Behold, children are a gift of the LORD,

Behold, children are a gift of the LORD,

Monday, June 28, 2010

Busy times and turning 30

EEK!!! As I wrote that it left a bad taste in my mouth . But it shouldn't. I just wonder where the time went. Seems like I am only suppose to be like 21. But the Lord has blessed me so much in my 30 years, beyond what I deserve. I have been through so many trials in my 30 years but things could of been alot worse!!! I have 7 beautiful kids(and one on the way) and a wonderful husband who is such a great provider, husband, friend, father,etc.... But 30, there is no way I am turning 30 today. Oh well I will take it in stride and just look at the blessings I have.
We have been so super busy lately it is crazy. This week Friday we had friends over which was nice. Friday night one of my nephew's had a birthday party. Saturday my 3 yr old son had a birthday party to go to , I had to make a grocery shopping trip, and we watched fireworks that night. Sunday we do church most of the day with church, then eating and fellowshiping afterwards. Then bible study together at night. We had several appts last week as well. Busy, busy times. Before we know it baby number 8 will be here. This pregnancy is zooming by!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
well just wanted to let everyone know where I have been. I am gonna run and do school with the kiddos, just gonna touch on some math today and work with the little ones on some things. HAVE a blessed day.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Wonderful vacation

In some ways I still feel like I am on vacation being in our new house. I am still in shock of having such a nice place that God has provided us. Everything from buying a house, to the blessing of our children, to being able to go on vacation is all by the grace of God. God is so good to us. OUr vacation was wonderful and we had a great time with my parents. Being 6 months pregnant didn't really bother me either! I am so thankful my kids get those time with my parents like that because those are things they will remember when they get older. I still remember camping and mountain trips with my grandparents!! I sat back watching the kids while they were playing on the sand at the beach and was awe struck with how much God has blessed me with. Our vacation was much needed. Then yesterday we had a awsome time at our new church. We had a women's meeting afterwards and it was really nice for me and my husband loves how they have men's bible study each week. It is exactly what we have been looking for!! Vacation has come and gone though and the daily grind is back. We did not do school today(we school year around for MANY reasons) because the boys are working. They are actually working, not with their daddy today but he dropped them off for them to work for one of hubby's customers. They are growing so fast!!! I am so thankful they can experience what true hard work means so they can provide for their family when they get older. And boy is it hot so I know it is extra hard work! Then my beautiful oldest daugther is really learning how to take care of a household. she is growing so fast as well.
i did want to talk a bit about how thankful I am that some of things I have been teaching the kids have sunk in and how sad I am that some parents just do not understand the teen years are soooooooooo important and teens need to be guarded just like younger children. When we were on vacation I could not believe the very young girls and how they were dressed. Then the last night after the little ones went to sleep my parents stayed with them so we could take the older ones swimming by themselves. Billy and I just sat in chairs and watched them which was really nice as well but the boys came to us and said two girls were flirting with them which is not a huge shock but then they told us they asked the boys to kiss them. the girls were also dressed in hardly anything, so skimpy of a bikini. what in the world are parents thinking. Society today just saddens me and then we wonder why we lose our children to the flesh. We allow it to happen because too many parents are trying to be their children's best friend. And then for those girls to be around by themselves is also so awful. They moved on after following the boys around awhile after deciding the boys were not going to have anything to do with them plus they figured out where ever the boys went we went . They moved on to a young teen who was smoking. It was very sad to see. Parents have GOT to start stepping up. I am so proud of our boys for coming to us about it.
So anyway, we did have a awsome vacation. We took all the kids to REd Lobster which they had never been to. The girls performed with Ta Dah at Broadway at the Beach. We just had a good time!!! Did I mention I love the beach :)

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Just got back

from a wonderful vacation with my family!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! More to come later but I just have to say I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee the beach. Not so much the immorality but more on that later.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

God is sooooo good!

I have just had that going through my head all day long. Even though I am having a terrible time with my back and vericose veins. I just look around at this beautiful house that the Lord has provided us with and it is just amazing. It is amazing how he has blessed my husband's business and then blessed us with 7 going on 8 beautiful kids!! I have had some rough times in my life before I met my husband but alot of that was from decisions I had made but I have NO DOUBT God was with me through all of that and has brought me here to where I am now. I give God all the glory for that. I know many may not understand my husband and my lifestyle but we are just trying to follow God pretty simple when you think about it. It may not always be easy but so worth it. LIke today I have had trouble with one of my oldest children with school and so I have to be tough on him. I know he is dying to go outside because we just moved in here but I have to ground him . As much as it hurts him I think it may hurt me more. But...... I know I have to teach him he has to take his work seriously or everything will be a joke to him. It is so hard to discipline kids sometimes . Especially when you remember when your parents disciplined you and how you felt and what was going through your mind. You know your kids are thinking the same thing. Sometimes I just have to pray to God for strength. I thank God because there is no way I deserve all he has blessed me with!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i know we will still have troubled times but I know with God nothing is impossible.