Behold, children are a gift of the LORD,

Behold, children are a gift of the LORD,

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

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


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 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 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.

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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.


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

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.