that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed.

Titus 2:4-5

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Check This Out!

I thought I would share this link today...It is a homeschool sweepstakes and has some great giveaways!
Super easy to enter!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Random Pictures

We found this visitor on our bench

Flowering Tree

The Ocean

Monday, September 12, 2011


Well I haven't done a rambling post in a while. We started school already here. Trying to get done before the move and with the baby coming it's always good to get a head start on things. We actually started school during the summer.
I had quite a bit of all day morning sickness. Praise the Lord for a wonderful husband! He would come home from work and cook dinner and take care of the kids when I was feeling bad. I am happy to say that I am feeling better and can now cook more meals! ;)
School is starting to get into a rhythm I think. We joined a homeschool co-op, so now once a week we go and do extra curricular activities with a bunch of homeschool families. The kids enjoy it, and so do I. All the mothers help out either in teaching a class or helping in some way.
We are starting to get out our baby things and see what we have/what we need. We have officially hit 20 weeks! Yeah! Can't wait for the baby to get here. We find out this week if it is a boy or a girl!!! Can't wait.
This summer was a hot one. We didn't go outside much during the was that hot, but we would go out in the evenings. It was so hot, that going to the beach was almost too hot. But we have been having lots of Bbq's, and I love it. I love eating outside and having all the summertime foods. Yummy!
Can't wait for the fall now. Even tho our leaves don't fall off the trees, I love the fall feeling. Getting pumpkins. Decorating for the fall. The smell of baking pumpkin, and all the other baking goodies. Delicious.
I am getting excited just talking about it!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Encouraging Magazine

I want to share a magazine I love, called  ABOVE RUBIES, sent out by Nancy Campbell.  It is a great magazine and is sent out as the Lord provides the funding. It is a wonderfully encouraging magazine about the family, and great encouragement for Mother's to follow the Lord. If you have never heard of Above Rubies, I encourage you to go check it out and subscribe to this wonderful magazine.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Giving It Your All

The other day was a day that was a lesson for one of our children about working hard. It is hard for kids to always stay focused on a bunch of school work that they really don't want to do. Today that child got to learn that when you don't work, you don't play. A hard lesson to learn, but a necessary lesson to learn. I think that many children today are not taught the value of hard work. I love the Bible verse that says, "For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat."  2Thessalonians 3:10. It is sad that so many youngsters grow up and don't realize the value of hard work, and the satisfaction that it brings to those who work hard. 
We as adults can be a good example to our children of showing them the value of doing a good job and not slacking. And also explaining to them why we work hard. We can teach them that we are working hard to glorify God, and that even if we don't like our boss or the work that we have, that we can do our job to the best of our ability, without whining and without complaining. We can exeplify to them a joyful spirit while we do it.
We can turn many an everyday oportunity into a teaching lesson for our children. We can teach them daily about the scriptures and how it applies to our lives, and the ways that we follow it.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

What A Deal!

This is a deal that we got a while shopping a while back. Brand new jeans for $2.07. Can't beat that deal!
It was such a blessing, and came at a time when the boys needed new jeans.
Would love to hear what bargains anyone else has gotten.  :)