Steve took this picture of the bottom four children, Jacob, Lily, Jessica and Andrew.
I love this picture of Lily! She looks pretty.
Rachel came over the other day for a visit. I got this picture of of Ann and Jessica holding their real live baby dolls! They are both going to be such good mommies when they grow up.
Here is Mary and Lily side by side. Mary is almost 2 months and Lily is almost 3 months now.
As for life...
It's been pretty mellow around here lately. Payday was Monday, so that means a day of shopping with Steve and the kids. Jessica and I both got haircuts. I just wanted mine shorter since Lily is grabbing it.
Yesterday morning, my friend, Helena, came over for a visit. Jacob had a little fever on and off all day. No other symptoms, he just slept a LOT! My stepmom, Diana, came and took the four older children to the ranch to spend the night. They were thrilled! Steve surprised me and came home from work yesterday to help take care of Jacob. We ended up having a very pleasant evening together and watched "Three Amigos" after dinner.
Lily is awake and it is 3:00 a.m. I've put her in the swing trying to get her back to sleep, so I thought I would take a minute to catch up on my blog.
Today, Steve and I are going to work on the weeds and repairing the lawn. Snickers has been digging holes (grrrr). We bought soil and grass seed the other day so hopefully we'll get to it if overtime doesn't interrupt us.
"Show me your way , oh Lord, teach me Your paths; guide me in Your truth and teach me for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in You all day long." -Psalm 25:4-5 My Mission for this BLOG is to bring glory to God as I share what He is teaching me as I raise my children for Him. I want to encourage mothers all around the world to hang in there! Motherhood is tough, challenging and gritty. But through Christ's strength and the support of other moms who are in the trenches, I will keep pressing towards the goal to raise Godly children. Please feel free to leave comments. It blesses me so much! You can also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I am a Stay-At-Home mother of six children. We LOVE having a large family. My first love, is Christ and the Words of the Bible. My passion is to teach my children about the Lord. I love to watch my children discover their own faith in God. My husband has been a firefighter for over 20 years and is now an officer. I am very proud of him. I long to be a Titus 2 woman who encourages other women to love their husbands and children and to thrive in their homes, not just survive.
The noblest calling in the world is that of a mother. True motherhood is the most beautiful of all arts, the greatest of all professions. She who can paint a masterpiece or who can write a book that will influence millions deserves the plaudits and admiration of mankind; but she who rears successfully a family of healthy, beautiful sons and daughters whose immortal souls will be exerting an influence throughout the ages long after paintings shall have faded, and books and statues shall have been destroyed, deserves the highest honor that man can give. -David O. McKay Motherhood is the one thing in all the world which most truly exemplifies the God-given virtues of creating and sacrficing. Though it carries the woman close to the brink of death, motherhood also leads her into the very realm of the fountians of life and makes her co-partner with the Creator in bestowing upon eternal spirits mortal life. -David O McKay We can't form our children on our own concepts; we must take them and love them as God gives them to us. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Lo, children are a heritage of the Lord; and the fruit of the womb is his reward. -Psalm 127:3 The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom -Henry Ward Beecher The art of mothering is to teach the art of living to children. -Elaine Heffner People who say they sleep like babies usually don't have them. -Leo J. Burke
To be a mother is a woman's greatest vocation in life. She is a partner with God. No being has a position of such power and influence. She holds in her hands the destiny of nations, for to her comes the responsibility and opportunity of molding the nation's citizens. -Spencer W. Kimball