Friday, January 22, 2010

The Love Dare

I started the Love Dare today, my husband doesn't know, but I'm also not trying to keep it from him. Pray for us, I feel the enemy is trying to make this hard.

Philippians 2:9-11

9Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name,

10that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


The most important meal of the day I’m sure you’ve heard, but is it true?  Well I know that cereal is a great, healthy and easy way to enjoy your breakfast! And if you know me you know I like that easy part! I feel good feeding my kids a bowl of Cheerios in the morning! I was given several coupons for free cereal from General Mills of my choice.  I tried to make the most of those and got several boxes of my kids favorite Honey Nut Cheerios! They love them and they are good for them! For those of us with more grown up tastes I got the Total Pomegranate & Blueberry Cereal (I love cereal that has some sort of fruity stuff in it) and it did not disappoint. The only downside about this one was the box wasn’t bigger! My hubby likes to eat his cereal in a mixing bowl!

Did you know that General Mills is committed to lowering the sugar in their cereal that is advertised to kids under 12 to single digit grams of sugar per serving?

Here is some more info you might be interested to know:

Ready-to-eat cereal eaters consume less fat, less cholesterol and more fiber than non-cereal eaters? Cereals also deliver important vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients, making cereal a top source of key nutrients in children’s diets.
Other cereal benefits:

  • Ready-to-eat cereals, including presweetened cereals, account for only 5% of sugar in children’s diets.
  • Ready-to-eat cereal is the No. 1 source of whole grains in a child’s diet today.
  • More frequent cereal eaters tend to have healthier body weights and lower Body Mass Index measures.

Studies also demonstrate the benefits of eating breakfast. A 1998 study showed that children who eat breakfast tend to perform better at school. Compared to children who skip breakfast, children who eat breakfast score higher on tests, are less likely to miss class or be tardy, have fewer reported discipline problems, and make fewer trips to the office.

So before you grab that donut and that soda think about a bowl of cereal ;)!

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Laundry, Laundry

Laundry, Laundry why don't you stop,
Dishes, Dishes piled to the top,
Children, Children why don't you clean?
Evidently I need to be more mean!

Just joking of course, sort of ;) Just lots to do and never enough time or energy to do it all! At least it's warming up a bit so I'm not walking around frozen! Sorry for all of those up north who are still frozen!

And I can't get around to other blogs because my wireless just doesn't work well enough, thinking of moving my desk so I can 'plug in', I've got the space, but it might look odd!
Anyways, I'll be back when the laundry and dishes are finished and the toilets are scrubbed and well that's it!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Freezing, Tired & Content

Well I realize those of you up north think our freezing weather is mild, but it’s been unbelievably cold here in central Florida lately. I can’t remember a cold spell like we’ve had the past few weeks. While we occasionally get freezing weather, it’s usually only for a night or two at most. Typically the cold doesn’t bother me, but I’m sure not used to it!

I mean I’ve never felt the need to put on multiple layers and shoes just to take the trash out 20 feet! Not to mention having to actually dress and shoe (I realize this is probably not a proper use of the word shoe) all the children before they can walk outside! Of course the kids and perhaps the adults too have enjoyed watching the weather on TV and seeing what the latest low temp is around here! We hoped for snow on Saturday, but missed seeing any, though there were scattered reports of snow in nearby counties. And we finally had our first fire in our fireplace since moving here a year and half ago!

I am praying for the farmers and their crops as we have a few more freezing nights on hand. We will be back up to 70 or so by the end of the week (which is just perfect)!

So it’s just been a long week and I’m tired and still have plenty yet to do, but it will keep to morning. I’m content with things here and am going to lay down and get my rest now! Hope everyone out there is staying toasty and snug in their beds tonight!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Different Huh?

Well I'm not sure if I'm leaving it like this or not and I still need to make a few changes even if I do, but for now.......... and if you are reading this in a reader.....sorry to confuse you ;)

I just looked at this again and decided it looks like I should be writing a romance blog, perhaps all about how God romances us.

Okay I'm updating this again, I changed the header only and am going to leave it till I get some good pictures of my kids. I just need to work on getting pictures as I don't have any I Love of all of them that are current (or 4 individuals), ya know what I mean!