Behold, children are a gift of the LORD,

Behold, children are a gift of the LORD,

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


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
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
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

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

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

*********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,,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.