17 July 2012

Brown and Blue


Isaac rolled himself into this position...

13 July 2012

More Pictures

Meal Diary

Supper Salad:
Fresh lettuce mix from the farmer's market
summer squash
sea salt
21 Seasoning Salute from Trader Joes
dash of safflower oil

My kiddos thought this salad was yummy!

A Boy and A Girl ~ A True Story

Long, long ago in a land far, far away lived a boy and a girl.  This boy and this girl met for lunch on the fourth of July.  From that moment on they texted, talked and sent messages on facebook.  Over time God knit their hearts together and they loved each other.  One day the boy realized he loved the girl.  Wanting his thoughts to be clear and in hopes of not scaring the girl he told her first in a message.  When the girl read of his love for her she greatly rejoiced. She responded by telling the boy that it didn't scare her because she loved him too.  The day this happened was the thirteenth of July.  Now the girl's heart was overflowing with joy and she had only one question, "What took the boy such a long time to declare his love?"  Because we ALL know that nine days is a VERY, VERY long time.
The End

12 July 2012

Watching Isaac

My kiddos have all been big helpers.  Matthew has been especially obedient when watching Isaac. He sits still and holds Isaac's hands when mama needs a few minutes break.

09 July 2012

Favorite Things

Isaac in his baby hammock.
This hammock was worth the investment...our little guy is quite content swaddled and snug in it.

A Visit from Anna and Evie

08 July 2012

Isaac Tyndale

my little Sailor

Praising the Lord for the home birth of our newest little one! 

06 July 2012

Meal Diary

~ground beef cooked with onion and refried beans
seasoned with oregano, basil, thyme and cumin
~cooked mixed vegetables
Trader Joe's Snack O's

Chicken salad made with gf pasta, Whole Foods brand bacon, grapes, carrots and onion
mixed vegetables
celery sticks with almond butter

Reading List

What's Eating Your Child?
The Hidden Connection Between Food and Childhood Ailments:
Anxiety, Recurrent Ear Infections, Stomachaches, Picky Eating, Rashes, ADHD, and More.  And What Every Parent can Do About It.
Kelly Dorfman, MS, LND

"Nutrition is important.  Not only does it help your child's brain and body develop to his optimal potential, but it enables your child to live a healthy life, maximizing energy and minimizing illness."

"...aren't all toddlers picky? No, they are not.  If you give them only the good food you want them to eat, they will eat good food."

04 July 2012

Star Fruit Wands

Fruit Wand idea from Weelicious

One Year Ago

“When God gives a gift, He nearly always wraps it in a person.” William Lane

A year ago today, God gave me the gift of meeting my husband.  We had been emailing for two days, but this is the date we first met in person.  God truly directed our paths together and I am so thankful.

Independence Day

Another Birthday for the Land that I Love

Is life so dear, or peace so sweet , as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almightly God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me: Give me liberty, or give me death!
~Patrick Henry

How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy!
~Thomas Jefferson

It is my living sentiment, and by the blessing of God it shall be my dying sentiment, independence now and independence forever.
~Daniel Webster

Where liberty dwells, there is my country.
~Benjamin Franklin

My patriotic heart beats red, white, and blue.
~Author Unknown

I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.
~Abraham Lincoln

Sure I wave the American flag. Do you know a better flag to wave? Sure I love my country with all her faults. I'm not ashamed of that, never have been, never will be.
~John Wayne

O! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand Between their loved home and the war's desolation! Blest with victory and peace, may the heav'n rescued land Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation. Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just, And this be our motto: "In God is our trust." And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave! ~Francis Scott Key

Happy Birthday America!

02 July 2012

A Vision for Home

“I believe that a godly home is a foretaste of heaven. Our homes, imperfect as they are, must be a haven from the chaos outside. They should be a reflection of our eternal home, where troubled souls find peace, weary hearts find rest, hungry bodies find refreshment, lonely pilgrims find communion, and wounded spirits find compassion.”
~ Jani Ortlund

01 July 2012

Meal Diary

celery sticks with almond butter
beans cooked with green onion tops and kombu
Trader Joe's chicken cooked with Trader Joe's pearl onions, summer squash and zucchini

Evangeline Ruth

Erin and I were so thankful to be able to visit with Anna and her Evangeline Ruth.