Behold, children are a gift of the LORD,

Behold, children are a gift of the LORD,

Saturday, May 28, 2011


So my parents came and sat with the kids for a little while last night while Billy and I finally got to have some time together. It was really nice. We had a good supper and saved a ton of money!!! :)
We ate at Applebees and got a appetizer and two entrees with our drinks and paid $1 something because i had a $25 gift card from!!

Then we went shopping and scored some deals with coupons. Total for all that you see below we spend out of pocket was $43. We saved a ton of money. Just in formula here would of cost us like $200!!!! Then we go razors, Wisk, diapers, soap, and some pull ups wipes! So happy.

Then I got home and cashed in some of my reward points from pampers rewards and got two gift certificates so I scored two packs of diapers for $2 something, which would of been $0 but shipping was $4.99 so my money didn't cover it all. AND I got a really nice razor coming.

So we were pretty happy when we went to bed last night. I am so thankful God has brought me to this point of learning how to really use coupons so we can turn around and take care of our family and be self sufficent. Thank you Jesus for taking care of our family!!!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

YAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great savings day

This morning I got TWO boxes of huggies wipes from for $12.72 shipped!!!!! I looked this morning while I was at Walmart and those same wipes at walmart cost $10!!!!! I am so happy because this is one item we go through alot of.

Then between WalMart and Ingles today I save over $100.00 with coupons. I got a lot of stockpile stuff like deoderant and body wash. I am so happy to be saving us so much money. I think we are gonna pay some bills off and just try to work on our stockpile. It is a bit time comsuming but so worth it for my family.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Don't miss the little things

I don't know how many moms are like me but I get so caught in MY TO DO list that I forget to "stop and smell the roses" so to speak. I get so caught up in keeping a clean house, homeschooling, some days just getting by ;) that I forget to stop for a minute. Well today I decided to stop for a minute and WATCH AND ENJOY my kids. And you know what I really miss so much. NO, I won't stop cleaning(mainly because I am a little OCD about a clean house) but I am promising to stop and answer my kids questions, play with them a bit, stop and hug and kiss them to pieces, stop and just watch them. Amazing the sweet things they do for each other. LIke a certain young little boy giving up his most loved blankie so his younger brother would feel secure going to sleep or when this younger brother made his younger sister fall he turned around and helped her up and gave her a big kiss. Trust me I know how busy the day can get but don't forget to "stop and smell the roses" and witness and take in all of God's goodness he has for us. :)

Monday, May 16, 2011

Being a christian does not always mean happiness

When many talk about being christians they talk about the joy they get from it. But I think we need to remember that life will NOT always be all happiness and free from sorrow. Don't get me wrong being a christian and being in love with Jesus is very joyful and sometimes so joyous it is overwhelming. But as christians sometime we will have to experience sorrow but in those times we can also find joy, we can also see God in it. I often wonder how non believers make it through life changing things, how in the world do they cope without that hope and knowledge that you are not along. That one day we will be free from sorrow and in a place where there is no pain. After all this with the destruction in Alabama, a dear christian friend dealing with the heartache of being pregnant with a child they know will not survive and is not normal like the rest of her children, after a aquantance suffering a miscarriage, and on and on I am reminded that God did NOT promise us life would be easy. But He DID promise He would be with us, carry us. In Matthew 11:28-30 it says "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” I have been amazed at the faith of these people I have seen go through heartbreaking tragedy. I know in all of this they will have a testimony that lives will be saved and people will be changed. Their suffering is NOT for nothing. And all they go through they do because we DO live in such a fallen world. My prayer is for everyone who reads this to remember why we are here. WE are all too often selfish(me included) and do not give God the time we should each day. He should aquire glory and honor in every part of our lives.No matter what happens in our lives God is God! He doesn't change. I want to leave you with this also: Remember love like you never loved before because you never know when this day will be your last.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Coupon Walmart trip!!!!

Guess how much I paid of this stuff!!!! I know the most avid couponer can do a lot better but I am pretty proud and needless to say my kids were too. I paid $.20, nope that is no typo. I paid 20 cents. God is sooooo good!!! :) After ringing up my coupons the girl that was checking out just stared at me. IT was soooo funny. So yep the best thing of all is it had 3 things of formula.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Helping Families in Alabama

Recently my husband and other young men and boys from our church went to Alabama to help some families clean up and he said it was very life changing. He said pictures and video just do not do it justice. I am so glad we were spared from all of that and very very thankful. Made me realize just how much I do take for granted. I will post some pictures from their trip but here is a link where you can help these families, please pass this link on. God bless each and every one of you that reads this and if you or your family was affected by the tornado please let us know.