Monday, March 31, 2008
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
I have also made a birthday book for each child where I will put pictures of them with their cake. I have a Halloween book too where I'll put pics of them in their costumes and don't forget Christmas books for their pics with Santa Claus.
I know I took pictures of these books but I have no idea where my husband stored the pics on the computer and the actual books are in storage since we are trying to sell our house.
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Monday, March 24, 2008
Please keep the prayers coming!
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Red is for the blood He gave
Green is for the grass He made
Yellow is for the sun so bright
Orange is for the edge of night
Black is for the sins we made
White is for the grace He gave
Purple is for His hour of sorrow
Pink is for our new tomorrow
A bag full of jelly beans colorful and sweet, Is a prayer, is a promise, is a special treat
May the joy of Christ's resurrection
Fill your heart and bless your life
Monday, March 17, 2008
Stephen took her back in this morning and she was only up to 6 lbs 6 oz so the doctor called in a nurse to give her a catheter. The first nurse was unable to do so so they called in a 2nd nurse and then a 3rd. Stephen said it was just horrible having to stand by and watch helplessly. Finally they attached a bag to her and when there is a urine sample, we have to take it in plus we have to take her for bloodwork. Her follow-up appointment is Friday so please keep her in your prayers. We appreciate it!
Some Easter Fun activities I am gathering:
40 day Lenten chain
Fisher-Price Easy Egg Mosaic
Jelly Bean Picture
McCormick make your own egg dye & recipes for leftover eggs
Jesus' Ministry Online Coloring Book
He Is Risen coloring sheet
Bible Coloring Pages Alphabet Theme
Printable Stations of the Cross coloring book
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Not any more! About a month ago I saw this little sweeper at Wally World and convinced my husband that maybe, just maybe I would relieve him of his floor duties. We debated over the price of $34.99 which is not pocket change for our family. I convinced him that if it didn't do the right job, we could just take it back. We bought it and he did such a good job driving that baby around, I figured I was off the hook once more. Last night I held this gift from God in my sweet hands and just glided all over the kitchen floor. I got all the bits under the chairs and table and just kept on going. I sached over to the cabinets and watched all the debris disappear right before my very eyes. Now when it's time to clean up after a meal, my DH is going to have to put up a good fight to use that baby.
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Spacious Master bedroom with sitting area and walk-in closet
Master bath has spa tub and separate shower plus linen closet
Spacious living room with fireplace
Spacious and open kitchen with dining area large enough for a formal dining table plus a walk-in pantry
Backyard has a deck that's great for entertaining
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Monday, March 10, 2008
As we were walking back down the hall, Lauren was obviously not phased by her swat and she said, "That's like the 3 Little Pigs and you're the big bad wolf." Too funny.
Sunday, March 9, 2008
It's time for another Menu Plan Monday. Click on over to Organzied Junkie to see what everyone else is having this week.
I usually plan for 2 weeks worth of meals and I don't know what I'm making until the morning of...
Meal 1: Lemon Parmesan Linguine
Meal 2: Vodka Cream Pasta
Meal 3: Roast
Meal 5: Pasta Bake
Friday, March 7, 2008
I'm not sure why you can't see any of the snowflakes in this picture but don't the kids look cute?
You can see them better in this picture.
To be made the evening before Easter (with older children). You can do this with younger children and leave out some of the information that they are not ready for.
1 c whole pecans
3 egg whites
1 c sugar
1 t vinegar
1. Preheat oven to 300 (This is important, don't wait until you are half done with the recipe). Place pecans in zipper baggieand let children beat them with wooden spoon to break into small pieces. Explain that after Jesus was arrested, He was beaten by the Roman soldiers. Read John 19:1-3.
2. Let each child smell the vinegar. Put 1 t into mixing bowl. Explain that when Jesus was thirsty on the cross, He was given vinegar to drink. Read John 19:28-30.
3. Add egg whites to vinegar. Eggs represent life. Explain that Jesus gave His life to give us life. Read John 10:10-11.
4. Sprinkle a little salt into each child's hand. Let them taste it and brush the rest into the bowl. Explain that represents the salty tears shed by Jesus' followers, and the bitterness of our own sin. Read Luke 23:27
5. So far, the ingredients are not very appetizing. Add 1 c sugar. Explain that the sweetest part of the story is that Jesus died because He loves us. He wants us to know and belong to Him. Read Psalm 34:8 and John 3:16.
6. Beat with a mixer on high speed for 12-15 minutes until stiff peaks are formed. Explain that the color white represents the purity of God's eyes of those whose sins have been cleansed by Jesus Read Isaiah 1:18 and John 3:13.
7. Fold in broken nuts. Drop by teaspoonful on wax paper covered cookie sheet. Explain that each mound represents the rocky tomb where Jesus' body was laid. Read Matthew 27:57-60.
8. Put the cookie sheet in the oven. Close the oven door and turn the oven OFF. Give each child a piece of tape and seal the oven door. Explain that Jesus' tomb was sealed. Read Matthew 27:65-66.
9. Go to bed. Explain that they may feel sad to leave the cookies in the oven overnight. Jesus' followers were in despair when the tomb was sealed. Read John 16:20 and 22.
10. On Easter morning, open the oven and give everyone a cookie. Notice the cracked surface and take a bite. The cookies are hollow! On the first Easter, Jesus' followers were amazed to find the tomb open and empty. Read Matthew 28:1-9.