Tuesday, August 23, 2016

New Paint

I am so excited. I know these pictures are horrible but I had to share. We have a wonderful big dinning room table but sadly we have 12 different chairs. 
With seven kids our chairs have broken and been replaced. So this week we decided to strip all twelve chairs and re paint them. I wanted the colors from my living room carpet to fade into my dinning room but match the dishes we use. 

Originally I thought about doing bright colors and making it fun but then I realized that it would get old in a year.
  I am super excited to see how they turn out. Next I need to decide what color the walls should be. 

Thursday, August 18, 2016

A Boy and his Boots

Doesn't everyone sleep with boots on? Wednesday night church is hard on my boy. 
When he falls asleep on the way home there is no way we can wake him. We can change his diaper and take off his boots and he does not move. 

Monday, July 25, 2016

The Meaning of VBS

VBS, that is all that needs said about this picture over load. I had a great week at VBS. The laughter the crafts, the music, and the cow. We cannot forget about buttercup. 
This week my husband did crafts and honestly I loved it. I saw a side of him I have not seen in a very long time. 

He came up with the decorations on his own. He made the kids laugh and smile and get excited about learning. Isn't that the goal? For our children to not only learn the word of God but to be excited about it. To want to know him deeper on a real level. 

The crafts are fun, the music is remembered for years but the verses, the verses they hide in there heart and one day when they need them the verses are there. 

I can't say thank you enough to all of the people who worked at VBS. Who spent time decorating and teaching and preparing to minister to my children's hearts

Especially to the young man who were the cow costume all week in the heat. 

Saturday, July 16, 2016

The Bladder Will Loose

Sometimes life is funny. You see right this minute I am in a beautiful cabin deep in the woods ( okay maybe not too deep) with 4 other wonderful ladies. 
 It has been a amazing trip. Time to rest and talk and just be who I am with no threat of judgement. So this morning I woke up at 5:30 ( oops forgot to turn on the alarm). I came outside to enjoy the view and call my amazing husband. 
  This all sounds perfect. There is just one problem. I forgot to unlock the door when I came out. So instead of setting on the porch enjoying the view while listening to the rain fall all around me. I am setting here wondering if I could walk into the woods and go to the bathroom without falling. Because of course between my crazy bladder and the rain and the locked door I have to go potty. 
  What was I thinking? So for now I will set and enjoy the view and not move or bounce and think about the rain? What do you think , will it work? Will this mom who has delivered multiple kids and is in her fourties win or will the sound of the rain be too much for my bladder?

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Leftover Bread

I am often asked what I do with the bread that does not sell each week. I always tell customers that I have 7 kids so it is eaten. 
With the wheat bread we make grill cheese only we use garlic butter and add pepperoni and add pizza sauce as a meal. 
With the sweet breads I have a couple of options. I can cube them and put on skewers and add fruit. We make French toast out of the banana and pumpkin bread. I also make French toast casserole. 
Nothing goes to waste here. In a dream world I would sell out of bread but this is the real world and some weeks we have left over bread. So we turn it into wonderful treats. 
 I would love to hear how you use up your leftovers. 
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