I have recently discovered Jacob's love for cucumbers. He kept begging for a cucumber, so I got one out, peeled it and started to cut it. He freaked! He kept saying, "No, not like that. I want the whole cucumber." So I handed it to him thinking, I better watch where he is going to dump the other half when he gets full.
I kept taking pictures, because I couldn't believe what I was seeing! Going, Going....
Going some more....
Gone!!! End and all. Ugh! When Andrew saw Jacob got his own cuke, he wanted well. He ate his entire cucumber in about two minutes flat! Talk about about a cheap, healthy and easy snack!
Steve got his Lasik surgery done on Thursday and is LOVING it! I think I might even try to do it in a few years. We will start saving and I need to be able to have the tests done to see if I am a candidate. I'm scared, but would love to be able to do something like that. It has been a dream come true for Steve. It's so much safer on fire calls.
I just spent the weekend with my twin sis. It was great to see her new place with all the changes that her and her hubby have made. We got to watch a BBC period piece and made a bunch of non-toxic cleaners (laundry soap, comet, 409, and dishwasher soap). We didn't get around to her showing me how easy it is to make my own chocolate. Maybe next time! Here is a link to her blog if you are interested in her non-toxic recipe series at http://www.homesteadwannabes.blogspot.com/
The bad part was I was thoroughly exhausted because of Lily having an ear infection. I took her to the ER on Saturday morning and paid $100 for a doctor to tell me he won't give her antibiotics. So when I got home Sunday evening, I took her to our ER in town and they gave her some no problem. Talk about frustrating! She is finally feeling a bit better and acting more like herself.
I've done good staying off my blog. It will be a treat to take sometime to catch up on all of yours, but that will have to wait a bit more. Thanks for all your sweet comments and prayers lifted up on my behalf. I can't even tell you what a reliefe it has been to come to grips with this and to find balance. Things are getting done around here and children's hearts are being tended to.
I'm going to start doing what my sister (Cheesemaking' Mama) is doing. This blog thing has gotten to big and I have so many people that are following that if you leave a comment, I will do my best to go to your blog and comment on yours. I am all about relationships, so I think this will be a good balance for me.
"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