I found this huge tablecloth at Fred Meyers for around $10. I was thrilled! Jessica and I love to decorate the house for the seasons and holidays. I know it's a little busy, but it will hide the stains really well!
Andrew decided that he was going to learn how to flip pancakes. I was trying so hard to not have a coronary while he was doing this. I need to stress less about having kiddos in my kitchen. It always seems like I am in a hurry and I don't want to take the time to let them help me much. I have to FORCE myself to do this. The type A in my just wants to scream, but I know that this is good for them and for me. They love to feel a sense of accomplishment and pride when the meal is served.
Again, trying to cook with a little one trying her best to trip me can be tricky. I know that one day, I will look back on these days with much fondness.
Here is a shot of Lily and Jacob at the park. The leaves are starting to really fall now and soon we will have piles of leaves to jump into!
Had to get a new computer this week. My motherboard went out. Not good...
I keep making extra meals and freezing them for my upcoming foot surgery. My freezer is getting full. Pretty soon I am going to have to stop because there won't be enough room. So glad to know they are in there. I am finishing up my Christmas shopping and now I need to wrap everything before the 9th of Dec.
I am still working on the bad attitudes around here. This week has been tough. I am praying that heart changes will be taking place in my children.
Please pray that I will be a loving, patient mother who uses KIND words. Kindness has not been on my tongue lately and I am so convicted. I am so thankful for God's forgiveness.
"I am thankful that God doesn't lower His standards to accommodate our disobedience and inabilities. I'm glad that we can depend on Him to be the same yesterday, today and forever."-Nancy Leigh DeMoss
"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