I just had to share more pictures of our Little Lily in Jessica's red dress. My sister loves all things Scottish, and she just fell in love with this red plaid.
I tried to get one of the boys to take a picture of us from the waist up, but it didn't quite work out the way I wanted it to. I just love how round her little cheeks are getting.
There's those little cankles!
Today was a real treat. My stepmother and father came over for dinner and watched the children so that I could go sing a solo at our women's Christmas get-together. It was so relaxing and wonderful to be able to spend some time with some of the women that I so rarely see anymore. It was a lovely event and very mellow. I even came away with two beautiful poinsettias! I was tempted to buy one at the store, but didn't want to spend the money. God blessed me by giving me two, so I was able to give one as a "thank you" to my stepmom for watching the kids.
I surprised the kids today and told them that it was "Flashcard Friday". They were so excited because they know they don't have to do any book work. It kind of changes the pace and helps me see where they are at a bit better. I don't pit them against each other anymore, so it does take more time to do flashcards individually with three kids. It was just getting two competitive and didn't seem fair when one kept getting left in the dust, while the other one is really quick on his feet when coming up with answers. I liked doing it this way, a lot better!
Tomorrow, I am looking forward to go to tea with my stepmom! We rarely get to spend time together chatting without being interrupted. The children and her love each other so much, that they constantly want to tell her things. I am working on them about interrupting. It is better than it used to be.
I'm excited, we are supposed to have snow tomorrow! I'm hoping that the kids will wake up to it and we'll have a snowman in our front yard by late morning! We'll see...
"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