Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Wordless Wednesday --- The Result of Cooking With Daddy...

Sunday we made pizzas for dinner. I was going to make the crusts and let the kiddos "decorate" the pizzas, but life got crazy. Zack ended up making the crusts, with a little help from Emily and Natalie. I was sitting in the living room feeding Olivia when I heard Emily getting into trouble. Naturally, I wanted to know what was going on. This is what I saw....

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Thankful Thursday -- And A Prayer Request

There is so much to be thankful for, always! Lately, life has gotten very busy and with that it has become somewhat hectic at times.
And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Phillipians 4:7
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength Isaiah 26:3-4
Honestly, there is nothing more to add to that! I am thankful for the reminders that the Lord provides me with the peace, perfect peace, that passes all understanding. That not only does the Lord grant me peace which I so desperately need at times -- such as now -- but that He is my strength. Thank you Lord Jesus!!

Since you are here anyway, I would like to ask that you would join me in praying for the health and safety of my brother, his girlfriend, and children. Please pray that God would take this opportunity, as Brent and Kathy go through a drug treatment program, to show these two His glory and that they would be open to receive it. Please pray that the children would be comforted and cared for well by those who have been put in place to do so.
Thank you so much, God hears our prayers and the more people praying, the more powerful the prayers! If you have anything that you would like me to pray and/or praise with you, please let me know, either in a comment or if you'd like some privacy feel free to email me at

Have a wonderfully blessed day!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

I'm a Lucky Lady!! #RedBoxLuck

If I had to tell you right now - off the top of my head - why I am a lucky person, I am sure that I could come up with at least ten reasons...
1. I have an absolutely amazing husband who supports me mentally, emotionally, and physically!
2. My children are phenomenal - they are loving, kind, smart, sweet, and silly!
3. My family has found a church that we love and where we learn a lot!
4. I am able to stay home with my children - I feel it is the most rewarding "job" ever!
5. I have pretty good grades, which will give me a good shot at getting into the nursing program, maybe even next year!
6. My family is healthy!
7. I have wonderful relationships with family, even those far away! I am lucky enough to be able to talk, pretty much daily, to my Oma and my dad. And we get to Skype with Oma and Papa -- I love Skype, what an amazing program!!
8. The weather is getting warmer, yay!
9. Every so often my husband, our daughters, and myself forget about everything else and just hang out and enjoy each other.

I could go on...but I am going to stop there for a minute. That last one is part of what this post is about!!
One of Emily's favorite family nights is "Family Movie Night." Most of the time, when we want to watch a movie we will rent it from Redbox, seriously you can't beat a movie for a dollar!! And now through March 17 (which happens to be my big brother's birthday -- Happy Birthday Brent!!) Redbox has a "Lucky to have friends like you" promotion going on where every time a movie is rented through your special code, you will receive a free movie too!!! In case any of you wanted to rent a movie and get my family a free movie, click here!!

So, I realize that I told you that I could come up with at least ten reasons, but then only listed here comes number ten. I am a lucky woman to have friends and people like you who come to my blog and read what I have to say. Thanks guys and gals! I have found some great blogs and learned so many things from some of the blogs I read, I get to enjoy a laugh with others, know from others that I am not alone in different stages of marriage and parenting, and through even more blogs I get to connect with other Christian women and share encouragement and insight. So, I guess that I am also luck to have one day stumbled across a blog. I think that I might have been one of the last people to discover blogs, but I am glad I did!!

Thank you for taking the time to read this, now go to your closest Redbox and get yourself a movie and have your very own Family Movie Night!!! But before you go, tell me what makes you lucky?!!?

“I wrote this blog post while participating in the SocialMoms and redbox blogging program, for a $25 Walmart gift card from redbox. For more information on how you can participate, click here.”

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

A *NEW* Winner for the Bosch T20 Tassimo

The original winner of the the Bosch T20 Tassimo has not responded, so another winner was drawn. This time the winning comment was #165, Bamalynn who is a twitter follower and tweeted about the giveaway. Thanks again to all who entered!!