope everyone is well and stays safe in this weird weather.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

new blinkies on my side bar

Thought they were so cute, check them out!!!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

field trip suggestions

Okay so those that live close to me please give me some good suggestions for some field trips. We are going to pigeon Forge,tenn in may so if anything is there that is a must do for homeschooling let me know also. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Midwife appt.

WEll I had my second appt today. I am 12 weeks or so my first ultrasound put me at . Everything went well, she said I am just so exhausted because of hormones , we tested my iron levels and they were fine. She did say it could be my thyroid but she must of forgot to get my blood work done to see if that was it. She could not find the heartbeat so we did a ultrasound . When we were in the first room I told her I had already felt the baby, I knew by textbook they say you are not feeling it but I KNOW. She said she agreed that moms that have other kids and that are in tune with their bodies do feel them earlier. So , anyway when we went in for the ultrasound the baby was just bouncing all around, hence why we could not find heartbeat. My oldest daughter went with me and she just ate it up. The baby looked like it was waving already. On this ultrasound the baby measured a couple of weeks behind but she said it could be the old machine and she doesn't know what she is doing that well so we shall see my next visit which is my anotomy visit. So in 6 weeks I will go back, I talked her into 6 weeks cause there is really no reason for me to come back in 4. Plus when I go back I want it to be for my ultrasound and hopefully find out what we were having. I said by the way the baby was moving oh gracious it is another boy. LOL! SO that was pretty much my visit. She gave me some meds for my allergies. 6 weeks will take forever!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

OH my what was that,

I am not sure what it was but I think I got a full nights sleep last night. :) I don't remember when the last time I got that. It has been so hard getting up with the two and being so nauseated and exhausted with this pregnancy. That was a peasant surprise last night. Dh's work has slowed wayyyyyyyyy down so if you could all say a pray about that I would surely appreciate it. Well I gotta go start the kids with this school work, have a blessed day.

Friday, March 6, 2009

okay

I just have to say it I am soooooooooooooooo exhausted. I wake up exhausted and go to sleep that way. This pregnancy has not been so easy like my last couple. I feel really bad at night and in the mornings. I know this too shall pass. But I am just sooooo tired. Please pray I gain some strength back, I know through Jesus Christ nothing is impossible but here lately just getting up in the mornings seems impossible but I know I have to.
One of my friends when I was in school , her mother passed away yesterday morning from a battle with cancer. It makes me all the more realize how thankful I am to have my mom and how much I love her. I think sometimes we take our mama's for granted. So maybe as you read this you could call your mom, email her, write her a letter, go see her and give her a big ole' hug because we are not promised tommorrow. Daily I see how blessed I am and how I take it for granted. Another friend from church her mom is really struggling with breathing and they are doing surgery Monday and it is something that is very touch and go. Please pray for these ladies and their families.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Busy is all I can say

While I enjoy my children and husband they sure keep me busy. I have not been feeling well this pregnancy, keep thinking I am trying to get the stomache bug going around but I think it is just the pregnancy. But as you mothers know we do not get a time out. I do have a great husband though that does help out but still there is always so much to do. I almost got overwhelmed yesterday. I never seem to get my list completed of things I need to do anymore. We have one son who is a bit trying, okay okay he is alot trying sometimes and lately he has been really trying us. Not sure why, guess it could be because he is turning 12. But he is not doing well in school, does not want to listen unless it is history or science. He HATES math! He only does half or less of what he is suppose to do in chores,etc... you get the picture. It makes things so much harder and really really frustrating. He is the one we have so much trouble out of, he is the one that drains me daily. I LOVE him to pieces though and could not imagine my life without him. But his twin is the exact opposite(while he is sneaky with the things he does) he does do really well in school and really listens. He does his chores just like he is suppose to. Does exactly what you say when you say it, works really well with his father,etc.... IF all our children were like that oh how much easier it would be. But i suppose it would be boring as well. LOL! I know God has something huge planned for all our children and that is why they are made the way they are but sometimes it really really wears on me. sometimes I just want to scream and say I do not know what to do anymore.
GOd has really blessed us so much lately. With a new addition on the way I was wondering what we would do for another bed once the baby got out of the bassinet. I knew we would figure it out,so I was not stressing but I like everything to be just so and planned out if you know me so I was thinking about it. Well Saturday morning our neighbor called me and asked if I knew anyone who needed a crib for free. Keep in mind I have NEVER in my life talked this woman. We have waved in passing but that is it. As long as we have lived here we have never talked while passing, never called each other,etc... but she called and asked. I was like are you serious. And she said yeah. So I explained to her that we were expecting again and wondering what to do. She told me she had temporary custody of her grandchild and he would not sleep in it anymore she got him a twin bed to go beside her bed and so she wanted to give the crib away. I was just dumbfounded. Hubby went and picked it up yesterday. This crib looks brand new. So pretty! Had a mattress with it, so we do not have to worry about that. Gave us the bedding, crib sheet, tons of baby toys , a lamp,and some CUTE blankets. There is nobody that can make me believe God does not provide!!!!!!! He does and he is so good.
I hope everyone is doing better financially. My husband's business is slowly picking up and we are doing pretty good. I know some are still really hurting and you are in our prayers.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

This pregnancy

is proving to be a bit hard. May have something to do with having a young baby and a toddler. I dunno. But I stay exhausted and do not want to do anything. I mean I am sooooooooo tired. Or it may have to do with the two still do not sleep well at night and then I have to get up teach 4 others school and tend to the house ,etc... Or it may be..... this is a girl!!!!! Oh how I hope so.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

well.......

not much going on here. Just super tired and been super quesy and nauseated during the day. Usually not like that so maybe it is a girl this time :) . 4 boys and 2 girls, yep it is time for another girl. WE have had a sick on this week so that always puts a kink in everything. Dh's business is going well and he is staying busy so we thank the Lord for that and all he provides for us. Not nothing much new around here except I do not think I told you we got a puppy for our son's 2 yr birthday but he is scared of it , he is coming around though. I like having the puppy but hate some thing else to have to clean up after and something else to stay on the kids about. Just been staying busy. I hate I do not blog more often but really do not have the time and when I do sit down to blog I am so tired I cannot really think. But I just want to say how blessed I feel. The Lord has blessed my husband and I so much and to Him we give all the praise for it. Without him we would have nothing. I seem to forget that some days. Well I just thought I would update everyone. I think I am going to go and sit down and read some in my Duggar book while the kids are playing happily. Have a blessed day and leave me a line. I love to hear from those that read my post. I have people all the time tell me they come on here but they never leave me a message , so do just that.

Monday, February 9, 2009

My first midwife

appt will be this Thursday. :) Just wanted to update you all. I will do a larger blog later just super tired right now.

Friday, January 30, 2009

WE

Are expecting again!!!!!!!!! Number 7 is on the way. :)

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

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Thursday, January 8, 2009

The New Year

Well God is already blessing us so much this new year. Hubby's business is booming all of a sudden, we got our taxes done and out of the way. No paying in, we are actually getting some back!!!! Everyone has been pretty healthy so far this year. WE have had our scary moments in November and December but God WILL and ALWAYS HAS provide. He has even provided just enough so that we could help another family around Christmas time and recently another family that we know. God is good! He is good all the time. IT is amazing to look back from what I have came from to what I am today. Boy, God's grace really is enough. I just had to blog about this, I can just feel God all the time with me. I am so proud of my husband , he has been such a great witness others lately, it just floors me . Who would of ever thought it. Well I better hurry I have bills to make out , appts to reschedule, and school to start with the kiddos. Just wanted to share. To those that are having a rough time hang in there, this too shall pass and you are NOT alone.