Tuesday, December 6, 2011


I'm so tired! I feel like all I do is Go, Go, Go! I want to cut back and I don't know what to cut out! I'm praying about it and hopefully I'll get it all figured out soon. My kids aren't in a ton of stuff, but it just seems like there are commitments everywhere I turn. I'm going to see if I can find some new head shots of my kids, since the ones up must be two years old and that sounds like a nice relaxing thing to do =)!

Hope you all have a terrific Wednesday!

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Monday, September 12, 2011

Teaser Tuesdays (Sept. 13)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

The Bone House (Bright Empires)

Mine is from The Bone House by Stephen Lawhead

Pg. 48
"Kit was mightily relieved to discover that his first attempts at communication were met with success. Whatever time he had landed in, Westerners were apparently a common enough sight among the locals that it did not provoke instant alarm; at least, his appearance did not send them reaching for weapons or running for cover."

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Life with Little Ones

Life with little ones is busy, crazy, fun, exhausting and always an adventure! Of course some of the little ones here aren't so little! I'll update the side pics later today. I've now got a 7th, 5th and 1st grader, as well as a 3 1/2 yr old going on 10 so he thinks! I'm watching a 2 yr old boy during the week as well!
Madline loves to draw and have a messy room (it drives me crazy, constant battle) guess she's creative. She inherited by old pin that says "I'm not messy just creative", she is still in Girl Scouts and does well at school. I wish she was a bit more social, we are working on that. PJ is involved in Robotics and Scouting as well as Church and friends, he seems to have something to do every day, he does pretty well at school too and still loves his video games. Nate is doing good in first grade, he just started as a Tiger Cub Scout, he loves to tell silly jokes and make lego creations. Joshy loves going to church and playing outside, he is a big talker and is enjoying and struggling with having another little guy around most days. He's used to being the baby, but you better not call him the baby =)

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Monday, August 1, 2011

Couples Who Pray by SQuire Rushnell and Louise DuHart

Couples Who Pray: The Most Intimate Act Between a Man and a Woman 
by Squire Rushnell and Louise DuArt

This book started out with lots of background stories and such to boost up the book and the value of praying together as a couple. The authors challenge you to pray with your spouse for 5 minutes a day for 40 days to build and establish the habit and therefore the many blessings that come with it. I whole heartedly agreed and was encouraged by reading this. Unfortunately it did not convince my husband to do it with me. I felt my husband gave up reading to quickly as it started out with so much build up, I wish it would have gotten to the important parts a bit quicker. That being said there is still definitely value in this book for couples looking to develop the habit of praying together! Not one of my top books, but I'd give it 3 stars just for the whole concept.

The publisher provided me with a complimentary copy of this book through BookSneeze®.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Tomorrow's Another Day

  Today is fine, it's just not feeling real great. Some things have happened in my life lately that I don't necessarily want to make public (as if anyone reads this) but I know that I'll get through them just fine.
Making some banana-chocolate chip muffins, my kids love these even though I don't! I was out of white flour and did 100% WW hope they still like them!

I'm struggling to read through the book A Severe Mercy, it's a love story of a pagan love and coming to know a God's love, or something like that as I'm not to anything about God yet, I'm stuck in the lovey dovey 'perfect' pagan love part.

I've read a few good books by Connie Willis somewhat recently including Blackout and the sequel All Clear. These are mostly set in WWII England and are really great books once you get in a few chapters to the first one. The chapters go back and forth to different characters and years. There  is time travel and modern day is considered 2060. Defintely worth the read in my opinion!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Time is Just a Flyin'

 Wow, who knows the last time I posted but I'm here now and that's what counts =)! The summer is flying by! Just played outside with the boys! Bubbles and bikes and scooters. Nate fell off his bike for the second day in a row. I'm going to have wrap in bubble wrap or something!  Joshy is playing Batman on the Wii for a few before he lays down for a nap. Then I've got to help Madeline with her mermaid tail she wants me to make. She's taken the initiative and started making a pattern! So now I've got to do my part! Madeline will be 12 years old this week and as of lately she is obsessed with mermaids!  I blame this partly on this show!
PJ has started going to a Lego Robotics Club, which he really likes and seems to be pretty educational.
We plan on going swimming this afternoon if it doesn't storm! Last week there were storms everyday! Anyways that's all  for now, got to get back to the kiddos!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Bike Riding

So let me give you some background! NONE of my kids knew how to ride a bike without training wheels. That would include my 11, 9, 6 and of course 3 yr old. Nate, my 6 yr old was the most willing, he asked me to take of his training wheels one day and I did. I decided to go ahead and take PJ's off too because it didn't make sense that he still had his on. So Nate practiced a little but didn't get anywhere and quickly gave up and didn't want to try again. But one day I got determined and made him try again. This time it went great! He learned within a few minutes he was all over the place! Pedro had to help him a little later with the taking off, so in one day he was riding like an old pro! PJ was at his friend's house when this went down. So we told him he was learning the next day! And with a little pushing Pedro taught him how the next day and he was off! That same day Madeline finally gave in and realized she should learn (she really didn't want to), she no longer has her own bike, so she had to learn on PJ's with her knees bent out to the side, I didn't get a picture of her, but she can ride know too, she really taught herself more, she didn't want much help. I think she is going to get a bike for her birthday! Now to teach Joshy!

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Thursday, February 3, 2011


 Well my husband has been out of a job now since November =( And he's driving me CRAZY! I need him to go back to work. He has been hogging the computer big time, but he just officially gave me use of this laptop that was doing no good sitting in it's bag. Only problem is it's kind of a pain to hook up my drive with pics and stuff. But I will. He had a second interview and is waiting to hear on that job, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed and praying off course too! Asking God that it please be HIS will for my hubby to get this job!
Sissy just fell off her scotter and scrapped  up hands, elbow and her stomach, and she's such a big girl she didn't cry! Meanwhile my boys have all come in and our watching their Daddy play one of their video games (PokePark)!  Well got run, just thought about easy it is to blog when you have a computer in your living area!

Friday, January 7, 2011

You Were Made to Make a Difference

I signed up to review this book, because I have a young daughter who is 11. But I really enjoyed reading this book and being inspired. There were a ton of great stories and great ideas for practical ways to make a difference for God and all of his creation! It made me step back and say 'hey' if he his saying this for teens, then how much more could I, as an adult be doing? The book made me want to read it and it made me want to be a better person. It also reminded me that we don't have to be doing giant things, that little things can change the world too! There were lots of spaces to write out your thoughts and ideas which I didn't do because I was giving it to my daughter, but it seemed like it would make it feel more personal.
I did pass this on to my daughter, but perhaps I should have waited as she's not quite ready to change the world yet! I did notice one day when she was reading it, she came and offered to do the dishes without me asking. =) I imagine she will continue to look through it to. It's definitely one to buy and not borrow! I give this book 5 Stars!

You Were Made to Make a Difference

The publisher has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book through Booksneeze!