Thursday, June 3, 2010


The truth is, I am just too tired to post and pull up pictures and all of that, so you get to hear our big news from my daughter.... go here to find out about our newest little one!!!! :)

Friday, May 28, 2010

Our Carbon Footprint

Catholic or Mormon? That's often the question that I hear when I bring all of the children with me anywhere. You too? Well, we are neither but we do have a little in common with these two groups - we all agree that children are a blessing. Here's a great article written by a Catholic mommy about her take on how her large family is effecting the planet.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Happy Birthday!

My dear, loving mother is having her birthday today! Happy birthday, Mom! You have shared so much wisdom and caring thoughts with me over the years, and I appreciate it more than I can say. You've been an enormous blessing to me; I don't know what I'd do without you - truly! Once again, I can say that God certainly knew what he was doing when he chose me for you.

"For we are of God's making, created in union with the Messiah Yeshua for a life of good actions already prepared by God for us to do." Ephesians 2:10 CJB

"This is the day ADONAI has made, a day for us to rejoice and be glad." Psalms 118:24

"Your eyes could see me as an embryo, but in your book all my days were already written; my days had been shaped before any of them existed." Psalms 139:16

" ' "The LORD bless you and keep you; 25 the LORD make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; 26 the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace." '" Numbers 6:24-26


Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Thanks Everyone!

Wow! I got a lot of comments on taking a break, I sure appreciate it! Sometimes you wonder if there is anyone out there reading anything you write, know what I mean!?

Not having a computer around sure can be hard, it's tough not to be able to communicate with all of my friends. I realize how many people I email and don't even have their phone number! What did we do before the internet? There is no way you can actually hold a conversation with on the phone for more than 30 seconds with six children anyway.

But, you know what? The "office" is much cleaner now too, I took out one desk, cleaned out a bunch of junk and lots of cords and there is a lot more room. If we do go back to having a computer at any time, it will not be a desk top, it just sucks up too much space!

I also wrote a new winter schedule for the kids and I, which I am not following at the moment because I am at the library on the computer! :) But it has been working wonderfully and I'm getting a lot done at home. You know, those nagging little projects I know I need to complete but never get to it.

Going low-tech really has been great for the family, albeit difficult.

Thanks for the understanding! :)

Friday, January 8, 2010

Taking A Break

We have made the difficult decision to turn off our internet service. Boy, if this isn't the hardest thing we've done in years, I don't know what is! I can't tell you how many times I've thought to just run to the computer to request a book from the library or check a recipe. I guess I really am more addicted than I thought. Back to the old ways of doing things for a while, phone calls, snail mail and cookbooks!

I'll try to give updates as we are able to get to the library and borrow a computer!

Pray for me!!!! :)

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Bowing Down to Jesus

I have my three youngest at their "table toy" time. I hear a bit of my two little girl's conversation. It has something to do with bowing down to Yeshua. I take a look:

All of the action figures are in a prostrate position, including Batman and the characters from Scooby Do.

Chicken Tonight, Chicken Tonight

Since we had a major catastrophe here last night - my crock pot broke - tonight we will be having a substitute for what I had planned. It's a favorite around here.

Chicken Nuggets

2 lbs. chicken breast
2 cups crushed cereal (cornflakes or whatever you want to use up, my kids are not liking the Safeway brand organic cheerios I bought, so I'll pulverize those until recognizable!)
2 tsp. Paprika
1 tsp. Italian herb seasoning
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. onion powder

Preheat oven to 400

1. Cut chicken in to bite sized pieces, it is so much easier when your it's slightly frozen.
2. Put cereal in a zip lock bag and crush with a rolling pin.
3. Add spices to the bag and close it tightly, shake to combine.
4. Add chicken, a little at a time, to your zip lock bag and shake to coat.
5. Lay chicken pieces on a lightly coated cookie sheet so that they are in a single layer. Bake until golden, about 12-14 minutes.

Add a little honey to mustard for a dipping sauce and a side of rice, potatoes or pasta along with a green salad and you've got a dinner that everyone will be raving about, even your most picky eater.