Saturday, January 31, 2009

God's Protection

On Friday I had the stove/oven fixed. I was shocked to see what had happend. We could have had a fire. The guy who fixed the stove said that over time the wire connections would catch on fire when I cooked. I didn't even realize it. The wires were burnt and so was the electric cord coming from the wall . The Lord was certainly watching out for us. I am so thankful that nothing happened and it stopped working before something could happen. What an awesome God we have. I don't know if you can tell from the pictures but it was pretty serious. Don't mind the dirt.:) And yes we cleaned underneath before we moved the stove back.:) Sometimes we don't understand why things stop working or so forth but there is always a reason.:)

This was the wires on the back of the stove. The were burnt.

This is the wire that hooks up to the above wires in the picture above. This the wire that is plugged into the wall. I hope I made sense. Sometimes I have a hard time trying to explain myself. Have a great week.:) Off to do some of my school work.:)

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Still have to keep on smiling:)

Well today I still have to smile, even when things go wrong. First, I heard of my Aunt's father passing away last night. I know he is in heaven but he was wonderful to me. He was a great guy and a wonderful person to know.

Then while I was in the middle of cooking steaks the stove/oven decided to stop working. At least I got the kids steaks cooked.:) I was in the middle of cooking my mil steak. So I had to run out to Wal-Mart and get a griddle. I had one at one time and someone had dropped it , this happened over a year ago. I decided not to get another one but tonight I didn't have any choice. Now if I can figure out how to cook like pasta and rice without a stove. I even tried the circuit breaker and it wasn't that. I don't know what it is. :( Maybe I should learn how to fix a stove. LOL I have to smile. This stove is only 3 years old. It shouldn't go that quickly. I guess my birthday gift will be getting the stove fixed.:) Yeah.:)

Well I am learning that you have to keeep smiling.:) Smiling helps to get through the tough times. The Lord helps alot. He tells us in the Bible to cast our burden/troubles on Him. It helps to have the Lord to lean on.:) I am so thankful for the salvation of my Aunts dad, I am thankful that I have a crockpot and griddle that I can cook on. I am also thankful that I have a van. Our other car is still sitting in the driveway with a flat tire and is a fire hazard. I have alot to be thankful for. I don't want to complain.

I hope everyone has a bright and fun week.:)

Monday, January 26, 2009

Sweet Day :)

This morning I had a rough start. And dh and I were on chat and I was crying. He isn't here to give me a hug and I miss that. Well a few hours later my door bell rings. Here is this lady standing there with these flowers. I was expecting it to be for my mil or the wrong house. Well they were for me and the kids were all like, we bet they are from daddy. They kept saying to look but it was hard cause I was bawling like a baby. They were from my dh and I was so surprised. They are gorgeous. I have the sweetest guy!! I certainly don't deserve him. God has blessed us. We have been married for 14 years. I am so blessed that I didn't end up with a husband that didn't care for his wife or children. I hear so many stories of wives who struggle and my heart breaks.
This rose is so perfect. This arrangement is simply gorgeous.:)
Well off to chat with dh!!:) Hope everyone has a great week.:)

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Pictures of the day:)

This is part of our living room. I just noticed that the piano isn't centered. Yikes. That is our picture wall. Picture in the center is dh and I. In this picture we were only a few months away from our first anniversary.:) I sure do miss him. :( Baby pictures of our kiddies. Top picture is one of our niece and two nephews (dh sister's kids). On the piano are pictures of the kids when they are older, of dh and his sister when they were little, and a picture of my grandmother from the 20's or 30's I believe.

This is a new recipe that we tried tonight. It was a hit. I had to cook it longer then what the recipe said. I also made a mixture of melted margarine, Parmesan cheese, oregano, Italian seasonings and garlic salt. Then I brushed it on top with some mozzarella cheese. This was called for in the recipe but I like to be creative. I got it off this site. . This lady has a lot of great recipes and the two that I tried has been a hit with the family.:) Enjoy!!:)

This was the finish results.:) The bottom really wasn't burnt, promise!!:) The cookies I am embarrassed to say aren't homemade.:) They are HEB brand in the roll. They are really yummy.:)
I got the house cleaned. My questions are almost done for my Old Testament Survey course. I still have to watch five lectures, which I plan to do tomorrow after church. Nice weekend.:) Looking forward to chatting to dh.:) He has been putting in really long days. Works from 5:30 am to about 6:00 pm. He goes in early so he can work but also chat with me. I am soooo looking forward to him coming for R&R.:)
I hope everyone has a great weekend.:)

Friday, January 23, 2009


I love that the weather the past two days has been almost in the eighties.:) Yahoo!! I don't like cold. It hurts the bones.:) We have buds on our trees. Can we say Spring is around the corner? I do hope so.:) What an awesome thought.
This year I will be doing my first garden and really excited about it. I have a compost pile going that I am working on. I hope it will be ready. When dh gets home for his R&R he said he will help get the gardens up and going. I am going to be doing a square foot garden with veggies, herbs and flowers. Then I want to get some fruit trees and bushes. Hopefully I won't kill them all being my first time and all.:) Also when dh is home he wants to get the fence replaced. I am surprised that our winds haven't blown it down yet. All I can say is that that is the hand of God.:) He knew we didn't have the money to replace it.:) Now we have a little bit of exta cash that we can do this.:) Thank you Lord. Just another blessing from Him.:)
Well the kids are all laying around me wanting to watch Leave it to Beaver.:) We love this show. If anyone has any old shows that they can recommend please do so.:) We are almost done with all the seasons of Leave it To Beaver.:( We also like Father knows best and we are almost done with that too.:) Well off to watch a show together. Have a great night.:)


Wednesday, January 21, 2009

New Recipe

This was a great recipe that I tried tonight. I got it off this blog.

I think next time I will add more sauce to it. I made smashed potatoes and peas to go with it. Great meal.:)

There are more recipes on this site that I want to try.:)

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Another day made in History

Today is a day for History!! We have the very first black President. We may not all agree who should be in office but you can't help but be awed at the fact that we went from slaves to a President who is black. What an awesome thought!! America has come a long way!! I am not afraid what may happen cause God is in control of all. As it says in Proverbs as God can change the way of a river so can he change the hearts of Kings.

The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will. Proverbs 21:1

Nothing will happen that God doesn't know in advance. Take Heart in the fact that God is in control!!


Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. Proverbs 3:5

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Homemade Laundry soap

Finally, I am going to make homemade laundry soap. I love my tide but I thought i will finally try this homemade laundry soap. I will post how it turns out.:)

Friday, January 16, 2009


I have been reading alot lately on how keeping a schedule helps. Well I do have to say this is true. I am finding that if I stick to a schedule such as in cleaning and the school schedule my life doesn't seem that overwhelming. But once I get off the schedule I get down with how the house looks and I start getting depressed. Schedules help alot in maintaining life.

Spiritually I am finding that if I stick to reading my Bible and praying it helps with the day. I try to do this as soon as I get up. I have just recently start back up with bible reading and praying. Sometimes I get in a slump where I just feel spiritually dry. My class is helping to. I am learning alot in my Old Testament Survey Class. I am learning somethings that I have never thought about before or even heard before.

I have learned though you can't let schedules rule your life.:) I have to learn to be flexible.
Lately I haven't had alot of thoughts.:) I have been tired and so decided that tonight I am being lazy. Bad me:).

Watch some Leave it to Beaver and talk to dh when he gets on.:) So off to some quiet time.:) Well if the kids allow it!! LOL

Friday, January 9, 2009

Long day

Wow. Today was long. I am so looking forward to the weekend.:) Sleep in. Yahoo!! My goals tomorrow are to work on cleaning the house ( shouldn't have much since I have been trying to stay on top of cleaning it.), get the shepherds pie going for lunch on Sunday, and work on my college course. I have a lot of reading, studying and lectures to watch.:) Looks like I am going to get an in depth study of the Old Testament. Which I think will be good for me.:) Lots of reading. I think I have it figured out, work on some of my Bible reading ( that I have to do for my course) in the morning with my devotions, then do the regular book reading in the afternoons and watch my lectures during this time to. Most of the time the kids are done with their school work before lunch time but for the past two days I have had one child that hasn't gotten done until late in the afternoon. So I could actually have nighttime as a break and relaxation time. Long days yes, but the busier I am the better off I am. I won't be wasting time.:) In the mornings my goals are to have laundry going and done by the afternoon and to have what I want to clean done. I feel much better about my life.:) Even though at times I feel overwhelmed.

Well I guess I said enough.:) I am so tired but it is a good tired. I am looking forward to chatting with dh to.:) I miss him.:( I can't wait for him to come home on R&R.:)

Have a great night ya'll.:)


Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Learning in this New Year

I have been learning a lot already in this New Year. This is what I have learned. I want to do more for the Lord. But at the moment my mission field is at home. Being a wife and a mom. Being the best that I can be for the Lord in this area of life is my mission. This is where I need to be content at and nothing else. Each and everday I can be there for my children. I want to be able to know that when I get to heaven my children will join me there. That is more important to me than anything else.

Something that I have been thinking about for awhile now.

Well I hope you all have a great night.:)

Neat Site

This is a really cool site. The lady is full of godly wisdom. I read her almost daily. I am learning alot from her. She is giving away a neat prize on her blog. Enjoy her blog.:)

Have a great day everyone.:)

Monday, January 5, 2009

First Winter Storm of the Season

For some reason blogger puts the pictures out of order. Hmmm I wonder why? Today was a very cold day and get this Wednesday we are suppose to be in the seventies. YAHHOOOO!! My type of weather.:)
To ya'll who having wintery weather stay warm.:) And to ya'll with heat please send some this way.:)

Menu Monday

Here is my menu for this week. I got stuck on Wednesday. I have to see what we have and then plan for wednesday.

Monday: No Peek beef tips
Tuesday: Chicken Noodle Soup ( have to find a yummy recipe)
Wednesday: Find a recipe
Thursday: Leftovers
Friday: Tomato soup and grilled cheese
Saturday: Homemade Pizza
Sunday: Pork Tenderloin (find Recipe)

Have a great day.:)
other great recipes at