Tuesday, November 25, 2008

This and that

Hi everyone!Wow,I can`t believe Thanksgiving is almost here!!I`d love to here hat everyone is doing for Thanksgiving,so if you stop by my blog be sure to tell me in the coment section!For Thanksgiving we always go to my husbands brothers house.Since he lives about an hour away we stay over night and then get up early the next morning and go shopping for black Friday.We always have so much fun!!My mother in-law usually takes the kids over night for us.Weather permitting she will have them Thursday ight after dinner and then Friday night as well.We plan on wrapping some Christmas presents on Fri.and maybe go out for dinner,just the two of us.
In other news,my husband want`s to start a family fun night.Every Wedneseday evening we will play a board game together.Last week was our first official game night.We played Picturika!Have any of you ever played this game before?I highly recommend it.It`s kind of like I spy.The board has a bunch of hidden pictures in it and when it`s your turn,you roll the dice,then you pick a card and you have to find whats on your card in the aloted time either by your self,or it could be the first one in the group then you yell "picturika!"when you find it.It`s a very fun game!!
The next group of pitures I wan t to share with you guys are of my son`s art work. My boys love to draw.I think they both are very talented! One of things they like to draw are super heros.These are actually of super heros that they made up.
Please click on the pictures to enlarge them:)After all the art work I have a picture of a Jack in the box my son Joey made for a school project he did about a book he read. He is so talented!!The picture really doesn`t do it justice.Bext, I have two pictures of the wonderful Thanksgiving card Joey made for us! Didn`t he do a fantastic job?See the Indian shooting the turkey on Plymouth Rock? Lol! Kids are so funny,aren`t they?So,I hope you guys all enjoyed my photos and I hope you have a fantastic and blessed Thanksgiving!!!!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

My first crocheting project!!!!

Hey guys!!I hope you all are having a wonderful day!! This is a picture of a chrocheting kit I purchaced from Walmart a few weeks ago. I finally sat down two nights ago and taught myself to crochet!!Next I have a picture of my winter blanket in the making!!It has some mistakes,but I think it`s coming along nicely!! Soon I hope to get the kids each a ball of yarn and a crocheting needle o they cn join in on the fun with me!! They really want to learn.
Next,I have a photo of Anthony and Emily with our new kitty.I had a basket of laundry and a quilt on top of it that goes in the kids room and Midnight curled up on top of it.The kids really wanted me to take a picture because it was so cute!!Next I had hubby take a picture of my new hair cut. I don`t know if you can tell how much shorter it is because my shirt is black but it was to the middle of my back before.I think that is a horrid picture of me,but oh well.You can see the ugly walls in our bedroom too!LOl!We plan on redoing this room soon.It`s actually going to be Emily`s room,but that won`t be for a while yet:)So,anyway,the next picture I want to share with you guys is of our candelite dinner last night.I made roasted chicken,smashed red potatoes with skins,and oven roasted carrots.I have no idea why it came out so dark though.There is plenty of light in our kitchen now that we renovated it.Now that I think about it....I may have taken this picture two nights ago.In that case we had creamy chicken over rice with bab carrots and green and yellow string beans.I also made somehing called apple dump cake for dessert that night. Oh my goodness was it ever so yummy!!! Have any of you ever made a dump cake before.It`s so easy!! I plan doing a recipe post one day to post some of the things I`ve beencreating for my family in our new kitchen!!Some of the recipes I`ll be posting include fruit smoothies,and homemade granola.
So...in other news...I went to the doctor today to discuss the ultrasound results.Guess what? I know nothing! They said the ultrasound didn`t show any abnormal growths or tumors which is fantastic news.He said in order to decide what the next step is as far as treament goes he needs the results from the hospatil from when I had the D&C done back in Aug. of `07.He want`s to know if any abnormal cells were found.So,he said if they don`t have the results by January,they he will do a biopsy in his office.January I`m thinking?? There is NO WAY I`m waiting until January. So,I am going to personally go down to the hospatil myself and request the results and then fax them over myself.I am totally at peace with all of this. I prayed in the waiting room that God would give me peace about this situation.He really has.Whatever the outcome is,God knows and He will take care of me and provide a way to pay for any treatments.We serve an awesome God and He is ALWAYS in controle!!
Speaking of serving an awesome God I`ve been meaning to post about this for almost a week now. Our church supports a ministry called Providing Hope Ministries. Someones goes to a local jail cell and gts to preach the Gospel to the inmates.They lso do one on one counceling and lots of other things to help lead inmates to Christ.Well last Friday they hosted a banquet at a local chuch and I got to attend.I heard some really amazing testamonys.I mean truly AMAZING!!We sung two praise/worship songs as well which was again, just awesome.Then at the end they had a table set up and this wonderful young woman was standing there.Sheimmediatly gave her testamony to us of how God saved her.She was a drug addict.She was in a coma and nearly died.Her mother didn`t know what to do with her so she put her in the car and drove her to the church parking lot.They just sat there and a man affiliated with the church approached them.HGe got into the car with them.I guess soon after that she started attending some of the services and about a month later after one of the services ended she just went up to the front and got on her knees and accepted Christ as her savior. A month later she was baptised.It`s been two years now and she now sells hand made Christian cards.She also signed a contract with barns and knoble!! It`s amazing what God can do in someones life!!! I need to go now!!!Have a blessed evening!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Meet Midnight:)

Hey everyone!!I hope you all are having a blessed day today!! On Thursday night we got a three month old kitten! Her name is midnight.The kids just love her! Isn`t she adorable?We`ve been thinking about getting a cat for a long time because we have a little problem with mice:( Since we just redid our kitchen and have all new cabinets now my husband thought now would be a good time to get the cat.He was looking on Freecycle and noticed someone had a kitten that lived in a nearby town.So,we made contact with the women and picked her up Thursday afternoon. I never though I would like a cat as I have never been fond of cats.This cat has really stolen my heart though.She is so play full and loves to be around us.She sleeps on a pillow in our room at night. She always goes in her litter box which is a HUGE blessing!!AND...the mice have been staying away!!!! I`m thrilled about that! Having an animal to care for is also teaching the kids some responsibility as well.They need to be careful not to leave things on the floor she can choke on and also clean crumbs of food up right away and stuff like that.So,it has been a blessing to have this new addition to our family and I hope we will have her for many years to come!!
AS far as other things are going,the kitchen is almost complete.We hung the new curtains,rods and blinds on Friday.They look so beautiful!! We still have wall boarder to hang and then the kitchen will be finished for now. Until we redo the floor,but we probably won`t get to that until after the holidays.
Theses past few weeks have been so crazy though!! Seriously,we have been going non stop it feels like! Doctors appointments,birthday parties,you name it.Friday,we had the Halloween parade at the school at 12:45,then we came home,left with the kids at 3:30 to go trick or treating and have pizza with my husbands brother and their family,finally got home at around 9:30pm.Then Saturday morning we were out by 8am because I had to have some tests done,then we came home at around 11:30 and I started cooking because we had a dinner party for my oldest son`s birthday.It turned out so well!! I didn`t get any photos of the food,but I should of.We had a honey glazed ham,mashed potatoes,carrots and roasted asparagus! Then for dessert I made a slime cake for my son per his request! I do have some pictures which I`ll post at the end.We also bought a small carrot cake for my husbands sister because her b`day is to days after my sons.So,I guess after everyone left it was around 9.Then Sunday was hectic as well.My husband promised my son he could go to his friends house,so he ended up missing church:(My other son,daughter and I went though.Then hubby picked us up and we were off to a bowling party that my daughter was invited to.After that,we picked my oldest up from his friends and came home.We had leftovers for dinner that night.Then,yesterday I was out the door by 8:30am for my bi-weekly bible study that my pastors wife hosts at the church.It`s always such a blessed time of fellowship and studying Gods Word.Then we each take turns at the end to pray for one another which is just wonderful!! So,after that I got to spend the afternoon with a dear friend.Then got home at around 4:30 and my friend and her children stayed and had dinner with us.It was a wonderful day!!Exhausting,but very blessed.We actually had a wonderful opportunity to share some of God`s Word with my husband!!That was a huge blessing!Today,I went no where.Stayed home all day and did laundry.Still behind,but I hope I can catch up within the next day or two.
So,did all of you Americans get out there and cast your vote today? Our car went into the shop so we missed out on voting.I was really bummed.I was really looking forward to voting this year.God knows though,and He is in control weather I voted or not:)
Anyway,I better get going now!I hope I haven`t bored you all to tears with my ramblings!!Have a blessed evening!!