Our Team

'daDad (38 yo), the Mama (36yo), FarmerBoy (19 yo ds), Gypsygirl (17 yo dd), Miss Petite (16 yo dd),LionHeart (14 yo ds), Red (12 yo ds), Belle (10 yo dd),Nae Nae (7 yo dd),Bunny (2 yo dd), Little Britches (3 months)

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Making Do

I worked on a project Thursday that kind of just hit me all at once. Bunny is needing to potty train. I have tried to find training pants (cloth) on the used market (not to be squeemish, that's what hot water and bleach are for ;)), to no avail. I don't like the price of the new ones either. I have been dragging my feet about starting her because I just didn't want to pay the price for new, when she was just going to well, you know on them! Anyway, I was working on some laundry when I noticed a package of 9 prs of girls underwear, the wrong size for any of our other girls (they had been a gift). So, I decided to sew them down small enough for her and added some "padding" in the form of strips taken from an old towel. They are working just fine, and were basically free, except for my time.
Why do I mention this? I just wanted to say that tightwad choices are not always about not having money. Sometimes, like this one, I wanted to apply that money to something else more lasting.
Besides, I enjoy the challenge of making do with what we have (useless underwear and old towels, in this case).
Now everyone who reads this blog knows for sure that I am crazy!
I have been super busy today. I guess I made up for "ma" of "Abundant Life" not having any "go" today.
I did 5 loads of laundry, hung 4 of them, made a grocery list, shopped,scrubbed the bathroom sink, swept my bedroom floor,chased the little girls, fielded several phone calls, and now I need to go home and sort the laundry and do my Bible reading. Tonight it will be Psalm 22 & Proverbs 22. 'da Dad and I listened to the book of Romans on MP3. It was OK. I am not an auditory learner, though he is. The recording is not very good. It came from Dollar Tree and it sounds like the man reading has never read the KJV before. It does help you test how well you are listening and how well you know a passage ;).
I am doing much better with my pregnancy, and am having a lot more energy.

Monday, May 17, 2010

The Little Things

Last week, Nae Nae was very intent on helping me in the kitchen with breakfasts. She did a really good job. I almost forgot how much fun a 6 yo can be as a helper. Then, of course, that always makes Bunny (2yo) want to get in there too.
One day, she helped make bread. We took turns stirring, and of course she had to taste the flour and then, the dough (no eggs). After we finished kneading it, she wanted to help with the dishes!! What a mess! I was much less patient with the water all over her, the counter, the floor! I was thinking to myself, "Child you are a piece of work!" The Lord gently spoke to me, "She is My workmanship, and very precious in My sight, be careful with how you treat her."
All my impatience just melted away as God allowed me to see her (and her siblings) through His eyes. It can be easy for us moms to forget what a precious treasure comes in those earthen vessel we call children.
Farmerboy is doing well. This job is really growing him. It is really neat to see how his relationships with the men in his life are changing. He is willing to seek out the advice of others, but I can see that he is definitely now a man in his own right. Praise God for His work!

Psalm 16-17

Thursday, May 13, 2010

A Relaxing Day

Today was really nice. After 2 weeks of crazy, busy insanity, I got to rest and the only phone call we received was from Farmerboy! Very nice.
We have been covering Genesis on Wednesday nights at church. Last night, one of the elders taught on Genesis 2:1-17. This chapter is a recap of ch.1 and adds in some important details. One thing that he mentioned that I hadn't really thought about was that Adam and Eve could have chosen the Tree Of Life or the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. They could pursue life or knowledge. Knowledge is not wrong in and of itself, but knowledge that sets itself against God is sin. The Bible tell us that professing themselves to be wise, they became fools. A great many people are educated, but there education leaves no room for a supreme being other than themselves (idolatry). Also, did you consider that before they took of the tree of Knowledge, that they only new good? This is where sin came in, thinking they (we) knew better than God. That was satan's lie, "you shall become as God." See what God was trying to protect them (us) from with His few commands? Brokenness, pain, separation, every bad or evil thing you can think of. He loved them so much, and us too, and now we blame Him for the pain we created (why does God let bad things happen to "good" people,etc.).
Just thinking.

Psalm 13 Proverbs13

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


We got Farmerboy moved last week. He seems to be doing well. The job is a challenge, and he really enjoys trying and conquering new things.
I had a really nice Mother's Day. Church was good. One of the elders preached our of Proverbs 31. We had lunch as a family, then 'da Dad and I went out to help Farmerboy with a few things at his house. When we finished there, we went out and spent the evening with his mother and extended family. I was definitely ready for bed.
My younger brother brought over his Kent Hovind DVD's. He is a creation evangelist. We have seen his seminars before, but the children will watch them over and over again. They are great for helping see the fallacies of evolution and for giving ideas to challenge those you might witness to.
Everyone else is doing great. We are still doing schoolwork. I haven't made up my mind for sure about whether to take a month off or not. I'm thinking I probably will. That way I can get all the printing and binding done for the year, so when the baby comes (it will be in the middle of the school year) I won't have to try to keep up with that and be caring for the baby. Everybody's needs would be better met that way.
I'm going to check out my favorite blogs.
Have a blessed day!

Psalm 11, Proverbs 11

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Many Happenings

A lot has been going on since my last entry.
We found out we are expecting a new baby in November! All of us are very excited. The children and daddy are hoping for a boy. I'm just glad to be looking forward to a new little one in the house. I love babies.
Farmerboy will be sitting for his GED on Thursday, and will move out on Friday. He got a job working at a hotel, and it requires living on-site. There is a good chance that school will have to wait till next fall, as his classes are already full and the entry-level ones are only offered in fall semesters.
We will miss him. He'll still be close by ,though.
We have done more work on the house. Last week, we put up paneling to partition the upstairs rooms off. This will give us some privacy even though it won't be "finished".
We still haven't put in the garden.
each thing in it's turn, I guess.

Psalm 2-4