Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Merry Christmas Everyone!!!!

The children and me have spent the greater half of our day baking cookies for tomorrows Faith group. We made Thumb prints with kisses, peanut butter cookies ( Jeffs fav ), chocolate chip with pecans, Amish sugar cookies, chocolate covered pretzels, and puppy chow. it was alot of work and now we get to enjoy :) I think the kids only ate the batter and licked the spoons. Even Chase was eating the dough. We are having such a great time with all the holiday things we have been doing. Last night we made snow flakes only to find out the we were doing them wrong- according to my husband. So he showed us the " right " way to do them and we got done just to have Chase come flying through in his walker and ripped every single one of them up. We will try again tonight.
We went to Santas Magical Kingdom last week and the kids got their pictures taken with Santa.Well Ethan freaked out and chose to stay connected to Dad so hes not in the picture. it was Ethan and Chases first time there and they starred out the window in AHHHHH over the lights.

We went to some theft store yesterday and found some really nice long skirts for Hannah. Not so much stuff for the boys yesterday. I did happen to find a few homeschool books that I was looking for on e-bay and was bidding close to 15 dollars for a set and found all 3 sets for 3 dollars. And they look like they haven't been used at all. I was so excited. Then I found some readers for Cody that will work out great for us.

Now on to important stuff . WE have been reading and following the bible with much studying and praying. We have come to the part of head covering Here is where we are at...

1 Cor 11?
Lets read the text first:
1 Corinthians 111 Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.Propriety in Worship2 I praise you for remembering me in everything and for holding to the teachings, just as I passed them on to you.3 Now I want you to realize that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is man, and the head of Christ is God. 4 Every man who prays or prophesies with his head covered dishonors his head. 5 And every woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head—it is just as though her head were shaved. 6 If a woman does not cover her head, she should have her hair cut off; and if it is a disgrace for a woman to have her hair cut or shaved off, she should cover her head. 7 A man ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God; but the woman is the glory of man. 8 For man did not come from woman, but woman from man; 9 neither was man created for woman, but woman for man. 10 For this reason, and because of the angels, the woman ought to have a sign of authority on her head.11 In the Lord, however, woman is not independent of man, nor is man independent of woman. 12 For as woman came from man, so also man is born of woman. But everything comes from God. 13 Judge for yourselves: Is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered? 14 Does not the very nature of things teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a disgrace to him, 15 but that if a woman has long hair, it is her glory? For long hair is given to her as a covering. 16 If anyone wants to be contentious about this, we have no other practice—nor do the churches of God. NIV
We are praying about this and if God is pulling us in this direction thats great. I know im here to please Him and he has a reason for pushing us on this walk. I read and read and find myself really searching for answers and I feel like they are getting answered.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Happy holidays 2008

Happy Holidays everybody :) We have been busy eating this last week and baking goodies. The kids made sugar cookies and used enough frosting on one cookie to make a 2 cakes. Ethan enjoyed eating the red icing. i have really tried to not eat alot of cookies( trying) but what can I do. We had a really nice Thanksgiving over at my sisters house and stuff our faces until we couldn't move. It was really good. It was such a nice day out that the kids pretty much stayed outside playing on the playground and trampoline. We all were so blessed that day the weather was so nice. It was aslo Ethans 2nd birthday on Thanksgiving. they grow so fast. He has fallen in love with Thomas the Train, so thats what we got him. Now all the kids sit in the living room with a track that takes up the whole floor just a playing away. I didn't realize Cody liked trains as much as he does. Chase likes to destroy the track when he makes his way over there.Then the kids scream at me and then the drama starts. Saturday we had Thanksgiving over on the Ownby side at Jeffs brothers house, Don. The kids played up in the new game room Ben got over the summer. Its such a nice room.Its like a loft, everything a teen boy would want :) The kids ate again until they couldn't move. Don had all the kids outside roasting marshmallows. They had a blast. Hannah got sick on the way home from that, I think she might have gotten carsick but not sure.Shes fine, out playing in the 1st snow for the season. WE have our neighbors over playing with. Jimmy 9 and Patrick is 7. Ethan is out there right in the middle of a snow fight. It feels like Christmas now. we had planned on taken the kids to Santas Magical Kingdom last night on our way home but With Hannah getting sick and Cody fallen asleep we are going to do it tonight.
We are all so blessed, its amazing to me how lucky I am to have a great big family thats loves so much. I have a husband who just does so much for us. he works hard so we can homeschool and stay home to enjoy our lives together. All the kids are healthy and smart and beautiful. I wake up every morning thanking the Lord for picken me for this family. I find myself in prayer all the time just rambling on and on. Its amazing what the Lord can do when you let him into your heart. We live a fastline kinda world and its a shame. we forget why we are where. Just take a minute and give thanks.
Caitlin, Hannah, Cody, Ethan and Chase are doing great. We took last week off school. Which we all needed. Chase is finally sitting and crawling. Ethan is up to 8 words and loves to tell Daddy " NO " .
I hope everybody has a Merry Christmas.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

October 2008

Sept. was a crazy month for us. Hannah turned 10 on the 19th. We took her to the Prairie Days for her b-day. It was really neat. The kids seen alot of really cool stuff. Both Grandma and me forgot our cameras so no pic of that. what a bummer. We had cake and ice cream over at Grandmas house and let all the kids play there. Its so sad to think Hannah is already 10. I wish I could turn back the clock and go back to when she was little. I miss having a little girl. But she has turned out be the neatest kid ever. God could not have done a better job.
We had a birthday party for one of our friends and he had The Reptile Guy there.Now Cody is really brave and will hold anything he can get his hands on but there was a HUGE tarantula there and both Hannah and Cody held it.I almost peed my pants.They both FREAK out when they see a pin sized spider at home, so where they came up with this courage i have no clue. So that leads me to this story that happened yesterday. Cody went to the garden to get a pitchfork and came running in yelling there is a huge black snake in the walk way. So grandpa and Hannah go running out there and I think nothing of.Hannah comes in needing something for grandpa to cut the snake lose from the fence. I go out there with her to see what is going on and had my camera.This poor black snake was so tangled in the fence it was nuts,Grandpa cut him loose after a few tries and Codys help. But heres the thing Hannah and Cody were all about picking the thing up!!! I have many pictures of this.A wild snake my Cody is using the snake as a slinky.Hannah acted like it was no big deal to pick it up. Cody just might be the next Croc hunter.
We also sold our house in Sullivan and moved in to Grandmas. It has been an adjustment to say the least. But now that we have been here a few weeks things have fallen into place.I do have trouble with Cody thinking he doesn't have to listen because grandma is here. Cody is my wild child here. Many times I have wanted to pull my hair out. I think he is starting to understand the rules he had before are still HERE and in use. I cant blame him, wanting to be with grandma.

School with the kids is going better.It was really hard at first here because everything was in boxes and nothing was where I needed it to be. But all is well now, Thank you God!!! Im looking for some new books for Hannah. The math we are using is so horrible. She has a better time using websites for math practice than her text book. Codys math book is awesome!!!! And Cody has mastered TELLING TIME. I thought the clock would be really hard for him because it was for me but man he got it right away. way to go Cody!!!!!! Ethan is still having a hard time talking.He is up to about 6 words but only uses mom,baba,eat. thats it. I read to him and flash cards so I'm hoping he is just bottling it all up so one day he just lets it all out. Chase is not sitting up for more than 2 minutes at a time before he topples over and face plants the ground. He does like to stand and talk up a storm.He can say as many words as Ethan.

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