Wednesday, April 29, 2009
We are hoping in December to welcome baby #4. As many who know me....I have ALOT of pregnancy problems! This is our 10th pregnancy....sometimes it is hard to believe! God has seen fit to bless us with 3 beautiful children which I am so thankful for. I love being a mother!!! Hubby and I would be so thrilled to have 4 children. I am experiencing some issues already though. We have seen a heartbeat which is wonderful news but there are some concerning things we would really like you to pray about. God knows and He has it all planned out....for now we just wait, hoping and praying that all will be well.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Her first fish!
The turtle hanging on to the kernel of corn!
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
The pesky squirrel finally broke our big bird feeder....bummer. I don't know if he took a tumble to the ground or not but our feeder sure is busted. Still have to figure out a way to squirrel proof the deck :)
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Here is a great recipe! We enjoyed in again tonight :) I can not take credit for it though....it is my sister-in-law who finds all these great recipes! This one is for baked spaghetti and it is delicious!!
1 (16 ounce) package spaghetti
1 pound ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
1 (26 ounce) jar meatless spaghetti sauce
1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
5 tablespoons butter, melted
2 cups ricotta cheese
4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1. Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the spaghetti sauce and seasoned salt; set aside.
2. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, Parmesan cheese and butter. Drain spaghetti; add to egg mixture and toss to coat.
3. Place half of the spaghetti mixture in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dish. Top with half of the ricotta cheese, meat sauce and mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers. Cover and bake at 350 degrees F for 40 minutes. Uncover; bake 20-25 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.
Monday, April 20, 2009
Our 3 1/2 year son is starting to use his knowledge of words and spelling and has been reading ads and products around the house. Today as we sat at the kitchen table eating breakfast, he was reading the Rice Krispies box and said 'Mommy, that says POP'. So I asked him to sound out another word (we've only been working on 3 letter words so far) and he sounded out SNAP by himself. The other day there was an ad on the table and he read NOT in the title....gets me very excited!!!
Our 6 year old daughter is learning vocabulary words this year. We are going through the Wordly Wise series. A word last week was 'ape' which is a large animal related to a monkey or to copy the actions or speech of another person. While the kids were playing the other day, I heard her say 'look at baby brother trying to ape what I'm doing'....it was soooo funny because I didn't expect her to use the word like that at her age.
I will never get tired (although you may!! hahah) of telling others and encouraging people to really consider homeschooling. It is a truely wonderful experience and way of life for the family!!
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Well...when you think about it....does Satan know when the end times are? No one knows the day nor the hour....that must include Satan. It makes sense that Satan probably has been molding many many people all through the generations so he can be ready for his moment....a moment he doesn't know when will happen. With each new generation, he may have an individual picked out, preparing that individual........just my thoughts, but a way I hadn't thought of before...interesting!
Friday, April 17, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
Happy Birthday Dad!
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Saturday, April 11, 2009
We have also discovered a few more birds in the backyard. I believe this one is the white throated sparrow...I think it looks so cool with the yellow above its eyes! We also have 3 different types of doves as well!! There is one with the red belly (below). We also have a gray one with white on the tip of its tail and then an all gray one. They are hard to take pictures of.
Friday, April 10, 2009
I've been in quite a battle ground lately with myself. Struggles that I KNOW I shouldn't be dealing with because my God is in control, yet my flesh decides otherwise. Anticipating the storm instead of allowing God to work, trying desperately to have control instead of allowing God to take the reigns. I do this so often, KNOWING it is wrong, and constantly praying for God's peace..... BE STILL AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD! I repeat these words over in my mind....and hum a tune "Peace, peace, wonderful peace....."
Thursday, April 9, 2009
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