Saturday, January 30, 2010

Snow, Snowboards..and many Wipe Outs!!

After a very anticipated wait the snow is here....More than we've seen in a long time.
We searched endlessly yesterday for sleds...

So did everybody else within 100 miles of us..

Sorry we're sold out..

Nope we don't have any...

So this morning Husband made one last call to a friend of his who happens to own a store right here in little ol' whoville and who happen to have 4 snowboards...(and Sean my Nephew brought his sled from last year over when he came to the house)

Do we know how to snowboard you ask.. Uh...No...

But the boys got better at it as the day went by.

Husband on the other hand will be the one in the video on the ground...often.

Blessings!
M
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Monday, January 25, 2010

Saturday I finally made myself go the the grocery store...with a list a mile long I took Chad's girlfriend Katelyn with me to make sure I shopped for things that are on the list only (she's very quiet, and said not a word when I went astray from my shopping list)

After returning home we (the girls) whipped up a little supper Kateyln made dessert, which was totally gone the next day..It was a great day..

Blessings!

M

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Moments..

We all have those "moments of opportunity" in our busy day that we may later play back in our mind...

Did I say the right thing?

I have those "moments" alot...and tonight on my way home, by myself in the quiet I was praying about one of those moments..

Could I have said something different?

Should I have said anything at all...

God has really been dealing with me lately about opportunity, and how to handel my words...

The world views on many things now days are (to name a few..)

-stick it to em, after all they deserve it

-sure step on them after all isn't that how we reach success in our life?

-a little lie never hurt anything....

I often find myself "presented" with moments of opportunity that I totally pass up because of pride...

What will they think if I say that?
Or..

Really God? You want me to say that? They'll think I've lost my mind!

But I am learning that when those moments present themselves and I listen to Gods voice, no matter how strange the response may sound to some God has granted a moment of opportunity.

I have recently started reading a book called Jumping Ship it is a book on what to do so your children don't jump ship to the world when they get older...as a christian parent I realize what a great responsiblity I have in raising my children and as I read the book I realize it's moments

Moments of..

Not just telling them they must do the right thing but leading by example.

Training, that means not just telling but showing (in some cases over, and over and over)

Spending time with them..Moments

laughing with them..Moments

Moments may not seem like much...but they add up to a lifetime. Moments are what they remember.

Blessings!

M

Thursday, January 21, 2010

I am almost certain that whom ever make Lysol is making a fortune off my family...It has been one after the other as this nasty virus passes among us, and I am so ready for it to pass...

Really..

I am soo ready not to hear "Mom I need toilet paper!!"

"Mom I think I'm gonna be sick...opps sorry Mom I really tried to make it to the bathroom."

As of today EVERY child in my house was up and on the school bus this morning with no complaint of sickness...first time in 2 weeks.

And for those of you who may be wondering about our new additions to the family Molly and Melvin the goats they are now in the barn (THANK YOU JESUS)
and seem to be doing well in they're new home.
I have many pictures that I want to post but haven't had the time,

soon..I promise I will catch you up.

Praying all are healthy in your home! Blessings!

Maria

Friday, January 15, 2010

When you feel there is nothing you can do

Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.
2 Corinthians 11:29


Watching the news tonight like so many in the world My heart breaks for the people of Haiti.

The stories are heartbreaking, and with each passing day hope for these people seem to be dwindling..

I'm at a loss for words..

As I watch the sea of faces flash across the T.V. and wonder what will happen to all the children that are left without parents...

I only know to pray..

Psalm 68:5
A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling


So as you go through your busy day, please remember the people of Haiti..

And when you feel like there is nothing you can do, you can pray.

Blessings.

M

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

This is Cassie on Sunday...she started feeling bad on Thursday.




Thinking it was a stomach virus and it would pass we waited it out but by Monday morning it was evident it wasn't getting any better...Cassie ask for ice just before we headed out the door to see the Doctor, and when i open the freezer I realized that everything in the freezer was thawed out...upon further investigation I knew we had a dead fridge on our hands..

sooo out the door Cassie and I went while leaving Husband and Chad to deal with the deceased fridge.

The Doctor sent Cassie to the Hospital for IV fluids and thought she would get to go home in a few hours, but after they started Iv's she started running a fever and the vomiting and diarrhea got worse so they admitted her she was put in a private room in isolation, lots of test run but no solid answers..but I can assure you that it is one nasty virus! So today Cassie was released the vomiting has ceased and the diarrhea has slowed down, no fever...and one very tired little girl.

So after getting things unpacked I thought I would do some laundry...

I'm thinking this must be some sort of National All Appliances In Your House Must Die Week cause yes..

The dryer was dead too..

I love my life...really I do.

Why you ask?

Psalm 18:35- You give me your shield of victory,and your right hand sustains me; you stoop down to make me great. (36)You broaden the path beneath me, so that my ankles do not turn.

HE SUSTAINS ME...Always.

Blessings.

M

Saturday, January 2, 2010

2010

As the new year has arrived I have thought about the year that has passed and how God has truly blessed my family..seems like lots has went on in the past year, and when I think back at how many sleepless nights were spent on worry I am ashamed of myself..but I am also reminded of the God I serve..

Psalm 18:35- You give me your shield of victory,and your right hand sustains me; you stoop down to make me great. (36)You broaden the path beneath me, so that my ankles do not turn.

Many nights were spent in prayer...asking God for wisdom, for healing for my Husband for relationships to be mended, finances to stretch...but with that said, there were nights that I spent on useless worry..

I look back and see that through the trials, sickness, and tears the God that loves me..HE SUSTAINS me...

Where the paths seem so small, so narrow he went before me and broaden them...

He did that for me..

Through 2009 he Sustained my family, my Husband, the relationships that I had all but given up on.

And what did the worry do?

It wasted a lot of my time, because God had already taken care of it.

So what is my New Years Resolution this year? To remember he's in control and spend my time thanking him for all he's gonna do in 2010! Blessings!

M