Monday, November 30, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
What Rylie is thankful for:
-Pinky Pie My Little Pony
Eventually she got around to saying she was thankful for her family too!
What Anna is thankful for:
She said, "yeah" when I asked her if she was thankful for Mommy, Daddy, and Rylie, so I'll take that.
What Ryan is thankful for:
-not being sick any more
-family, "even though they don't want me to watch football today".
What I'm thankful for:
-Grace, I don't deserve my salvation and I'm so grateful for it!
-My wonderful, godly husband who makes me laugh
-My beautiful daughters, who love their very flawed Mama
-My family and my in-laws, so supportive.
-My best friend!
-My church family, you really are like family to me.
-Friendships that can be rekindled through blogs and facebook.
-My home and my many blessings.
-That we are all recovering from H1N1!
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
--Frederic D. Huntington
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Anna started Tamilflu yesterday and it seems to be helping her already. Her fever has broken and she is gaining energy. Rylie has been steadily getting better, she just has the lingering cough.
Ryan and I continue to feel awful.
During all this, Anna has decided to start going on the potty and talking in full sentences. For some reason, she chose this as the time for milestones. I guess this is our silver lining!
Friday, November 20, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
This is not fun, but I appriciate all of the kind comments and prayers! Thank you all!
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
---John Piper, God is the Gospel
Monday, November 16, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
--Francis Chan; Crazy Love
Friday, November 13, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
The other day we had a fun play date with our friends Andrew and Sierra and their wonderful Mommy, Rachel. It's so fun watching my girls make friends.
Rachel blessed me by watching my kids all day last week when I went out of town, and she sent them home with dinner so Ryan wouldn't have to cook. I'm so thankful for her friendship!
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
My friend, Keren and I are starting a campaign! We (along with most of you), love The Pioneer Woman, and want her to come to the Northwest on her Cookbook Tour. So, our plan, go visit her blog, adore her, and then leave her a comment asking her to bring her tour to the Northwest. Then we will all go together to see her! And if anyone wants to buy me the cookbook for Christmas. . .
Monday, November 9, 2009
Anyway, I do desire a closer relationship with God, I desire to have this "desire" all the time. I'm not a very proactive person, I'd rather have things just come to me, rather than me do the hard work to seek them out. Basically, I'm lazy. So that is why vs. 2 struck me, "So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary, beholding your power and glory." David (the author of the Psalm), didn't just sit around and wish for a better relationship with God, he went and did something about it. He "looked upon Him in the sanctuary". He sought out God. He didn't just do it for a minute and count it good. He took time, it says that he "looked" and that he "beheld" God. I think this means that he spent time with the Lord, he really looked deeply at Him. I need to do this more. I need to not just check that Bible chapter off my list, but really spend time, see the heart of God, behold Him.
The rest of the Psalm tells us David's result of looking and beholding God. You should read the rest of the chapter yourself, but it tells us that David was satisfied, he had joy, he had a deeper, closer relationship with God. He had dependence on God and confidence, security. And ultimately he praised and glorified God.
I don't know about you, but I think that's a pretty great result!
Friday, November 6, 2009
I got the idea for a Take-out Menu/Restaurant Coupon organizational binder. I had all these menus and coupons laying around and now they are all in one place, neatly organized. Now if Ryan wants to take the girls to get an ice cream cone at McDonalds I can tell him, "get the free coupon from the binder"! I also got the idea for chore cards from her (more on that on another post). I love her free printable chore charts for the girls. (She has a boy version too.) They are so pretty and my girls are having fun using them.
I also printed out her recipe binder dividers. They look scrap booked and I love that. I'm trying to be more organized and if I can use pretty things to help me, I'm more likely to really use them.
Hope this helps you get more organized as well!
Thursday, November 5, 2009
- 3 cups Orange Juice (Pulp Free Works Best)
- 1 envelope Dry Dream Whip
- 1 package Dry Vanilla Pudding
- 3 cups More Orange Juice
Pour the first 3 cups of OJ into a blender. Add the dry Dream Whip and pudding. Blend it one more minute on low.
Pour the mixture into a 2-quart pitcher. Add the other 3 cups of OJ and stir well.
I made this the other night and it was soooo good! Recipe from Tasty Kitchen, on the Pioneer Woman's blog.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
I love that Anna is getting old enough that she and Rylie can play together. It is so cute to watch them talk and laugh together. It makes me so happy when they say that they are best friends!
The love sitting behind Daddy's chair, playing and talking. They will sit behind there for a long time.
We got a new bathmat, so Anna had to try it out. She had so much fun sitting in the bathtub with all her clothes on.
Anna cracked us up the other day when we were asking her what her name was. She told me, "Abby" and then laughed and laughed. She proceeded to say the name of each of her cousins each time I asked her what her name was. Then she laughed and said, "Amy" and then "Ryan"! She's got a little sense of humor!