Tuesday, December 30, 2008
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Saturday, December 27, 2008
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Friday, December 26, 2008
But I had no AA batteries- no where- in the house. Darn... ok, I will use my iPhone. Which takes great pictures in light, but you can't be moving or they are blurry. I thought Luke could hold sister in his lap since she is a little bigger now...
It went kind of like this: Luke, ok, sit in the chair. No! Sit still. Ok now put your hands around sister's tummy (he is laughing and won't sit still). Careful now! We don't want sister falling off the chair! ... Now he starts LICKING sister (see below)
And sister thinks that is totally funny :)
No Luke! Stop licking sister! Let's get a good shot, and then mommy will give you candy! "Oooooohhhh, where's my candy?" Not until you get your picture. Say cheese! "cheeeeeese"...
Taking pictures and looking cute is such a hard job!
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
"Honeycrisp fruit is characterized by an exceptionally crisp and juicy texture. Its flesh is cream colored and coarse. The flavor is sub-acid and ranges from mild and well-balanced to strongly aromatic, depending on the degree of maturity. "... no wonder they taste so good! Maybe you like honeycrisps' parents: Apple experts at the University of Minnesota discovered Honeycrisp by cross-pollinating two exceptional apple varieties, Macoun and Honeygold.
So now you have some apple education! And make a trip for some... not much time left!
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Then I saw a mom in Nordstom (by the way they have the best nursing mothers room) feeding her twin 10 month girls with the skinny bottle by Dr. Brown's... made a mental note to try those. And I did have a couple from Luke's "boo" days. Low and behold she got it! Ate 2 ounces, then 4! We've got it! What a relief.
Luke impressed me with his strength--- he would have me put him on the monkey bars and then held himself on the bars. Jeans were a little big today- haha isn't that belly cute!
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
So sister is so cute and enjoying her "new room":
And she is so getting ready to crawl! See how she walks out to all fours...
She moves herself to get her favorite toys.. fish bowl with the little animals, oh and brothers chainsaw :)
Monday, December 15, 2008
What worthless idol are we clinging to that is causing us to forfeit the Grace that could be ours? The Grace that is freely given to us!
In chapter 4 of Jonah v6"...the Lord provided a vine and made it grow up over Jonah to give shade...to ease his discomfort and Jonah was very happy...vs 7...the next day God provided a worm that chewed the vine...vs8...God provided a scorching east wind the sun blazed on Jonahs head so he grew faint and wanted to die vs9...But God said to Jonah 'Do you have a right to be angry about the vine?'"
Are we only happy when God provides things to ease our discomfort in life? Sometimes God takes things away or allows trials-- He provides a "WORM" to help remind us not to cling to worthless idols and forfeit the Grace that could be ours.
He wants us during those difficult times, to cling to grace rather than the comfort of the idol in our heart. It's when our focus is off Gods provision, instead its on the comfort we want, we lose sight of God's Grace.
I believe God is asking us:
Do we have the right to be angry at our lot in life?
Does not God provide all we have?
Does not God provide grace during the difficulties of life?
GOD is calling us to let go of the idols we're clinging to in order to experience HIS AMAZING GRACE!
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
If you can be praying with me... for healing of Wayne's headaches. He will still have weeks where he will have them 3 days in a row and not be able to do much of anything. This week has been better so maybe my prayers are working! He has 2 deals that have a potential to close in jan/feb. But with the market and financing lots of details have to fall into place for these developments to sell. So I am in prayer that one will close. This would really help us by replenishing the dip into savings of the last 5 months. And would free Wayne up to explore where God would have him next employment-wise.
God also opened the door for me to be accepted into nursing school! I have always felt my strengths lie in the medical field, and once I have my RN licensure that will open up jobs for me where I can work 3 days a week, and be with the kiddos a lot still. It is a 20 month program. They have me in the august class; but something tells me that a spot may open up for me to start in January. I would really like to get started. So I am praying for a spot to open if that is the Lord!
Thanks for "listening" and joining in prayer. Off to get cookie ingedients and make cookies for our ladies' group Cookie Exchange party tonight. Which entails taking two kids to the grocery store as Luke has been sick for 2 days with fevers and coughing. Wish me luck!
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Check it out at Amazon ! Jess watch the mail- got one for Dayton :)
Saturday, December 6, 2008
1. Peel your fruit or vegetable... I am starting with pears, bananas, and sweet potatoes. You only need 2 or 3 depending on size to make quite a bit.
2. Cut up the fruit or veggie into smaller pieces and put in your steamer:
3. Steam for 11 minutes or so
4. Put the steamed stuff in my Magic Bullet (or food processor- I just don't have one). Now before blending you can add a half ounce of breastmilk, formula milk, or a little flax oil Mckmama style.
5. Pour into ice cube trays.
6. Pop out the cubes and put into freezer bags for storage. Just thaw what you need to feed your baby!
It is fresh and organic and so good for baby. I had been buying the organic gerber, but the shelf life on that stuff can be ten months old! And quite expensive. Do you all do this too??
I can't believe it, but I also ordered an all in one diaper from Three Monkeys on ebay. They are similar to Bum Genious which everyone seems to say is the best one; but 1/2 the price. And lots of cute fabrics too. We will see how it works.