Thursday, December 31, 2009

What I'm doing Today

Right now I'm getting ready to complete one of my goals I posted a few days ago.
  • Bless Goodwill with a load of stuff, before this year is over.
And after I drop it off I'll be heading to church for the Night Watch Service. I first started attending this church exactly one year ago today, when I attended their Night Watch Service last year. Its hard to believe its already been a year, time has flew by.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas

It has been so busy since Christmas! Christmas was great! Got to see lots of family and spend lots of time with them. The presents were the best we had ever gotten and I would say it is due to the hard economic times. This year there wasn't as many presents to go around, but they were very practical and will be used! I got a new to me (used) Kenmore sewing machine, which I can't wait to try out! A Gorgeous curio cabinet, which didn't cost my parents a fortune! School books for next semester, which I was in great need of. And my favorite present of all, a pressure canner! Now I must study up on growing a garden and canning!!! I can't wait to get started!

We had a very happy and blessed Christmas, Thanks to our Lord Jesus Christ! I hope you were very blessed this Christmas too!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

The Christmas Story

Luke - Chapter 2

1And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.

2([And] this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)

3And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.

4And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)

5To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.

6And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.

7And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

8And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

9And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

10And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

11For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

12And this [shall be] a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

13And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

14Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

15And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.

16And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.

17And when they had seen [it], they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.

18And all they that heard [it] wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.

19But Mary kept all these things, and pondered [them] in her heart.

20And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.

21And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called JESUS, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Blessings

I decided I would bless my mom today. I went and helped her clean her house before Christmas. By deciding to be a blessing God doubly blessed me. I had been wanting Biscuits, Eggs, Gravy, and Sausage for quite sometime and that is exactly what I got at my mom's house for dinner tonight! Then one of my aunts blessed me with a brand new set of cookers, which we where in desperate need of. Isn't it so good that God knows our wants and needs and desires to bless us!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Things To Do Before January 11th!


While in between semesters at school, I have been thinking about some things I would like to get accomplished before the next semester begins. Because I know once school starts back I won't have this extra time on my hands. I'm expecting next semester to be the hardest of all. I will be taking English II, College Algebra, Anatomy I with Lab, and Heath and Nutrition. These classes will be energy and time consuming, so I'd like to get as much as possible accomplished before I go back on January 11th.

Things I Would Like To Do:
  • Plan a new routine of things to do that is specific to each day of the week.
  • Have the new routine implemented!
  • Deep clean Kitchen, Hallway, and Bathroom.
  • Paint Kitchen, Hallway, and Bathroom, including the cabinets.
  • Organize Laundry room, including sewing and knitting supplies.
  • Clean out and organize closets.
  • Bless Goodwill with a load of stuff, before this year is over.
If anyone would like to leave some organization tips or links that would help organize sewing or knitting supplies, it would be very appreciated. I have always had trouble getting my craft supplies organized.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Life Is Changing

I haven't blogged in quite a while. As you all know I started back college this past August and just finished up this semester this past week. I go to the local community college and there isn't very much to choose from, so I finally choose to major in Dental Hygiene. I don't remember if I shared or not, but the reason I started back to college is because my Husband asked me to while I still had the chance.

From the time that I decided on a major my thoughts have been changing. My dreams and desires are still to be a housewife and a homeschooling mother, but lately I have been thinking about something quite different. I have been thinking maybe I should continue with school and get my degree and work until God blesses my Husband and I with children. Which I hope I don't go childless that long, because graduation is still at least two years away. But I was thinking we would be better off financially if I could get my degree and work long enough to help pay the house down quite a bit or even pay it off. And once we had children I would then get to stay at home with them and we would have less financial strain. Just a thought.

On another note, at the beginning of this month I decided to make an appointment with an OBGYN, to talk to them about getting pregnant. I called and the earliest they could get me in was March 4th. I thought that was quite a long time to wait. :(

It feels good to leave you all a message! Hopefully I'll be blogging regularly again! :)

I'd like to know what you think about my thoughts. About working until the Lord sees fit to bless us with children.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Cake Balls

Have you ever heard of cake balls? I hadn't until back in July when I went to my Best Friends Baby Shower. Her Shower was catered and one of the items were decadent little Cake Balls. I have been dreaming of them ever since. I haven't found a place locally to buy them, but online you can buy them at The Cake Ball Company. But you'll be hurting financially after buying some there, 36 cost $80! So, either tomorrow or Tuesday I'm going to try my hand at making some. And I'll blog my recipe and experience so you don't have to spend your whole grocery budget on one little treat! I bought the ingredients tonight at our local Walmart for a total of $6.33. That is a whole lot cheaper than $80 for pre-made ones!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Missing in Action

I know I've been missing in action for a while and its all because of school. I just have so much homework its crazy and I've been helping my mom with hers too. I can't wait till she gets a little more confident and steps out on her own two feet. She is getting better and better every week!

I used the Homestead Blessings Art of Bread Making DVD to make two more items. I made rolls a few days ago and today I made pizza bread. They both turned out delicious, but I forgot to take pictures. The rolls I made out of half whole wheat and half unbleached flour, because this is what they did in the video. But I think they would have been just as good with whole wheat! The pizza bread I made with whole wheat flour! It was absolutely wonderful! My Husband loved it! I stuffed it with pizza sauce, pepperoni, mushrooms, and mozzarella cheese.

I also made a wreath today!!! It's hanging on my front door! I've had the stuff to make it since this time last year, but I just got around to it today. Maybe within the next week I'll take a picture and upload it!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Today Was Fun!



Today my Husband and I spent the whole day together! I rode with him to our local Yamaha store to buy some chain lube for the bike. We then came back home and washed the bike and he lubed the chain. We let it sit for a while.

He then took me to a nice little creamery just down the street from our house. I didn't even know it was there! I had never even heard of it before. We ordered a meal and shared. We talked to the guy behind the counter and I said I never even heard of this place before, and he said that they didn't advertise, that they relied on word of mouth. This little place was great! They had delicious food! And their ice cream was Divine! I got a hand dipped praline pecan in a waffle cone. It had little balls of pecan praline all through it with praline sauce swirled in. I will surely tell my family about this great little creamery, how good the food was, and how nice the people were.

After we left the creamery, my husband took me up to the over look. I hadn't been up there in quite a while. The city has done so much work on it, that it looks like a totally different place. I felt like I had lost my whereabouts. They put up several new covered shelters with grills, parking areas, and playgrounds. It looks so fun now! It would be a great place to get the whole family together at! At the top, we parked and he held my hand as we walked out on the overlook. I really need to get some pictures of this place one day. And I really need to get some pictures of my husband and I on the bike. People smile at us as we walk by with our bikers jackets on and holding hands , with our helmets swinging in our other hands. This would make such a great picture. I wonder what other people think when they see us? I wonder if they could even imagine that I'm a stay at home wife, trying to fulfill my Godly role?

We then came back home and watched a movie called Instinct. It was a really good movie, but it made me cry. It was about a man studying Gorillas and they accepted him and he lived among them for two years. They became his family and they tried to protect one another.

I love when my Husband and I get the chance to spend the day together. Its the simple things like him holding my hand and just spending time with me that I love the most. I'm always looking forward to our next day together and I thank God for the wonder day he gave us today.

The picture at the top is of my Husband when he went to the Dragons Tail a few months ago.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Dinner

Tonight for dinner we had Manwich over slices of the homemade whole wheat bread I made yesterday and green beans on the side. Hubby loved it! He always complained before when I bought whole wheat bread from the store. But yesterday and today he absolutely loved the homemade bread. I really think this bread is going to be a big step toward healthier eating in our home.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

My First Bread Making Expericence With The Home Blessings DVD

I made a loaf of whole wheat bread and a meal in a loaf.
Chicken, zucchini, and yellow squash were in the meal in a loaf.
It was absolutely delicious!
My husband even liked it, and he usually doesn't like whole wheat bread!