Yesterday I decided to give my cell phone a bath! I had it in my apron pocket and forgot to take it out. I pulled out a "possessed" phone. I took it down to the store and they said to put it in a bag of rice for a week. It is supposed to draw the moisture out. I'm curious to know if it works. I'll let you know.
I caught this precious picture of Daddy and Lily snoozing on the couch this morning. Steve took the day off, so Candy came over and watched the five older kids so we could go on a date. We went to Lilo's Hawaiian BBQ. It was yummy! Steve didn't like it, though. We also got to go shopping with just Lily, talk about easy!!!
Yesterday, I was still in bulk-cooking mode and made four casseroles! My freezer is filling up with meals and it feels so good. They will come in handy when soccer season comes (Sept and Oct).
The weather has finally cooled off some and we are venturing outside more. I love it when my kids can play outside. We all get along better when we can have a bit more space.
I homeschooled today and it went fairly well. Attitudes haven't been too bad. I'm just glad life has slowed down some.
The kids want to sleep outside in the tent tonight. We are considering. It usually ends up being a huge mess, by the time the kids "move" out there and it is a fight to get them to put everything away (books, blankets, toys, pillows, twelve sleeping bags, you name it). I still think they would have fun sleeping on the trampoline. We haven't tried that yet.
Lily has had a fever on and off the past two days. She got her shots yesterday and her legs were hurting her pretty bad. I just hold her and nurse her a lot. She is getting so chubby and cute! Her thighs are just adorable.
I will leave you with a blurb from "Devotions for a Sacred Marriage" that really encouraged me today.
"It's not so much that your marriage is difficult; the state of marriage is difficult. Don't be discouraged. It's the price we pay for a glorious return. Certainly, there's a place for the how-to approach; we can learn how to communicate better, how to resolve conflict, and a host of other skills. But we can't overcome the reality that it'll never be easy to be married...I know of few other challenges like it; certainly, I can't imagine any that last as long and test you so personally and so deeply. But that, in an odd sort of way, is its very appeal: "The one who can accept this should accept it."...The difficulty of marriage is both its challenge and its glory. It can make us, and it can break us. It may indeed be a difficult road, but it is a holy road that can lead us toward God."
"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