Sunday, September 27, 2009
Esther went to a birthday party yesterday...dressed up as a cowgirl! I thought I would post some pictures...you can see how much she has grown this summer...my six year old, first grader...seems like yesterday she was sleeping in my arms!
Here is Esther with a few friends...Abby(on Esther's right) and Esther have been friends since birth...now they are the best of friends!
Esther taking her turn to groom the horse....she was a bit shy at first, but got comfortable really fast!
Friday, September 25, 2009
IF YOU GIVE A MOM A MUFFIN… If you give a mom a muffin, She’ll want a cup of coffee to go with it. She’ll pour herself some. Her three-year-old will spill the coffee. She’ll wipe it up. Wiping the floor, she’ll find dirty socks. She’ll remember she has to do laundry. When she puts the laundry in the washer, She’ll trip over boots and bump into the freezer. Bumping into the freezer will remind her she has to plan for supper. She will get out a pound of hamburger. She’ll look for her cookbook (”101 Things To Do With a Pound of Hamburger”). The cookbook is sitting under a pile of mail. She will see the phone bill, which is due tomorrow. She will look for her checkbook. The check book is in her purse that is being dumped out by her two-year-old. She’ll smell something funny. She’ll change the two year old’s diaper. While she is changing the diaper, the phone will ring. Her five-year-old will answer and hang up. She’ll remember she wants to phone a friend for coffee. Thinking of coffee will remind her that she was going to have a cup. And chances are… If she has a cup of coffee, Her kids will have eaten the muffin that went with it. by Kathy Fictorie
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
It's five o'clock and I have been up for an hour. I went to bed really early, still trying to recover from our packed-full weekend. I woke up and just prayed for my sons this morning...they are on my heart and I felt led to intercede for them and to stand boldly before the throne for them this morning. Due to my recent Daniel Fast, my prayer life has took on a whole new level. Yes, I have always prayed, but now it is different. I feel a greater need and desire to spend time with the Father...to love on Him, to worship Him and to share my heart. He is always ready and waiting for us.
William has a bug bite right above his eye from this weekend. Over the course of the last couple days, it got infected. It is the worst place to have an infection, because it can actually affect your eye sight. If it doesn't look better this morning, then we have to go up to Halifax to do IV antibiotics for him. Our whole family laid hands on him yesterday afternoon and at four this morning, I felt the need to do that again. I want my kids to know that I cared so much for them to spend some time in prayer...to speak to the Father for them...to intercede in their lives.
And my sweet Judah had an MRI on Friday. They were needing to check on a murmur that he has which he was born with. The cardiologist called last night and confirmed that he has a AV Fistula...a continuous murmur between an artery and a vein. We have a consult in a couple of weeks with a cardiothoracic doctor to talk about what they want to do. In the mean time, this mama will be interceding for him...believing for him...and standing up for him. I decided last night I am also going to fast one meal every day for him...during that time I will spend time in the word. If we don't' stand up for our seed, who will. So, if you think about us, join me in agreement for the healing of my sons. I will awake my miracle!
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Well, I realized that I hadn't gone back to my blog...I have been gone for awhile. First for my Daniel fast and then the last few days of our Cumbre at our church. I am too tired to write much right now, but just wanted to tell you that I am back and have lots to post. I told Matt today that just a few days off of "media related" items really takes the draw out of them. I barely have been on facebook, the tv has virtually remained off (which isn't hard for me) and life is a so easy without them. It is a good cleanse. We just had four days worth of meetings at our church anniversary celebration. Because of this we are exhausted and we are laying low for the rest of the day. We put our jammies on after church and we decided not to do anything the rest of the day. Tomorrow is our catch-up day and then back to the grind. So, I will be back later this week with updates!
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Friday, September 4, 2009
We just finished our last day of the first week of school...and I am physically, mentally and emotionally exhausted! It has been a marathon week and my feet don't know when they are allowed to stop. I worked for the county, 22 hours this week, schooled three children, washed 13 loads of laundry since Monday, made a uncountable amount of meals and snacks, loved on a ton of hurt feelings, fixed a few boo-boos, made 2 million phone calls and still somewhat kept my sanity. Amazing! All through God's grace and love! Now on to another 175 days...keep me in prayer, lol!
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Yes, we must admit it but summer is over and we are back to school. Back to the grind. Back to the schedule. The lazy days of summer are gone. The high temps are still here, but what do you expect we are in Florida! We normally wait until the day after Labor Day, but with the holiday landing a bit late this year we decided to start a week early. The kids are getting restless anyway, so it is time. And I am also at the point where I am very ready.
So, yesterday we started bright and early...and we were together on the couches for bible time at ten minutes after eight. Our goal is to always to start by eight thirty, so we did good for the first day. Caleb and Esther (my first graders) have a heavier load this year than last...but they are enjoying all the time with me. I am even doing a small program with William, and he is loving it. Not quite ready to sit still for long periods of time, but wanting to do "school" with mommy. Bryn is in 7th grade this year (I can't believe it), and we are moving into much harder subjects. I found an awesome history curriculum for this year...called Beautiful Feet Ancient History. They produce lots of curriculum, but this is generated for her age group. It is a literature based program, which is right up my alley since I am a huge reader! And Bryn is too! And the curriculum starts out right in the beginning and corresponds with the word. Part of her first lesson was reading from Genesis 1-5...which is so awesome. Let the bible become even more real to her!!!
I have high hopes this year! Expecting to complete a lot of work and to enjoy all the moments with my kids. It is such a privilege to homeschool our kids, so I am loving every moment of it! I will give you updates throughout the year. The picture above is of the kids right when Matt was leaving in the morning. Judah wasn't too happy about being in the picture...so you will see his mouth wide open from screaming! So, here they are on the first day...happy and full of spunk!